Stefan dropped me a line, too. He commiserated about the length of time Värmdö takes to grant permissions. He found they have a much longer waiting list than other kommuns, and in his words, "there's not much to do, just wait and see."
It just struck me that tomorrow will begin 2008, and that one way or another, we'll have our house in this year. An exciting prospect....!
Happy New Year, everyone!