The threat has been lurking for a few weeks now, but we have been trying to ignore it.
The thought has just been too horrible to contemplate.
But you can't fight off the inevitable for ever...
Next Tuesday, the day after our May Day Bank Holiday (yes, I am having another long weekend) our house is being re-wired. A team is coming in and they do the whole house in a single day!
Their advice is not much use - they tell us to move everything away from the walls, into the middle of the rooms, while upstairs they also want to be able to pull up floor boards so they can get to the ground floor lights! So I guess the bedroom furniture has to sort of float up in the air somewhere.
I am taking the day off so that I can help move things around as the electricians need access to certain places - there is no other way, we have so much stuff in our house it is not possible to just move it all at once.
Still, I guess I should be looking on the good side of this. Once it is done we will be able to switch the landing light on and off from upstairs, and we will be gaining a few extra sockets in useful places.
I just wish I could just skip the day and go straight to having it done.
Wish us luck!