Finally! Our subdivision was approved today! Hubby & I are ecstatic and hugely relieved.
We have 5 acres and have been working on subdividing it into two 2.5 acre lots (one with the house on it and one without).
We first looked into subdividing about 4 years ago. A LOT of various things went wrong. We kept pursuing. More things went wrong. It has now been about 1 1/2 years since our most recent attempt.
People have wondered why we didn't just quit trying and just sell the whole lot as one. There's a lot I don't understand, but I do know this - we will get a lot more for 2 lots and we need the money to pay down debt and to ADOPT!!!
Along the way I often felt like shaking all these government people who stood in our way and saying "don't you realize you're keeping us from our baby??" But God's timing is best, even if I can't always see that from my spot on planet earth.
The lot without the house has already sold (subject to subdivision) a while ago (in fact, it sold only 4 days after we put it up for sale) so that is excellent. We just have to wait about a month for more mumbo-jumbo I don't understand and then is possession date. It will be interesting seeing a house go up next to us, if we are here that long.
Our house will be going up for sale very soon! Aaaah! We've never done anything like this before. We have been working like INSANITY for the last number of weeks getting our house ready and it still feels like there is so much to do. Our porch is just about finished out and it looks fantastic. My mom and brother came over yesterday to help with odd jobs around the yard (because my husband works long days and has so much to do) which was wonderful of them.
So happy today :)