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Barrel-Race7,136791630
TuesdayHouston, TX

Cobbler-Mountain-Hom...34100
MondayAlexandria, VA

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,238391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse7,046300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,9477862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,21818910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,194441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk555640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker449100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana527200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome60,0901033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,330200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,638440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle10,019270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,70627100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,5961504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,287341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,206100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,888483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,799100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,343213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,716520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,901300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,407320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,583100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,186300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,45230530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,593110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff7,0163130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,875144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,698100
9/29/2012

sherman20,102221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,220380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,53735530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,671110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3637190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,45323770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,344110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,142110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,824100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,634630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,856223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,440500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,31711150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca14,037810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,883310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,190320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,470200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,348480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...21,01634310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,117200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3644140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,209200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,12920282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,38418291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,258562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,959392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,218100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,839100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,789650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,456200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3609130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,907100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,782200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,90120210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,205780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,22721660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,516601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,69722460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,914200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,792110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,059100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,909800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead24,04831740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,872200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,1355110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,550300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,380430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,123900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,61512230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead36,00664850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,987100
9/2/2010

Commons10,207200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,601300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,159311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,882100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,445400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4882100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,241140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,97022100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,951343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,659100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,859330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,4292360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,098100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,89920270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,933130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,528100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,52921910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,936130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,88732950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,93119980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,573130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,081200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,133400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,596201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris25,065110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,281140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,340390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,265293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines11,027200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,625150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House10,026100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0995390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,67413200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,991970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,46211310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8684100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,487130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,570600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,9061130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,265321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,294100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,446201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner73,0091016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,629200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,081800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,370891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog53,054614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,243100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot16,0367900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,927552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,676220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,427100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,130385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5821100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,336200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,121200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,377110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,461100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,267110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,918120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,888200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,538261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,80621590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,142220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,485610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,39410840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg26,046360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,308340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,370200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,318100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,722110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,167110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,238110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,94439880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,462111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,381211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,696120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0934100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,995100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,2101130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,656100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,254100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas34,060301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,100260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,469100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse58,001136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,818311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,574120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1829160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,654200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,668260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6756320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,357334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,836460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,467100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,122670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,344110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0851090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,612350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,222470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,669120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,6473100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,696120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,324150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,774110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,111111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,777430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,61914350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,82014880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,941100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,342100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,78619380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,815320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,428240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,7158100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,317400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,08711130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,21613520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,373600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman11,008360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,455600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,754100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,939110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,5294140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,781200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,689100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,9507140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,09412930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,890110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6989290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,609100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,140510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,631100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,484420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,770100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,447731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,273590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,984200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House11,000100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,872400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,250200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,317271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,243200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,36644830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,095100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,710100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,774100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,535900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,379300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-26,006310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,04820270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,242310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,1295150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,446281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,9348230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,607100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,353830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,437100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,897110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,451330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0651430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,5485210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,387100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,41517510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,58217570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,995310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,333410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,757260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna10,025100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree10,002100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,266230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,806700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,417480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,495100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,615240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,47027560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,579210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,589100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3628220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,659260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,819300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,307330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,219481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,886730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,370250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,951100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,4456180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,823100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,924200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8735250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5971750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,399200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,38722260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,5263400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,854462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,799100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,6156330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,216200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,844270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,062100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,75214250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm11,016220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,99611260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,307310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,527200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,563200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,542100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,530600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,620410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,394240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,976490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,422540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,934100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,713300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,841140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,1016110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,247200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,108110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,187300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight12,015330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family12,036100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,698200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,415370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,746120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,939600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,92918150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5744140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,867471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,2267110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,078200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,138100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,166241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa12,006200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,685120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0684140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,561110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,750220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True11,011100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...11,036100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,804100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,069300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,187100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,419310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,524200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,847100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,816100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,361100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,746200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,982250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,465300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,8291020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,74211640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

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Slow and steady . . .

Posted by Angela in Luray, VA on 10/4/2007

 . . . wins the race (but it sure takes a lot of patience.) I have made 17 copies of our plans and they are all out to subs waiting for bids except for one set. I made four more copies today, since I need to give two sets to the county with my building permit application. Good thing they're only about $8 per set. I am getting most of my sub names from the Virginia License look-up web page for contractors and tradesmen.

We know two or three people who just finished building in our area. Initially, they made a point to go out of their way to say how they could give us names for good and bad subs for every trade but when the rubber met the road and I got out my pen and paper, they suddenly forgot most of their subs. One person whom I see almost every day in my job kept promising to get his "notebook", but after gently "reminding" him over the course of a couple weeks, I just gave up.

I've found that contacts from the VA License site are better than going through the phone book. There are more listings and the people are more interested to bid on your project and work with you. You have to do a little web-work to find their phone numbers because the license site only lists their address, but it's worth it.  The best thing is that you can also see if their license is still current or expired and you can see if they have any formal complaints against them.

I am a little concerned that the little time that I do have to dedicate to the house (between being the business manager for our business, two kids and managing the current house) is being spent completely on finding, meeting with, and following up with subs so that I don't have any time to spend on my "spec sheet" or "features list". I am worried that many of the things that I know I want in the house will not be incorporated, because I just don't have the time to dedicated to writing them down and brainstorming about them. I am not even able to read any more of the books that I ordered that I didn't get to before this part of the project started.

The other concern that I have is the size of the house. We were originally shooting for 2,400-2,800 sq ft and we ended up with about 3,200 after trying to fit everything in that we wanted. That is one of the reasons that I am trying desperately to get bids now because we need to know if our budget will be enough to build the house. If not we will have to "drop back and punt".

Enyhoo, back to work...






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