6.30 a.m. Two days before the solar eclipse and the weather has changed - wet, windy and grey.
So glad I have decided to stay home and watch from the comfort of my own bed, actually the best seat in the house to see it is from my loo. Hopefully the weather will be back to hot and dry by then. Update: 7.40 a.m and the sky is blue and the rain has stopped.
The last time an eclipse was seen from this area was the 8th Century and the next will be so way into the future that its not worth commenting on. Roads will be closed, hotels and motels have been booked up for this day for months and they reckon an influx of more than 60,000 people from all over the world are coming into the region to see it. From start to finish it will be two hours, totality for my immediate area will be 29 seconds.
But life goes on and I can't wait around, haven't got time to spend sitting looking at the sun (with special dorky looking glasses that cost me $5.00). Now just call me MRs Scrooge. The glasses were $4.99, the woman in front bought of me bought 4 prs, it should have come to $19.96 which should have been rounded down to 19.95. But the young girl rounded up each individual pr to $5 and the woman was charged $20. I was charged $9.00 for two prs and since i was paying by card it should have been $8.98. Considering they were one of only a handful of shops selling these viewing things (and they had run out twice and had to order more) they must be making a bit of extra money from not rounding down. Why have something at ?.99, why not put it up to the straight dollar, we don't have 1c or 2c coins anymore. They must get 300 or more customers a day, 7 days a week. I know its small change and won't amount to much for the individual customer but multiplied over the year I'd rather it be in my pocker than theirs.
I've had my whinge for the day, now back to more pressing things...Getting all the brooch backs sewn onto 25 crocheted flowers.