But we've carried on regardless, and finally we finished (well, not completely finished, as we now have to patch up a spot where I leaned over and smeared hair dye onto the bathroom wall). But we're *nearly* finished anyway.
I kept promising a final 'before and (almost) after', so here goes... Yes, each of these pairs is the same room from roughly the same angle. I can't quite believe it either.
Which is probably no bad thing, as our heads have inevitably turned to our new home. We are waiting to hear about our mortgage application - there's no real reason why they should refuse, but there's always a niggling doubt until the paperwork is signed. Then there'll be a survey, and the solicitor will do local authority searches, and the same will happen for the other people in our chain. It could take anything from four weeks to forever.
I'm not at my most patient right now.
In the meantime, we're wandering round saying goodbye to our favourite local haunts, although we'll no doubt be back to see them again.