Which means the builders have finished. No more getting wet to go round to the main house.
Of course, the other side of the hole is still somewhat less finished. The new kitchen is still a work in progress, and meals still have a slight added textural crunch.
The hole revealed yet more interesting house building techniques.
Damp Courses, and foundations didn't feature highly 200 years ago. The kitchen floor rests on the earth, and appears to have been laid directly on top of the bracken that would have been used as animal bedding. A modern building inspector would be very unimpressed, but it works surprisingly well.
Now that I have my house and workspace back things are heading towards normality, I just need to finish off cleaning up the dust... the decorating will have to wait, 1 month and counting until my next show.