Yikes - I load my film for development in the basement, which is a huge open space with two tiny windows looking out onto the countryside at one end. I load (only at night!) behind a huge chimney which acts as a light trap and have no problem with stray light. So... even though it was snowing like mad and was therefore reflecting far more light into the basement than usual, I decided to load three rolls of 120 and go for it. As long as I move fast I should be OK...
Well, you know The Rest of the Story. I spooled the first roll. While reaching for the tank to load it in - I knocked the dang tank assembly clear off the table and it went skidding off into the darkness!! I spent the next ten minutes crawling along on my hands and knees feeling around for the pieces. Found at last. Pray the roll of film did not spoil sitting on the bench. Onto the next roll. Aaargh - jammed on the plastic spool! Probably the first time in ten years that has happened. Another ten minutes fussing while the roll hung in the gee-I-hope-it's-dark-enough darkness.
Third roll went OK so I thought I had finally recovered enough to develop. Not so. I ended up dumping into the tank stock solution rather than working solution of Hypo Clearing Agent! Egads.
The negs are hanging now. I have lit candles and am chanting for their safety. No moral here - maybe just that 20 years of experience is no match for the misalignment of the planets. I feel better now that I have this off my chest! Thanks.