So the inspector was early again, and I wasn't there... luckily my carpenter was there and he passed the inspection. These guys are very hard to nail down - I begged him to come today, even though I had booked the appointment last week, but because he just got back from vacation, it wasn't on his to-do list. So he said he's "squeeze it in" to the end of the day (which ends at 3:30!) and meet me there at 3:15. I get a call at 2:45 from my carpenter who was just passing by and said the inspector was looking for me (guess he didn't have my phone number, email address etc!). Wow, frustrating! But, another milestone passed and we're ready to backfill.