Me and Jack got home yesterday afternoon. Jack did his "happy dance" when he saw his daddy, and then proceeded to trash the living room. He did calm down in the evening though and go for a snuggle with dad.
It's so nice to be back! Even though the house isn't at it's best at the moment. All my art work is homeless and squatting in the livingroom until a new home is found, the kitchen is full of stuff to go to the tip (although as I type this Mark is loading up the car for the first tip run) and the stairway/landing is a very strong deterant for burglers who would suffer a slow and painful death if they attempted to cross without a map.
BUT!!!! The livingroom is decorated and just wants the new light fitting putting up and (possibly) the celing painting. Jack's big boy room is almost fully painted and I think the walls will be finished by the end of the day, the celing by the end of tomorrow. We're off to B&Q after the tip to buy some more backing paper so that Mark can get on with the stairway once Jack's room is painted.
I haven't gone round with the camera yet but I will do soon.
The only real downside we have to face is that without the loft being boarded out a lot of the stuff we wanted to put up there is hanging around. Mostly in our bedroom (which is ok since no one sees that but us.... not ideal though) and some will have to go into the nursery until we CAN get into the loft. That gives us until 6 months after Squiggle is born to get it done (call it Christmas) because then we'll need all the space in there for Squiggle.
One step at a time though, money does not grow on trees and some things just have to wait a while.