In the fall of 2000, Jean and I had an idea.
Listen for a moment and I'll try to make it clear.
It wouldn't be easy, and it wouldn't be quick,
We'd buy a piece of land with tracts of wood,
A crest to a field, and in back a sheer ledge.
A tudor house of stucco and stone would do the job,
So now it starts, we begin to dig.
Stop by the site if you're in the mood,
So here we are in 2001.
Maybe that's because we're in the very same
Our building plans complete, but what's the
Our neighbor "Our Nextdoor Neighbor" with the easement across
Our Civil Engineer, a buffoon, so we did all
What he found in April, he should have in Feb,
Our driveway's too low, 5 feet under the limit
No matter that it's moot and the driveway's
higher than the state road,
No matter it's been there since North and South
No matter that building it up would destroy
the flood plain,
No matter the money, only a matter of thousands,
No matter as long as they stick to the law
We won't build the driveway up, we're going
Because we can't sell the land-no potential
So soon we will seek legal advice
We've got our building plans, our drainfield's
We'll build our cottage soon enough
In this land is our future, our hope, our childrens'
Cock-a-doodle-doo, it's 2002!
We're no longer building a tudor cottage,
We changed civil engineers, got a new lease
Pretty soon we'll clear our site, and have
our house staked
It seems they've been burned on self-built
We'll have to explain that Oregon Dome
Even contractors to whom we spoke
So now we're waiting; hey that's something
First Union, BOA, and Wells Fargo
And in the meantime we'll focus on all the
The Hot tub, in house speakers, whistles and
How did we get from there to here?
First it was Bank #1, who stopped returning
Then the reviewer came back,
He said we were stuck,
"You see," County Hydrologist Guy said, "that
driveway's too low.
Interesting that back in January,
Our Civil Engineer called him on that fact:
Still, the man stuck to his guns,
So we found friends who knew people,
On Warhurst, on Adams, on Miller and Otte!
'Cause time's a wastin' while we live at my
If we don't make headway by the 1st of November,