Today is the * first * day where the sky is clear at day's end since early October. That is the rainy season at the edge of the Amazon-Cerrado ecotone for you. A good one this year too! The river has risen almost 3 meters already and we are hoping for a big flood.
It caught me completely off guard. I will not be setting up the 12" Dob in a hurry, and I will not be obsessively dark adapting. The Moon is out anyway. But I might go out with the 10x42 binoculars and have a look at the Moon, Mars, rising Orion, Andromeda, and the Sculptor Galaxy. No doubt it will be the last for many months. But I will have to brave a swarm of stinging biodiversity, so it will be brief.
Now, if the 127mm wooden refractor were built, instead of a bunch of parts sitting in a box waiting for me to have the time, that would be a different matter.