Friday 13th Caught Up With Us

@JudyEv (126347)
Bunbury, Australia
January 14, 2017 7:56pm CST
After commenting several times about not being superstitious about Friday 13th, I have to wonder if it didn't just come a day late for us. We've been having a few problems with our new car. To cut a long story short, it now has no brake lights so we can't drive it. We had to take the car trailer out to the church where a concert is being held tonight so, because we couldn't take the car, we decided to take the bus and stay the night. We don't like driving the bus in the dark. We needed to be at the church when it got dark to check out the lights we were going to put up. We were taking a generator too. So we used the car to move the car trailer to a better position for hooking up the bus. Taking the trailer off it rolled forward and bumped a tiny dent in the back fender. That's No. 1. Then the bus had a flat battery so we put it on charge for an hour. When Vin went to start it, he'd accidently knocked the switch and it hadn't been charging at all. After much to-ing and fro-ing we tried to start the bus with the car. No go. So we waited another hour and off we went. On arrival at the church we couldn't get the gas fridge to light up even after backing and forthing getting it as level as possible. Guess what? Both gas bottles were empty which meant there'd be no dinner as well. We started the generator and had it charging the bus battery just in case it decided not to start next morning. After several hours running cords hither and thither and hooking up lights here, there and everywhere not to mention attaching a seven-metre light-pole to a tree, we had finished. Usually the light-pole slides down into the ground a metre but here we had to use what was available. So we had drinks and nibblies sitting outside, Vin had a banana sandwich for his dinner but I was pretty much over concerts by then and just went to bed! All is well this morning. Kookaburras laughed us awake, the sun was shining, we did a few last minute things, locked up the church, the bus agreed to start and we were on our home by 7am. Roll on concert number 26!
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@Happy2BeMe (75118)
• Canada
15 Jan 17
Sounds like you had quite the day. Glad you got through it and have it all behind you now.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
We're set to go now. Hopefully the worst is over. :)
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@Happy2BeMe (75118)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
@JudyEv yes I hope so.
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@sharon6345 (131232)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I am thinking of getting a car and this makes me not want one.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
It's mostly been bad luck. The car itself was fine when we bought it apart from one window which stopped working but which Vin was able to fix. I think the auto electrician has done something when he installed the electric brakes. It will get sorted soon I'm sure.
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@sharon6345 (131232)
• United States
15 Jan 17
@JudyEv That is very good for the car will be in better shape.
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@TRBRocks420 (79599)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Jan 17
Sounds like a bad day, mine was pretty awful too, but today is thankfully much better.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
I think our day today will be better too. Hope yours stays good.
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@xFiacre (4589)
• Ireland
15 Jan 17
@judyev quite a fiasco by all accounts!! Did the toilets work? I didn't notice that Friday was the 13th.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
I only knew about the 13th because of myLot. The owner of the church is responsible for hiring two toilets. We're debating if they'll come equipped with t/paper but I have two rolls in case. We're just about get some extra fuel for the generator. It would be last straw if that ran out of fuel and stopped.
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• United States
15 Jan 17
The day wasn't all bad luck. You had moments that were good too. Sometimes the bad clouds over the good. You have to look a little harder for the good.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
That's quite true. Each bad bit was fixed to good again. As you say, sometimes you have to look a little harder. :)
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@moffittjc (43973)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Jan 17
I'm glad everything worked out for you in the end! I would have been worried if your problems continued the next morning when the kookaburras woke you up!
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@moffittjc (43973)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv Hahaha, I would have been saying the same thing, but I wouldn't have been joking! Maybe fire off a couple of warning shots or something, see if those kookaburras would get the message!
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@moffittjc (43973)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Jan 17
@JudyEv It's two owls! Mr. & Mrs. Owl. And interestingly, as soon as all these dangerous storms passed through tonight, the first thing I heard when it got all calm and quiet was Mr. & Mrs. Owl talking to each other! I think they were saying that it was safe to come out and that all the bad weather was gone!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Jan 17
@moffittjc They are harbingers of good news! You couldn't shoot them now. But maybe Mrs Owl was saying to Mr Owl 'too wet to woo'.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
15 Jan 17
Obviously it is not Friday 13th that is unlucky for you. Beware Saturday 14th.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
Exactly. I'll be watching for it next year and staying in bed!!
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
18 Jan 17
@JudyEv It will probably catch you unaware by waiting until Sunday 15th.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@Asylum Maybe I'll stay in bed a week either side of the 14th then. Just to be on the safe side.
