Yesterday the Surveyor employed by our buyer arrived to carry out the Survey. He seemed a nice chap, who arrived promptly at 9 a.m. - I had "12ish" written down on the calendar from his e-mail . . . I was still in the middle of breakfast and Tam was still in bed! Action stations! He asked lots of questions and got me to show him round the house before he did his survey, so now we have to wait and see. He did say that we had done a good job on the house . . . and he did understand old houses and how lime worked . . .
I am glad that is done and dusted and hopefully there will be no further potential "blockages" to our move. I am allowing myself tentative imaginings of us in our new home, but I don't want to tempt fate and won't believe it's really happening until we get the key to our new front door.
Anyway, by the time he had gone, Tam and I had missed the PO but I had bought postage on line for my little parcel to a friend and was able to pop it in the box. So we went on into town, despite the Lockdown, as we had to get Keith's prescription, and then braved Lidl, which was fairly quiet, as were the roads.
Driving home, our lane was very busy with walkers and a family out enjoying the sunshine. From the forecast, it looks "very unsettled" for the rest of the week. We didn't have any chance for a walk as whilst it was dry, we needed to move some more bits of "useful wood" along to our neighbour's. Keith's main workshop is going to be a real challenge to clear!
I shall go downstairs and read for a bit now. I have finished the Eleanor trilogy and now I am reading a crime novel set in the Purbeck Hills of Dorset, which I know well. It is Blood Water by Ted Baker. I will go back to bed later (have the electric blanket on) but not sure if I will get back to sleep . . .
Update - I didn't drop off again - I was chilled and glad to get up at 7.30. I have even had soup for breakfast to warm me up! Grey and drizzly out there, so another day of going through bookcases and cupboards is likely here.