On the Road Again

A couple of weeks ago, entirely out of the blue, we got a phone call from a family who lives exactly .3 miles from our empty lot. (Our current rental is 6.3 miles away and our old house was 17.9.) They are moving to New York for one year and wanted to know if we would...

Adventures in Downsizing

Our new dream house did not come in at a dream cost. And so, as I told you last month, we decided to redesign the house. That's no big deal. We've done it so many times already. And we did it endlessly on the first custom home, too. It's the time factor that's killing...

House Do Over

On Monday we met with the first builder to come up with a bid for us. To say the least, it was disappointing. The total came in at $804,266. And that's after we bought the lot for $248,000. Seriously. We've built a million dollar home. And this is not it! This house...