Yesterday morning we had a trip into Douglas to visit our Advocate in order to sign the purchase contract and hand over a cheque for the deposit payment.
We were advised that we have to take out the Buildings Insurance cover before contracts can be exchanged so I was going to contact the broker yesterday afternoon to get a quote. P said that he would deal with so I left it for him to sort out.
This morning I met my walking buddy, who is slowly recovering from the cold bug, and we went for a short, leisurely walk to the park for a coffee and chat. When I arrived back home at lunchtime P was a little sheepish. He had received another one of those scam 'phone calls from "Windows" in India. Immediately after hanging up on that one the 'phone rang again. This time he said it was a young woman with an Eastern European accent saying that she was calling from our bank. He apparently said "No, you're not" and hung up again. Shortly afterwards he realised that it may have been a genuine call regarding the rather large cheque we had handed over yesterday but he was unable to find the number to return the call. He then walked into town to visit the local bank branch and they confirmed that it had indeed been a genuine call from Head Office and that as he had been unable to verify that the payment was genuine the cheque had been stopped. Great.
Straight after lunch we both went back to the bank branch and arranged a telegraphic transfer to the Advocates' account which, thankfully, went through OK.
When I asked P if he had sorted out the insurance cover he said that he was still waiting for the vendor to get back to him about it. (Why was he asking the vendor???). I emailed the insurance broker and requested a quote but by this time it was too late to arrange it so that will have to be done tomorrow so that contracts can be exchanged.
P gets cross with me because I always want to take control of any admin issues and says that I don't trust him to do it himself. I wonder why.