|[I have a good camera, I promise. I was just too excited to break open the bubbly to actually get it out.]|
- February - After I accepted a new position within Corporate America, we decide to stay in Cheese Country (aka Wisconsin).
- March - Start new job. Decide to sell house. Totally normal to take on two huge life changes at once, right?
- April - House cleaned and staged. Painting complete. For Sale sign in yard.
- May - Showings, showings and more showings -- interrupted by a burst hot water heater (bon voyage), a much-needed vacation and a leaky toilet (welcome back). Start looking at houses. Start talking about building.
- June - Accept offer on house, with tentative July close-date. Decide to build and start scouring subdivisions. Make offer on Lot 23. Start drafting house plans.
- July - A/C stops working the morning of the inspection. Appraisal comes in low. Sale falls through. Start process over. Counter-Offer #3 is accepted on Lot 23.
- August - Accept new offer on house. Wait for something to go wrong. Avoid packing and finding somewhere to live. Make repairs called out during inspection. Fine-tune house plans and submit to the subdivision's ACC for preliminary approval.
- September - Finally give in to packing and finding a condo to lease. Closing is delayed...and delayed again...but finally happens! We close on Lot 23 a week and a half later.
- October - Submit final house plans to ACC for approval. Wait. Wait. Wait. Turn approvals in to the Village for permits. Wait. Wait. Wait.
- November - Receive permits and start excavating. The adventure is just beginning... but at least we have a hole to call our own.
|[Trying not to creep out the excavators...or the new neighbors. They'll know my car soon enough.]|