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9/2/15 8:56 A

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A little cooler forecast today - only a high of 83. A nice cool morning, I slept well when I did sleep. (Two bathroom breaks last night - I'm trying to drink more water.)

My boss Annette will be at our Colusa County facility today, so I'm on my own. I'm feeling pretty confident these days, so it will be fine. I just enjoy our interactions during the day. I'm going to try to organize my email inbox and finish my desk/office organization system. Hopefully a shorter day in store today.

Have a great Wednesday!

-- Steve, Clearlake, California

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9/2/15 8:16 A

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Patchy fog and 72F / 22C, dew point also at 72F, heading to the upper 80's with clearing skies but moderately high humidity. Thankfully no outdoor activities today -- it was tough enough yesterday running in the 90+ degree temps!

On tap for today: work, two paving contractors stopping by to get info for estimates to repair / replace our asphalt driveway, stop at the vet to pick up med for our oldest dog Gigi (thyroid med - she has been on it for a long time), and strength training at the Y. Tonight: Trip to the Apple Store to get DW's iPhone 6+ phone repaired and then out for dinner at one of many restaurant choices nearby (many of which are not in our area).

Happy hump day gents!

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In the upper 80's today.
Empty agenda today.
I need to finish editing my first draft, so I can send it out as a second draft for a final critique, and edit before publishing.



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9/2/15 5:45 A

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No running this morning. It's raining and in the mid 70s and raining at 4:30AM. Expecting rain most of the day today and tomorrow. Going to hit the gym early today and finish with calisthenics at home this afternoon. On slate today: Catching up from two days of traveling.

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9/2/15 4:43 A

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71F, partly cloudy with 80% humidity at 4:30 am in Sterling Heights, MI, headed to an afternoon high of 89F (real feel 94F) with a 25% chance of rain.

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Rain and off today. Cooler.



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9/1/15 2:36 P

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84F at 2:30 pm in Sterling Heights, MI, headed to a high of 88F later today

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70's this morning....low 90's this afternoon.

Going to leave the wife home and do some serious refrigerator and pantry re-stocking. I joined the Spark 30-Day high fiber challenge.

After I finish this edit, I still have two more reader/critiques to hear from. Some of their suggestions make good sense, others, I have to ignore. Some readers understand about the writers 'voice' on the page, others only hear their voice when they read a story.



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9/1/15 9:25 A

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It's gonna be a scorcher today. It was 75 at 6AM and very humid. Going to 93. Glad I got to cut the grass last night. BTW, where did August go?

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9/1/15 9:01 A

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Another typical 30-degree span between morning and afternoon. It's 62F right now (6am PDT) headed for 91 by about 3pm. Happy September!

Organizing my office today. I have a lot of paperwork that has to get by me. It's easy to get buried in it!

Have a great September everyone, starting with today!

-- Steve, Clearlake, California

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Enjoyed a long weekend. Back at it today. Hope to lunch with my colleagues today and chew the fat. Love that Labor Day is lurking this coming weekend.

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9/1/15 8:26 A

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A sunny but warm and humid start to September here on the Delmarva. 73F / 23C, dew point also at 73F, heading to the low 90's.

On tap for today: work, meeting with an electrician to get an estimate on a whole house generator, and a run. Tonight: League bowling!

Have a terrific Tuesday gents!

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9/1/15 12:27 A

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60s and mostly cloudy today



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75F at 7:45 pm, cooling down to a low of 68F tonight in Sterling Heights, MI

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8/31/15 12:18 P

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That's 3 days of cool weather (by southeast Texas standards). 71F with light clouds and a possibility of rain this evening. Got in 11 miles this morning. Great doctor's appointment--BP continues to decrease, eliminated one prescription. Hopefully, when I get down to my goal weight, I be off the BP med completely.
Traveling to my home town today, (a 4-hour drive) for my uncle's funeral. Staying at my sister's tonight. I have to find a place to run in the morning. There a few choice in the rural community where she lives.
Have a meaningful Monday a great week guys.

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8/31/15 10:19 A

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Trying to get it going again. Haven't tracked all weekend. Mowing lawn tonight. That will help with my daily steps. Meals will be healthier this week. Did not buy junk when I went grocery shopping.

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8/31/15 8:51 A

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A cool morning, great for sleeping... Starting around 58, headed toward 94. Another warm day for late summer.

