Can we talk about the eclipse?

My town of 100k is expecting 100k visitors, since we are on the 100% path. I work for the university, and that was scheduled to be the first day of classes. The faculty council is giving professors discretion to cancel classes, I assume most will. I work near the center of all the festivities and I am sincerely concerned enough about how long it will take me to drive home at 5pm that my kid gets to be latchkey for the day lest I incur late charges from his afterschool program(we live across the street from school so it’s fine, but he’s only 9). I don’t know why we don’t just close.

Meanwhile there are only a handful of hotel rooms left. I need to take pics of my airbnb and get it up there. Places like mine are going for $300+ a night.

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