Then again, as warmups go, that's not the worst thing -- if you thought this week was charged, church, just wait.
To everyone hitting the road for Labor Day weekend, safe travels... and refill your tanks before Gustav sends the gas upwards of $5 a gallon.
Seriously, though, with the storm's path seeming to head straight for the heart of the Gulf (not to mention today's third anniversary of Katrina's landfall), let the words of one of the Crescent City's great souls remind us anew: "Pray for Mother New Orleans." Again.
Hope you're all hangin' in there and getting some rest, gang. More after the holiday; in the meantime, be well and safe, have fun... and whatever the field of our own labors, St Joseph the Worker, pray for us.