I no longer have a hole in my ceiling and it's all been painted!!. Have moved most of the furniture back into the living room and OH has promised to fit new ceiling lights when we get back from holiday. The hole in the wall left by the demolition of the hideous fireplace, however, may be the next saga. (It was built to withstand a direct nuclear strike and we had to hire a pneumatic drill to get rid of it!) Anyone else in the middle of home 'improvements'?