When I open the panel, I can see a single no 6 bonded to the panel. The number six goes out the panel at the top and over head and back down the outside wall to the front of the house. This is where I assume a ground rod should be.
I took shovel and have dug down 6 bricks deep and have hit the base. I seems like I have hit tightly compacted sand, but still no attachment for a ground rod. I would have expected the ground rod to have been driven in the ground and the wire attached to it a little below the surface. This doesn't seem to be the case.
My next thought is to open the sheet rock wall and see if the ground rod is attached inside the wall.
Because my dirt finishing is better than my sheet rock finishing, I would like to find out from the pros where is the most likely place to expose the ground rod.