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Stans

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    Spitfire No. 944

    Well worth watching, it's a little under 15 minutes.
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    Sunday

    Morning y'all, clear skies, 69F, and the humidity is beginning to return. Expecting a mostly sunny day and a high of 93F, so summer has also returned.
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    Saturday

    I have seen the CAF's B-29 only once and that was... probably 30 years ago. Have a good time at the air show, Jay!
  4. This Corsair is not a late model Vought F4U nor is it a Goodyear FG-1D. Nope, this rare Corsair is a one-of-a-kind today. It is fully restored and now flying, back from the swamps of North Carolina where it crashed in December 1944. It is the world's only flying Brewster F3A-1(A). http://warbirdsnews.com/warbird-restorations/brewster-f3a-corsair-takes-to-the-skies-in-breckenridge-texas.html The paint scheme would be correct for this era and the markings "L69" would indicate the training unit stationed at Mojave.
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    Saturday

    Morning y'all, clear skies, 64F and low humidity! Expecting sunshine and a high of 89F today.
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    Time for my annual check in.

    Hey, Maine!
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    Friday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 66F. Expecting a partly cloudy day and a high of 86F.
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    Thursday

    That's the way it often is, perfect weather when working, lousy weather on days off.
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    Thursday

    Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies and 70F. We did have two rounds of storms late yesterday, neither brought damage to Casa de Stans, just a little rain. Expecting a partly to mostly cloudy day, a high of 83F, and a chance of more afternoon thunderstorms.
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    Wednesday

    Morning y'all, mostly clear skies and 69F and more humid this morning. Expecting increasing cloudiness and a high of 91F as a cold front approaches. We may also see thunderstorms this afternoon, some could be strong to severe storms.
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    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies, humidity is still pretty low, but that will change, and 61F. Expecting a partly cloudy day and a high of 93F.
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    NASCAR

    The Coke Zero 400 was Saturday night's race, the Monster Energy Cup Series.
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    Monday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 56F. Expecting sunshine and a high of 87F.
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    NASCAR

    Which race, Xfinity Series or Monster Energy Cup Series? I saw some highlights of the Xfinity race, lots of big wrecks. I watched the Monster Energy race and it was the same. Daytona and Talladega are the same. Big, long tracks, restrictor plates on the engines, the cars do not accelerate well, lots of drafting and pack racing at 200 mph, and when one car gets loose it takes out a whole bunch of cars. I think NASCAR should rename these races to Daytona or Talladega Demolition Derby.
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    Sunday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and the temperature is up to 63F. Humidity is low, windows are open for now. Expecting sunshine and a high of 83F, then temperatures overnight should drop to about 58F. Summer returns tomorrow.
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    Saturday

    Once in a while I'll do something nice. I don't do it often, I don't want people to expect anything or think I'm a nice guy.
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    Saturday

    Evening y'all. The sun is setting and it's down to 72F. Guess I can tell y'all about my mission for the past few days now that it is over. My mother-in-law will be 91 years of age in October. She was born in and grew up in the coal country of southwest Virginia. After she graduated high school, she left for college, met a nice man, married, and settled down in central Virginia. After he was killed by a drunk driver and her three children were grown, she remarried and they moved to the northeast coast of Virginia. She jumped at every chance to go back and visit her home. The last time she was there was for the funeral of her only brother and that was five years ago. A lot has changed since then and the remaining family out there begged for her to visit again. So, my wife and I picked her up at the nearby retirement home in which she is currently residing on Wednesday morning. She met us at the door, packed and ready to roll. We had a great trip, stayed with family the entire time and she got to go back and visit all the places she had been when she was a little girl. It was a great time, she enjoyed it very much. I was happy to drive and lift the luggage as this could be the last time she would get such an experience. You just never know. Do I have any regrets? Only regarding the amount of food I consumed. Everyone in this family cooks and it is sort of an unwritten requirement for anyone marrying in to be able to cook well. So, that was my summer vacation. Wish it could have lasted longer and now I am very sad to be home in the flat plane of Virginia.
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    Wednesday

    Good morning y'all and happy Independence Day! Clear skies and 71F with lots of humidity this morning. Expecting a partly cloudy day with a high of 90F and a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Y'all have a great day, I'll be back in a few days.
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    This Month in the Korean War: July 1950-1953

    Two things here. First, I expect your analysis is correct. Second, N. Korea has a long history of making agreements, then breaking them.
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    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, clear skies, humid, 75F. Expecting a mostly sunny day with a high of 95F.
  21. Truly it was.
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    This Month in the Korean War: July 1950-1953

    And to this day nothing has changed. The two Koreas are still in a state of war and in a cease fire which has lasted 65 years. The promise of peace may be slipping away as it has been found that North Korea has recently ramped up their development of ballistic missiles.
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    Monday

    Morning y'all, 73F, clear skies, and very humid. Expecting another hot and humid day with lots of sunshine and a high of 97F.
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