On Saturday we had a builder round to grimace, suck air over his teeth and sigh "I dunno mate!" Surprisingly he did none of those things, he turned up on time, was affable, polite, funny even and he did not make us feel like we were morons, and asking him to do some paid work was not completely outside the realms of reason.. builders like that actually exist! who knew? We showed him round our house (size of a peanut) and he took notes, copious notes, we were getting a bit nervous by his 4th sheet of A4 paper but we ploughed on relentlessly, we lost our nerve by the time we got to the bedrooms and stopped, the bedrooms are the least of our problems. Originally he said a couple of days to work out a quote by the time we finished he was promising a quote by Friday! Hmmm a week to figure out a quote is a bit freaky but he is going to break it down so we can prioritise which is very cool. Here is the thing....we have a few more builders scheduled over the next few weeks, it is possible none of them will turn up but if they do and if there is not a humongous difference between quotes, we will be employing Saturdays bloke. He really understood what we are trying to do here but also because I liked him and isn't that all you need in a builder?