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Silver Alerts and Beaver Nuggets . . .

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When you’re driving along and see one of those Silver Alert signs,

Silver Alert Sign

do you check it out to be sure it’s not you?

Us too.

Jan and I spent the late morning and early afternoon watching the eclipse , , , on TV, starting with the beginning out in Newport, OR, where we’ve been.

One thing I found very interesting was the visibility of the solar prominences on the right side of the disk.

Solar Eclipse Flares

Here in Conroe, it started getting noticeably dimmer around 11:45, with totality (for us, at least, about 67%) about 1:15pm. The most obvious change for us was the fact that the AC was cycling on and off at noon, something that doesn’t normally happen in August.

I really liked this photo from Houston’s Lunar and Planetary Institute showing the totality here from one of their telescopes, again showing the prominences erupting from the sun’s surface.


The next total eclipse for the US is due in April 2024, with a path that includes Texas this time. So get your RV park reservations in early.

2024 Eclipse Path

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon, on the phone and TeamViewer, setting up a client’s daughter’s new laptop, installing anti-virus, anti-malware, and iDrive online backup software, and taking off some of the crap that comes installed on new machines. It went very smoothly.

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Finishing up, for those of you in the Katy area, the new Buc-ee’s there is now scheduled to open at 6am on Monday, the 28th, so your Beaver Nuggets craving is almost over.

Thought for the Day:

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words



5 Responses to Silver Alerts and Beaver Nuggets . . .

  1. Knott Kneeded says:

    Looks like a prime example of photoshop to me…

    • gregwhite says:

      If you’re taking about the Lunar and Planetary Institute photo, I doubt with all of NASA’s telescopes that they would Photoshop a picture of yesterday’s eclipse.


  2. Tricia says:

    I don’t know what we would do without you – and hope we never find out!

  3. Anne Willis says:

    Greg, this morning when I opened your blog, I got a pop up screen that “said” it was from Google. Said my iPhone was heavily damaged by four viruses and then tried to take me to another app. I’m pretty sure it’s phony, but it happened every time I tried to open your blog. Any suggestions?
    Anne Willis

    • gregwhite says:


      Not sure where this is coming from. I have not had any other complaints about this.

      Let me know if it happens again tomorrow, and if it happens on any other site.


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