I have gone into hiding a bit today. First the noisy painters came round. They haven't been here for two weeks, and today they came back and sanded and painted and made lots of noise. They packed up round 6pm, then our family arrived for a visit, so I stayed outside. Mum came out to see me, and I runned inside at 10:30 pm to eat some biscuits and have a drink, and then ran back outside. Mum thinks that once everyone is asleep I might come in and join her. We'll see.