We had grand plans when we moved in to our country home in 2014.  We promptly set about tearing the inside out of the house, ordering the kitchen and bathrooms and immediately set about a top to toe renovation.  I was going to inject a bit of modern industrial into this 18th century farmhouse and give it a new lease of life.

We very quickly finished the upstairs and with the downstairs left to do, we decided to continue with our family plans and try for baby number 2 in January 2015 (knowing full well that I have quite the debilitating pregnancies).  The big decisions were done, big purchases made, my being ill would not be a problem…and then BOOM…the industry that our entire home city depends upon started to crumble.  Oil prices hit the deck and both our jobs were looking a bit risky.

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