The original hall carpet and kitchen floor was taken up at the end of February, and about a month later, the carpenter came to replace the kitchen sink cabinet, but since then Mr D and I have been walking around on bare concrete waiting for the floor to dry to a sufficient point that the new hall carpet and kitchen laminate can be laid on top of it. Also, everything that would have been on the kitchen floor, (and in its adjoining walk-in cupboard) such as shoe racks and cases of dapplegrey art stock have been piled up in the dining room - I haven't seen our dining table for five months.
Finally, last week the floor was deemed suitable - almost five months after the leak was discovered, and today we had our new kitchen floor and hall carpet laid, and I am SO relieved to get back to some degree of normality!
After the fiasco with our new boiler and the asbestos saga at the beginning of January, and then this, I just need the house to PLAY NICE for the rest of the year!
Please - it's not too much to ask, is it?