At last it is possible to get to the upstairs' rooms without climbing a ladder. This is real progress. Not that the stairs are finished, there are still handrails, panelling, a door to the Harry Potter suite, moulding, skirting boards and non-slip strips. All of which will require a few more days' effort, but the lion's share is done and they work.
During coffee breaks I measured up for the kitchen bench. The plan is to build the kitchen in Canberra using some of the second hand timber I've picked up over the last couple of years and move it down when completed. I'll put the drawing up when it's done.