The joy of house buying..

We bought our first house almost five years ago, so i’ve had the pleasure of completely
ignoring the work required to make that purchase for so long, i had essentially forgot
about it.

Don’t get me wrong, buying a new house is an exciting time, but boy can it be a difficult
time as well.  We’re actually having a new house built and you wouldn’t believe
the sheer number of options and features we have to pick.  It really is somewhat
overwhelming, stressful, fun, and exciting all at the same time.  I don’t actually
remember if we had to sign this much paperwork before, but it feels like we didn’t.

Then, after all that, we’ll still have to wait six months before we can move in. 
However, we will be able to go ‘visit’ the house on weekends during construction. 
I’m looking forward to standing in the middle of a partially built house, taking pictures
in a few months.  Given the reputation for rain here, it’s weird to consider the
house will be rained in during construction.

On top of that, it isn’t even considering the fun we’ll be having when we get to sell
our current house.