"... I sure wish that I had taken before and during pictures early in the project. ..."
For me a digital camera is one of the best tools that I have. The film and cost of developing it has really come down to almost nothing
Karma and I are separated by about 100 miles so the pics allow me to plan better. Before I bought Karma about 4 years ago, I crawled all over her from bow to stern and took well over 100 pictures documenting almost everything, I wish that I had taken more. I find myself constantly referring to them.