Total Eclipse and Other Happenings…

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The Oregon Coast

Hello from the Southern Coast of Oregon! For those of you who are not aware, in about 3 hours (9:15am) there will be a total eclipse of the sun. Oregon is in the direct line of this eclipse and I happen to live on the Oregon Coast. Most of the hullabaloo is going on in Central Oregon but we have quite a few visitors staying in the local campgrounds in our area.

It’s kind of a weird phenomenon to be in a position to witness something so cool and yet it’s hard to know what to do with yourself at the same time. Our son has cross country running practice beginning at 8:00 am. It’s supposed to last right into the eclipse time. So this is where I will be during the Solar Eclipse… on the track at Marshfield High School. This should prove to be very interesting.

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Bear Claw 5K 2017

Mr. Wonderful had surgery on his hand last Thursday to remove a non-cancerous tumor from his middle finger. He missed several days of work and wants to open up the office this morning so the amazing people we work with can be home with their families for the first few hours of the day and enjoy this phenomenon. Our daughter will go to the office with Mr. Wonderful so they can experience what will be happening, together.

In other news, our family dog went to be with Jesus last week. Yes, with Jesus. Emotionally thinking of her with Jesus is the only way we are all able to cope. Molly was 14 and in a lot of pain. I felt like I was euthanizing my 1st born child and yet we could no longer in good conscience allow her to continue to live in the state she was in. Molly was a gift to our family that we were able to hold onto for 14 years. It was a great run and she will be missed.

Between Mr. Wonderful’s surgery and saying goodbye to Molly it has been a little difficult to get overly excited about the eclipse. To be honest I’m not sure I fully understand what’s happening and well … no members of my family have those little protective glasses they said you needed in order to look at the sun… yes, I am awesome. Hopefully, the retinas of our eyes will not be destroyed and we will live to see another day.

Wherever you find yourself on this eclipse morning  I hope you are with people you love. If you are one of those thousands and thousands of people out in Pendleton, please be safe.

Have A Fabulous Day My Friends!

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  1. Ron Goertzen says

    So, so sorry about Molly, the epitome of sweetness.

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