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maddiemo
I had a wrap round extension across the back and side of my house and had no kitchen for 4 months. Hence a comment about doubling the time the builders give you is spot on. I bought a steamer and hung on to an old microwave for cooking and had to wash up in a bucket and slosh it down the outside drain for quite some time. Fortunately I had a TV in a bedroom so just retreated upstairs out of the way as much as possible. I wouldn't have dreamt of putting my cat in a cattery, she came in very handy to soothe my nerves anyway! Stay on sight to keep an eye on the builders because believe me they need constant monitoring!!! Moral of the story is, it's pretty grotty but you know it'll be worth it in the end, so just go with the flow. Oh and keep a close check on the quotes they give you for any changes along the way, if I hadn't I'd have parted with at least an extra £1,000.00!
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marynewman2

I moved out for six months and it still wasn't finished....project management is all. The best for pets who are getting stressed is not drugs or kennels but to wear what's called a medical pet suit for several hours a day. It grips them tightly round the chest and improves their feeling of security, like swaddling a baby.

   
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doerdowner

Builder/client relations helped along by bacon "sarnies"... I do Monday morning `welcome back on site` and Friday mid-morning`thanks for a good week`.

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