Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stakes Give me Hope

Hubby and I have been toying with the idea of building a house for years. We were originally going to build when he returned home from Iraq back in 2005, but decided to put our money into his education instead. Between then and now, we've looked into buying an already existing home, but for some reason or another, it never worked out.

In January, after much thought and discussion, we set out to find a lot on which to build our home. We found a perfect peice of land for a good price and put a contract on it. Now, three months later, things are finally really happening! Our lot is now staked out and crews are supposed to start digging tomorrow (Monday)! I am so excited that it's really happening. I've been trying not to get my hopes too high because I've been scared that it wasn't going to happen. I realize there may still be some bumps along the way, but seeing these pictures of stakes on our lot gives me hope! Home ownership, here we come!


Sunnie said...

Congrats! How long is it supposed to take? Is Andy building it or did you hire people? How big is it going to be? How big is the lot will you have a backyard?

Lura said...

It should take about 5 months to complete. We hired a contractor because that was the only way we could get a loan, but Andy is doing as much as he can on it. It will be about 2000 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus an unfinished basement. The lot is .29 acres (more than a quarter, but less than a third), and yes, we will have a decent sized backyard! :)

Leslie said...

Yay!! I can't wait to be neighbors!