Trying to squeeze in one last paver project before snow fall I may have shot myself in the foot. ~1200 sq ft pool deck replacement. We whipped through the demo on Day 1, and then on Day 2, we only completed half the excavation due to equipment troubles. That night we had our first deep frost of the season (ground frozen 6" deep), and then we got 2" of rain. Everything turned to muck and my hole has 2" of muddy slush. What can I do to work through this before spring, if anything. Can I avoid excavating another several inches deep? Finish depth was intended to be 14" below TOP (~10" base). Weather forecast for next week or so is 40's during the day and 20's at night.