Thank you for all the nice comments. Incidentally, I wasn't really complaining about husband, merely stating the facts. It's very frustrating watching someone do something in what seems to be a very arse-about-face way, when it could be made so much easier.....not that he listens to my opinion nor does he allow me to help very often - he likes to do things his way! Even if that way is very long winded and complicated, and he's smearing blood from a cut finger over everything 😒😂 Bless him.
Yes he is a good handyman, although finds things more difficult nowadays with age. As for him getting on and doing things.....well yes, eventually - sometimes! Other times it takes weeks or months before he'll get round to doing even a simple job (e.g., the curtain rail in the hallway is hanging off the wall at one end where he broke it last summer, having knocked it off when carrying something downstairs. I suppose it will get fixed or a new one bought sometime this year!).
Betty is only a medium sized dog, about the height of a spaniel, she is very chunky though (inherited from her Bulldog father). She does normally curl up in a ball when sleeping on the sofa, here at home or in the caravan, but when neither of us is sitting there she sometimes stretches out, taking up virtually the whole sofa. Or if one of us is sitting on the sofa, she might stretch out a bit and rest her head on our lap. At the moment whilst I'm typing this, she's got her head on the armrest and her back feet digging into my thigh.
We're off to the van again shortly, hopefully the last bit of work will be completed today. The forecast isn't very good for the rest of this week, so we probably won't be going back until next week. I've got 2 appointments this week anyway, chiropodist on Wednesday and my knee x-ray on Friday. We'll go and do some shopping during the week, getting supplies for the caravan kitchen cupboards and bathroom, for when we do start staying there again.