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Fall/Autumn 2009 is officially with us....check out our seasons activities....

Fall/Autumn 2009 officially with us. Check out our activities for the season.

As with previous years, here are a few questions regarding Fall/Autumn 2009....

  1. When will the first frost of the season occur??? Answer: .....The first hard freeze occurred on October 13th. All living plants now gone into hibernation.

  2. When will we get the first snow of the season??? Answer: .....The first snow started flying on Sunday, October 13th.

  3. How much snow will we get for the season??? Answer: .....For the season, we received 22.5 inches of snow. This is one hell of a lot of snow to receive over fall. Remember, winter per say hasn't even started yet!!!!!

  4. For how much longer will we be able to wear shorts and other summer like clothes??? Answer: .....haven't been able to wear shorts since October 13th.

  5. Will Nebraska be in the College Playoff's???? Answer: .....Somehow, Nebraska managed to win the Big 12 North Division. This meant they had to play Texas for the Big 12 Conference Title. Needless to say they lost 13-12. But, surprisingly, it was a very good game. Nebraska then went on to play Arizona in the Holiday Bowl....they won 33-0. If only they could have played like this for the rest of the season!!!!

  6. What will be the body bag count from Iraq???? Answer: .....The current body count, as of December 21st 2009, is 4,373, with a total allies count of 4,691. While the fatality rate has decreased (thank god), there is still a constant stream of body bags from Iraq.

  7. What will be the body bag count from Afghanistan???? Answer: .....A total of 960 US fatalities up until December 21st, 2009. This is out of a total of 1,588 fatalities for the NATO led forces/allies.

  8. How will the Iraqi government be functioning. Will it be inclusive, sectarian or absolute bloody chaos???? Answer: .....They are doing remarkably well. This is one author who is more than willing to admit that he had been wrong about the current government. Mind you, it is still rent by ethnic and religious divisions, but they are doing remarkably well. Lets keep our  fingers crossed.

  9. How many hurricane's will we have this season??? Answer: .....This year was a very quiet year as far as hurricanes go. There were no hurricane landfalls over the entire season. Amazing!!!!

  10. What will the US economy look like at the end of the season??? Answer: .....To put it mildly, the economy sucks. While the massive job layoffs may have finished, no one is hiring. The unemployment level is officially quotes at some 10%, while the unofficial rate is often quoted at some 17%. The bailouts for the banks has kept them solvent but, as usual, there has been nothing done for the actual worker.

But wait, more than these questions will be answered (and I have no clue as to what other questions will be answered) by the end of Fall!!!!.

Anyway, here are the Fall/Autumn activities from the Burton's of Omaha....

Page Contents:

Just follow the links in the table of contents to go the particular section of interest.

  1. Beginning Of Fall

  2. Halloween

  3. Election Day

  4. Webmasters Birthday

  5. Thanksgiving

  6. Christmas Parties

  7. End Of Fall/Autumn

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Beginning of Fall

Yep, the official start of Fall/Autumn 2009

Yup, we have officially survived summer 2009. All going well, we will actually get a decent Fall-Autumn this year. But, as with everything in Nebraska, you never can tell what is going to happen weather wise until after it's happened!!!!


Saturday, October 31, 2009 Halloween

The annual "spook" a thon. Where shall Lisa and the webmaster be and what shall we be doing. All you need to know is that you need to stock up on candy for the "trick or treaters". This may seem to be a bizarre ritual, but it's an annual right of passage. And, it's something you wouldn't want to miss for the world!!!

This year's Halloween was particularly quiet. Lisa and the webmaster spent the entire day at home. We did have quite a few trick or treaters. Actually, we were both surprised by the large number of trick or treaters...we thought that all the kids in our neighborhood had either grown up or left the area. However, we were proven to be wrong. The rest of the evening was spent watching all the crappy B grade horror flicks that seem to get shown at this time of year.

And that was our annual "spook" a thon for 2009.....

And on rolls Fall 2009


Tuesday, November 3, 2009:  Election Day

The annual "pick a candidate to vote for" day. This year will be dominated by local issues and candidates. There are no congressional seats up for grabs, so it's whatever local issues are important. This year was no different

But, it's also the running of the annual Melbourne Cup in Melbourne, Australia. The webmasters prediction is that a horse will win....




Saturday, November 7, 2009 Webmasters Birthday

It's the webmasters birthday....where shall he be and what shall we do???


Thursday, November 26, 2009Thanksgiving

Ahh...gobblers day. Not a good time of year to be a turkey. You definitely now that Fall is upon you with a vengeance when Turkey Day arrives. You also know that Christmas is not too far around the corner....which means that the annual shopping frenzy is about to begin!!!! Millions of people in crowded malls....what a treat!!!. This is also the busiest travel period of the year, eclipsing Christmas with some 38.3 million Americans traveling more than 50 miles over the Thanksgiving period.....including some 25 million airline passengers. Needless to say, the airports will be crowded, made even more chaotic with the new carry-on baggage requirements and with airlines charging up the wazoo for checked luggage.

How will we spend Thanksgiving 2009. Given past history, we'll most likely be here in Omaha, but one never can tell....


December 2009: Christmas Parties

Well, with the passing of Thanksgiving, it's officially the start of the annual silly season. Basically, you can forget about getting anything done work wise. So, it's time to party....


Monday, December 21, 2009: End of Fall/Autumn

We will have officially survived Fall/Autumn 2009. And on marches winter 2009!!!!

Before we do the weather stuff for Fall/Autumn 2009, here are our travel statistics for the season that just was.....the answer to this one this year is easy....none. No air travel was needed this season...

Date Airline Origin Destination Flight Status Reason Added Bonus Miles Time
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Northwest Omaha, NE Minneapolis  On-Time None None 282 0:47
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Northwest Minneapolis, MN San Francisco, CA 2 Hours Late Medical Emergency None 1,589 3:15
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Qantas San Francisco, CA Sydney, Australia On Time None None 7,419 14:16
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 Qantas Sydney, Australia Melbourne, Australia On-Time None None 439 1:05
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 Qantas Melbourne, Australia Sydney, Australia On-Time None None 439 1:05
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 Qantas Sydney, Australia San Francisco, CA On Time None None 7,419 14:16
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 United San Francisco, CA Chicago, IL On Time None None 1,847 3:44
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 United Chicago, IL Omaha, NE On Time None None 416 1:02
Totals             19,850 1.65

And, now, without further ado, here are the season statistics for Fall/Autumn 2009.

Category Date High Temperature (F) Low Temperature (F)
Coldest Day Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 11F -6F
Warmest Day Sunday, September 27th, 2009 80F 57F

The average high and lows for Fall/Autumn 2009:

Category Temperature (F)
Average High Temperature 51F
Average Low Temperature 32F

Finally, for those of you that are really interested in the weather, here is the daily, maximum and minimum, temperatures for Omaha over Fall/Autumn 2009.

This should keep you "weather nuts" happy for a while. Remember, people from down under, all temperatures are in F.

So, that's pretty much our Fall/Autumn 2009. Alas  therefore, this will probably be the last update for season 2009. (unless we remember something really fantastic that happened!!!).  Ya'all come back, ya hear!!!!!


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