I recently returned to UO from about a 2 year break. It's good to be back. My old 18x18 plot has since been built over and have been running around looking for another place to call home. About 3 days ago I placed a customized 16x17 and have continued to look. I recently found a good location for an 18x18 in Malas. Everytime I used the placement tool, I received a message stating I needed to wait a certain number of hours before placing another house. Last night I destroyed my previous house in anticipation of the 7 day time limit to expire. I was messing around at the new spot and continued receiving the message stating I still had another 80 hours or so... But to my surprise I was able to successfully place the plot. I entered customization mode and customized the house to 4 stories. I didn't dare place anything inside, because I thought it would disappear any minute leaving all my stuff available for the taking. I thought that after server reboot this morning my new house would be gone, but I just logged in and it's still there. Is there a reason why I was able to place a second house within 3 days? When will I know it is completely safe for me to start locking down decor and artifacts?