On Saturday afternoon I was messaged on Facebook that I was needed rather urgently at the observatory.
The guys had been sliding a new I beam into the floor void to reduce the bounce on the floor of the old section of the building and they had come across a problem. The fire alarm supply wire was in a really bad place and was going to cause major delays.
I went up there straight away, cut the wire, and removed the power from the panel.
Whilst I was there I snapped this photo under the floor of the new beam, now in position and ready to have the joists lowered back onto it.
Today is what is known as a “rainy day”. After 50 odd days with hardly any rainfall, coupled with temperatures in the high 20’s most days it feels amazing to get a change in the weather.
Especially now as Lancashire is under a hosepipe ban, this is such a relief.
At last this heatwave has broken. It developed into an intense burning heat yesterday afternoon which in turn became heavy thunderstorms.
From a rather horrible 30°C on Thursday we ended Friday with a very pleasant 18°C.
Today I actually felt like wearing leather, and sure enough I did.
I did try latex, which felt great after so long not wearing it, but it was still a little too warm to remain in it.
If you’re a latex wearer, what do you mix in with it?
A bit of Sonata Arctica. Giving the new album a spin.
After much complaining from my poor wife, I’ve finally decided to sort myself a new van.
I have chosen… a Ford Transit Custom 2018 model. Not in orange though, it’s in “Blazer Blue”.
2 litre diesel engine. Should be pretty amazing to drive, especially compared to my rather knackered old Fiat lady.
That has to be a joke? Surely?
Purple shirt. Putty coloured jeans.
Yes. Light jeans. Again…