Monday, January 04, 2016

Good news / Bad news

The good news is that it isn't as cold as expected this morning.
The bad news is there is a slight overcast layer of clouds in the Ozarks.

Of course it is the unexpected overcast layer that has kept the temperature a few degrees warmer than the forecast. It is also the reason that I won't be viewing this morning's meteor shower.

Expecting clear skies, I set my alarm for a 2:30 AM wake up, dressed, made my coffee and got out to the car before looking at the sky. Since I was planning on finding a spot away from town anyway, I decided to take a drive and see if the sky cleared in a few miles.

It didn't.

I did make the decision not to drink my coffee until I found clear skies. That way I wouldn't be too caffeinated to sleep if I found myself back at home -- like now. The coffee will be fine in the thermos for a few hours. It's been a year since I've used that thermos. I don't have much need for it since I no longer have to carry coffee to work.

Now to see if I can get back to sleep.
I'm a bit bummed about missing another night show, but that is the chance you take when it comes to watching the night sky.
Until next time ...

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

So sad, after you had planned your night's viewing well. Weather does that.

Mike said...

I'm glad I didn't make the trip to Springfield to see the show.