Ever want to do something really bad and it seems like everything just works against you . Our weekend has been like that. We have spent the better part of all our free time for three weeks preparing for The Shiver on the River,the boat was broken ,we got her fixed. Bait was low so we caught bait. All the poles needed relined for the monsters south of Cinncy,circles rounded up from various baitshops,a few more pounds of lead melted for sinkers, then god has a laugh and the river rises to the point of cancellation. Depression sets in and we attempt to hold it at bay with a Saturday trip to Gallipolis. No fishing was never a option for this weekend, it has been too long since we have fought a fish. Hooked the boat up Friday night to grab some bait, put in at Paint Creek Lake to grab some fresh shad. Like to never got the boat off the trailor as the water was below the ramp and we backed into the lake which never had enough slope. Finally got her off and backed into the lake where she died and never ran for more than two minutes though we spent more than two hours in the twenty degree temps and wind ,adjusting and pulling and cleaning plugs , which I was sure was the problem.No luck so we packed her up and went home. Like I said ,not fishing is not a option,Saturday morning we went and got plugs and some sea foam. Started to leave NAPA and the truck would not start. Got a ride home grabbed Drews truck and went back to town to work on mine. Took three hours before we figured out the glow plug controller had lost its ground. Headed home and Drews truck suddenly ruptures a brake line and he loses all his brakes,continues home with his emergency brake. Got Drew's truck home went back to town to get parts for his truck. He worked on his truck and I work on the boat . Too late to fish so we plan to hit the lake the next morning then staight to the river. Go home set down ,phone rings and it is Drew, have to go get his wifes car becuse she blowed the rear wheel cylinders on her way home. Delay time of departure,to fix her car . Get it tore down go to get parts and spend all morning going from store to store hunting parts. So no fishing was a option, and gods laugh turned out to be a blessing in disquise. If we had went to the shiver and the boat and truck had broken four and a half hours from home life would have been really bad..