To most people, this picture below just looks like a pile of sticks. But to me and Russell it looks like a step forward! See the pink string in it? That is our front door :)
Our contractor, Jimmy, and ourselves staked off the front of our house. You can see between what trees it will rest, where the house turns and it's corners and offsets, where the living room will be, theater room too, and you can finally visualize what the front door/porch will be looking out at. Ah!
Next step- dirt work!