Round 16: November 2026
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Narrated by Danny.
It felt like we were heading towards a break-up because we were both so stressed out. I ended up sleeping on the sofa more nights that I care to think about because I just didn't want to go upstairs in case Janie was still awake and we'd end up fighting. We finally sat down and had a talk and came to the conclusion that we have to find a cheaper place to live.
We got good money from our old house so we've been able to pay off about half of the mortgage we had. The kids love the new house and in all honesty I don't really care where we live as long as we're all happy and together. I know Janie would have wanted to stay in Exmoor but being an expert in finances she knew we didn't really have a choice.
- Title reference: Love can save it all by Andra.
- So this happened: Janie and Danny had €45,000 of mortgage when I loaded their house and about €300 in cash. I just knew it couldn't continue like that. I built them a new house in Allerdale which was very affordable (thanks to my rule of different property values for different areas) and they sold the house in Exmoor. They have a lot less of mortgage now, about €20,000 so they can breathe more easily.
- The building where Danny works has been sitting unfinished in Exmoor for ages. It was initially going to be the career lot of business career but in the end I decided to make it the "Design House" so it is now the career lot for Architecture and Graphic Design, probably other design careers as well. The graphic design floor is the only thing decorated at the moment though.
- Only a few updates left before I'm done with Round 16, yay!