We're looking to use Heavy as our life raft while we're looking to build our dream home on our dream property. Right now we're looking for (and might have found) our dream property. Almost finished with the demolition phase of the build. Past two days has been careful demo. Of course I forgot the camera each time....
(but NOT today, I'm bringing it with fresh batteries). Each night we've re-evaluated the floor plan. And thanks to ii amnt and FloorPlanner, we've had the opportunity to fine tune the floor plan and save ourselves a BUNCH of headaches. Our basic design is fundamentally there, but we've moved the pantry and frig., added a linen closet (WoHOO), and adjusted the master bedroom door.
As far as what is motivating us, it boils down to money. We hate spending it, love saving it. We've been through three hurricanes since first moving to Texas. Each evacuation we've learned how to make an evacuation less expensive and more comfortable. Heavy will be a disconnect the utilities in ten minutes and get-the-****-out-of-Dodge evacuation vehicle. We have an in-motion satellite internet system ready to install so we can keep up with the changing situation. While everyone else is panicking about where to go, what to take, and how to get there, we're in cool A/C, tooling down the road with a pantry full of food, 100 gallons of diesel, clean clothes, fresh water, a hot/cold shower, HD TVs with all kinds of DVDs to pass the time away, and pillow-top mattresses to give us a good night's sleep. So there's our motivation.
Oh, and this IS our second build. Again, we learned so much from our first build, like our three evacuations.