Having placed my figures and terrain carefully in the car and the messenger bag I use for other wargaming supplies on the passenger seat I set off. After half a block, the car's idiot light came on to tell the passenger to buckle up. I figured my bag was heavier than normal and lifted off the seat to move it to the back seat. It was then they I found that the bottle of red wine had lost its bottom and spilled its contents into my bag until it overflowed onto the car seat.
Full damage report as follows.
- One IPad cover in the bin - fortunately my IPad appears unaffected
- One bound copy of Sharp Practice 2 in the bin. I could have salvaged it potentially but wine had hit every page and the front cover was do badly soaked that if curled into a tube. Luckily I have an ebook form do can get a new copy printed.
- One deck if SP2 cards in the bin - I tried to save these but they were wet enough that the laminations were separating. Not a huge loss, as we tend to use wooden chits instead of cards.
- One upcoming trip to the auto shop to get the seats thoroughly cleaned so the car stops smelling like stale wine.
So, don't do what I did.
- Don't put your wine bottle sideways in the same with stuff you value. Do keep the wine upright in a separate plastic bag
- Don't put your wine on the front seat. Do find a secure place in the trunk.
- Don't put the bag containing your wine down in your concrete driveway while loading other things. Do put if safely and gently in the car first.