We closed on the loan today! Once the paperwork is filed, which will be "official" tomorrow morning, the lot will be ours. Of course it is empty. But we will be able to legally touch it and dig in it and start building on it.
We've hit another delay in paperwork. Apparently the city had some things that have recently changed, so the corporation we're working through had to quickly rearrange the order of some paperwork. This set everyone back another couple of weeks. All of us are getting antsy to go build. But in the meantime, it has been ever so slightly good for us because we've had some time to catch up.
We now get to go pick all of our home details! We've already decided it will be a sort of dusty dark blue (not navy... grayer than that...) with a square-ish grey stone on the front, and white trim, shutters, corners, and doors.
Right now, every step is bringing us closer to our goal. We still have a long, long way to go, but we are still excited!