the computer has been down and i've been bereft without it, its back now but still slow - i think it might have to go eventually. anyway lots has happened here - i seem to have a daily meeting with david our builder making decisions that i truly hope are right. suddenly the timber walls have grown and we can walk through the rooms of the house. it now seems enormous. our very own chartered surveyor (ret'd) came to inspect and commented that it looked like a village hall!