Neil has headed off to the UK to visit his family and decorate his friends' house. Back here the hall floor is setting, and although the concrete is a bit of a depressing grey colour, it has got to be better than the rotting wood that was about to collapse into the cellar.
Now I just want to get cracked on and put the whole area back together and looking homely. Neil has other plans. It is the curse of the dreaded first fix /order of works.
Apparently putting things back together and making it homely is the mistake we (actually I) make time after time, therefore making life difficult for ourselves.
I need to realise it is a building site, not a home for the time being, and avoid all efforts to put up pictures and curtains etc and filling it with junk.
I'm not very happy about this but I am sure reading this you will see that for once I have listened to Neil and taken on board his point of view.
I will just go and decide where my baskets will be hung up though...........