Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Twas the night before eclipse 2017!

I had waited too long!  A few days before the big eclipse, I decided that I needed some eclipse glasses.  I searched amazon and heard on the news that some of the glasses were pulled off Amazon for not meeting the required standards.  There were few left in stock and many said 1-2 days for packing.  Searching, I was able to locate one that was packaged and sent by amazon.  I figured that they had to be faster!  I went ahead and paid for faster delivery and I hoped and prayed they might arrive in time. They had an expected delivery date of 8/21/2017, but I was traveling that day and would not get them unless they came real early. I did not have much hope, they still were in not yet shipped status on 8/19.    Then on Sunday morning, 8/20/2017, I checked and the status said they would arrive by 8:00 PM that day!  All day I was checking the status and by 6:00 PM I was sitting and waiting.  I waited and waited looking for enterprise rental trucks and looking at every passing car.  It was getting later and later and was getting close to 7:00 PM.  Now, I was really starting to lose faith!  I looked at the tracking and there was still hope and a reason to believe!  It had updated and showed out for deliver at 6:07 PM!

'Twas the night before eclipse 2017, when all thro' Baltimore
Not a vehicle was stirring not even a car door;
The tracker was watched with care,
In hopes that Amazon soon would be there;
The buyer sat nestled and snug in his chair,
As visions of the eclipse appeared in the air
And Mama watching TV,
While SummerSlam I stream -
When out on the street there was a small clatter,
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter,
Away to the window I tripped to the floor,
Lifted my body, and threw open the door.
The sun over top the garbage below,
gave off a smell that made me feel low;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature Toyota in reverse gear,
With a little young driver, looking like Don Juan,
I knew in a moment it must be Amazon.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And he scan the package; then turn'd at me like I'm some kind of  jerk,
And laying his finger aside his smartphone
And giving a nod, down the steps with a groan.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight‍—‌
Happy Eclipsing to all, and to all a good night.

The glasses had arrived!  I was very excited as I opened the envelope and tested by looking inside a light bulb!  I think that's as close to meeting Santa Claus I'm going to get!  The glasses were great and they come with a nice pamphlet and sticker.  See the glasses in action below: