The excavator has arrived and the old backyard and driveway will never be the same again.
Where the small mound of dirt is in the picture was the corner of the fence for the backyard to keep the kids and animals (is there really any difference?) from terrorizing the neighborhood. The fence followed the line that crosses in front of the excavator.
This distance is also the diistance that the house has been brought out to; this is 20 feet back from the old existing house.