The Mrs had taken the kids to Liverpool for the afternoon and thus I was not, as I would normally be, pushed from working at the breakfast table to work in my study. Thus the cats also stayed in the kitchen. At about 3 PM I heard a loud bang from the study.
And this is the scene I encountered. That could have been awkward for myself and the cats and must be marked as a lucky escape. I doubt it is covered by insurance so it will be another bill to fund, or put another way retirement is postponed by another couple of weeks as this is added to a never ending list of things to repair here at the hovel.