Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:19
GWRS - We keep our living room at 18C - bedrooms cooler - and use socks, fleeces, rugs and dogs as necessary if we need extra heat on the hitherto few occasions we're in to sit on a sofa and watch TV. Won't be out at dancing 5 nights a week when we move - just the one class planned - and we will have a wood burner so we may review that policy.
Good advice about the bank manager.
Clari - you need some house rules eg - no car or part thereof in the house, ever. That's what the man shed is for. Two hours of time in the man shed get you two hours in the house and then the garden till you have a decent living space. Living with never ending renovations is very wearing on your mental and physical health and probably your relationship.
As for the boss and working conditions - there are legal rules for that. See here for dimensions and space rules - http://www.healthyworkinglives.com/advice/Legislation-and-policy/employee-issues/welfare-workplace#legal Point boss gently in the right direction then gang up if needs be.
More coffee has been drunk. Not really kicking in yet..