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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:16 am:

I think my son Jonathan took the shot on this day in 1999 (though it may have been my wife Edie). Whichever, that's me with bug net and pants tucked in socks. Too cold for black flies this morning.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:21 am:

First Post

By P.Weed (Pweed) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:24 am:

Good Morning!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:51 am:

Morning! At least it's a short work week.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:54 am:

Thank goodness. Like the shot of Jonathan.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:54 am:

Good Morning, Everyone!

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 07:24 am:

Good Morning!!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 08:37 am:

Wow! That was a really short long weekend! Where did the time go?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 08:41 am:

Good Morning, glad we had a nice memorial day. The rest of the weekend was rainy but it was sunny yesterday, it did not rain on my sons parade. He had a good time riding on the float.

By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 08:56 am:

We spent the weekend in the CC. Cool, but nice. Monday was really nice but we had to travel.
Did check out McClean's Park-----shoreline there is different, too. More beach/rocks, etc. Anyone see the lilac bushes in Quincy? Just a stone's throw from the old Franklin Store lot. They are all over the place growing wild. The scent was terrific.
Right across from the used car lot.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:10 am:

Great time in the C.C., time to head back to reality, not sure if we're starting back this afternoon, or tomorrow in the AM.
Seen quite a few deer, eagles, and even one bear! Wish we could stay longer.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:11 am:

Morning from the swamp!!

Needless to say, we had a deluge most of the weekend. I believe I heard we picked up 16.4 inches of rain between Friday morning and Monday evening in our little area west of Houston. Even with all that rain, we didn't flood, but I hear other parts of SE Texas wasn't so lucky. Looking out the back windows I thought for a while I was going to see Noah passing by at any moment......

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 09:17 am:

Capt. Paul, is it common for Houston and other parts of TX to get so much rain? I always tho't of TX as drier than GA, and we are parched. I watch on the weather maps as the rains move eastward from TX; by the time they get to us, they are rained out.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 10:00 am:

Eugenia, if I might put in an answer to your question about rain in Houston & other parts of TX, since I was born there & grew up there, went to college there, etc: Houston gets a lot of rain, in a "normal" year. (Some parts of TX are true desert, but that's west TX.) True, TX had been in a drought, but I think that is officially over now. Last week, before the recent rains came, Lake Travis was completely full.

16.4 inches of rain over a long weekend is a whole lot of rain, though, even for that area. I'm sure that Capt Paul & Dr Nat were thinking that they needed an ark with those heavy rains. Suburban Houston can and does get some outrageous amounts of rain once in awhile, sometimes associated with tropical storms, sometimes not. A few years ago, my niece's new car was totally flooded (over the roof) while parked in the carport of her apt. by a tropical storm down there.

Also, Austin & San Antonio can sometimes get huge amounts of rain. Some areas must be careful of what they call low waterways, areas where streets can flood in a heavy rain. I haven't figured out why they don't just bite the bullet & build bridges down there. Late last week, at least 6 people were killed by the heavy rains in central TX, most because they tried to drive on flooded roads. The last I heard, one motorist's body still had not been found.

Many areas, including TX, got more rain in 3 days than GA or FL have since Feb 1, per the Weather Channel. It would be so nice if some of that excess rain could have gone to GA & FL, where wildfires are still burning!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 11:33 am:

Actually it wasn't too bad in our little area as far as flooding. Our streets filled with water but it drained in a matter of minutes, which is one of the reasons we bought where we did. I know just a couple miles north of us if they get any large rains at all it floods their yards and eventually the main road. Our area sits just a bit higher than everyone else. We are definitely not in a drought anymore!!

Texas is so different depending on where your at; Marianne is definitely correct. West TX is very dry and hot like New Mexico, but the further you come east the more humid it gets as you get closer to the Gulf. Dallas is also fairly dry (drier and hotter than Houston, but more humid than west TX). Houston sits in what Dr. Nat lovingly calls the "topographically challenged part of Texas" because the highest hills here are fire ant mounds!! You don't see rolly hills until about 70 miles west of town towards Brenham.

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 12:40 pm:

Gee we could use that 16 inches here in the big lake!!!!!

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 01:25 pm:

Good afternoon from very, very warm Indiana.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 02:49 pm:

It's time for everyone to get up and do some jumping jacks to get the ol' ticker tickin'. I really need to do that cuz I could fall asleep just sitting here in my chair. The nature of what I have to review at work is so DULL that it could put espresso to sleep. ZZZzzzzzzz.....It must be around 3:00...I always get sleepy at 3:00ish in the afternoon.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 04:12 pm:

OH No! Now that it is getting to be summer my car decided to hate me. The Blower quit so I have no heat in the morning or AC/ just air the rest of the day (nice timing). $300 repair, and rolling down the window will not solve the problem in the winter. I am going to try talking nice to the car, I give it regular oil changes and this is the thanks I get!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 04:23 pm:

Blower motors & related systems are a bummer. I'm sorry to hear about that, Brooke. On our old Ford, it once blew in snow in the winter, not to mention the frosted over windshield. :-( At least in the summer, you have a little bit more choice when you get the problem fixed. :-)

On our old Buick, it was an intermittment problem, but it never acted up when we took it in to get it fixed. It was something like a sick kid that you take to the pediatrician - they act fine while you are there, and then they have problems soon after you leave. We eventually got that one fixed, and it was less than we expected, fortunately.

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 06:35 pm:

Brooke, it looks like it is time to turn on, what we used to call in the old days, the 4-50 air conditioning. 4 windows down and 50mph. Very reliable.

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 06:38 am:

Good morning!

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