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August 11, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Monday Memo: SLU closures … Hot day … Supermoon wrapup … Retro repairs

National Weather Service forecast

National Weather Service forecast

Don’t go there: Do you ride or bike in South Lake Union? This week’s commute is going to be messy with various road closures and construction alerts.

It’s going to be a hot one: Sunny skies and highs in the mid-90s are expected in western Washington, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The scorching temperatures should only last for one day before dropping back into the 80s, but keep furry friends in mind in the heat with these tips for hot weather and pets.

Waving the red flag: Along with those hot temperatures comes an increased danger for wildfires. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning for fire danger from potential thunderstorms.

Seattle gets mooned: Did you see the supermoon? Readers captured some terrific photos.

An old Underwood typewriter. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

An old Underwood typewriter. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Retro repairs: This guy may be lonelier than the Maytag repairman. Bob Montgomery is the last full-time typewriter repairman in the Puget Sound area and he has a lot of stories to tell. “He has so much knowledge, I end up talking to him for an hour,” says Greg Meinhold, one of Montgomery’s customers.

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