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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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New year, new bathroom

I bet you thought we forgot about you, didn’t you, readers? Well, if this is what you thought, you would be wrong. We could never forget about you. Don’t forget – we love you. We haven’t posted in a while, yes, … 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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Closet under the stairs and framing in for a powder room

Simon works quickly, readers, and in the short time since our last update, he has put up extra walls in our basement.  To be more specific, those green painters’ tape lines I put down to map out our powder room? … Continue reading

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