Well, as far as the progression of building the new house goes, this week has sucked, because there is nothing new to report. I debated even posting something, but what small amount of OCD that eeks out of my pores insisted I post something for cohesiveness, because skipping week 6 and going to week 7 next week would be messy and abysmal. I might be a little dramatic, but I'm not sure, so someone might want to check me on that. :)
So. We have a house plan. We have a lot.
We have nothing else. No hole being dug. No cement being poured. No beautiful house being constructed.
I can tell you though, that our HOA is really gonna be some giant a-holes to work with. They are SO strict. Like, really, we can only plant certain shrubs/trees/flowers/plants they approve, and they rejected the color of our columns. Our columns! We wanted them a certain way, and they said no way no hay. And...I'm mad! Is this their house or ours? Are we not paying a gazillion dollars for this home? Should the decisions not be left up to us? I mean, I may not have the greatest eye for interior (or exterior) decorating, but I'm not blind, so it's not like I could really make something THAT ugly. I want to paint my columns the color they rejected just to spite them, but they seem to hold so much power around there, they'd probably lynch me. Or worse, not let us move in. So I guess I bite my tongue and bow down to the HOA Gods. I'm pretty sure my priorities are straght on this one.
So there you have it. An entire post about my new house that really said basically nothing. If anyone can think of a way I can stick it to The Man (aka our HOA) please ever do comment. If I'm goin' down, I'm gonna go down making a ruckus!
I so, so, SO fervently hope that next week I'll have a real update. Break some ground! Dig a hole! Woo hoo!