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Old Today, 08:56 PM   #7521
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For those of you who got proper eclipse glasses: there's an actual organization called Astronomers Without Borders, who is asking people to donate their glasses instead of trashing them--they'll send them to poor communities in Asia, where there will be a full eclipse next year.
Thanks for sharing. I'll do that.
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International Space Station. There is a great picture taken by NASA where you can clearly see it.

I got home and asked my 10 year
old what he thought. He said he "was disappointed because it didn't come close to meeting his overly high expectations."


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I spent a good part of the day watching the eclipse on TWC as advertised. They did a pretty good job overall, though some of the commentary was flat-out goofy.
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Sis picked me up a little after 10 am. Went to her house.

The rehab lady had ordered 200 glasses for the patients, but they got recalled! I said I'd sign a waiver absolving them of all responsibility, and she said she had to send them back for a refund. She was only able to get 50 approved ones, so I was outta luck.

So, at Sis's, I sat on the back porch and made those cereal box things.

About 30 minutes before totality, the moon could be seen beginning to enter the sun's area. Of course, we aren't going to sit around staring into a box, so we gave it some time. Okay, it's beginning to get dark - peek in the box.

Cicadas started making their obnoxious noise, so we got glued to the boxes. Darker, darker. Okay, I think this is total now. I turned to look, and sure enough, the moon was right in front of the sun. (Sis was yelling at me to not look. Oh, well, I did. I don't feel damaged at all)

So, after about one minute, it became brighter. Then voila, it was all over with.

It is so hard for me to believe how many thousands and thousands of moolah people spent to witness that.

I'm glad I was here, but never ever would I shell out that much money for such a fleeting thing.

It might have been different with crowds getting excited, but for my circumstance, I'm with Wartie. Well, there it was, there it went. Ho-hum.

Oh, I'm in my humble apartment now! No more enclosed rehab crap (although that facility was nice).

I can sorta walk. This apartment is small enough that I don't need the walker everywhere. The difference of before surgery and after rehab certainly does seem like that miracle.
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