Just before showing you the results of all our labours (which is what I wanted the 100th post to be about), I suddenly realised that it would be wiser to pause, take a deep breath, and remember what has been our daily reality for the last 18 months; building work, dust, plumbing, electrics, drains, mud, sweat, blood and tears.
Sounds a little dramatic, I know, but it's perhaps all to easy to move on now that it's pretty much done, and forget the stresses and strains it has put us all under. Proud as we are of the final result, I am much prouder of the struggle it has been and these photographs show a little of what we have been up against.
It's certainly not an opportunity for self-congratulation or gloating, because we have made countless mistakes (some we don't even know yet) and we've had a lot of help along the way, but I must admit to never expecting it to have been quite this hard, or to last this long.
Anyway, I promise that in a few days I'll get together some 'after' photos but, for now, you'll have to make do with the 'befores'