Carla, my predecessor, is coming in for one more day to train me today. Then I'm officially on my own. We are pre-booking her on her August time sheet so she can be available on call in September should I need her. She is truly delightful, and has been a blessing. I still have a lot to learn, but she has given me the right tools to succeed.

Have a great Monday!

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8/31/15 8:31 A

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NWS says it is partly cloudy here, but I'd say more like mostly cloudy. 75F / 24C, dew point up to 70F, heading to the 90 degree mark here on the Delmarva. Gonna be a warm start to September.

On tap for today: work, trip to the credit union to add DW to a new account, and a workout at the Y. Tonight: Finish Italian leftovers and catch up on some DVR'd shows.

Have a good work week gents!



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Nice and sunny today.



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Nice day.
Broncos beat the 49er's last night. Not a lot of offense though.

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8/30/15 10:57 A

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It's warming up a bit today to a high of 84. Slight breeze coming around the mountain. It was cool enough last night to pull the quilt up from the foot of the bed. I slept like a baby, but had a very strange dream early this morning.

We've got some administrative things to do today, and then heading out this afternoon to a BBQ up the hills on the north shore of the lake. Different perspective up there, but fantastic vistas!

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope it's great for you as it will be for me!

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8/30/15 10:26 A

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Happy Sunday Gents. 71F this morning with light clouds--good day for a training run . Finished a 5K in 34 minutes even. Started getting shin splints on my right leg at 1.5 miles. May be time to get new shoes.

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67F at 9:30 am in Romeo, MI, headed to an afternoon high of 81F with chance of scattered showers all day. Headed to the golf course around noon, hope to dodge some of those showers!

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8/30/15 9:38 A

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Sunny and 74F / 23C, dew point up to 69F, heading to the upper 80's here on the Delmarva.

On tap for today: breakfast out, long run, finish mowing, and bottle wine. Tonight: Leftovers.

Have a great Sunday gents!

Patrick
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More rain this a.m. Should see sun later in the afternoon.



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Rain on and off today



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Nice day today. Not as hot and no rain.
Dropped some paint off to be recycled. Dropped in at an account regarding a complaint received on Friday. Glad I went by to check it out.

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Sunny, warmer and a bit more humid today, 81F / 27C, dew point at 67F, climbing a few more degrees (84F).

Slept in until almost 08:00 today! That is REALLY late for me! Made breakfast, went out for a wine club pickup and tasted some new hard ciders, and then came home to start on mowing. Was nicely interrupted by a call from my oldest daughter and made plans for dinner! Eating lunch now, then back to finish the mowing.

Have a great Saturday gents!

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8/29/15 11:32 A

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Much cooler and cloudier today - the projected high is only 81. Slight chance of rain, but doubtful.

Tonight we are headed to the Italian Village for a multi-course meal in true Italian fashion. The site is amazing up the mountain, and it will be fun to share an evening with good friends.

Now it's time for some fitness, a shower, and heading to the office to get caught up on some of my workload.

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Washington, MI: 67F at 10 am and cloudy, headed to an afternoon high of 76F and showers.

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8/29/15 8:36 A

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71F this morning and clear with a little more humidity. Got home after midnight last night so I slept-in today. Going to do a light work out but resting for a 5k training run in the morning. Have a sensational Saturday!

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rain throughout the day...

Grandkids are visiting for the week-end. I had planned on pecan wood smoking some ribs, wieners, and sausage. Hope the rain lets up by this afternoon.





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8/28/15 10:34 A

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Another cool morning 71F Ideal for a morning run. Even though it was my off day I ran about 5 miles. Total miles 10. Nothing on track today. Going to a friends birthday celebration tonight with dinner and dancing. Have a Fun Friday Fellows!

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Today is a typical summer day - currently about 64F, heading for a high 30 degrees warmer. Tomorrow a 10-degree drop is predicted (low of 52, high of 81). Something is brewing... There was talk of rain, but the forecase doesn't show it.

We are heading up to the Taste of Lakeport event at 5pm today. (I'm determined to leave work early) - there will be wine, food, and music on a blocked off street right by the lake. Should be lots of fun!

First off - a good cardio session and a great day at work!

Oh, and I weighed myself today. No change in weight or body fat percentage. That's a good thing!

