In trying to be reasonable I suggested a compromise that would let them avoid tearing apart the stonework. This was the second time I had offered to accept a short cut when something was overlooked. In both cases they chose to do it as it was supposed to be done. They tore open the stone work to get at the box and made a hole to mount it facing the house, which I had indicated I preferred. I am still very impressed with their attitude and approach. These are good folks.
Facing the house.