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Old 08-21-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I wasn't going to "look" at it, but I happened to be at our library and they had glasses for sale.

Came home and sat outside to check it out. Wow - something happened. It was astonishing. The most amazing thing I have seen is the Grand Canyon - the first view of it was it anyway. This is the second. Even the aurora borealis is barely third.

Then got a message from my cousins two houses down. I went over. They didn't have glasses and were trying to see it with a cereal box contraption.

As each one took a turn with the glasses, they too were amazed, astounded! Hard to describe.

I got out of work for lunch at 10:30 AM, just as the sky was getting a tad 'dusky' but it was so cloudy you couldn't see the sun at all. After it was all over the clouds opened up and there was the bright sun! This happens all the time when some sort of celestial event is supposed to happen. Sun, moon, meteor showers...we never get to see them due to clouds! We had a really good rain yesterday and the clouds decided to hang around through today. Right now they are mostly gone.

 
Old 08-21-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I saw it all on TV, not quite as exciting.

As for gifts, my grandson has NEVER acknowledged my presents at any time. I have to ask my son, his father, if he got them. That's the youth of today. Spoiled rotten !
 
Old 08-21-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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I wasn't going to "look" at it, but I happened to be at our library and they had glasses for sale.

Came home and sat outside to check it out. Wow - something happened. It was astonishing. The most amazing thing I have seen is the Grand Canyon - the first view of it was it anyway. This is the second. Even the aurora borealis is barely third.

Then got a message from my cousins two houses down. I went over. They didn't have glasses and were trying to see it with a cereal box contraption.

As each one took a turn with the glasses, they too were amazed, astounded! Hard to describe.

I didn't have any glasses so I used a colander to watch the eclipse. Unfortunately, I ended up straining my eyes.
 
Old 08-21-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I didn't have any glasses so I used a colander to watch the eclipse. Unfortunately, I ended up straining my eyes.


haha!


I was out doors and it was amazing. It was very difficult not to look up
 
Old 08-21-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We were in South Beach, OR. We had a light cloud layer, but the still the sun shone through. It was DH's first total solar eclipse. He deemed it totally worth the journey.

I had seen the one in 1979 near to the Columbia Gorge. I've never seen any photograph or video that rivals seeing the real thing. Even though this one wasn't as "showy" as the 1979 one was, it was still way more awe-inspiring (won't say 'awesome' because that's been trivialized by over-use) than any photo or video.
 
Old 08-21-2017, 09:42 PM
 
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The end is in sight! Three weeks of watching our son's pets will be done tomorrow evening! My life seems to have consisted of cat boxes, dog walks, picking up poos on the walks, feeding twice a day, giving meds, putting their parrot and cage out on the lanai every morning and bringing it back in in the evening, and keeping everybody company.

Their pool is sparkling blue, last year we fought with it and it was still slightly green when they returned. I'll stock their fridge with a few basics, today or tomorrow to get them through breakfast and some snacks.

I had hip and groin pain yesterday, I probably overdid something. It hurt a little as I repotted some plants and then went on a weeding and fertilizing jag in the afternoon.
Jean_Ji - You are welcome to stay at my house ANYTIME!
 
Old 08-21-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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I had seen the one in 1979 near to the Columbia Gorge. I've never seen any photograph or video that rivals seeing the real thing. Even though this one wasn't as "showy" as the 1979 one was, it was still way more awe-inspiring (won't say 'awesome' because that's been trivialized by over-use) than any photo or video.
NW AR this year; N TX in 1979. The effects were equivalent, the biggest difference was I working in 1979 and am retired in 2017; it was a lot more fun watching while retired!
 
Old 08-22-2017, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I didn't have any glasses so I used a colander to watch the eclipse. Unfortunately, I ended up straining my eyes.
You probably have 100 little burn marks on your face - you must look like an alien
 
Old 08-22-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I didn't have any glasses so I used a colander to watch the eclipse. Unfortunately, I ended up straining my eyes.
Reminds me of my unsuccessful efforts to be a song writer. People said my titles were too long. For example, "Don't fall through the screen door, mother, we don't want you to strain yourself".
 
Old 08-22-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Reminds me of my unsuccessful efforts to be a song writer. People said my titles were too long. For example, "Don't fall through the screen door, mother, we don't want you to strain yourself".



LOL...Thank you for my laugh of the day! That's funny...
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