Recently things have been getting me down. The home improvements, family, pet problems, my health and money. For the whole of January something has been going on, plastering, sanding, hammering and so on. It took longer than we wanted and cost more than agreed. It’s still not over but at least the “handyman” is finished. Now we are waiting for my lovely new carpet to be laid on Monday then it’s time to lugg the bookcases back down stairs, secure them to the walls and bring down all the boxes of books and dvds again.