March 25th, 2006

Charlie

It's that time of the year again...

... when our faithful family chariot goes in for her annual governmental probing.

Yes, I'm at Platt's waiting for Charlie to get her MOT. For some reason, I don't think she'll pass first time. Don't ask me why, it's just a feeling I have.

We shall see.

Once I'm finished here, I'm getting ready to be with my family again. I know these absences are necessary, but it doesn't make them any easier, you know?
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    Rachael Lampa - No Greater Love
Charlie

MOT Failed...

*insert string of heavy and excessive expletives here*

She failed on two counts:
  1. Rear Fog Lamp
    Yeah, well I knew the bulb was gone, and I asked them to replace it.  However, when they did, it still didn't work.  Immediate failure, without investigative reasoning.

  2. Rear N/S Brakes
    Quoted as "little or no effort" - meaning that it basically doesn't work.  Immediate failure, without investigative reasoning.
The upshot of this is that I have a car without a new MOT, and as my previous MOT certificate has already expired, the only legal journeys I can make in my car are to and from an MOT test centre.

I cannot get the items in question fixed until Monday morning, as my service centre closes at 12:30 today.

Spot the problem?

I have a wife and child in Yorkshire that I cannot go and see.  I have a wife whom I wanted to spend Mothering Sunday with, and I have my Mum in Worcestershire who we were going to visit tomorrow.  I now cannot do this.

I looked into the possibility of getting a hire car, but our plans revolved around the fact that I was going to work in Nottingham on Tuesday and come back on Wednesday.  That's 5 days car hire.  In addition, I'd need to allocate time to put Charlie back in for fixing/MOT and it's financial year end next week... I'm also working next weekend, so that idea doesn't really work.

You have no idea how pissed off I am about this... not to mention how disappointed Caroline, Amy, my Mum and Caroline's Mum are feeling.

Gaah!

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