The things they don’t tell you about building work

Your children will be more excited about seeing the builders every morning than seeing you. You will gain about half a stone through eating convenience foods and takeaways. Your standards of ‘clean’ will reduce dramatically, although you will experience manic ‘I must clean up’ moments despite knowing another layer of dust will quickly replace the last one. You will become expert in the supply of hot beverages, even when a lack of electricity means the kettle doesn’t work. You will become immensely interested in details that previously you would never have noticed. Examples include the perfect finish of a skimmed…

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