Days we should have stayed in bed that is: I've had many. One classic was soon after my ticker decided to stop ticking for a while. It took some doing but finally got permission from SWMBO to take the boat out. Got everything organised; backed down the ramp, bumped the boat off as had done hundreds of times, and it proceeded to slowly drift from shore. Never done before, I had tied the running end of the mooring line to the boat; not the trailer. Now the old girl, on dead calm water was ten metres away, while I stood helplessly on shore. Deciding that if I was quick, I could still reach it before the depth beat me. I ran into the water-- Beside the ramp is a metre wide hole in the sand. It's been there for years. On this wonderful blonde morning I forgot; stepped in it, and went base over apex beside the ramp, doing a close up visual check of the said hole in the sand. There was a huge bang!!! My automatic inflatable vest went off and I returned to the surface even faster than I went under, something not considered possible. Then wading more slowly I grabbed the trailing line to the boat. I was somewhat wet. Thankfully the water was warm. What to do now? Didn't want to get into the Jeep in that condition so decided to ring Boss to bring me some dry gear. OH S**T!!! I had her good mobile phone in my pocket. I dialled home, only a couple of minutes away, but could not be understood as she said it was like hearing me talk underwater with a mouth full of marbles. She had no idea how close to true that was. Next try was the caravan park office phone but I never made it. Boss's car, seeming in almost as much panic as she was, came roaring in the gateway as I sloshed my way across the park. There was a small tarp in her car boot. It was spread over the seat and she drove me home to change. But it all turned out OK; I got some fish on the second attempt, and after being told to remove the sim card and battery, to swish everything in warm soapy water, leave it to self dry over a few days; the phone totally recovered. But I got the rounds of the kitchen for a while, in between my bursts of laughter at my own self induced discomfort, which she never understood. But we all have days like that. Let's hear of some of yours. Noel.