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Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 08:00 am:

Good Morning
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 08:00 am:

Good morning from Minnesota. It's officially fall here because bowling started last night. Sigh!!

Hope you all have a great day!
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By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 08:37 am:

Good Friday-Eve Morning!!

Working from home today and I can barely see the other side of our field from all the smoke in the air. I briefly stepped outside and the smoke is almost choking; not a good morning to be outside.......


By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:34 am:

Capt. Paul, every Thursday morning I check out the US Drought Monitor report and my heart just goes out to all of you in Texas. I keep checking the radar looking for some kind of rain or even a well-behaved tropical storm for you, and wonder when you'll see a change.

Hang in there, buddy. If you & the good Dr. need a place to stay, there are plenty of us up here with open doors to help you get out of the big dry for a while.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:37 am:

How are the colors coming up there? Might choose the weekend of October 1 to come UP.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:54 am:

Thanks for all the well-wishes and invites!!

The photo below was talen at 7:30 this morning to give you an idea of just how hazy it was:


By Tom (Tom) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 11:36 am:

Where was Pasty Central earlier this morning? Came on later than usual or are my clocks around here all wrong. The one time I am up and ready to
get a bird or something and .............sigh.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 11:41 am:

Fantastic pics today and the 2009 photo is a crack-up. That's why the rest of the world hates us; even our chipmunks are getting lazy and fat :)

Capt...I wish that I could send you guys some of the rain that we have been getting here in SE-MI. It has turned into a cold, wet monsoon. Be safe!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 12:17 pm:

Good Morning. Capt Paul, it breaks my heart what is going on in Texas, with the drought and the many fires going on down there! I heard at one point that fires had already burned areas the size of the whole state of Connecticut, before these current fires this week. Those Bastrop fires are incredibly bad. I read in the Austin paper this morning that they have a retrofitted jet for dumping fire retardant, that is just sitting on the ground, because there isn't a pilot available. Most of the qualified pilots are working on fires out west, like California. The pilot who flew the plane in, is in a mandatory 2-day rest period because he had already flown too many days/hours in a row, to comply with the law. I think he can fly again Friday. You'd think that with all of the retired military pilots, they could train some in a hurry!

I hope that you all stay safe! And I hope the smoke clears soon for everyone's sakes! Stay safe! :-)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 03:24 pm:

Love these slideshows.

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 04:29 pm:

Captain and Dr. Nat, hope everything will be okay. Wishing the best for you. A bad year for everyone. Also hope the east coast survives the rains.

Just to add a bit of hope, saw a sign at the Sunshine Motel in Ontonagon today that read;

"Fall Colors Coming Soon To A Tree Near You".

They are coming. Went to Houghton and can see the changes. The next three weeks will be a "painted" landscape.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 05:59 pm:

Paul & Nat, hoping the fires are not coming nearer to you.

The last 3 pictures are wonderful. And the rest of them are darn good too, lol!!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 07:36 pm:

Go to and read the story of the drunk moose stuck in a tree, it is funny.

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