Work on the house is proceeding. It feels like it is going slowly but then you look out of the window and it looks like this.
And the inside looks like this. You can sort of see that it is going to be a room.
On a more positive note, I have discovered that if you want to gently discourage guisers at Halloween (if, say, for the sake of argument, you don't mind guisers coming round and you really meant to get organised but due to various stuff going on you had completely forgotten to get any treats in to hand out) then you could do a lot worse than filling your driveway and front garden with a skip, several large bags of cement and multiple piles of wood. And mud. Lots of mud.