I was asked by Pushkin, who is in Britain at the moment, to go and check whether his builders are on schedule - today was the day when the insulation was to be finished.
Well, it was very nearly finished when I got there this morning, so, with a bit of luck, by the end of the day they would have done it!
The builders were singing as I drove in, the sun was shining, and the house looked pretty happy in its new coat.
But of course it'll be up to Pushkin himself to judge the quality of the work. He'll get here by next Friday so fingers crossed.