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the wife has friends (from college days - 40 yrs back)..that have been seasoning in Alaska for years..they finally have made the move this year for state residency..which if I understand correctly means they have to actually stay put up there for like a year? anyway...we still get face book posts, etc of bears..they are huge fans of fishing for the big monsters up that way..kings, etc..too dang cold for my liking, but they love it up there..bears n all.

it's now the last week of September and our forecast here in the carolinas is for low 90 degree temps all the way through next week!
it cools down fast at sunset, so we're able to enjoy dinner and rocking chair time on the back deck..and it's just dark enough at 8pm to watch the Space Station fly over...cranked up the gas firepit last night about 10pm.more for ambiance..cause it was a pleasant 71 degrees..shorts n a t-shirt...watched the deer eating my molasses corn treat for them in the side yard, big gray heron perches in a pine tree just 50ft to our right, he was fussing at an owl that paused in his tree long enough to get it's bearing on a bunny...judging by the scream, I'd say he got it when I saw him swoop down and disapear behind some trees...
 

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Well, I think the riding season is officially over, we have had snow in the mountains and temps already down to 25. Can see the snow down to the 6000 ft level which is only 1500 ft above our valley floor.
On a different note, a week ago I came across another Can Am 570 Outlander 2-up 80 miles away. Same year as mine, power steering, heated grips and thumb warmer, winch, brand new Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires, and a mid-tube plow mount. Only 397 miles. Only thing is it is yellow, not my favorite color. I went ahead and bought it, afterI got out home decided to switch out the plastics. Changed my red plastics out for the yellow and put put them on my stock machine. I listed it on Craigslist and sold it for $250 more than I paid for it a year ago. Bought the new to me machine with all the upgrades for $100 more than I sold mine for. Quite a deal, I've been pretty fortunate in all of my machine deals, have made $$$ on all 5 that I've bought and sold.馃榿. All cleaned up and ready for sale.
 

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well sounds like you making deals and coming out o top, cannot beat that!

as for summer being over, well Thursday it was mid 80's super hot and humid, by friday morning it was 32 degree, so went from having AC on, to Heat on in about 2 hours!
now its back to darn rain and still cold, mid 30's right now and raining, and calling for 2 inches of rain tomorrow with a high in about the mid 50's
and lucky me, my water system here decided to die, so I get to now try and figure out what died in the chilly heavy rains tomorrow??
replaced well pump, and pressure tank, and still dead with no water??
Not wishing for summers heat, but 60's and dry weather like we NORMALLY have this time of yr would be nice!
I am so sick of all the extreme temp swings and weather from NO rain to non stop for days or weeks or months of it
I went from like March to Late Aug with rain here every 40 hours or less!
that's just insane with rain every other day and many days 4-5 NON stop of it
March to Late Aug, only had 3 days in a row with NO rain twice!
and had temps in both July and Aug, in the 40's

weather sure ain't normal anymore!
 

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Boy that's for sure, been a weird summer. We're supposed to have low teens by mid week. Going directly from summer to winter.
Hope you get your water issue fixed:cautious:馃槥
 

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we finally broke the heat wave this past weekend. (Oct 5th) it dropped down in the 70s...back in the 80s yesterday for the balance of this week...but just last week we were still breaking records with high 90s. Saturday i enjoyed the cooler temps to get out on my trails and work the chain saw a bit..had some large trees that had fallen across some trail sections,..it's great to have those open again for riding. There might be a couple days throughout winter here in the Carolinas when we see some of what we'd consider bitter cold..ie down in the teens..but 99% of the season I'll still have my honda out and working or playing..as an old Ohio boy, I miss having some good snows, but I do like the warmer weather and year round ATV play time. The particular Fourtrax I'm using right now, spent most of it's life as a deer machine..so it sat most of the year, got fresh battery, etc for hunting season and then was back to forgotten the balance of the year...and that's why it was as good a mechanical as it was when I found it...no muddin etc..just into the plot, haul one out, etc...with me as the owner now, it works and plays probably 4 days a week....ready for FAll..leaves, chill in the air, firepit on the back deck, etc..but this evening I'll be jumping in my pool for an evening swim..(grin)
 

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Rub it in why don't ya! We went out to dinner with some friends tonight for my wife's birthday, when we went into the restaurant at 6pm it was 63 degrees, when we came out at 8:30, out was 36 degrees suing dropping supposed to be low single digits by tomorrow night:oops:(n)馃槥馃槶馃槰馃槯!!!!! Yuck! Not ready for this this early in the year.
 

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North of Fairbanks tonight, winter storm warning! We already had 4鈥 of snow today, supposed to get 4 - 7鈥 tonight, and appears to be happening. Putting a new Warn plow on the Foreman (when all the parts show up)...
 

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LOL...sorry kids..but yeah...this weekend's forecast..mid 80s and even though it's down in the low 60s at night, my pool heater is keeping the water a lovely 88 degrees..so a pleasant saturday will include me floating in my backyard pool to cool off from having been out riding on my old Fourtrax which generates plenty of un-fanned heat of it's own. Actually hoping for at least our one snow event this year...which might be all of 4 inches if we are lucky..and we'll all be grabbing our "all terain vehicals" so we can somehow manage to get out of our driveway and go visit the neighbors for a snow ball fight...trust, me, as an old Ohio boy.. I just grin and bear it when these carolinians freak out over 3 snowflakes...but seeing my big old Honda tracks in even that little bit of snow is an enjoyable sight.
 

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Not a pleasant day here today, temperature is about 24 degrees, wind is blowing directly out of the North at about 20 miles per hour, as an old Ohio boy you know what that computes into, wind chill not a pleasant work day especially when working outside.
 

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still not so cold in ky. came close to a frost the other day, but it was the wind that done it.. my sister.5 came up from Sth. Carolina. her windshield, and rear window had ice on them, including the roof..
bring a car up here, to the top off the south.
she was from here anyway.. 35F at night, but the wind does come into play.. i checked the ground temp. 41,4F. i did get out and dig some of the summer plants out of the ground today. banana trees, though i missed the elephant ear plant. was more of the elephant ear plants, till my, bro. in law, took over for a year or so. E probably tossed some of the bulbs. less digging for him.. no one asked him to help in the first place.. opp's,, i got caught venting again..
damn shame though, them bulbs lasted for 17 yr.s here, and 20 years at the other place, and 18 years at the place before that, then at my grandma's house..
ya got to love your in-law's{BS},, no where does it say, you have to like them..
what were we talking about again..
cold weather.. a chill
that describes my in-laws :D lols
 

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ok...Oct 18..Fall is finally starting arrive..got down in the 40s last night..only made it up to about 70 yesterday...I checked the house security cams late yesterday afternoon to see my wife and our 10yr old grandaughter out back enjoying the heated swimming pool...will be able to do that for the balance of the month, then I'll need to shut that puppy down cause the gas bill will start to get ugly. anyway the leaves will start to color now in our nearby mountains (Blue Ridge) and we have some lifelong friends coming up to do a couple days cruising the hills...then it's time to hunker down and get ready for holidays which includes several birthdays...the family enjoys Fall events..festivals, theres a huge rennaisance deal in the area...my son and I get to strap on some of his custom made sword work and go be nerds for a day..always fun to see folks dress up..the grandkids love it.
I've got an unused day ticket to an area ATV park that's almost a year old..just been so dang hot that I didn't feel like going down there...but 60s during that day...yeah..that's a nice ride..and come colder winter days around my property..well I've got my Fourtrax aircooled engine to keep me warm (Grin)
 
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