The walls are covered with ivy and it looks as if nobody has been in for 100 years, of course it looks pretty but it is not so good for the stone work which is spalling in places and needs repair in others.
Update: The electricians are STILL changing the knob and tube – what a mess! all the baseboards have to be taken off and the dust with removal of old plaster and lathe… tomorrow looks to be the worst day as they are doing the bedroom we are camped in. The plumbers fixed all the leaky taps, and pipes and are coming back again tomorrow. I have finally cleared up all the rubbish in the attic as it was garbage day today. Finally cleared out the garage and pruned some very thorny bushes that were in the way.