Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day After the Eclipse

No, I didn't have glasses to look at the eclipse. I did go outside to see what effect it might have. We had patchy clouds over the sun so all I saw was that the light looked a tiny bit dimmer but didn't disappear. Not very exciting! In fact, most of the time when there is some special thing happening in the sky, we have total cloud cover. Which is odd, because we do have a lot of clear sky here and it is a dark sky so you can see the stars. I wish I had a telescope, though, as my eyesight is not great. I can usually see the Big Dipper and Orion with the naked eye and at night, all the planes coming in to Newark Airport! Of course they are pretty high up at that point. Once we had an old TV set we got second hand (which had a great picture) - but it had one special quality. We could hear the cockpit transmission from the pilots approaching Newark! Not always but once in a while.

Electronics work better today than in the past (meaning 50's and 60's) but they don't have those quirky features that sometimes were so annoying at the time but are fun to remember now. Sometimes we laughed, sometimes we cried.

I hope to work on another book before the end of the year. I started it a while ago but the protagonist took a trip and it looked like she and I both got lost. Hopefully I will find my way out.

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