In the last 3 weeks we have moved to the mountain and settled into our new 'temporary' life 2 doors down from the building site.
We are now in the slow 'middle stage'. Just like most things, the start is exciting, the end is a celebration and the middle is ....well, the middle. Not alot to see at the moment but in a few weeks the house should be looking more like a house. The cladding will go on over christmas - all going well.
To add to the constant feeling of 'this is not happening fast enough', the house next door has had a quick start. They got the wall frame up in a week and it was starting to look as if we would lose the race but...... their builders have nicked off for more than a week and counting. They were hoping to have the roof on by christmas but their trusses haven't arrived yet so it's looking a bit doubtful. Just goes to show that getting a builder to do the work doesn't necessarily make the process go any faster.
There is that lesson again..... patience in all things. Why can't I learn that one?