Dear Gunny, as a Canadian and a civilian, I have never had the opportunity to call anyone "gunny". I enjoy many fine American TV shows, such as NCIS and have watched many war movies about the United States Marines and am well aware that Gunny is an abbreviation for Gunnery Sargent.
I am also sitting here, but it is I who is gathering dust and not my telescope...perhaps I should move a little from time to time. LOL!
Having just acquired a Skywatcher 10" collapsible tube dobsonian reflector, I am just itching to try it out. Unfortunately, not only am I still recovering from intense Hernia surgery, but it has also been freaking cold outside. I live in Abbotsford B.C., which is about an hours drive east of Vancouver B.C.
Lately, the temperature has hovering between 1 degree Celsius and -4 degrees Celcius.That's approx. .between 35 F and 23 F. While I do put on a warm coat and check out the Moon in binos, it's a little too cold to set up an entire scope, at least it is in my current condition.
So I spend a lot of time watching TV, checking out things on Cloudy Nights, and reading my various astronomy periodicals.
I know it will warm up soon and I should get some decent observing weather, but that just seems so long away. So, I'll keep collecting dust (LOL) and try to keep busy and from going completely coo-coo.