So just to bring you all up to speed. We bought 10 acres back in Feb. and have been working on permits all summer. We now have apron done, road in, power in, well done, septic permit approved, foundation permit approved, and are waiting on building permit for barn/kennels. In the mean time we have been working on getting our current place ready to be put up for sale as soon as we can move the animals. For the last couple of days we have been painting the exterior of the house. We got all of the decks (3) done last month and thought since we were having a last blast of good summer weather that we should get as much of the painting done before the weather goes south. Anyway, Tom, our 9 month male, littermate to our Sybil, decided that he needed to check out the paint situation to make sure it was okay. Look ma, I'm helping!