An 8 acre plot, absolutely gorgeous, sure there are neighbors nearby, but not enough to be a nuisance. There is city water and power close by. No dealing with a well, I suppose we still have to have septic dug. There is already a big building so we could get the crap out of mom and dad’s yard, attic, and so forth, and the in-laws, too. The water and power need run to the building and the house. There is that, we weren’t thinking of putting the house near the shed, that might be trouble, as that would mean basically double the trenching and water installation. The price is ‘fine’ if we can get the loan. We don’t have anything substantial as a downpayment so that kind of nixes most loans, we CAN get a VA loan, but they don’t LIKE to do a new house (why not, I have NO idea), they want you to buy something already established. The VA loan would work well, or something similar if we could get it all wrapped up. I’m tired of all of this, but the property, well it is really gorgeous. Everything we think we want 🙂 which means a lot of work. I am really very tired of this apartment living thing. We also need a car. We need a house and a car at the same time. It’s very frustrating. We feel like one false move could shatter everything. It’s not that we can’t afford it, it’s that we just don’t ever seem to get lucky breaks when it comes to big things. We’ve had pretty rotten luck and no amount of prayer seems to fix anything. Maybe this will be it. Maybe even though the stupid interest rate is now up a full point, we’ll find that it works out okay. Maybe.