-- Steve, Clearlake, California

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8/28/15 8:27 A

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Another beauty today here on the Delmarva! Currently 64F / 18C, dew point is also 64F but should drop during the day, overnight low was 58F, heading to a high of 80. Heat and humidity begin to stream back in tomorrow.

On tap for today: work, bowling practice, grocery store run, finalize up memorial plans, and pay some bills. Tonight: We did get out last night, so we'll probably stay home and have our leftovers.

TGIF gents!!

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Warm and sunny



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Odd day today. High was around 88 and it was cloudy for the most part. Looking forward to TGIF!

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69F this morning and low humidity, our first cold front of the year. Heading for a 95 degree day but expecting a cool dry evening. Almost perfect weather for runners. Got 8 miles in this morning. Started on a 30 day plateau busting challenge today.
Have a great Thursday everyone.

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A cool morning 60F leading to a hot day of 95. Looking forward to a good day at work. A one-on-one with the boss Annette, catching up on some of my fiscal responsibilities, and more. Slept very hard and actually slept all the way to my alarm at 5:45am. Stella usually has me out of bed by about 5:20. I need to make up those 25 minutes somewhere!

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8/27/15 8:49 A

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Another beautiful day here on the Delmarva as well -- sunny, 65F / 18C, dew point at a pleasant 59F, heading to the 80 degree mark.

On tap for today: work, appointment at my credit union, run (planning to run around the Delaware State Capital buildings since my credit union is right there), and follow-up with the travel agent who is booking our big family memorial trip to Jamaica.

Tonight: We did not go out last evening, as DW's tummy was giving her some issues. As long as she is feeling OK, we'll try going out tonight.

Have a great Thursday gents!

Patrick
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8/26/15 9:23 A

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A quiet morning today, starting out at 62, ending up at 95. I love California summers!

I'm spending the day with my predecessor, who will give me another day of training today. Yesterday's presentation to the student government went really well. I feel so welcomed on campus.

Food and exercise are on track today. Getting ready to do a strength circuit, then shower and off to work.

Have a great day, everyone!

-- Steve, Clearlake, California

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Absolutely gorgeous late summer day here on the Delmarva. Sunny and 66F / 19C, overnight low dropped to 59F, heading to a high of 82F. May have to open the windows!

On tap for today: work, meeting with my benefits coordinator to go over insurance options, trip to the bank, and a workout at the Y. Tonight: We have not been out for dinner in 5 days, so I suspect we'll be out tonight.

Happy hump day gents!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
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8/25/15 11:26 A

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Clear and 76F expecting mid 90s with 85% humidity. Feels like 105F. BTW Steve, I got a 4 mile run in while it was still dark. It's too hot for me to run in the sun. Nothing special slated for today. My sinus/allergy issues has subsided; however, it appears that it is my wife's turn to suffer.
Any recommendation on sweat resistant Bluetooth earbuds? I'm on my third set in twelve months.

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It's still dark outside! Why does the summer/fall cycle of days getting shorter feel so much more dramatic than the winter/spring cycle of the days getting longer?

It's a moderate morning in the mid 60s, with a high of 94 in the forecast.

Another work day full of unexpected interruptions. I'm going to try to focus on my fiscal management duties today and get some bills paid.

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Sunny and 73F / 23C, dew point at 73F as well but should be dropping later in the day as a cold front moves through, heading to the mid 80's here on the Delmarva.

On tap for today: work, a very easy run as my back heals (thank goodness for the best chiropractor in the world!), and trash duty. Tonight: The 2015/16 bowling season begins!

Have a terrific Tuesday gents!

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Right now: cool, damp
Later: in the mid-80's

Not much happening. Wife has a couple of morning meetings for her Theatre Manager's job. I'll take some stuff to the re-cycling center. If the grass dries out, mowing time, otherwise, I'll be doing a lot more work on episode 2 of my novella series.




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Mostly sunny, more humid, 85F / 29C, dew point at 71F (heat index at 90F). May climb a few more degrees.

Went to our hair salon to get my goatee darkened this morning, and while there set up my laptop to work with their wireless network. Met with the person who I will be taking over for as she transitions to a new job, provided my manager with a professional / personal bio, and will be doing some self training.

