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    Quote Originally Posted by eduncan911 View Post
    I think one of the hardest reasonings to reason with others is the "pay as you go" moto they teach in class. It's difficult to fathom in this age of credit lines and car payments the concept of "saving up a little, building part X. Save a little more, build part Y."

    Sure, it takes longer to plan and build; but, people just can't grasp that concept when you tell them how you are building it.

    As they say on the website, plan on taking the class two years before you are ready to start.

    Cheap, fast, good and only get to pick 2---- I will keep that in mind!! I always said I want a simple and well built home (and life in general) so I guess that would fall under cheap and good.

    As we say here on the forums: cheap, fast, good. <- you only get to pick two.

    You have a great plan eduncan! I can't wrap my head around people that "finance" everything and when you ask them how much it cost or what interest rate they are paying...they have NOOOO idea!! All they know is how much the "low" monthly payments are!!@#$%^? REALLY??? REALLY!!! We have sooooooooooo many friends/family/neighbors that have the best of the best and I often ask hubby how the hell they can afford it when we live almost paycheque to paycheque?? He always responds...."cause our stuff is paid for and theirs is financed forever"

    I can't do "debt"...I have trouble sleeping and it's on my mind constantly. The only debt we have right now is our super sized "McMortgage" and once we sell our current house, we will have enough money to build our log home. We are in the process right now of selling all the stupid things we "thought" we needed for our super sized"McMansion" and using that money towards tools and gear we will need to build our future log home and on our way to being completely debt free and enjoying a simple life....... without the bank's approval

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Determined2Quit View Post
    You have a great plan eduncan! I can't wrap my head around people that "finance" everything and when you ask them how much it cost or what interest rate they are paying...they have NOOOO idea!! All they know is how much the "low" monthly payments are!!@#$%^? REALLY??? REALLY!!! We have sooooooooooo many friends/family/neighbors that have the best of the best and I often ask hubby how the hell they can afford it when we live almost paycheque to paycheque?? He always responds...."cause our stuff is paid for and theirs is financed forever"

    I can't do "debt"...I have trouble sleeping and it's on my mind constantly. The only debt we have right now is our super sized "McMortgage" and once we sell our current house, we will have enough money to build our log home. We are in the process right now of selling all the stupid things we "thought" we needed for our super sized"McMansion" and using that money towards tools and gear we will need to build our future log home and on our way to being completely debt free and enjoying a simple life....... without the bank's approval
    You'll fit right in.
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    ..... if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Determined2Quit View Post
    Well after scouring the internet in search of a log home kit, I stumbled upon LHBA. After only reading a few pages and then a few posts on this forum, I was convinced this is the way to go. My husband quickly agreed. We have been "lurking" the forum for about 6 months now, and finally got the email for the next class...and signed up immediately!! February can't come soon enough!! We both know this is going to be a long, hard, and demanding task to build a log cabin. We aren't afraid of hard work and long hours, but the biggest difficulty we are having right now is all the negativity with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers etc. telling us how foolish we are, how much work it going to be, that we have no idea what we're getting ourselves into.....etc etc. It's to the point that I don't even tell anyone our plans anymore. At first it just fired me up more, and I used it as motivation to "prove them wrong", but some days it gets real old, real quick, and I just get irritated with the silly, uneducated, hurtful remarks. I guess what I'm looking for is some moral support, and everyone on the forum is on the same path and seem real genuine and helpful. I can't wait to get to the OTHER side!!

    We have already purchased 160 acres of land, and hubby is already buying and building tools we will need. I'm trying to slow him down because we will learn soooooooo much more in class, but he's raring to get going LOL

    Would love to chat with anyone else going to the upcoming class or get any newbie advice from the old pro's on here
    There are a lot of negative "friends" out there. I just keep reminding myself they don't pay my bills. How I spend my time and money is my business. It can still be discouraging though. Try to look at the big picture... Look 10 years down the road when you have no mortgage and they do.

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    I really think after your first build is done you should change your forum name to 2 legit 2 quit....
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    I second the motion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckclmbr428 View Post
    I really think after your first build is done you should change your forum name to 2 legit 2 quit....
    after my first build?? You mean I have to do this more than once?? LOL

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    I stopped counting after the first couple dozen.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckclmbr428 View Post
    I stopped counting after the first couple dozen.....
    Jeez I would love to build for a living, may do just that after the 1st one is done and I'm living in it.

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    I'm satisfied just making a career out of this one.



    The living part of it is happening simultaneously with the rest of my life.

    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

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