… “Heart” still comes to mind even when the Solar Eclipse is just days away. I’m truly a product of feely music lyrics.
Are you watching the solar eclipse on August 21st? It’s exciting that I’ll share the experience with my two youngest children, and perhaps we will put on a last minute Eclipse Party with friends! Who can resist when you can buy 10/packs of eclipse glasses in 5 different patterns?! Share the cost with others and it beats buying single pairs at the local discount store hands down!
Though the totality of the solar eclipse is a bit North of us, we will see approximately a 96% totality. Good enough! I’m not quite willing to brave what might become of the roads along the 100% totality areas. The cost of adequate food supplies to quiet the wild things in the van is scary, and who’s designated to install a port-a-potty every mile?
If you’re concerned about expenditures for a one-time event, here’s an idea. Do you have an aspiring welder in the family? Maybe a student taking welding classes in the near future? Welding goggles can be used for looking at the eclipse! Now there’s a good investment you can reuse or sell later.
Whatever you do on August 21st, take just a few minutes to think through safety to make a positive, memorable day!