Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman, 1:42 PM GMT on August 31, 2006
Forecast today 26 high 11 low. Windy showers in the pm
Yesterdays high was 27.1 and low 10.3
Big news in Portage today is the Portage Hotel fire. A landmark 100 year old building looks like it's going to be lost. The local fire department is on the scene as well as trucks from neighboring communities. I've posted some photo's in the Wunder photos.
On the domestic scene it's my 38th anniversary. Jeeze thats a long time with the same woman. No plans made for this evening but I'm sure she'll find something to do.
By: plapman, 12:58 PM GMT on August 30, 2006
High for today 27 low tonight 17 wind SE 30 gusting to 50
Yesterdays High was 23.3 and and overnight low of 8.6.
Summer is hanging on
The Canada Senior games kicks off today with a parade and opening ceremonies. Close to 1400 seniors have registered to participate.
By: plapman, 1:13 PM GMT on August 29, 2006
Looks like another nice day on the prairies
Forecast High 25 low 11
Yesterday 19.8 high and 8.4 low. The official low was 4 at Southport.
The news maker here is the upcoming Canada Senior Games. They start this week with 1500 senior athletes expected to attend.
The fire department was busy yesterday with another accident in the city and a kitchen fire. There were minor injuries in the accident with 2 people hospitalized.
By: plapman, 1:12 PM GMT on August 28, 2006
Forecast cool today. High 23 low tonight 7 Wind N 20
Yesterdays high 29.3 low 12.3
The granddaughter came home last night as well as Jess. Jess was tired and cranky. Too many late nights at camp I guess.
Wife was home and spent most of her time on geneaology. It's a never ending task it seems.
Single vehicle rollover on the Trans-Canada yesterday. The fire deptartment used the jaws of life to rescue the occupants. There doesn't seem to be any life threating injuries.
By: plapman, 2:18 PM GMT on August 27, 2006
Looks like another great day on the prairies
High 29 and low 11,light winds from ssw
Yesterday it made it to 27.6 with a low of 11.6.
Grandchildren again last night. It seems that mom is off to the bar with my cousin to watch a local band, Johnny Deitrich, mostly country & western. The kids and I were off to the playground till almost dark.
Some girl had a wasp trap thrown at her on the way to the playground. She received multiple stings on hands, face and head. Thats got to hurt. Her parents took her to the hospital.
There sure are a lot of wasps this year. I must be the warm dry summer is an ideal breeding situation.
By: plapman, 2:24 PM GMT on August 26, 2006
Forecast for today 26 and 10
Yesterday we had a high of 26.2 and a low of 12.7. Another shower overnight. I never heard a thing.
I had the grandchildren again last night. Easy job this time. I took them to the school playground. The youth drop in was having a windup. They had a live local band. Slow Mojo thier called. The grandchildren had a great time. Mom had supplied a movie and popcorn as entertainment for the remainder of the evening.
By: plapman, 1:07 PM GMT on August 25, 2006
Todays high forecast to be 21 and a low of 16. Clearing
Yesterdays high was 28.3 and a low of 15.9. We had the promised rain overnight. The lawns sure need it.
I added a 1/2 mile to Buck's trek last night. he didn't mind at all.
Quiet at home these days. Grand daughter's away on sleepovers and Jess is at camp till Sunday. Just me and Buck holding the fort while the wife works.
By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on August 24, 2006
Cloudy this morning, I haven't seen that in a while. Thundershowers and showers forecast for this afternoon with a high of 23 and a low of 14.
Yesterday it beat the forecast with a high of 29.6 and a low of 14.4.
The harvest continues with praise for the weather allowing harvesting to continue unhampered.
By: plapman, 1:05 PM GMT on August 23, 2006
Forecast for today 28 high and 14 low. SE breeze at 15
Yesterdays high was 27.5 and low of 10.4.
Took Buck for a stroll along the tracks last evening. He has a fear of trains. 2 passed, I had a hard time getting him back on his leash for the first, never let him run after that. I don't know what caused the phobia, he's never been close to one. It sure limits our treks, as
both the CNR and CPR main line pass through the city. A train every 20 minutes would be a close estimate.
Updated: 1:15 PM GMT on August 23, 2006
By: plapman, 1:06 PM GMT on August 22, 2006
Forecast high today 28 Low 13 Possible showers this morning
Yesterday was cooler with a nice breeze. High 23.1 Low 9.3
Buck enjoyed his stroll.
First time since spring we've had single digit temps.
There was a car fire yesterday in an apartment parking lot. Sounds like the fire department got it out with no injuries.
By: plapman, 1:11 PM GMT on August 21, 2006
Forecast for today is high 27 low 9. Clear nw breeze
This morning's walk to work was pleasant. Clear, cool with a slight NW breeze at 15 km.
Yesterday was warm high 30.8 low 14.4. The thunderstorms never materialized here, but 130 km east of here there was a tornado. It destroyed a farm house and hospitalized the lady occupant.
Grandchildren went home yesterday and Buck got his walk after the evening meal when it cooled a bit.
Went for a ride in the country and only saw 1 combine harvesting canola. It looks like most of the cereal crops are off the fields.
By: plapman, 2:02 PM GMT on August 20, 2006
Yesterday's high was 27.6 and the low of 15.4.
Forecast for today is 27 and 10. Wind sw at 30kn. Chance of thunderstorm later in the day.
At present its 19 8km breeze.
I'm makin out OK with the grandchildren. Had a little tiff over fighting, I think I won. They go home today.
I cut Buck's walk short, only 2 miles. His watering spots have all dryed up and he was feeling the heat.
Updated: 2:06 PM GMT on August 20, 2006
By: plapman, 2:52 PM GMT on August 19, 2006
Great sunny morning. Forecast Hi 27 low 13
Looks like the grass is going to get a trim today. I should have done it yesterday when it was cooler.
Farmers are starting the harvest.
By: plapman, 8:43 PM GMT on August 18, 2006
It looks like its going to be another great weekend.
Temp rising to 29 on Sunday. The high was 23 and a low of 13. Reallynice day.
Clear all weekend.
Not much for plans. I got roped into looking after the grandchildren. I won't have much time left other than walking the dog.
Updated: 2:11 PM GMT on August 19, 2006