Victor and his flute exploits are legendary but this morning ... still several hours later has left me staggered.
Victor seems to think that a flute would play better if it was configured like a saxophone - he thinks he is on to something and so will buy flutes and systematically butcher them in his attempts. This morning he shows me his latest victim that is his acquisition. A second hand Muramatsu solid silver flute that he has spent a small fortune that he can not afford. He has spent serious money.
I was outraged that someone would take advantage of someone who quite obviously has mental health issues. So I checked the flute out on the internet thinking it was a bog standard school learners flute. Victor is right he has a highly valuable flute - he hasn't paid his rent and is facing eviction again - but no worries he has a professional standard flute that he can't play that eventually he will butcher trying to turn it into a saxophone!
Well that flute is in our safe - rescued for now. Victor wants us to look after it. I'm hoping that we might persuade him to sell it.
At least it hasn't started talking yet! (explanation here)