Saturday 16

Saturday 16- I did my stretches and ran a mile.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 37 and 63 degrees, slight breeze, humidity around 39 percent, mostly cloudy in the morning clearing to sunny skies around 1pm.
According to the National Weather Service: “Sunday: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph. Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.”
When I got back from my run I noticed that Ginger left some biscuits on the outside table for me; she felt responsible for the car accident yesterday, but of course it wasn’t her fault and I told her that these things just happen. I ate my breakfast and headed on down to her place to take some more pictures of the “crime scene”. She was home and was working on putting together a folding bed and I spent the next hour or so helping her and her daughter Lola constructing that. I fed her horse Princess a carrot; Lola fed her a lollypop, took my pictures and headed home.
I called my insurance company to make sure that I said westbound on Winters Rd and not eastbound. I told the lady that I was very rattled when I called yesterday and may have made that mistake; she said I did. She also went on to say that she has been working at this job filing accident forms out for years and that when she had a minor accident herself she was so rattled that she forgot everything too, and if it wasn’t for the police officer that hit her she would have been lost! I told her that made me feel better.
I called Family and Friends throughout the day.
I went over to Stoney’s to grind a telescope mount to fit my new Meade 4.5” reflector that FedEx delivered Friday (I forgot to write about that yesterday). We had lunch and sat around yapping for a spell.
I got the mount back home and put my new telescope on it and it fit perfectly! The scope isn’t the most powerful one I got but I needed one that I can transport easily, plus it’s better than the 90mm refractor I have. I still have a lot of work to do on that 12” Dobsonian that I bought a few years ago; the manufacturer did a shoddy job, there were parts missing, the mount is horrible, and the spider that holds the secondary mirror is so thin that it warps easily. I hope to rework the whole dang thing and make it a useful instrument.
I had a nice fire going in the woodstove and practiced my guitar, and then read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today” about Interferometry, and “The Cell: a Molecular Approach” about Coenzymes.
I spent an hour reworking and updating the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter.
I did my stretches; practiced my guitar; wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.


About madgravity

I am just a guy out in the desert amazed at the things out here where I live, the folks I call my friends, and this that we call the Internet. I am excited to share them with you!
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