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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 03:44 am:

The crowd pouring across the lift bridge 8 years ago was the Bridgefest parade.

Speaking of pouring, we had a real cloudburst over the Keweenaw Peninsula Monday night, which knocked out a number of data circuits with some flash flooding. AT&T crews have been working overnight to restore service, which includes Pasty.NET dial-in in Houghton and Keweenaw counties.

By Kelly Kidd (Ellykay) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 04:01 am:

Good Morning from the Central Valley of California
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By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 05:45 am:

Good morning! We are getting a little rain.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:15 am:

Looks like it's going to rain here in Toronto too. I better get that
morning walk in pronto.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:55 am:

Good morning! We got about 1/2 inch yesterday morning but it quit just in time for my lunch hour walk. The heat and humidity are both supposed to settle down into more comfortable 80's.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 06:56 am:

Good morning still hot and steamy here in Berkley sky looks cloudy but bright. Air is still on and it is about 76 in the house. Went out looking for a replacement car yesterday, guess I will have to spend some of that communion money I have been saving for the last fifty five years. Whatever the car I buy it will be red, unless Precious puts her two cents in then it will be silver. I don't think she should get to pick the color since she is only contributing two cents.

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:08 am:

Good morning everyone from Sunny and Humid Florida. Our daily rain hasn't really settled in yet. But the summer is young.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:18 am:

Mornin'! Yesterday the very needed rains came and now are gone, only to leave eastern Iowa with temps of 55 last nite and upper 70's for highs, today....ahhhh, this is more like it!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:27 am:

Mornin' Summer started yesterday in Amarillo. Had the air on and windows shut. Sometimes we get lucky to not start that way until June and now we'll be having a heat wave.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:30 am:

Good morning from a very sticky Houston!!

What is it with women and silver cars Mikie?? When we bought our new car, I know the Dr. was leaning towards silver but I finally got my way (which is rare) and we bought a black Impala. Now since we've had the car almost a year, I think the black has grown on the Dr. Only bad thing about black is that it shows every little speck of dust and dirt.

In 38 days, I'm quite sure we'll have the only black Impala with Texas plates and mining/geology stickers in the back window roaming the Copper Country........

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:41 am:

Hey Mikie, I'll go along with the red color choice...it's the perfect color for our Corvette! But black is the only color choice for my Harley!

By Charles In Esky (Charlesinesky) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 08:32 am:

Cap'n Paul's comment about having his car covered with mining/
geology stickers reminds me of the big struggle going on right
now in Marquette County between the mining giant, Kennecott,
and environmentalists ranging from the exclusive Huron
Mountain Club to the Sierra Club folks over Kennecott's wanting
to extract copper and silver from the Yellow Dog Plains using the
sulfide mining technique. There is concern that this will lead to
lots of sulfuric acid getting into streams like the Salmon Trout
River, and that probably will not be helpful to the fish. Wouldn't
it be nice if there were a more environmentally benign way to
mine in that area. Is there?

By Danbury (Danbury) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 08:49 am:

Hi Mikie, nice to hear you are thinking about buying a car again - reads like both of you are doing better.

Perhaps you'd be better of by rejecting those two cents and financing your new personal transport alone, considering your recent experiences - regarding to colour, medium to lighter greyish (thereby including silver) cars have one of the highest accident risks.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:01 am:

Good Morning All, from humid (the rain went through here a little earlier this morning) and cooler mid-Michigan! Our forecast high temp here today is a mild 81, after a high temp yesterday of 94!

Mikie, if it helps you, I would not have another silver car--if you think about it, silver blends into the highway, etc if the visibility is low; its one good point is that it does not show the dirt as much. On the other hand, I would not have a black one, either, (sorry Capt Paul) because black ones get hotter in the sun, and they show the dirt more. My mom always wanted a red car. For me, I would pick a teal or a blue one, if I had a choice! :-)

Mikie, I am so glad that you seem to be doing well enough to get your sense of humor back! I hope that you and Precious do better & better with every day that passes!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:17 am:

My favorite cars for color were my yellow VW beetle and my yellow with white top jeep.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:27 am:

Speaking of bears, it seems like there are a lot more bear stories in the news this spring than before. Just this past weekend, a black bear slashed open a tent in Utah, pulled out an 11-year old boy, pulled him something like 400 yards, before mauling him to death. It was the first death caused by a black bear in Utah history, although a young boy was bitten on the head by a black bear through his tent in the same area last year at this time.

We have black bears here in Midland county. I guess I'll have to watch for them swimming here in the inland lakes, too. (On the other side, I meant to include watching out for water moccasins when we were water skiing, and now we have to watch out for black bears when we are out on the Portage? Hmm. It sounds like maybe the black bear population is increasing nationwide now?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:29 am:

Anyone know what happened to upbirders.org? They haven't updated since the end of April. BTW, my favorite car was a grey (not silver) Trofeo. I've owned five Toronados or Trofeos: brown, burgundy, red, opal, and grey. Too bad they don't make 'em anymore. I've since aged to being a minivan person, due to arthritic knees.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:39 am:

Hello all, Had to drive 696 in this lovely rain this morning. Glad I only do that once a week! Definately don't get white Mikie! Mine looks like I took it offroad right now. I gave up washing it, whats the point?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 12:14 pm:

We have five vehicles in our stable; all of which are different colors and each has their own nuances.....

