After reading our post the other day, I thought maybe I should add a few things. From other posts that I've read, we're doing things a little differently than most. First, we are our own general contractor. My husband is the one who has done all of the planning for our home. We have designed it ourselves and will be building it by ourselves for the most part. We are not using a log home package either. Once again, Hubby has done a lot of leg work and we're buying all of the supplies from different businesses - mostly to save money. Some parts of the big plan may come back to bite us in the butt, but it will still be our home in the end - no one can say they have one just like ours. I'll keep writing about the good and the bad and maybe this will help someone else along the way. The excavators started on the driveway on June 17 and we're hoping to be in the house by September - no small fete from what I've read from other builds. Our basement walls are to be delivered July 16 and the logs are to be here the 26th. Will hopefully have pics soon!