The house, of course, has been taking longer than hoped. However, progress is being made. The plasterer started work today. He should be a couple of days doing my kitchen stroke bathroom space. The result of this should be that I can paint the whole thing out, and maybe even install proper lighting before I head off to Edinburgh. That would be good.
In fact, I should also be able, in my post job, pre Edinburgh time, to get rid of all my rubble, making the site look presentable all of a sudden. That would be major progress too.
There's a way to go, but things are moving in the right sort of direction.