My darling husband, James, and myself – well it all started in 2004 when we met online. We married in 2006, and moved to Newfoundland. But all that is contained in my other journals. We bought the house down Seal Cove end of Conception Bay South in 2008 and as our story begins we take on updating the tired finishes of that house in preparation to sell it and move, it continues on through the adventures of moving and landing up in the wilds of rural Nova Scotia in 2012.

This journal details the our ongoing adventures in building our life together – literally. Our many adventures in real estate, renovations, building, selling, buying, dog training, growing, cooking, food and drink, and maybe a few friends in along the way. All towards a lofty goal – our perfect life. A life of love, of connectedness, of sustainability, without sacrificing the finer things in life, all while keeping our feet firmly planted in the 21st century technology we both so dearly love.

We’ve always worked on a 5 year plan – “The Plan ®”. “The Plan ®” has always been an ever evolving thing and it changes and grows and mutates, but it’s always been a looking ahead to where we want to be 5 years from now. Of course where we get 5 years from now may be a very different place.

Mostly this is the story of a LIFE.

However, PLEASE, this is in no way ever to be construed as professional advice. Many entries will be tagged “making the mistakes so you don’t have to”. We’re just a couple of reasonably capable, reasonably intelligent, fairly dedicated ‘Do-It-Yourself’ers, There are many jobs, many times, when we will be consulting with the professionals because some things you really don’t wanna learn through trial and error. I highly encourage you to recognize those times as well. Still with a little common sense, and a good bit of planning there’s a lot you can do for yourself.

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