On Tuesday I did something to my back as I got out of the car. This was most painful on Wednesday evening and Thursday, but seems to be getting better now, so hopefully I shall do some mild decorating in the kitchen tomorrow and be more-or-less back to normal by Sunday, when kharin and I are visiting strange_complex and others in Oxford.
On Thursday, more builders turned up. This time they were demolishing the garage of the house over the road. This means that a new house will take shape there over the coming months. None of the neighbours are keen on it - we all raised planning objections - but I am philosophical. Once the house is there, life will return to normal.
Now I feel the need to sink into a bath and unwind.