Only another week had passed and we'd decided to go back to Pasadena and put a holding deposit on our block of land.
As soon as we walked out of the office the nerves starting setting in. We were due to go back the following Saturday and pay our 5% deposit. I spent that entire week stressing about what we'd just done. I had a solicitor look over the land contract; thankfully not finding anything of particular note.
I can't remember how many times my husband and I argued. And by that I mean; I can't remember how many times I asked my husband if we'd done the right thing, are we absolutely sure we want to live there? I mean, it was only 2 weeks ago we'd decided to build. With absolutely no other research done, we'd selected our patch of dirt where we expect to build a house and live for the next 6 years at least.
Anyway, another week down and here we are; in the sales office at Pasadena handing over our money. As soon as we'd signed on the dotted line it was like someone had stepped off my chest; all of my stress disappeared. I said to myself "Too late to back out now, might as well just enjoy it".
We were now expecting the arrival of our first ever block of land; due in March 2015.