Cut a long story short. Turned Lee-Anne's room upside down and still NO SNAKE!
In the end I had to leave. Hopefully the cat won't find the snake and the snake won't find the budgies (they are up high and shut in their cage). I did think about barricading the cat in my bedroom, but for all I know I'd be shutting him in with the snake. I'd worry more about the snake's safety than the cat's.
I really don't want to have to knock on all my neighbours doors saying there's a 4foot long snake loose in the flats and it may pop out from under their bed. The FOR SALE boards will be going up faster than you can say "litigation for snake induced stress".
I have to go away today so there's not much I can do. Poor Lee-Anne is going to come back to a bomb-site of a room, didn't think there was much point putting her two or three hundred shoes back in the wardrobe, because she'll only pull them all out again looking for the snake.
Hopefully Houdini the snake will turn up before I get back on the 24th or 25th.
Oh and... guess who is sleeping on the floor (right down at slither level) at the moment due to doing work in his bedroom? Can anyone put me up on their sofa for a couple of years?