So, after posting about my woes on
and other places, some of my family and friends managed to find some time to help me out.
We managed to strip old wallpaper from two out of three rooms so far (I'm going to do the last bits on Friday), smoothed out two sides of a divider wall so we can apply new wallpaper to it starting Monday, worked on some electrics that was put in in a bad way (sticking out of one wall, making a corner in mid-air, then heading into another wall, without any kind of support, instead of following the walls from one end to the other), removed a layer of cement from the floor in the bedroom (which had been tiled before), and lined up some paintwork to do coming Saturday and Sunday. (Hopefully the wallpaint will take in one go, or we may need to do it again later next week.)
I'm physically exhausted and will need to take a day off tomorrow, but it's good to see progress happening.
Still aiming for carpeting on the 22nd, and moving either on the 24th or directly after Xmas. Hoping for the 24th so I can celebrate Xmas in my new place.