Mrs. Brother Bob and I are still alive and kicking. We have been busy trying to get our house finished up enough to move into. We are living in our travel trailer on the construction site. It's Ok, but two adults and two dogs make it a tight squeeze in this 28' foot trailer. As stated previously, we took this "project" over after the original owner lost interest. The house was framed, side walls up, and the roof was complete. The only problem was that nothing inside was going to work out. The plumbing was screwed up, the wiring wasn't up to code, the walls were crooked, the lumber was lousy, the well wasn't done right, and the ground wouldn't "perk" for a septic tank! So we spent $6,300 putting in an aerobic system. The windows were all different sizes and two were side mounts that had been placed vertically! Go figure! All three doors were really nice pre-hung. The only problem is that they were made for a 2x4 wall and this house is 2x6 on 16" centers! So for the better part of 2 1/2 months we have wrecked out, cut, jack-hammered, repaired, modified, and replaced all that was wrong! Now the good news. We are running out of chit to go wrong! We had to modify the main bath in the center of the house and then frame and modify the rest of the house from there. The house is 1,700 sq. ft. and is plenty big enough for the Mrs. and I and our two dogs. Along with the house we assumed 10 acres of land. We have since purchased the 30 acres behind us. We have a good size pond on the ten acres directly behind us stocked with catfish, bass, and brim. The pond is 35' deep if not deeper. It's about a 60' drop off behind the dam and over looks the partially wooded meadow below and the rest of our back 20 acres. This is where the deer hang out and graze. We also have a smaller pond on the back 10 acres that I haven't found yet. The grass is too high and it looks pretty "snaky" around there. I'll brush hog the area this winter and keep the area a little cleaner so we can enjoy it, too. I'm overloaded with trees and the pole saw and chainsaw are getting a real workout when I'm not working on the house......... We are expecting our 1st frost tonight so my sense of urgency to focus more on the house has been heightened. I want to get the rest of the dry wall on the ceiling so I can insulate the attic and get the furnace and heat pump going....... Well folks, that's the status. We'll post some pics of our progress soon enough.