I've been trying to live a normal life. I cooked lunch in my holey kitchen while Gerry did things with bricks just feet away on the other side of one of the holes. Douglas asked me if I followed football and I said I did- though I don't really- because I want these men to like me and be gentle with my house. He then asked me what team I supported and I said Manchester United because that's Ruth's team. He made some comment in broad Scouse at which I smiled and nodded. He supports Liverpool and Gerry supports Chelsea.
They've left the kitchen with boards over its two holes - and say they'll be back tomorrow to make a third.