Our green Neon and black Impala both show up dirt and pollen really well, as well as "birdy-bombs". The Dr.'s red/black Dakota is very sharp, but red has a tendency to fade rapidly if not taken care of. Fortunitely, her truck has been kept in a garage or carport away from the sun, so it still looks like new. The yellow Roadrunner is a bug magnet!! Everytime we go to a car show or cruise-in, I can almost hear the bugs screaming "Look at the size of that flower"!!!! Lastly, the blue/silver Shelby Charger is sharp when it's cleaned up, but 24 years of heat, saltwater spray, and having gone through a fire has taken its toll on the poor girl. When we get back up north and have a bigger garage, the Shelby will be our restoration project.

At any rate, every color choice has its advantages and corresponding disadvantages. More importantly, just like a ship, you need to name your vehicle, otherwise it's bad luck.....

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 12:30 pm:

Good afternoon from Gwinn. We finally got our rain st night. Temps went from high 80's yesterday to the 60's today. Real real windy today. When ever I see the trees in my yard bending I think of those guys on the lakes. And I don't mean the bears either. Haha
My car color is dusty blue because we live on a gravel road so it's always dusty.Haha
Charles, are you going to the $Bay doings on the 4th?

By Charles In Esky (Charlesinesky) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 12:58 pm:

I am not certain whether Cheryl is referring to our leader. Charlie
at Pasty Central, or me -- probably Charlie. But just in case she
means me, I will have to say the 4th still seems a long way off.
My guess is that since it will be the first 4th I have seen up north
for many years, we will probably see it in in Esky. Esky always
had a benefit for mosquitoes by firing off fireworks down at the
park which guaranteed many many victims for the skitters. If
the town still does that, I suppose we will go and contribute a
few pints of blood to those nasties. (How come I never hear of
mosquitoes in the Keeweenaw? Is it that compared with black
flies, they seem to be just a mild irritation?)

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 01:27 pm:

Charles, I am equally assaulted by Mosquitos as the Black flies in the Keweenaw. I apply a lot of bug spray and use my Children as bait, they really like my daughter.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 04:12 pm:

You guys crack me up on the bugs game. I have heard that if you eat bananas, you will attract more bugs--since I don't eat raw bananas, I can't vouch for that one. But, I can vouch for not wearing bright colors or perfumes/fragrances, etc, as those attract bugs.

I know that if you feed your dogs Brewer's Yeast, they are less apt to get fleas. Also, if you spread dry sulfur over your grass, it seems to repel fleas. I'm not sure about the Brewer's Yeast & humans with mosquitoes or black flies, but it might be worth a try?

I remember that someone was looking for a way to get rid of moles & their cousins, permanently. We had tried trapping them, too, & had gotten nowhere. Two things: 1) they like to eat grubs, so pull up some of your lawn below the roots to look for the grubs, as that's what they like to eat. But the real trick is 2) find their tunnel entrances & exits & put wadded up Juicy Fruit gum just inside the entrances and exits. When I first heard the Juicy Fruit gum thing, I thought it was a joke. We tried it because we had a couple of moles who were really tearing up our yard, so we were getting pretty desperate. Well--it worked like a champ, and that was many, many years ago. I think we've only had moles return once since then, and Juicy Fruit did its magic trick again! Juicy Fruit is the only gum flavor that works, to the best of my knowledge. :-)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:47 pm:

Charles (the Esky one)--I hope someone in the know answers your
question about mining methods and Kennecott. I'd be interested

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:54 pm:

Here's my 2 cents worth of bug solution...if those nasty little black gnat-like critters bother you dab a little car wax(yes car wax!) on your face and neck. It must have something called car(b)noble(sp.) in it or where needed. I just found this out recently while painting plain aire, outdoors. By golly it works. I usually get awful bites from them on my ears that hurt. Don't laugh...try it

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 09:59 pm:

Storming here. Just rain, we aren't close enough to Dallas/Ft.Worth to have any creek swell up. But it is still June and we have been known to have tornados in June--exactly 15 years ago.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 03:04 am:

Only after I posted I realized that I ride a silver motorcycle. But it has a lot of red accents, including part of the seat. Also, the colour wasn't my choice.
Despite the colour, no real accidents by now, just a few close calls . Must be either the red, or that I named it. :)

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 05:57 am:

It's 4:55 am Wed. I wonder how one gets the new picture for the day this time of the night. Altho it's an hour ahead in UP time. Anyway......good Wednesday morning all. ms katie

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 12:41 pm:

kay Moore (Mskatie):

"… dab a little car wax on your face and neck. It must have something called car(b)noble(sp.)"

car(b)noble(sp.) = Carnauba?

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