I had three shots at sleep on Sunday night. It was deliberate. I set my alarm for 02.00 and went to sleep around 10.00. I wanted to see the ‘Blood Moon’ eclipse. I duly awoke and went into the empty front bedroom to look out of the window to see a bright normal coloured full Moon that had a very small dark indent at the left hand side at the top. It was beginning to drift into the Earth’s shadow but it would be some time before the eclipse would be total. I reset my alarm to 03.00 and went back to bed. I woke up again and returned to the front room to see an almost completely total red Moon.
I went to work feeling refreshed despite the erratic sleep I’d had. The job was supposedly a simple one, to remove a faulty ceiling fan/light combination and fit a new model but it wasn’t that simple. When I removed the faulty unit is was very hot to the touch, in fact it was that hot it couldn’t be handled with bare hands. The next thing I found was that the old unit could have fallen from the ceiling at any time as it had been fixed to the old ceiling laths and not the ceiling joists I had to re-position the new unit to the nearest joist but then had to extend the wiring too. The wiring had been installed in steel conduit and it was in such an awkward place as to be almost impossible to reach from inside the loft. With all the problems I had with the fitting it took me three times longer than it would have normally. Before I had finished that job I got a call for another which fortunately was located on my route home. That job was very easy to do and took me a mere ten minutes. I got back home around one o’clock cooked a meal and later went out on the patio to do a little work there before finally taking a break for an hour or so in the warm sunshine. Later both E and I watered the gardens both front and back. I knew I was going to sleep soundly and had to for I was going out to work again early the next day.