Houston: We Have A Problem[/s]
Houston this is Apollo Ruby preparing for lunar orbit
The skies are reporting imminent 'Internet Failure'
I repeat imminent 'Internet Failure'
That would be ... a big 'I' ... for internet
and ... a big 'F' ... for failure
It would seem the universe and the fickle festering hand of fate
have paired up to enjoy a cosmic chuckle at my expense.. .
Dark Side Of The Moon
Yes folks, as some of you know, my internet connection hasn't handled the relocation as well as expected and is performing lethargically, if at all.. hence the absence of Le Tour posts [not to mention I still have no green on my tv but more about that later]. Yes I've been marooned in space ... cut off from earth... languishing on the dark side of the moon.. In fact I have been so cut off, I almost forgot about Monday's Full Moon. That is until I was the checking the night sky hoping and praying the storm clouds were receding and we would have a dry night..
You see.. it was a stormy Sunday here in Sydney..
As the rain set in.. I looked up to the heavens and noticed the sky ... darkening quickly... bulging storm clouds rapidly expanding ... threatening to explode.. And when they could no longer contain their angry burden.. the heavens split and Sydney was awash with thrashing rain that seemed to have no end ...
Safe inside my new abode.. I snuggled up on the couch for a quiet night .. when I happened to glance up and noticed a dark patch.. rapidly spreading it's evil tendrils across my ceiling.. Accompanied by an annoying tap tap tap ... I quickly deduced I had a leaky roof... What to do but wait for morning... call the real estate and wait for the cavalry to arrive...
It was a restless night as I listened to the rain fall harder by the minute... not willing to give up it's relentless attack upon my wounded roof tiles.. At some point I finally fell into a heavy sleep only to awake to find a waterfall gracing my living room wall... [well not quite.. but I feared the trickle may soon become a gusher if the rain set in again]
Now water features can be lovely when installed properly.. but when provided by nature, indoor water features just don't elicit the calm produced by their man made counterparts. The murky brown water stains and peeling paint detract from the appeal.. By the time I made my call to the real estate.. the trickle had spread and was working it's evil way towards the bedroom... leaving a trail of water stains in it's wake...
Well you would think that this sort of problem would illicit an instant response.. you know ... the cavalry??? but nope... as the day grew old.. and nightfall came.. there I was still no call from the roof repairer, so I was hoping and praying there would be no more heavy rains that evening... And that is how I came to be out searching the sky on Monday night.. when I looked up.. the clouds parted.. and there she was .. the full moon!!.. HUH!! mocking me... shining brightly... even the man in the moon had a smirk on his face.....
Of course I ran back inside and immediately checked the lunar calendar! Full Moon... Monday 26 July!! oops.. nearly missed her.. out in the back yard clicking away.. nothing would stop me.. not the impending storm threatening to bring down the ceiling... nor the frenzied bats disturbed from their own waterlogged home ... As I clicked away.. I swear the clouds were forming letters... but what were they telling me??? A message from the universe???
Luckily it didn't rain as heavy that night. and the roof repairer turned up the next day... 'MAC in the box' could be retrieved from his hiding place under the dining room table... however, Mr Internet went on strike.. and refused to let me publish a moon post on time.. So .. here I am a few days late... still trying.. but ... never let it be said i didn't get a moon post up! Eventually!!
I never did end up watching much of Le Tour.. with the move and all it entailed.. I recorded the last 2 stages and will watch those when I have purchased a new set, resplendent with the full colour spectrum!!! Purchase was postponed of course until I was sure the ceiling had no intention of snuggling up to the floor!!
Fast forward to today.. about to resume the shopping expedition ... further postponed for another disaster.. The remote controlled garage next door decided to open all by itself and proceeded to burn it's motor out... so... today... the repairman turned up... fell off the ladder and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.... Poor guy.. 30min wait for the ambulance to turn up.. all the while standing as still as possible.. wincing in pain from any small movement... Hopefully he will be OK...
So.. this is how I met all the neighbours.. leaky roofs, naughty garage doors and repairmen in pain!!..
Might try to go tv shopping again tomorrow!! Or maybe not!!
Perhaps Internet Shopping Instead! If the Gods allow!
And what is the full moon name for July?
'Thunder Moon' ... what a surprise!!!
Okey Dokey... got to run.. got a wet butt from sitting on a rain soaked cushion!!!
OH.. and took 6 hours to publish this post!!!
In space no one can hear you scream
And a big big thanks for all the lovely comments and emails in my absence
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