things fucking up - and driving me mad.
mother has a k13? micra, one of them from Pune in India.
had it from new, its what, 7 years old now and the fucker keeps flattening its battery. the battery on the car is only a couple of months old, but this morning she went out to it, and put keyin. nothing.
and it had been fine earlier in the day. but no, now she's going out, it won't work.
now jump start it, its fine, for a bit.
except i aint got my car, kerry has it so i cannot get it going just now, and me dad he's off out in his car, so that won't work either.
googling suggests that the immobiliser on these goes tits up, but,remember i am not a mechanic, or electrician either for that matter. so it could be that, or it could be something else that is completely different.
so trying to explain this to a 70 year old, that the indian (nee renner, and no doubt cheap chinese) electric gubbins buried up under the dashboard is playing up and that i cannot do anything about it, well that has been hard going!
oddly the battery on the car is TINY! its half the size of the battery tray, and looks like a motorbike battery its that wee. it is though, i'm told the right one for the car?? and its not in a box, just a tray with a clamp. i thought all new cars had to have the battery in a box with a lid? well me mam's micra, and the old mans new-ish x-trail both don't have their batteries in a box.....
plus our 20 year old telly has been playing up, switching itself off, and the picture has also gone either VERY red or very GREEN briefly.
so the tube is going on it guess, and i'm going to have to have a new telly, irritatingly the bloody thing is fine at the moment.
just what i want to have to do, go into Middlesbrough when the chinese disease is still doing the rounds.
though to be honest,i dunno what i'm more pissed off about, a dying telly, having to spend some money to go and buy a new telly,or the inevitable fuck about that going to friggin' currys to buy this new telly will be. i even got kerry to bring the Rover back home this evening , an not the Mini 1000 as planned so we can go for this new telly. You won't get a telly in the back of a mini. especially as some of these new ones are bigger than the car is!
we could have,i supposed tied it to the roof of the mini, mr bean style?
oh and apparently kerry's equally elderly laptop-a-ma-bob is fucking up too.
i wonder what else can go wrong?
place bets now........