This is the first of many backyard posts, because "The Great Garage Build of 2010" has finally started. Before the fun stuff could go down, we had to lay out our level lines. Not the most exciting stuff, but it shows a good before picture.
These orange string lines created our dig lines and made sure the garage would be straight and the walls square. The wooden "H" sticking in the yard are called batter boards and hold the level lines.
The life of a batter board is pretty sad. You're made to serve one purpose, and when you've completed this task, your burned. Completely necessary? Not at all, but bonfires are always pretty cool nonetheless.