Back from the Easter break and the plasterers have been putting in some overtime on Easter Saturday just gone and last weekend also to get things covered up. We've got a wonky wall in the passage which won't work so well with the sharp shadowline specified at the wall-ceiling junction, but we'll live with the character. Other than that the plasterwork is nearly done. All the plasterboard and final coats of the hard plaster areas have brightened the place up quite a lot. Tiling to start in the next week or two also. The final paint coat's done on the external steelwork, so the final steel cladding should also go on soon and then we'll be very close to lockup. Back wall is in place and waiting for steel cladding also. The floor's been sanded down to be level, in preparation for the bamboo floor to be laid next week. This will then get covered up with protective foam and boards while everything else happens, with joinery carcasses to follow soon. And the deck timber is due to go on next week. Full steam ahead! We've had the tree out the front trimmed and it's looking a lot better but still so enormous that it casts a lot of shadow on the front yard. May have to rethink that plan for a fruit orchard.