In addition I have begun beefing-up my telescopic and photographic wares and running endless laptop "sims" of the event, just in case the Primary Site clouds-over on the day. If that happens I (and a few hundred thousand other lunatics) will have a plan in place to make a run for whatever clear bit of sky is within driving range!
As mentioned above, this is the opening volley of "Serious" preps--as we get down to months and then weeks before the eclipse you'll see me go through "Urgent", "Frenetic" and finally "Banging-Head-on-Walls" stages. Of course, the fun will REALLY start on the day of the eclipse--21 August 2017--when other guests at the B&B will have the pleasure of watching me melt down!
All part of the life of the Eclipse Chaser--and yes, I DO have the T-shirt!