Built a 8ft x 2ft work bench in the garage last weekend. This weekend built a miter saw stand with fold up wings. Saw stores beneath long term so its not in the way. Made the saw stand 1.5in too high so the wings are higher than the work bench but its way to much trouble to take apart and fix.

Worst Leonids everAstronomy
Missed the peak last night because it was cloudy. There was a secondary peak tonight predicted for 1-1:30am. Clear all day, clear at 9pm but already down to freezing. Clear at 12:30. Got all bundled up, layers, hot packs, balakava, big winter coat. Walked outside at 12:59. Completely clouded over.

Salvage RatBooks
by Larry N. Martin
Sci-fi: 279 pages

Salvager picks up an archeologist being shot at by corporate goons and ends up part of a resistance movement.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

Nov 8 Lunar eclipseAstronomy
Got up at 3, 4 and 5:30. At 3am there were some clouds which were moving swiftly and cleared off witin 10 minutes the other times it was clear. At 5:30 watched until the moon got to the tree line.

May eclipse photosAstronomy
Photos from the May eclipse.

Violet photosPlants
Down to 2. They are healthy.

Summer rainbowsPhotos
These have been sitting on the computer for a while. Looks like it was in September

Weird World War III Haunted Cold War VisionsBooks
by Sean Patrick Hazlett
Alternate History: 416 pages

This was good. Lots of short stories in the vein of Weird Tales but focusing on the Cold War, usually with the KGB and CIA doing something supernatural. Drake, Resnick, Hoyt, and other.

Rating: 6 (out of 8)

SpaceX USSF-44 (Falcon Heavy)Astronomy
Pretty sure I just saw this from out the window at work. Some research says it was straight to GTO so I think it was a steeper trajectory than usually. What I saw looked very much like a rocket and at the right time in the right place but much higher than most launches (the mere fact I could see it from work meant that). What I saw was between 90 and 120 degrees East and abt 15-20 degrees high before it vanished in the tree.

More on African VioletsPlants
Managed to kill my way down to 3, and one looks weak, from a high of something like 11. Several of ones i lost had been around for a decade or so. Two are blooming so they should be good.