Not football related I hasten to add before you all switch off.
With the house move grinding to a halt due to our current lockdown and a recent - all too brief - spell of Spring weather, P decided to spend some time painting the outside of the house. After such a horrible winter it was looking very grubby so a coat of white paint would spruce it up a bit.
It has been a couple of years or more since he last painted the house and, although most of it is all on one level, there are a couple of high gable ends that require ladder access. It seems that the effort of bracing one knee against the ladder whilst reaching up to paint the highest sections has caused some injury to P's knee and he is now having trouble walking around without pain. Needless to say, the rest of the painting is now on hold so we have half of the job done. (He refuses to pay someone to do the job as he says he is perfectly capable of doing it himself!). Still there is no hurry as the lockdown is likely to last for several more weeks yet.
More "good" news from our agent. The prospective buyer had a property valuation survey done by a friend of his who happens to be a surveyor and who carried out a quick one hour tour of the house. The buyer said that several defects were highlighted which would mean that the purchase price would need to be reduced by £40,000 to cover the costs of the remedial work. When the agent asked for a copy of the report so that we could see what works would be required, he refused and has now withdrawn from the purchase.
So, back to square one.