I usually get off to sleep pretty quickly. Eyes shut and out like a light. But tonight I find myself tossing and turning. I made a mistake – I know that now. It’s not the fact that my wife and I bought an electric car, it’s that the battery is pretty much dead and I promised my family we’d go on a trip to a lovely lake tomorrow morning. My wife and kids are so excited. It’s all they’ve been talking about lately.
Admittedly, I’m not a complete idiot. I got Mr Niedeck to install a charging station in the carport for us. He’s my electrician. The only problem is that he only installed it yesterday evening and I have no idea whether or not it’s working. “Yeah,” Mr Niedeck said yesterday, totally chilled. “Should be working, I reckon. Just leave it plugged in overnight and then we’ll see if it works.” FYI, ‘should be working’ when you live in an area where they’re still attempting to build the cursed Berlin Brandenburg Airport isn’t exactly reassuring. “Oh, don’t give me that sceptical look,” added Mr Niedeck. “It works. I’ve installed loads of these stations before and it’s always worked.” He nods with full confidence. But I’m still not 100% convinced.