So sometimes it's a good idea to go away for three weeks and leave your husband at home with a list of jobs.
Because sometimes he will surprise you by doing all of the 'suggested' jobs!
Here is a (very much) Before photo of The Ugly House.
This is the estate agent's photo that really sold the house to us - it's gorgeous isn't it?
Now, this is the house that we came home to last week... ready?
It's still not the prettiest house but I am so happy!
Now I can pull in the driveway without checking that no-one's looking.
Our over the road neighbours have been over several times to congratulate Mark on adding thousands to the value of their house...
Now I've got a lot of planting to do to fill up those flowerbeds.