Monday, August 21, 2017

Sun & Moon


Day 103

Eclipse Day

7:02am:

Yesterday afternoon, Little iPhone took a pic of the Sun. iPhone wanted to prepare for his plan to take a pic of the solar eclipse at totality.

iphone set the timer for 3 seconds in order to have time aim at the Sun without looking at the Sun. Also, HDR was set to on.

This is the result of that pic:





7:58am:
Metric tap
Yesterday we Blogged to you that, one of Tránsito's threaded roof hold down was cross-threaded. Likely, that was an error in the manufacturing process.

This morning we went to the Home Depot to buy a #8 x 1.25 metric tap that is needed to repair the cross-thread.

We on the Scampy RV Team believe that it is incredible that the Home Depot had in stock exactly what we needed!

We understand that the Home Depot keeps in stock at least one of  every single hardware item that is sold! And the #8 x 1.25 metric tap is what we need.

With out that tap, our solar panel rack project would be dead-in-the-water!


9:36am:
IHOP
We have gone to the IHOP in the City of Salem for breakfast. We enjoy Blogging from a Restaurant.

We overheard the IHOP manager tell his people that everybody would get a break in order to view the Eclipse's Tsotality!

Pretty cool!

10:18am:
Pic of Totality
At Totality, I captured an image of the Moon/Sun with my iPhone looking thru my Solar Eclipse Sun Catch glasses.

The image thru the camera did not appear the same as when I myself looked at Totality thru those same glasses.


Totality pic: Captured image by having iPhone 
look thru a Solar Eclipse Sun Catcher lens



7:48pm:
Solar panel roof rack
Here is a pic showing our progress at this day's end. All that remains, is the installation of a center piece.

It is slow going.  But I just love doing this kind of stuff. When this project is complete, I believe that I am going to miss it!

Mr. Sunny's solar panel rack

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31 comments:

  1. If you don't have glasses to cover your iPhone
    Turn your camera around so as if you're taking a selfie
    You may be able to get a picture of yourself with the solar eclipse???

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    1. Ed,

      I have glasses. Is this your sense of humor?

      George

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      George

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    2. No,,, no sense of humor, you can put the eclipse glasses over the camera portion of your iPhone, look into the sun and take the picture best way to take a picture
      Too late now you're going to have to wait till the next one to try it

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  2. Recently I have wished that I could bake biscuits this "flaky".. Sorry but after all these years I think this blog is a waste.

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  3. lgrf, there are zillions of other rv blogs you can hang out on if you don't like George's.

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    1. Unknown,

      Let's all of us place a curse on that Igrif!

      Her's my curse! ☠️

      George

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    2. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his pubes

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    3. Andrew,

      You appear to be a highly trained curser!

      I very much love your curse against Igrif. 😍

      George

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  4. George, we have Home Depot And Lowe's here in Chico and I've shopped both. I prefer Lowe's.

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    1. Bill,

      Please comment me why?

      George


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    2. They have everything HD does, but is much cleaner and better organized. At least in Chico.

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    3. Thanks, Bill! 😎

      George

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  5. I appreciate George and his blog. A sense of humor is
    A good thing to have! Negativity is a waste of time!

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    1. Joan,

      Your compliment to me is wonderful for me to
      receive!

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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  6. HD loves having you overnight in their parking lot and even leaves their wifi on for us to use. I know this is not the type of "boondocking" you prefer but it is nice once in a while.

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    1. Croft,

      Are you referring to a specific Home Depot parking lot?

      The Home Depot in Salem [On Lancaster], has signs
      posted:
      NO CAMPING

      George

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    2. No specific one, we have parked in several. That one must be in a city with a by-law. Sometimes if you ask they will tell you it is OK even if they have a sign, that the sign is there just to satisfy the by-law. We tell them we just want to park for the night. Of course no campfires, chairs or BBQs. That is the difference between "parking" and "camping".

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    3. Croft.

      Thanks for the Home Depot info! Maybe each Home Depot has its own rules for RVers in their parking lot?

      George

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  7. George, my oh my, you are resourceful. I learn more on this blog than any other!

    As far as that negative comment goes... Ignore.

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    1. Kent,,,, this is not a negative question
      What is it that you have learned from Mr, G in this blog in the last 30 days
      And would you be so kind as to share with us the bloggers that you follow

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    2. Mr Ed you have become quite the troll.

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    3. GMF,

      I do not feel that Ed is trolling. He has been a HUGE help for me!

      Ed is the Reader who found the blind caps on Tránsito's roof!

      Finding those blind caps, with the threaded inserts underneath, enabled me to install the solar panel rack that I am presently working on!

      Ed has a very inquisitive mind. Maybe the question that he directed at Kent was not to your liking? But I feel that Ed was not trolling by asking that question.

      Let's see what comes of Ed's exchange with Kent before coming to conclusions about what Ed is up to with Kent.

      George


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    4. I personally think mr. Ed is a very intelligent and clever guy ! Never a dull moment. Very entertaining!

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    5. Please let me respond to GMF
      I've been called that twice now and I don't understand nobody has ever seen a picture of me

      troll1
      trōl/
      noun
      a mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance.
      synonyms: goblin, hobgoblin, gnome, halfling, demon, monster, bugaboo,


      Internet slang for troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion,


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  8. Don't recall.
    Is tomorrow your date in court?

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    1. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      Tomorrow.

      George

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    2. You will be just fine as long as you
      Keep your cool 😃
      Don't flip the judge a bird 😱
      Let your mouthpiece do all the talking.‼️

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    3. I thought that there was no chance of a trial?

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    4. Ed, Carol and Gopher the dog,

      Thank you. I shall behave as you commented.

      George

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    5. Jim Burnett,

      Did I Blog that?

      George

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