Let me introduce you to the house that dreams built. We’ve been dreaming of this house since we were first married. Then, about six years ago we purchased a little piece of heaven on the Long Beach Penninsula and started imagining buying the lot next door. Last year the elderly lady who owned the second lot finally decided to sell it to us. The next step was choosing a builder and selecting a house plan. Of course that was just the beginning. We spent the last ten months finding a lender, applying for permits, getting appraisals, hiring a builder, selecting the perfect house plan etc. etc. etc. This is the third house we’ve built since we were married; however, the last one we built was 34 years ago….long enough to forget all the tiny and huge details that go into building. It’s actually all the preliminary details that eat up time but once those are completed the actual building process moves pretty fast. Here’s what we found this weekend when we went down to the beach to check on the builder’s progress. And oh my goodness, our dream is finally looking a lot like a real live house!