2017 32nd Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~August 19, 2017
The Total Eclipse is on everyone’s mind. On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the United States from west to east through parts of the following states: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Ontario, Oregon, will be in the path of the total eclipse making our city an ideal viewing location. We are expecting a large influx of visitors coming into Ontario or passing through starting Saturday, August 19th and lasting through the Monday, August 21st solar eclipse.
Solar Eclipse Viewing is scheduled for Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden as well as some other places around Ontario–click here to learn more. It is interesting that he 2017 eclipse will also mark the first solar eclipse exclusive to the US since before the nation’s founding in 1776, experts say. Other area locations are gearing up as well–especially Weiser, Idaho twenty miles north which is closer to the center of the path.
The greatest risk for your Weimaraner is the same always–the human element. The noise the melee, etc. Take precautions and keep them safe. We will have ours kenneled and inside for the eclipse.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort! Thus far, we have been getting enough to keep us in business. (Happy Look from Shela!)
Sunday—August 13 — Saturday or Sunday
Monday —August 14 — Just Information
Tuesday — August 15 — Adventures
Wednesday —August 16 — Moments
Thursday —August 17 — Water Weim
Friday —August 18 — How It Began
On a very personal note
The Cyclamen watch continues–It has been since mid-June when I accidentally sheared off the top of the plant. Looking at it left little hope it would grow back, but I believed against the odds. Soon a leaf appeared, and I breathed a sigh of relief. It is silly to value a little house plant so much; however, it has traveled the journey with me from the first major surgery. It smiled at me with blooms in volume unexpected. It spoke of hope, life, and beautiful life. Yes, I am attached to the cyclamen. If all goes well, next Saturday it will be in full bloom. Today, we have the raised bud– clearly, it is pink instead of dark red.
Cliff has been in a battle with our little red tractor. I cannot say how many times he has had it apart looking for the problem. It kept running out of fuel. Our son owns an inspection camera. It was a lifesaver–or more aptly it saved Cliff from doing unnecessary work. It appears he has the problem solved. What a guy!
Between all the Weim stuff, the farm, and repairing whatnot Cliff managed to get a little something done in the Utility Bath. I am hoping we can get it done before long. There is some tile work left. Then there is trim work. Other than that, it will remain to be seen what we feel we need once those things are completed.
I am weary of talking about the health crisis I face. I am still improving, but the hole I found myself in at one point was deep. I was not sure there was going to be a return. I still have bouts of coughing. It is a challenge to sleep more than a couple of hours ever–I wake up with phlegm and the urgent need to cough and clear my lungs. Regardless, I am ever so thankful to be better. I am just not able to do everything the way I want. I suppose getting older factors in but it is mainly the exhaustion and coughing bouts when I try to do things that stop me in my tracks. Thanks for your prayer and support.