Hi all, Just to let you know, we are turning the first lot of dirt before Christmas! Yeaay. Then I'm giving the builder a couple of weeks of then work starts in earnest early Jan. so we're away. There are a lot of things that still need to be done, but all the hard stuff (for me, anyway) is finished - like dealing with Lenders (sorry anyone), architects (sorry again - but they are creative and don't usually have timelines in mind). So now I think I'll look for another one. Merry Christmas.