Joy be unconfined! The refurbishment of Catty Library - which has, like World War One, been promised to be 'over by Christmas' - is done and dusted as far as the outside world is concerned (we'll draw a veil over the leaky children's library and the fact that there's no telephone) and it's to re-open on Monday.
"The 'phone should be going in tomorrow, so it'll probably be Monday afternoon," says Milton.
"I'll have to update the web site over the weekend. What's the new 'phone number?"
"I don't know. I asked Julia but didn't really get a useful answer."
Despite his suggestion that I don't do it, I have a go at this myself. Julia's not available so I ask T.Aldous.
"What's Catty Library's new 'phone number? Nobody seems to know."
"Everybody knows it: it's pinned up on the staff noticeboard at Catty. Given them a ring and find out."