This book is the story of one owner builder experience. It includes events that transpired during the course of building the home and includes information about obtaining the construction loan, chronicles the construction process, and closes with the question that is often asked, Would you do this again?. Specific interactions with contractors are described and Lessons Learned are shared at the end of each chapter. The reader should become aware of cautions and suggestions to help them be better prepared to be owner builders. This book offers insights to help individuals decide whether the owner builder route to home ownership is one they wish to undertake. Dr. Linda Combs is an educator who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University with advanced degrees, Master of Education and Doctor of Education, from Texas A&M University. She has extensive training and experience in project and human resources management. Her husband, Greg, has a background in the energy industry that also includes experience and training in all aspects of management. Both of them have been responsible for developing and overseeing multi-million dollar budgets and associated projects.