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@LadyDuck (163839)
• Switzerland
15 Jan 17
Goodness Judy, you had quite a day, I noticed that Friday it was the 13th and I am not going to say that I am not superstitious about that day.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
It was nearly enough to make me believe in the superstition too. :)
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@LadyDuck (163839)
• Switzerland
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv I fully understand, because it's how I feel when something weird happens soon after I said "I am not superstitious".
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@LadyDuck I'll be crossing my fingers next time I think.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Jan 17
Even though you had no supper you were still able to get everything done. I hope you get the lights fixed on your car.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
Thanks. It is back in the garage at the moment and we're hoping to pick it up later.
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@velvet53 (16997)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Jan 17
@JudyEv I hope that you have it back now.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
@velvet53 Yes, we've picked it up and have driven it to Augusta and picked up the caravan as well.
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@shaggin (37032)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Aww sounds like a difficult night! I think I may have cried if I were in your shoes. Your saying your husband ate a banana sandwich reminded me of my dinner the other night that was a peanut butter sandwich with slices of banana in the middle. It was pretty good. It was the first time I have ever eaten that.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
He loves banana sandwiches. I can't imagine anything worse although I've never tried it.
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@BellaDoc (775)
• San Diego, California
15 Jan 17
@JudyEv You are missing out! I used to have banana sandwiches as a treat when I was a kid :)
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
@BellaDoc Oh no, not another one of these strange people!
@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Sounds like one hectic day. Glad you got everything sorted out.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
It's all done and dusted now and went off very well so we can forget about the bad bits now. :)
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@Shellyann36 (10863)
• United States
23 Jan 17
@JudyEv How many more do you have to take care of?
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jan 17
@Shellyann36 We have an outdoor concert here March 18 (I think). Husband and wife performers, their 3 kids and her parents to mind the kids.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
15 Jan 17
I'm pleased to say that nothing happened this 13th!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
It was nearly enough to make me believe - and I forgot to mention when we got the bus to the church a belt from the alternator had come off and was dragging on the ground. It has two belts so it didn't stop us.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv Fate was out to get ya'!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@Ronrybs She certainly was! Then - towing the car trailer home the brake on it was left on and nearly burnt out a bearing!
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Jan 17
that does sound like a series of unfortunate events!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
We were beginning to wonder if it was ever going to end. :)
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• Centralia, Missouri
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv I am taking it, it finally ended?
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt After we had to make a second trip home because we forgot the key to the church and nearly burning out a bearing on the car trailer through leaving the brake on, yes, I think it has finally ended.
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@Gillygirl (17340)
• Sutton, England
15 Jan 17
Gosh you really did have quite a saga. I hope things go more smoothly for concert 26. At least your laughing and I'm presuming you are home now.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
It was a great night and nearly worth all the traumas. We have another planned here early March.
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@Gillygirl (17340)
• Sutton, England
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv Glad to hear and hope the March concert will be problem free.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@Gillygirl The March one will be held on our grass so that should be better.
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
Bad day that turned out well.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
The musicians should arrive any minute - and it's about 34C.
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
16 Jan 17
@JudyEv so how was the concert?
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
@allen0187 The concert went really well. Our friends towed out the car trailer to help us pack up and we'd forgotten the key to the church! I think we're getting too old for all this.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
15 Jan 17
So Friday the 13th isn't so bad afterall! Glad it's over and done with!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
It was quite the saga. When we went back to clean up next day we forgot the key and had to make a second trip!
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv Oh, my!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@DianneN As I said to someone else, I think we're getting too old for all this stuff.
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• Preston, England
15 Jan 17
sounds like a real disaster to disaster day for you there - hope you face no more like that
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
It wasn't the best day we've had but the concert went well.
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• Preston, England
18 Jan 17
@JudyEv glad the show went well despite so many setbacks for you
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
@arthurchappell Yes the bad luck stopped for the show so that's all good.
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@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 17
Sorry to hear that. In fact if I didn't read your discussion, I didn't realize the Black Friday yet. If you didn't pay attention to it, perhaps it would be an ordinary day?
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
Many people it seems missed the fact that it was Friday 13th. I didn't think I paid attention to it but we did have a lot of things go wrong.
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@youless (92324)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv Then just believe it is a coincidence
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
@youless I think that is best.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jan 17
Geez, what a day. Sounds like the concert itself was good.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jan 17
The concert is still to come. Hopefully it will be much less stressful!
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jan 17
@JudyEv - Ah. I got confused. Hope it goes smoothly!
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 The concert itself was great. I'll write about it one day. Thanks for the good wishes.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jan 17
You really did have a series of bad things happening. I hope it all worked out and the concert was a success.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jan 17
The concert was a great success thanks.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv That's wonderful!
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