Well, maybe not trouble, but how about double jeopardy, or even double cheeseburger? Definitely double something anyway - you see as well as tackling mum's house, we're also doing a lot of work to ours. We're not sure whether it will be sold or rented at this point, but we definitely won't be living in it, and there are quite a few jobs that need doing.
It does unfortunately mean even more chaos - so far this year, we've had the loft boarded out for storage, with a new hatch and velux window, a completely new bathroom, including having the ceiling lowered, and every inch of it tiled, and just this week we had the stairs and landing skimmed. This means coming back from mum's house, either filthy from the garden, or covered with bits of sticky wallpaper, and having to start clearing up plaster dust instead of having a nice long soak in the bath!
It also means getting even more quotes and organising more workmen - next step a decorator for our house, while still looking for a builder to work on mum's.
I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end, but there have definitely been days this last week where I haven't believed me!