I’ve had considerably less time to write in the past couple of months, because we’ve finally started building our house. At right is a photo of the groundbreaking, yesterday morning. Leading up to that, though, was months of design work, driveway construction, loan negotiation, builder selection, arduous planning, etc. We finally signed the contract about six weeks ago, closed on the loan a few weeks back, and got our construction permit yesterday morning, starting straightaway. The whole process, stretching back over two years, has been stunningly time-consuming and expensive, and that’s before we’ve spent a penny on the construction loan or so much as nailed two pieces of wood together. But we’re building our retirement home, so it’s important that we do it right.
The timing isn’t great, because there’s so much to be written about the election right now. But there will be many elections in the years ahead, but only the one house.