I said: “Brad, there’s something bad happening around here. People are building houses—as in, other people are building houses that I want to build.”

He said, “It’s infuriating.”

I said: “It’s like an epidemic. Or a pandemic. Or, whatever the word is for a bad thing that happens to good people. We should do something.”

He said: “Definitely. Let’s build something.”

I said: “What about this? Can we do something with this?

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And he said, “We can.”

So I said, “Well, can you clean this place up so we can start from scratch?”

And he said, “Absolutely.”

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And Brad said, “Let’s build something with a view.”

And I said, “Fine by me.”

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And, that’s pretty much how it went.

Except that the conversation happened over the course of a year.

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To date, we have cleared the lot and the excavation work is finished—now for the fun part. So much more to come!

Thanks for reading,

Amy