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09 October 2014 @ 08:45 pm
Wouldn't you know it!  
Last night there was another lunar eclipse, the second for the year, and I was so looking forward to seeing it. Rushed through my evening chores then set myself up to watch - but at about the one-third mark the clouds came across so heavily that you couldn't even tell where the moon was supposed to be. Bugger! It's easy to see why in ancient times an eclipse was seen as a portent - when the wind comes up suddenly and all the neighbourhood dogs start to howl, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

I need new tyres on my car. This can be a Good Thing, as I also need air in the front tyres, and I HATE putting air in my tyres - always worried that the gauge might be faulty and I might overdo it until they burst - (okay there are weirder phobias, don't judge me!) so new tyres nicely circumvents that problem. Hopefully the new ones will be right for another five years, or at least until I sell it.

I haven't had to install the new battery yet that I bought for my mobile. Ever since the new battery arrived, the old one has been playing nicely and holding a charge again. Typical.
 
 
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on October 9th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)

To see the eclipse I'd have had to stay up until 4:00am so that wasn't happening. :D

I have indeed heard of much, much weirder phobias.
miwahnimiwahni on October 11th, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC)
Have to admit we've been lucky time zone-wise for the last two eclipses, as they've both been around 7.30pm.
ali15son: pic#123529641ali15son on October 9th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
please don't mention cars ...my clutch decided to pack up whilst in the middle of our town centre a couple of weeks ago.so having to call out the recovery vehicle (which i pay for throughout the year ) i then get asked which garage i would like to be towed to , the one nearest my house please, so whilst traveling there the kind man who was a scouser by the way ...very nice people scousers , starts telling me all about liverpool, well i said , do you know birkenhead at all , why he said , because thats were lewis collins comes from and so then we proceed to talk about the professionals whilst travelling to the garage ....just thought i'd tell you my little adventure *g*.

Edited at 2014-10-09 06:04 pm (UTC)
miwahnimiwahni on October 11th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
Bugger about the clutch, but at least you could salvage something from the incident by talking LC with the recovery vehicle driver.
a honeyed wine at night: slow loris meadmoonlightmead on October 10th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
Argh, a series of near misses there! Yeah, it was overcast just in time for us to miss the moon here, too - was it the eclipse, I wonder, or a spectacular red one? I can't remember. Perhaps both! I am convinced it's an astronomy thing: big events cause clouds :)

I like your thinking on the tyres. And it seems perfectly logical to me, because they always have these warnings about not overinflating, yes!

I have batteries which still work (I assume) for phones which have long since given up the ghost. Grr!
miwahnimiwahni on October 11th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
It was billed as an eclipse causing a blood moon - from my place it just looked like a shadow passing across the face of the moon. Probably it would have looked red once the eclipse was full but by then the cloud cover was across so thickly that it was anyone's guess what was going on.