Hurray, the builder came this morning. He is repairing the damage to the kitchen ceiling caused by a leaking sink in the bathroom.
Yesterday I cleared all the stuff off the worktops in that part of the kitchen and dumped most of it on the dining table so that they had a clear area to work, and everything wouldn't get covered with dust. It looks very empty in there. I have never mastered minimalism. I often look at these minimalist houses on tv and although I may sometimes admire it in an aesthetic sort of way, it actually baffles me too.
Why do people put everything away after use - including kettles and toasters? What a lot of work it must make.
Of course I do sometimes take it to the other extreme and you have problems finding any surface upon which to put anything.
At the moment it looks a bit like we are moving out.
They are coming back on Wednesday to paint the ceiling, and after that I can put it all back.