Tag Archives: Cambridge

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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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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How much does a wedding cost?

In my catering days, I heard this question a lot, readers.  The answer I always wanted to give was “how long is a piece of string?” but that’s not a very helpful answer to the poor bridey on the phone … Continue reading

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Necessary foundation work and a teeny tiny digger

Happy September, readers!  And welcome to the latest update about your favourite little homeowners.  When you last checked in with us, we were awaiting some final foundation fixes from Simon, to make sure our basement never leaks again.  We were … Continue reading

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Our third offer, with fingers crossed

Hi everyone!  We were in a house funk over here for the last week, between our disappointing home inspection result for Beech Ave and then a long weekend where no one was listing their house.  There was an almost-email sent … Continue reading

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Starting again from the beginning

Hi readers.  We’re sad-sacks over here this week.  Here’s what went down last week: When you last left our heroes, we had an accepted offer on a house, and we were patiently waiting for approval of financing, and then we … Continue reading

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