A few years ago my husband and I decided to build a house. We loved where we lived and wanted to sink our roots deep. A series of unlikely (miraculous, it seemed) events led us to believe that Providence was smiling on our choice. We were able to acquire land in our ward, sell our house within two weeks, move into a rental (also in our ward) that happened to open up the same week, and find a contractor we loved.
Had we known what lay ahead, however, there are a few things we might have done differently: