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Monday, August 21, 2017

Good morning crew,

The solar eclipse is just starting here in my area. But I won't miss it by blinking. The entire event will take almost two hours. And it won't even be a total eclipse. I'm about 300 miles too far north to see that.

Still, we will get an 80-85 percent eclipse here just about 1:20 in the afternoon. But we might not even get to see that if this heavy cloud cover doesn't blow over.

So if you see some guy standing out in front of an office building in the next hour with a pair of welding goggles on, that's probably me.

Just remember what Manfred Mann said, 'Mama always told me not to look into the sights of the sun, oh, but Mama, that's where the fun is.'

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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