The waiting is over, and our offer was accepted! We close in late April, which is just fine: I'm not really in a hurry to own the lot, since it'll be 3-4 years before I get to build on it. In the meantime, it's time to dream about house plans and about all the lovely trees I shall plant on my 2.2 acres. Have a favorite type of tree or shrub? Do share! Just keep in mind that it must be hardy to zone 3 and like at least partial shade. I'll have to take a drive to see just how much sun the area gets with all the hills and trees surrounding it. Thus far every time we've visited the lot it's been dreary.