...very afraid. Will I be hoovering plaster dust for the next year?
Any tips about stuff people wished they'd done? As it is I have had a bit of bovver persuading DH that everything that can't be removed needs to be dust sheeted and sealed. It will be a mess.
The blokes who are doing it have done other work for us and I know they, perhaps due to their Y chromosomes, don't think about what small precautions would save me hours from of work, such as shutting the doors to the rooms they're not working in rather than spread sawdust everywhere!
It will be insanely messy, and you should definitely cover everything you can. Especially the tops of window frames and picture rails where globs can fall down and harden for evermore. The dust is vile so shut up everything you can to stop it spreading.