Sunday, 6 April 2008
Do you ever have those days when...........
Do you ever have those days when things just don't go to plan ? Those days when even though you try to get things organised,prepare in advance and attempt to cover every base things still just don't work out !.I had a day like that every day this week and boy was it annoying :-(.
First on the list was the news that the car was (due to circumstances beyond AW's control)still not ready, and would not be until around the end of next week,this of course then meant i had to reshuffle the logo applications by Lee and also caused me concern over getting time to attach the tow bar.
The next problem was that after receiving the All singing all dancing Satnav from Kaz and Pete (Thanks !)and then spending nearly 2 hours updating the software, installing the mandatory "silly voices" (Yoda,Clint Eastwood and Austin Powers amongst them !)the bl**dy thing stopped working !.I could not switch it off or reset it and as it is a sealed unit it was not possible to remove the batteries....so i was left looking at a glowing,blank screen for around half an hour before i packed it away back into it's box with the intention of letting Kaz send it back !.Interestingly at this point we had a very rare piece of good luck because the following morning having decided to have one last check that I had put all the bits back in the box i was amazed to find that the unit had had second thoughts about giving me grief, and was now working as advertised......i later decided that I had probably caused the problem by forgetting to plug in the power supply whilst the unit was connected to the USB port, thus it had run out of juice just as i disconnected it and gone into "not playing" mode shortly afterwards.....must remember not to let it run down in the middle of Europe...could cause us a few headaches if it did !.
Today (Sunday) Andy Walsh of AW Repair Centre called to discuss the delay with the car, and it was during the course of the conversation that i decided to tell him that the first outing that was due to Happen on the 19th April at GTI Spring festival (Santa Pod) was actually on the 13th(Ok...so it was my fault again !)...i got my dates wrong...oops :-0.After Andy had picked himself up off of the floor and composed himself (is it possible to put a Scirocco there ?) he promised to put the wheels in motion to ensure that the car would be ready by next Friday (the 11th) so that we would be able to get her down to the Pod and get the publicity machine into gear....fingers (and everything else !)are now crossed.
On the plus side this weekend I decided to see if we could sell any merchandise on Ebay to raise not only money but also to get the word out about what our challenge is all about.Result ? We sold 10 window stickers in 22 hours with a request for more from several people.These are the '53' stickers that denote the type number issued by VW to the Scirocco model during development...and also by coincidence it happens to be the number worn by the most famous VW of all,Herbie !
T-Shirts are now being offered with the S2M Logo on them, so we will just have to see how these go over the next few weeks.
If you can offer us any support in our challenge then please feel free to contact us either by phone 07974 955611 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org :-)