The decorator finished today. HURRAY! The electrician finished all the work inside HURRAY – all that’s left is to fit the metres to the washing machine and tumble dryers out in the utilities room. He seemed stunned (as he walked through the house with his list) that everything was ticked off. I gave both the decorator and the electrician a hug as they left. They’ve been here so long they felt like family. Tomorrow we begin the final push – me and Andrew – working through our own snags list. It feels like giving birth – this is the final week and the anticipation is huge, we know what kind of baby it will be, we love it but will others? We think so. The boys came for one last meal here last Sunday and my brother and his family today. They all like the changes. With all the talk of integrated smoke detection systems, emergency lighting and fire doors they were expecting the house to look more industrial. They were pleasantly surprised. Andrew and I are really looking forward to a break soon. Looked at an all inclusive to Gran Canaria but it could be anywhere that offers sun, sea, sand and the opportunity to sleep.