Warning: This post contains gruesome photos.
We are on a month’s holiday, the first leg of which involves taking our Caravan from Townsville to the Sunshine Coast, a distance of 1200 km.
ONE – The night before our departure I was frantically multi-tasking, preparing dinner and chop – there was nearly a little thumb tip in with the green beans. Do you know how hard is it to open a band-aid with bloody fingers – bloody hard.
But it all got done. Two lots of packing – one for two weeks relaxing on the coast – one for two weeks in Brisbane/Melbourne/New Zealand, and finally we were on the road.What we needed was a coffee to ease our frustration at the interminable roadworks. This little multi-tasker had a thermos of boiling water and coffee sticks to the ready.
TWO – Placing our two eco coffee cups between my legs (cringe) I emptied the coffee into the cups and poured the boiling water on my leg. It had to happen.
Luckily we had on board a bag of home made ice-blocks (I know!), so with B.H. screeching to a halt and me screeching in pain, some blocks found their way into a tea towel and onto my leg – pronto.
We pulled in to refuel at a place that is close to my heart because it reminds me of Chocolate – ILBILBIE. Why So – do I hear you ask? Aussies have adopted a cute furry creature called a Bilby (it is a real animal you can Look it up) as their Easter Bunny. Stores stock chocolate Bilbies along side Chocolate Bunnies. True. I know the link is tenuous at best, Town/Furry Creature/Chocolate, but it doesn’t take much.
THREE – It was then that we noticed the caravan door hanging on precariously with two of it’s three hinges not attached. I realize that noticing this was in fact a piece of good luck, but for purposes of this post I am claiming it as bad. Another piece of good luck was that Sam the Stray came along to supervise B.H.
Are you thinking that my run of bad luck is over?
Maybe not – you see there was a fourth thing. Our much loved two year old Bosch dishwasher leaked water all over the kitchen floor the night before we left. B.H. pronounced it beyond his capabilities and filed it in the warranty claim bin. House-sitting daughter cried about it on facebook and ran out to buy rubber gloves. She was last seen googling “how to wash dishes by hand?”
If bad luck comes in lots of three does this mean I should expect number 5 and 6 shortly, or is No. 4 gratuitous ?
Have you ever been as stupid as me and tipped boiling water over yourself in a car?