After a long day at work and a late appointment I came home to an empty, echoing shell of a living room and kitchen tonight. Yes, the builders are back!
Both rooms have been completely stripped bare. The living room contains one lonely sofa and armchair and a fridge; the kitchen is just an empty room with pipes on the wall. There's no lighting, no heating, no flooring, no cupboards.
I'm reduced to eating M&S sandwiches in the bedroom, and will have to fill the kettle for my 9pm cuppa from the tap in the bathroom!
Apparently the builders had to make two trips in their huge white van to cart all our unwanted belongings away. Admittedly this included quite a bit of shoddy old furniture, including a kitchen table and a sideboard, and a lot of chipped crockery.
I'm not surprised our "cull" comprised two van's worth, because we spent all Easter weekend, from Saturday afternoon right through until midnight last night, sorting through stuff -- working out what to keep, what to throw away, what to give to charity and what to put in storage.
I'll be pleased when the project is complete, although I'm sure there'll be a few headaches along the way. Stay tuned for before and after shots sometime in the future. If it's anything like last year's bathroom and bedroom refurbishment it should be worth all the pain and effort.