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‘Nother beach day, while the weather holds. Beaches along our coast are mostly shingle, but that’s not nearly as uncomfortable as you might think. You can wriggle a bit and make quite a nice, comfy weasel nest. For your butt.

I’m soooo not ready to dive back into the week yet, so let’s talk about the weather. How’s yours? I thought we’d had it a couple of weeks ago when it turned damp and cold, but we’ve since had a bit of Indian Summer.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: September 8, 2014, 9:54 pm

Hot and humid, waiting for the weather to change. It will be a glorious day and then back to hot and humid.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: September 8, 2014, 10:07 pm

It was cold and a bit muggy this morning (21°C) but the sun came out and it warmed up a bit to hit a nice mild 29°C. The high was 32°C around lunchtime.

Comment from Deborah
Time: September 8, 2014, 10:08 pm

A bit of rain fell at the lake. Not enough to help the lake level—it’s down over 10 feet. At least it rinsed the air. I’m in Corpus Christi on business. Tonight I dine on shrimp! I hope to get my feet in the Gulf tomorrow. Now that the youngsters are back in the school, Padre Island is a lovely place to visit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padre_Island

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: September 8, 2014, 10:14 pm

Here in Baraboo, WI, we are supposed to have a rainy Tuesday/Wednesday, with an estimated inch each day, and then a cold front will come through, with Friday’s high being 55, with lows in the 30’s over the weekend.

Comment from gulliblepratt
Time: September 8, 2014, 11:13 pm

wind 30 knots 16 degree C
Its gonna rain

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: September 8, 2014, 11:30 pm

Here it is still hot and humid, but the signs of Fall are beginning to appear. The Canada Geese have been here for a week or so, and the cat is hocking up hairballs as she sheds her summer look for her Winter attire. The oaks are beginning to drop some leaves. Can’t wait for it to drop out of the 90’s…. It hasn’t happened yet, but we’re getting closer and closer.

All this seems early, and our summer was less brutal than usual, so I’m forecasting another cold winter here. I just can’t find a Wooly Bear caterpillar for confirmation yet.

Comment from Nina
Time: September 9, 2014, 12:17 am

Hot and dry, and I’m so done with that.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: September 9, 2014, 12:54 am

Friends in Calgary got snow today!…going to be an early/long winter, I think.

Comment from mojo
Time: September 9, 2014, 1:01 am

Overcast mornings, sunny afternoons, a little cooler.

Comment from Bob
Time: September 9, 2014, 1:15 am

I’m near LA. There was wet water falling out of the sky today here and in Phoenix AZ. I’m told it’s called “rain”.
In Phoenix, I-10 freeway is a lake, with water above the hoods of the cars that are stuck in it. Thankfully, we didn’t get that much over here in LA.

Comment from thefritz
Time: September 9, 2014, 1:32 am

still humid as fuck here in Florida…but we get 6 months of perfect beginning in November—then the Canadians.

Comment from Frit
Time: September 9, 2014, 1:54 am

Coming up on Spring, here. Last few days it’s been bloody cold in the early mornings, (4° C / 39° F) then in the afternoon it’s warmed up nicely, (19°-21° C / 66°-70° F (Conversions are approximate,)) which allows me to open the house for airing, and occasionally get out to do some gardening, cleaning out weeds and prepping for food growing. 🙂

Rained last night, today it’s quite blowy, probably gonna get a bit more rain later today. For now, it’s up to 23° C outside.

Comment from Bob
Time: September 9, 2014, 1:55 am

Phoenix story and slideshow pics at link:

Comment from Mitchell
Time: September 9, 2014, 3:23 am

Here in Vegas we caught a northern remnant of the action that hit AZ and gave us a rare wonderfully dreary drizzly/rainy day and an early break from blazing 100 temps. Alas, those temps will be right back in a couple days. It’ll be a few more weeks before Fall finally breaks Summer’s back.

