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04 August, 2009

Update on our weather,

Look at the 2 pictures, the one on the left was taken in September 2008 and the one on the right was taken today, August 4, 2009, both sun shiny days. You say, it looks like a cloudy day or perhaps hazy, but it has been this way for a couple days so I asked the weatherman. He stated, "this is smoke from the fires in the Pacific Northwest and Canada". It is hard to image that the smoke has traveled close to a 1000 miles. You would think it's on the other side of the mountain. Although it has been hot and dry for the last view weeks, we are hopeful we don't have a return of the fires of several years ago.

. . . . . so do you have the air conditioner on during this warm spell. We don't have an air conditioner that runs off electricity. Our log home has great insulation and even when it is extremely hot outside, it stays comfortable inside. At night when the sun starts to fade, we open the windows and welcome the cool air from outside. Normally by morning the temperature in the house is between 65 and 70 and normally does not get warmer than 75 to 78, even on the hottest days. This is a picture of our indoor, outdoor thermometer reflecting the temperature at the end of a very hot day.