Today it’s my partner’s father’s 70th birthday. We’re heading to my partner’s family home for the celebrations (which will mostly take place in a nearby hotel).
We woke up this morning to discover that there was no water coming out of the taps in the flat. I always insist on keeping a couple of litres of water in the fridge so we managed to freshen up a bit but… yuck. A quick phonecall was made to partner’s mother and she agreed that we could get a proper shower when we arrived.
Naturally both the landlord and the building factor are unavailable on Saturdays. Chatting to a neighbour taught us that the water was off in the whole building and that no one knew why. However, this same neighbour was convinced it would be back on tonight because this has happened before.
So we went out to catch our train. It’s seriously stormy out there today. All that water that won’t come out of our taps is falling out of the sky. It’s windy too. Windy enough that we avoid the main roads for fear of being blown into traffic.
Windswept and soaking wet we make it to the train station. All the trains are delayed or cancelled due to the bad weather. So we get on the wrong train but one that is, at least, travelling in approximately the right direction… ish. It’s heading South-East rather than North-East but, y’know, at least it’s going East. More phonecalls and partner’s father agrees to pick us up from the nearest station we can get to.
So, what will happen next? Will we make it? Will we arrive only to find that the hotel chosen for birthday celebrations has mysteriously vanished in the night? Will we be able to make it back to Glasgow? Will we be blown into the Clyde when we do? Or, has all our bad luck been used up for today? Tune in next time to find out! Edit: made it there. Successfully celebrated the birthday. Made it back to Glasgow. Currently in The Bon Accord enjoying live blues/rock stuff and considering how to get home but not worrying about it.
Originally posted here: http://unazukin210.tumblr.com/post/134586623970/unlucky-day