I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about building this house! We have overcome some major hurdles and it seems that the finish line is in sight. Tomorrow we go in and submit our building permit application and I can hardly wait (ugh, there is that word again). Since we are building on a tight budget, we have been watching for deals on appliances. A couple weeks back we got our microwave-hood and yesterday we got our range at the Sears Outlet in Tacoma. Check it out, it's a double oven! I am so thrilled not to have a drawer, sounds silly doesn't it. In my house the drawer would likely get bent or broken. Also, I guess this will set me up to do family dinners (such as Thanksgiving and Christmas) since my turn is long over due.