The first snow of Autumn.

The rain turned to snow just before we were about to take the dogs on a walk…

When we got to hill at the end of our street, the snow had started to accumulate…

Nothing like a little pre-Thanksgiving snow. ๐Ÿ˜•๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ„๏ธโค๏ธ

Did you bring your umbrella?

Hello from another rainy day in downtown Cincinnati…

I guess it’s just that rainy time of year. I’m glad I remembered my umbrella. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”๏ธโค๏ธ

Transit of Mercury.

While I was working today, I watched the Transit of Mercury across the Sun on Slooh.

Today, people across most of the world had the chance to catch the planet Mercury passing across the sun. This rare event won’t be seen from Earth again until 2032, so we put together this guide on the science behind the sight and how best to observe it yourself.

The smallest planet in the solar system is also the closest to our star, and occasionally it crosses in front of the sun’s bright disk from our perspective here on Earth. The last time this happened was in 2016, but after this upcoming transit, we’ll have to wait another 13 years to see the next one.ย 

The Transit of Mercury will occur only 14 times during the 21st century. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible, because these are the only planets that lie between Earth and the sun. Transits of Venus occur in pairs separated by about eight years, with more than a century separating each pair.

Mercury began its journey across the sun at 7:35 am, and the entire transit took roughly 5 and a half hours, ending at 1:04 pm, according to NASA.

The planet currently looks like a tiny, traveling blemish on the sun’s face as it passes in front of the sun.

It was a really interesting program to listen to while I was working. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒžโค๏ธ

Good evening from Northside.

Good evening from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

It’s what’s for breakfast.

We had delicious Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning…

And they were really good. ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

66,000.

Our odometer was just about to roll over 66,000 miles on our 2008 VW Jetta GLI…

We love our VW Jetta GLI. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿš—โค๏ธ

Champions!

This afternoon we drove over to the Westside to find Elder High School…

Our nephew, Liam’s St. Antoninus Jaguars were playing in the GCYL Division I Reserve Football League championship at Elder High School’s “The Pit” Elder Stadiumโ€ฆ

Liamโ€™s St. Antoninus team won 28-6, the same score they won by in the semi-final.ย  They won the championship and went undefeated on the season!

Congrats, Liam! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿˆโค๏ธ

On our way out of “The Pit,” we saw this terrific Lego replica of the stadium…

Pretty neat.

Pause for paws.

Just hanging out with Mack this morning watching my two very favorite English Premier League teams play each other…

I’ve loved Arsenal for the last thirty years. They’re my favorite soccer team of all-time. Hands down. When Leceister City won promotion to EPL back in 2014, I decided the Foxes would be my bottom of the table team. I would cheer Arsenal to battle for championships and pull for Leceister to stay up in the top flight.

Imagine my shock when my lower-level team wins the Premier League championship the very next season in 2015/16. And so far this season, Leceister is sitting up in third behind Liverpool and Manchester City and my “top of the table team” is floundering in sixth place.

Leicester continued their great form and beat Arsenal today 2-0. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพโšฝ๏ธโค๏ธ

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We run on Dunkin.

We got up this morning to run some errands, and along the way we stopped to get some Dunkin in Finneytown…

I really like Dunkin’s Dunkaccino. ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฉโค๏ธ

 

We ate this.

We made another Donato’s oven pizza this evening for dinner…

This one was a supreme and it really good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