Comment from brad ervin
Time: September 9, 2014, 6:54 am

Re: Joan Rivers & British popularity…well, maybe:


Comment from AliceH
Time: September 9, 2014, 2:02 pm

I had some landscaping/seeding work done 8/22. I am consequently near-incoherent on the subject of the recent weather. Everything that could go wrong, has. Nature sucks.

Comment from Deborah
Time: September 9, 2014, 2:11 pm

I do miss the pleasures of four seasons, but Husband gave away the snow shovel when we moved to south Texas. You should have heard him shouting to the sky, “As God is my witness, I’ll never shovel snow again!”

How many huge storms has Badger House endured? It pleases me to know that it has stood for so long. Is there a log book for Badger House?

Comment from gromulin
Time: September 9, 2014, 2:50 pm

Eagerly anticipating Indian Summer in Half Moon Bay – It’s been overcast for a month. October was glorious last year.

Oh, and RENO AIR RACES this week. NASCAR with wings at 500 MPH. I wait all year to hear those Rolls Royce Merlins screaming overhead. w00t!

Comment from tibby
Time: September 9, 2014, 3:08 pm

South central Louisiana – Rain, rain, rain, rain. We haven’t had a day without rain in over a month. Hot, humid and wet. I am so ready for fall to get here.

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: September 9, 2014, 4:29 pm

Comment from tibby
Time: September 9, 2014, 3:08 pm

South central Louisiana – Rain, rain, rain, rain. We haven’t had a day without rain in over a month. Hot, humid and wet. I am so ready for fall to get here.
Tibby, I too am immured in Da Swamp of Loozyana. Don’t worry, fall will be here — along about December. (I am so ready to get out of here and move to a civilized climate . . .!)

Comment from Davem123
Time: September 9, 2014, 5:05 pm

Coastal Georgia is also in the middle of rainy season. The humidity is terrible, but at least the clouds cool things off a bit.

Comment from AliceH
Time: September 9, 2014, 6:15 pm

Rub it in, guys. Rub it in. I’m desperate for rain.

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: September 9, 2014, 6:53 pm

New York’s Capital Region had a couple of hot-unbearably-humid days, but has now settled down to good solid glide to autumn: warm, but cooling toward evening, cool overnight, warming to briefly hot at midday. And not humid. Which is the big thing.

Comment from tibby
Time: September 9, 2014, 7:22 pm

Wolfus, my sympathies. And a wish for fungus remover. AliceH, you too have my sympathies. I wish I could send some of it to you and all of South/Central Texas…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 9, 2014, 9:02 pm

Deborah, it’s sad and frustrating how little we’ve been able to learn about Badger House. We know a fair bit about it in the 20th Century, but before that, almost nothing. I’ve found a man with the same name as the house from the early 19th C, and our lawyer dug up a property tax bill from 1610.

It’s amazing how much harder it is to research a house than a family name.

Comment from Deborah
Time: September 9, 2014, 10:21 pm

No abstract for Badger House? 🙁
Husband and I bought a house in 1979 that had been built in 1963. So the abstract wasn’t all that long—we were the third owners. I loved reading it since began with the original land survey. As it turned out, at the time I worked as a draftsman for the civil engineer (then in his 80s) who as a boy, had tramped along at the drag end of the chain while his father made the original survey. And the engineer still owned the original survey maps. It was amazing how often we that we consulted the originals surveys, too, and old deed records.

Comment from mojo
Time: September 9, 2014, 10:55 pm

Tibby, Wolfie: That’s WHY there’s a swamp…

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: September 10, 2014, 6:28 am

… we’ve since had a bit of Indian Summer.

Aren’t you on the wrong side of the Atlantic for that?

Comment from Carl
Time: September 10, 2014, 12:12 pm

Wease, you’ve probably already done this, but it would be worth looking at the census records from 1841 onwards to see the names of the occupants. That might give you a lead. Also East Sussex Record Office in Lewes must have some information. They have a map-based search facility at http://www.thekeep.info/map

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