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At Least Comcast Isn't Blacking it Out. [Dec. 20th, 2010|02:08 pm]
The current storm is moving slowly. It appears unlikely that the sky will clear up in time for tonight's lunar eclipse. Totality will begin about twenty minutes before midnight locally, and the whole event will last about three and half hours. I suppose there might be breaks in the clouds during that period, and I might get a glimpse of the dim, red moon, but I'd have to keep going outside to check on the state of the overcast, and it's going to be cold and wet. I suppose I'll have to be satisfied with watching this animation of the event in lieu of the real thing.

For now I'm just watching the rain, and keeping an eye on the stain that has appeared on the ceiling of my room. A new leak. No sooner do I get the roof over the den fixed than a new leak opens up at the other end of the house. The composition shingles on the roof are more than twenty years old, and nearing the end of their life expectancy. All this rain is apt to saturate the leach lines of the septic system, too. They were built about fifty years ago, and are also nearing the end of their life expectancy. This house is about to become a money pit, and there's no money to toss into it. Next time there's an eclipse, I might be able to watch it through a big hole in the roof, while taking a leak in a bucket.

I need lunch. These are prospects I don't wat to contemplate on an empty stomach.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2010-12-21 12:46 am (UTC)
the animation is about all i'll see of it, too. nice one.

sorry about the money pit. my house has been something of the same thing, and it's a pain.

oh, a while ago i saw a bit of footage of two deer rescued from the ice by the same people who'll probably shoot at them in season. but it made me cry. i wish someone could've rescued your lame deer.
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[User Picture]From: zyzyly
2010-12-21 04:24 am (UTC)
I just looked outside and the moon, full and not yet eclipsed, is in a clear patch of sky, looking beautiful.
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