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October 8: The building lot is prepared
Empty Building Lot

Before construction begins, the lot is prepared

Karen Hudson
Karen Hudson and her husband had been staring at their empty lot for weeks. Finally the builders arrived, and the excited couple began to photograph the construction of their new home.

Karen, who was the Guide to Tatoos here at About.com, recalls the excitement of seeing the empty lot "tatooed" with forms showing the size and shape of their new home. These forms gave them a sense of what their finished home might look like, although this rough outline did prove to be deceiving.

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