Date: 29 Sep 2013 12:49 Title: Pacing
Well Doug clearly been planning this big surprise for Lili for some time, It shows his love for his wife, he want to do something so major for her and built her a new family home in the hills, is a major gift.
Then you skilful outline in his thoughts in that last paragraph what he perceives he has gained from his relationship with Lili and why he wants to make such an effort on the new family home.
One thing he has figured out already, in the still short time they have known each other, is that the best gift for Lili will be to give her a home. She needs roots and a solid foundation. And he's finding out that he does, too.