This weekend we packed up all our things on the lower floor of our house as we have builders coming. We are taking shelter at my mother in laws. There is a fair amount of structural work that needs doing, thinking about it makes my heart jump into my mouth, and I find it hard to catch my breath!
On a positive note, at least half the house will be re painted. (unfortunately not the wall covered in spaghetti splatter or the orange pen doodle, as this room has our entire lounge in it.)