We all gathered around to watch the lunar eclipse last Wednesday: we had a spectacular view from our balcony, but we didn't get a single decent picture of it, because I had been procrastinating on buying a tripod. We took several pictures with a 300mm telephoto lens, but at that size and at night, all our photos are blurry.
So I ordered a tripod Thursday.
It arrived today, but a week too late. The next lunar eclipse is not for quite some time. But now we have that tripod, so I guess we're ahead.