Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Good news!!!

I feel like I've been waiting my whole life to write this blog post...we were *finally* approved by the Review Board at last night's meeting. WOOHOO! We're so happy. The unfortunate news is that they have asked us to address several more conditions and meet with them one more time. But I don't think this final meeting will be anything like previous meetings; it should be pretty cut and dry. Because of that requirement, though, our timeline has been pushed back. We anticipate breaking ground in mid-July. This is much later than we had hoped because we really want to take advantage of the $8000 new homebuyer tax credit (which requires you to occupy new construction by Dec. 1, 2009). I don't think we'll make it. But we can try. That money was going to help tremendously with our solar hot water. Oh, well! The most important thing is that we're building at all!

And thanks to everyone for their love and support! It felt good to go into last night's meeting knowing that there were at least a handful of people outside our close friends and family who cared about the outcome!

And I will be updating the blog soon with some surprising new information...stay tuned...