I apparently threw my back out doing some weeding yesterday -- woke up at 03:30 this morning in a good deal of pain. Thankfully my chiropractor had an opening this afternoon, and being the miracle worker that he is, I'm sure I'll feel much better afterwards. Tonight: Probably leftovers.

Have a good work week gents!

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Feel better, Ron!

I'm going to try to head into work early today. A small fire near campus took out a couple power lines, and there's no power for us! It looks like classes may be cancelled today, and it will be really hard to get work done!

No, wait! My maintenance guy just called - power is back on! Woohoo!

It's 63F today, a high in the upper 80s. A nice day...

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Can't seem to shake the allergies, - have a relapse this morning. Upper 70s this morning with 96% humidity. fells like 95F. Expecting mid 90s.
Today is catchup day---that is to attempt to finish a couple of things I've been working. As for exercise. it will all be indoors today.
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Low in the 70's, cool, some sun



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mid seventies and sunny



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mid seventies



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Made it into the high 80's today.
Met our new neighbors today. Nice people.

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Sunny and 78F / 26C, low humidity (dew point at 59F), heading to the mid 80's here on the Delmarva.

On tap for today: errands, mow the back 40, dog nails and teeth, and bottle wine. Tonight: Pretty sure we'll be staying in. DW is feeling better but taking it easy.

Have a great Sunday gents!

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We had a tougher time regulating the temperature in the sunroom last night and early this morning. Not as a good a night's sleep. It's now fairly cool, about 60, with partly cloudy skies.

A new fire broke out yesterday in Kelseyville, where we had gone wine tasting earlier in the day. Only 400 acres now, but it was reported to be spreading rapidly. We could smell the smoke at dinnertime.

Today we're going boating, swimming, and tubing out on the lake before our friends head back to Sacramento. It has been a great, but tiring, visit.

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Partly cloudy today 76F this morning expecting 90F with afternoon thunderstorms. Got a good long walk this AM. Typical Sunday for me, church and a little football. Have a good Sunday Gents.

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6 a.m. its been a steady rain for two hours, just now letting up. Rain should cease around 9 a.m. Sunshine is possible later this afternoon.

Need to re-stock my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer today.

We must've had some strong winds overnight. I found my deck umbrella in the backyard all bent to worthless.

With all of these mild temps and rain, I'm wondering what our Ozark winter will be like??

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60F at 6:15 am with clear skies in Sterling Heights, MI, headed to an afternoon high of 84 with clouds moving in with rain in the forecast starting at 6 pm.

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Low 90's today. Skies were hazy from fires burning in adjacent states.
Haven't had food poisoning for awhile. Our team investigates those types of things.

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Oh, Patrick, I hope your wife feels better soon. Those are not the kind of ab exercises any of us enjoy!

WriteMann - your getaway space sounds heavenly! The relaxing beverages add a nice touch. I love dogwoods, sorry that your neighbor's is dying.

Friends from Sacramento are sleeping in the bedrooms upstairs, so we slept out on the sunroom. It's probably 50 degrees out there, ideal for a good night's rest. I am taking them out to visit some of our local wineries today (I will be the DD) while Steve goes to work. Tomorrow, we're going out in the boat.

Last night we had dinner under the stars. It was spectacular - we could see the Milky Way right above us.

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Mid 70s this morning with 77F dew point and humidity at 87%. Expecting rain in the late afternoon. Got a 4 miles in this morning.

Not much on tap today. Planning to attend Houston/Denver pre-season game tonight at NRG stadium--probably leave at halftime.

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I like the idea of a small wine rack! I may have to add one to my office!

On the Delmarva today, sunny, 73F / 23C, dew point has dropped way off, now a very refreshing 55F, heading to the mid 80's. It'll be a great day to be outside!

On tap for today: house cleaning (DW has done it the past two weeks), a long run (at least 6 miles, and probably 6.26 to get me to an even 17 miles for the week), lawn mowing, and moving outdoor furniture back on the deck. Will probably have to wait 'til tomorrow to do the grill, as DW either has/had food poisoning or a nasty intestinal bug. She woke up around 03:00 and spent a good deal of time praying to the porcelain god! I just talked to her and she said her belly muscles are incredibly sore! I fell awful for her, but hoping it was food poisoning as at least that is not contagious. We tried a new Mexican restaurant last evening, and while it all tasted OK at the time, it is possible one of her entrees (she had two enchiladas and a soft taco) was "bad".

