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About joeyandjanice

Two crazy kids trying to make sense of the jumble surrounding making the jump from renting to owning our first home. Join us here as we stumble towards the biggest purchase of our lives.

A retaining wall to hold up my driveway

We have a retaining wall, readers. It is done, and our neighbours even said it looks great. Phew! It was mildly annoying to live on a construction site for two weeks, but I honestly had more anxiety about what our … Continue reading

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Retaining wall construction begins!

You can literally taste the excitement and lack of money at our house this week, readers. Construction has begun! I called the landscapers on Monday to confirm some details, and they were optimistic about starting work on Wednesday. By Tuesday … Continue reading

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Property survey and retaining wall construction countdown

Good morning, readers. It’s been almost six months of aggressive saving leading up to this, and today is the day. Or rather, Wednesday is the day. Work is due to start on the retaining wall this week. When we last … Continue reading

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Retaining walls are expensive, yo.

It’s Halloween, dear readers, and we’re signing on the dotted line for the replacement of our retaining wall. Let’s back up a second. It’s been a while, and I think we need to ease into a re-introduction to your favourite … Continue reading

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Bathroom reno, final round-up and costs

The bathroom is done, readers. It’s been a functional bathroom space for two weeks now, and it looks pretty and like everything I was hoping it would be. The last two weeks here have been about tidying up and putting … Continue reading

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Bathroom reno, week 5 update

It’s been a good week, readers. Like, a delirious, happy, mock-sobbing kind of week. Maybe real sobbing. Maybe. When you last heard from your heroes, we were growing weary from the drywall dust that┬ájust keeps reappearing on everything on our … Continue reading

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Bathroom reno, week 4 update

We’re in the home stretch, readers! I can safely say that we are at least over the half-way point. I sincerely hope that we’re well beyond the half-way point, but I’ve learned not to be optimistic when it comes to … Continue reading

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