We had our home built from our own design. I acted as the general and the wife and I supervised the subs. We moved in in December 1987. We love the place but the infirmities of old age have forced us to place the beloved home place on the market and move to a more manageable place. The first realtor to look at our home said "It's real hard to sell these old places. You just may have to dump it for next to nothing." Like a kick in the stomach.
Our long time home, barely broken in is now an OLD house. Time sure flies.