The Most Unexpected Thing During the Eclipse

posted by Randy McCarten - 

I think yesterday was a pretty cool day.  I've heard people say or post on social media that it was disappointing.  I have to disagree.  First it was kind of cool to see people talking about something other than bad news.  My brother in law was in Kentucky and sent these pictures.  The first one is similar to what I saw in the special glasses yesterday.  There is a video of one families total eclipse below too.

Here's the most unexpected thing I saw yesterday.  Sarah is a friend of our family and she gave us two pairs of eclipse glasses.  My wife & kids kept a pair to look at at home and I brought a pair to work.  About 2 pm I sent a quick email to everyone here saying I had a pair if anyone wanted to take a look.  Almost everyone in the office was soon outside sharing this one pair of glasses and talking.

Soon people from the next building who we have never met came over to take a look too and we met a lot of new people.  There were probably 25 people outside sharing one pair of glasses.

I had to go to a dentist appointment about 3pm.  As I left there were people outside in small groups looking around in our other parking like.  On the drive home I saw people parked using their phones to try and see the eclipse some how with that.  People were even talking about it at the dentist office.

For those who were disappointed, a lot of people got to take a little time to get outside and away from work for a few minutes, maybe meet some new people and think about something bigger than us all while forgetting about other troubles for a little while.   To me that's a pretty good day.  I wasn't disappointed at all.  Oh ya looking at it was pretty cool too.


Here's kind of what the Total Eclipse looked like.  

PS  I want that house!

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