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Yes, they were able to return home the next morning and all was well, thankfully.

For an idea of how bad the smoke has been here, the furnace filter on the left was installed for less than three weeks. I don't even what to think about what my lungs look like right now.

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The smoke has been BAD here too. At least yesterday and today we could see the sky. That is the first time in over a week.
 

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Here in PA we’ve been having blood-red sunrises daily. While not unheard of, lately it seems to be a daily occurrence. I’m thinking it’s caused from smoke high in the atmosphere from the west coast fires.
 

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I spent yesterday cleaning & washing out my buckets, and water tanks used for rain catchment in anticipation of rain. Even sprayed off the shed coop/greenhouse roof of any dirt, ash & debris from over the summer. All cleaned & ready to go to start refilling the tank. Right????

We did get some decent rain sometime overnight & this morning but when I went to check the collections, the water was BLACK. So I can only assume that was from the smoke still in the air.
 

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Well, looks like another storm in the gulf. Go figure. :plain:
 

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We had frost this morning at 0600. Bit of a surprise but not uncommon. I had already started winterizing the pool yesterday.
 
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The sun is bright here, and the sky is blue. I figured it was going to be warm--that is, until I walked outside to get the morning newspaper! Yikes, it was cold. I'm hoping the temperature changes a bit after the noon hour. My wife and I have been walking more, I hope this late summer holds a bit longer.
 

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We had frost this morning at 0600. Bit of a surprise but not uncommon. I had already started winterizing the pool yesterday.
We had frost/freeze warning but no frost. I covered a good portion of garden (peppers , tomatoes, basil, dill, a few squash,...) with lumber tarps.

We didn't get frost but was 33 oF 6AM. Two more nights of cold then no frost for a bit.
 

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Frost last nite here in the PA mountains. It killed off my sweet potato plants. Tomatoes were damaged but not killed off. But they are calling for cold weather the next several nites so we are not safe just yet.
 

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Frost last nite here in the PA mountains. It killed off my sweet potato plants. Tomatoes were damaged but not killed off. But they are calling for cold weather the next several nites so we are not safe just yet.
I'm just keeping things covered 3 days. Too much work , lots of stuff
 

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Frost last nite here in the PA mountains. It killed off my sweet potato plants. Tomatoes were damaged but not killed off. But they are calling for cold weather the next several nites so we are not safe just yet.
I got a whole bunch of lumber covers free. I use then for lots of things .

Cover wood produce equipimet, they are FREE.

Go to lumber yards
 

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My part of central Ohio woke up to frost today . . .

No . . . I was not prepared for it . . . and don't like it . . . but I'm hoping it was light enough not to have hurt much stuff.

May God bless,
Dwight
 

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Cool in the morning and evening . I can live with that. I am not surrendering but preparing for a bit longer and colder winter. I just feel it is time for one.
 

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Lovely the last few days.. about to get very wet though.
Yep! Looks like were going to get a drenching over the next few days. Out here in Katy I may get 5" to 10", you may get 20"
 

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All the tropical storms blowing past have brought us days and days of rain.
The ground is saturated and now we have standing water in the yard.

On the plus side, from daily highs above 100 one month ago, we are now upper 80's.
The hurricane that hit Denton's part of America and curved up thru North Carolina has brought us two days of Nor' Easters with breezy conditions and a low this morning of 63. I LOVE it!!
 

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Right now it is mid-60's, a nice breeze, dark overcast skies, I feel the urge to strap on a side arm, grab my old single shot 12 ga, and go woods walking.
I've got a chair out on the back fence line - trees and undergrowth on my side, cattle pasture/woods on my neighbor's side.
It is literally dead quiet out here (as it is most days), perfect to go sit in my chair with binoculars and watch the wildlife.

I don't know how you city folks can handle life, I quit that 25 years ago.
 
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