If all goes well, the new carpet for the living room will be arriving and being laid, but of course, that is dependent on the furniture being out of the way. Most of it is easy enough, except...and regular readers will be able to pre-empt me here...except for NASA, with its ton of cables nestling underneath like a mini mount Snowden.
"Would you like to start clearing the shelf?" I enquired, very reasonably, I thought.
"Not likely! You must be joking! What??? No way, Jose!!!" was the gist of the reply.
"The problem is," I continued, still being reasonable, logical even, "the carpet can't be laid unless that corner of the room is cleared."
"I can do it tomorrow," he said plaintively.
Watch this space...