Home Building; It's Not A Sprint, It's A Marathon

everlastYou know where it ends, yo

it usually depends

on where you start.

"What it's Like", Everlast, 1998

"Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentleman, it's a beautiful afternoon at Riverwoods Park. This is your racetrack announcer Phil Georgeff on the call as the horses come out for the final race, The Empty Nester Derby, a stakes race for seniors. We have eight magnificent contenders. The track is fast and we anticipate quick times, but you never know what surprises this course may hold.

The horses are at the gate, they're at the gate...aaaaand they're off! Gotta Buy a Lot takes the early lead, but is quickly eclipsed by Might Change Our Minds. It's a two horse race for the first few furlongs. Now Might Change our Minds is fading as Gotta Buy a Lot reclaims her place at the head of the line.

Moving past the quarter mile pole, Banking Blues is really picking up speed and challenging the leaders. He gets in front and then slows down the pace! These horses are barely crawling around the track. Friends I have never seen anything like this before! Finally Financing in Place is shooting through a gap as his jockey sends an angry glare at Banking Blues. Banking Blues rider is dismounting in disgust! Even she can't believe how slow her steed is running.

The horses are approaching the far turn with Draft Those Plans and Homeowners Association Rules dueling it out for the lead. These horses are really steaming Not a nose separates them. It is a battle royale as these magnificent horses pound the track. What's this? Homeowners Association  Rules' jockey is pulling out a muntin and flogging Draft Those Plans! I'm telling you, this race has everything!

Here they come,  spinning out of the turn. We have a new leader as Show em the Shingles gives a late kick and Homeowners Association Rules fades into the pack. And on the outside  for the first time there is some action from Get that Permit. Get that Permit is roaring into the lead. But she is not alone. Village Fees is coming on strong. It neck and neck, nostrils flaring, as they thunder down the homestretch. Village Fees just seems to be getting bigger and bigger! But what's this? Village Fees stumbles and at the wire it's Get that Permit by an eyelash! Get that Permit is the winner."

That's right we have a construction permit! The building can commence, and you are here at the beginning. It's like being with Elvis in Memphis, the Beatles in Hamburg or Springsteen in Asbury Park. So have fun and enjoy the ride, the next race, The Construction Stakes, is about to begin!

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