murphy’s law

October 30, 2006

Anything that can go wrong…

We decided to bring the car home last Sunday afternoon. I organised to use my dad’s car, we lined up a tandem trailer, had all the adapters and knew what we were doing. Or at least  thought we did.

I emptied the shed of every tie down strap and piece of rope I could find. Got to Julians without a hitch. We talked excitely about what we were likely to find on the Regatta. Julian promised me a 5 speed gearbox and some nicer brakes. Arrived to pick up the trailer. I’d picked up the wrong adapter for the lights (male/female instead of the other way round). I suggested that we hard-wire the trailer to the car to save another trip – but we didn’t. Back to Eltham.

On the way home we got stuck behind every learner and Sunday driver in the North East. Julian called the seller to say that we’d had some troubles and we were  still on our way while I grabbed the correct adapter from the shed and spun the tyres on the way out of the driveway.

We were stopped at 2 seperate train crossings by the same train as we ploughed towards the trailer. Arrived, hooked it up, the lights worked and we were on our way. I turned the blinker on to turn out onto Main Rd and then the trailer brakes locked up in time with the blinkers. No could do.

The upshot of the whole thing was that we knocked it on the head for the day. Julian negotiated the use of his mum’s car and he and his father Frank had an un-eventful but successful go at bringing it home.

The moral of the story is that WE ALWAYS WIN IN THE END!… Now i just hope that everything we need works


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