DH always goes outside for a bit late in the evenings (after I'm in bed) to let the dogs out for a last pee, so he always looks up at the stars. Last night he comes back inside and comes to get me out of bed (I hadn't been in bed too long, so I wasn't asleep yet) and says you gotta come look at this "spaceship" in the sky! Spaceship? LOL. He's like well, I don't know what it is. It's in the same spot as last night and just sits there and blinks red and green.
So, in my pj's and slip my chicken shoes on, outside we go out towards the front of the shop where we can get a good view of the lower NE sky. As he's trying to point to me where to look, just to the left of that I see a falling star! I have never in my life seen one, so first I was all in awe about that. He didn't see it because he was about a foot away from me and still kind of at the corner of the shop and his view was blocked. With my naked eye I could see the star he was referring to, blinking. With the binoculars I could see that is it is indeed flashing red and green. What in the world?! I thought maybe he really knew what it was and was just trying to fool me or something, but he insisted he had no idea what it is.
Back inside I google "red and green blinking star" and lo and behold there is such a star. It's called Capella:
Capella is a bright star, what astronomers call a 1st magnitude star. It's one of the brightest stars in our sky. ... Bottom line: If you're in Earth's Northern Hemisphere, a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky on October evenings, is probably Capella.
Fortunately, since we live so far from any big towns or cities our night sky is pretty amazing with all the stars you can see. Certainly would never see this kind of sky where we lived before. If you have the opportunity, take a look for it. It's pretty neat to see.
Fence guy finally came back yesterday to install the gates and finish putting in the last bit of wiring he was short before. He was only 6 weeks, instead of the 3 weeks he told us it would be. Honestly, we figured it might end up being next spring!
Guess what?!! NO MORE CONTRACTORS NEEDED! We are DONE with them. Everything from here on out is maintenance and DH will be handling the majority of that, or small projects dh will do himself. He is having a local handy man guy come out tomorrow afternoon (if he shows, haha) to help with the quick 2 man job of blowing in the insulation in the shed ceiling. DH just needed an extra set of hands and this guy does odd jobs.
oh wait........I spoke too soon. I forgot we do have the building supply garage door guy coming to install the shed door and replace the damaged panel on our garage. That was supposed to be in like a week or two ago and we are still waiting. Dang. LOL