The mother-in-law came and left and I am still here and not losing my mind.
On Friday, I kinda overdosed myself cos I still don't yet know my limits and took too much but it only took about 2 and a half hours away from the whole experience. Yesterday, hubby grilled lunch and I cooked dinner (my famous stew) and we all had a restful weekend, I think. And I think I did myself proud. The house is not in the place I wanted it to be but it's passable.
And it looks like downstairs is sufficiently isolated from the rest of the house that anything going on up here does not bother anyone who is down there. I am not sure how we are going to manage if we DO rent out down there tho cos we do still use those rooms.
Ah well ... cross that bridge when we get there. For now, it seems to be decent guest quarters.
And now we get to thaw out and do our own shit for a few hours ... tomorrow I'll pick up where I left off on Friday.