Was just a few miles (<15) from the totality path, skies were cloudless from my back yard. After the darkness and as the sunlight came back up the roosters down the street started making all kinds of noise. Was my second total eclipse. I remembered the darkness being an eerie kind of light and shadows, and indeed it was. Don
I drove a couple hours to the path of totality and had mostly cloudy skies during the eclipse. Caught glimpses of the partial at times, but during totality could only see a fuzzy disk through the clouds. Didn't get much of a show, unfortunately, other than it getting dark for a couple minutes.
I got to see about 90% eclipse from where I live, using a camera obscura made from a cereal box. Also watched live TV coverage of totality in Oregon, which was pretty exciting even if not the same as being there.
As for stamps, I had bought 3 sheets soon after they first came out and had already used a few. This morning I got some hand canceled, one to myself (for regular delivery) and some to people I know.
Drove about 200 miles to Carrier Mills, Illinois for a spectacular 2:11 of totality. Wife and I had a small village park almost to ourselves back off of the main roads. Well worth the two hour traffic jam getting back to the interstate. 2024 center line will go about a mile southeast of my house. Hope to be here for the event.