I like millions of other Americans, including our big league President, went outside to take a look at the solar eclipse. Unlike our president, I opted to use glasses that are designed to protect your eyes, because well, that is the smart thing to do.
I have to say, at least from my Florida vantage point which only had something like a 70% eclipse, it was a bit underwhelming. I thought that having only 25-30% of the sun exposed would result in a significant drop in daylight but it didn’t. The biggest thing I noticed was the sun did not feel as intense as it normally does on an August afternoon.
It was cool to clearly see the outline of the moon as it crept across the face of the sun climaxing in a crescent of light. I saw video of locations where the eclipse was totally full and that did seem pretty amazing where day turned into night, at least for a couple minutes. Too bad I will likely be dead before the next one comes around which should have a more southern track.
Cindy was busting her ass most of the day yesterday in the guest bathroom, painting it a deep blue color which is quite the change. When I got home I helped her do some of the cutting of the wainscot and chair rail. I lugged out my table and mitre saw to try to get cuts as clean as possible. Certain spots I had to use my jig saw and a steady hand.
When making the cuts we again ran into some issues with walls that were not straight, requiring us to try to cut at slight angles to accommodate them. The end result was not perfect but I think a generous application of caulk to the finished product will cover up the small imperfections. I’m looking forward to this latest project being done-done.