Have a great Saturday gents!

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Light rain throughout the day, now. Temps in low 80's. Summer temps predicted to return Sunday afternoon, then be around until Thursday.

I asserted my influence and took over our upstairs guest room as my 'Get-Away from Distractions' writing space. We've never had enough guests to use it. For inspiration there's a nice view of our neighbor's dying dogwood tree and their red brick car-port. But, there is no TV, just a digital radio, and my wife decorated the walls with color therapy colors to help relax. I added the small wine rack with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay relaxing liquids.

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60F at 5:30 am and clear skies, headed to a high of 80F and sunshine in Washington, MI.

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Getting warmer. Hasn't rained so its been a good day.
Basement is about all dried. Good deal.

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Raining this morning and will probably rain most of the day. Felling better today but will take the rest of the week off from running and adjust my routine to accommodate the running season. First 5K training race is August 31. Have a great Friday guys.

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Still in the low 80's, but more rain predicted, weird summer in the Ozarks.

Need to mow, then get in another couple of hours writing part two of my mystery-comedy series.



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Clearing skies after a stormy afternoon yesterday and again overnight. 73F / 23C, heading to the mid 80's with lowering humidity. Yesterday when I went running the air temp was 81F and the dew point was 80F! That is freakin' humid! No wonder we got a major downpour yesterday afternoon!

On tap for today: Have already been to the Y for a 55 minute yoga class -- first one I've attended in over 7 years (since we lived in CT). I do my AM practices at home to a couple Rodney Yee DVD's, but decided to change it up, and I am glad I did. Great group practice, and the yoga instructor is one of my favorite Y employee's. My ID issue at work is nearly resolved, so once my manager approves a request that was sent to her, I can start replicating the db's I need. Plan to get to the bowling alley for another practice session later this morning, and if time allows, may try to get some mowing done, though it may move to this evening.

TGIF gents!

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Woke up early this morning - Stella was restless and so was I. Cool morning but not too chilly. High of 94 today, I think. It is supposed to be cooler this weekend, around 90, which will be perfect weather for wine tasting and boating.

Have a great Friday!

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Temps were low 80's. Nice to have a cooler day.

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Overcast the a lot of lighting this morning, expecting rain most of the day. Hoping the rain washes away the pollen in the air. taking easy again today, trying not to over eat since I'm not doing my regular routines. Looking forward to the weekend.

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Typical summer morning, low around 60, high around 95 this afternoon.

Our college president might be coming for a visit today. Gotta look spiffy! Better start with some exercise to wake me up....

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Sunny but REALLY humid -- 77F / 25C, dew point at 77F as well, heading to the mid 80's with thunderstorms moving in later on, some heavy. We had a brief but intense downpour yesterday that dumped .70" of rain! Likely the same kind of storms today.

On tap for today: work, run (going to be a "fun" in this heat and humidity!), and a few chores. Tonight: Unless it is storming, we'll likely go out.

Have a great Thursday gents!

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Very mild mid-August. In the low 80's, cloudy.



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66F and light showers at 6:25 am in Shelby Township, Mi with a forecast high of 75F later today with clearing skies.

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It was a hot day today - forecast was 92F, actual high was closer to 98 or 99. Very bright sun - glad for our new solar panels to help power our house.

Drove with my boss to our satellite campus in Williams for a meet & greet with the students. It was a quick trip, but worth it because we stopped at a produce stand on the way back and bought these amazing heirloom tomatoes for just $1/pound! They are delicious!

Have a great day tomorrow!

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Nice cool day today. No rain yet, so we got that going for us.
Worked out some difficult clients today. Getting my work lists whittled down to manageable portions. Woo Hoo!

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1DAY-ATA-TIME, my wife is also dealing with some new allergens as well -- one of her eyes was really bugging her this morning. She feels your pain!

Weather here on the Delmarva: Mostly cloudy, 77F / 25C, dew point also at 77F, heading to the upper 80's with a slight chance of storms. Better chances Thursday and Friday.

On tap for today: work, rescheduled therapist appointment (work issues yesterday forced me to reschedule), and may try to get some mowing done. Tonight: Leftover Italian for dinner, catch up on TV.

Happy hump day gents!

Patrick
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