It's all over the news ... a lunar eclipse happening tonight (Sunday) which won't happen again for almost 20 years. A blood-red supermoon will occur tonight in combination with a lunar eclipse. Not that it actually turns red, but the earth's shadow crossing over the moon makes it look that way. This won't happen again until 2033, so step outside about 10:00 Pacific Coast time and take a look UP.
I took this picture of the full moon last night. It's pretty hard to photograph the moon because it is so bright in the sky, it fools your camera's automatic settings into overexposing every shot. For those interested that can set your camera to Manual ... try ISO 200, f-8 or f-10 at 1/125th shutter speed. From there you can fine tune it to get some great pictures with your telephoto lens.
I vacuumed the house for 2-1/2 hours, dumping the bin three times. I can't figure out how it gets so dirty in here when no one is home!! My internal temperatures quickly raised to higher than is comfortable, so I set up every fan I have around the living area and turned on the ceiling fan. $$$$$
Every time I thought of something to do, it involved a long walk back out to the rig to get whatever it was I had not unloaded yet. Five trips later, I grabbed my big plastic container and brought in a couple of large loads, including all the canned goods. One trip for makeup, one for my camera, another one for the card reader for my camera, another one for the tripod I'll use tonight, etc. etc.
Most of the afternoon I sat on the couch trying to stay comfortable. I'm the one you see in Oregon outside at 6 am in shorts and a t-shirt. My internal temperature is already high ... making me a good candidate for melting in this weather!!
After dinner, I finished washing the rig ... she's real purdy now ... and put everything away. I filled her up with DEF fluid and sprayed all the rubber seals with conditioner. I still have some minor maintenance to do, but for the most part, I'm ready to roll tomorrow morning for the big town of Hanford ... in the 95 degree heat ... where I won't have electricity. Which reminds me, I need to fuel up so I can run the generator the entire time I'm there!!!
I spent another restless sleepless night on a too hard bed. It's difficult getting used to sleeping here again. Different bed, trains, neighbors music and loud talking, dogs barking, house creaking and it's HOT!!! I give up ... tonight I'm turning the AC to COLD so I can get some rest. $$$$$$$