On the other hand, it's a fairly mild December as these things go. Also, while the place may be infested with builders, at least none of them have taken their shirts off or anything deranged like that.
Neighbours on one side have been twitching about the glass in the new windows which overlook them. Yes, we know it's clear at the moment; it's a placeholder while they sort out the obscured glass (misordered originally). And hey, there is no floor in that room at the moment and it's only accessible by ladder. Panicking, much?
Neighbours on the other side were entirely happy to let the windows chaps carry the frame for the patio door down their side path -- ours is blocked by scaffolding.
Guess who'll be getting the nicer message in their Christmas card.
More pictures at the usual place. (I've archived some of the older ones into a folder so the thumbnail page isn't quite so outrageously huge.)