I am going to attempt to record our building process on this blog. (No promises about regular posts though.) After a longer than expected search for the right building site, we purchased 1.25 acres mid-fall 2009.
Our basement was dug in December. Our basement walls were poured in January, and as of today we are hoping the snow will melt. Like so much of the country, we've had snow this year. And since we are building in Southern Illinois, we could get more for the next month or so. Then someday we WILL have a floor poured.