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, 4:27 PM GMT on September 30, 2006
Today the clouds and rain seem to have abated. The forecast high is 18 with and overnight low of 8. Light winds today but southerly @ 20 for tonight. We need taht to bring on the warm again.
I still haven't gotten to that growing grass. Definately have to do that that this weekend after I do some computer repairs for my cousin. She took her comp to a shop to be cleaned and de virused. It camr back completely reformated. and still dusty. What a rip off!
By: plapman, 1:05 PM GMT on September 29, 2006
The weatherman has all bases covered again this morning. High of 15 and an overnight low of 7 forecast. Today will be cloudy with sunny periods, 30% chance of showers and winds NW 15.
I walked Buck in a light rain last night. The dog doesn't mind. It"s a good thing I have slickers for occasions like that.
The daughter had a house offer till May from some of her nieghbors. Thats good news for her. The grandchildren are back in school full time. Things are slowy working out for the family.
By: plapman, 1:02 PM GMT on September 28, 2006
The high today a forecast 11 with an overnight low of 3. Clouds this afternoon with rain. The long range forecast for Sunday sounds great with a high of 21. I think the weather people enhance the weekend forecasts to keep Manitoban's from leaving.
Winnipeg to the east was -1 this morning, we were more fortunate with a low of 3. It was still a cool walk to work.
What a mess I made last night. I broke a carboy full of my homemade beer. Beer all over the basement carpet. What a waste.
By: plapman, 1:04 PM GMT on September 27, 2006
Another cloudy day with showers expected. High a cool 11 and an overnight low of 6. The winds are light out of the North @ 6.
Quiet evening last night. Attended a meeting then did some work on a project.
By: plapman, 1:13 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
The winds are NW 30. The high is expected to be 14 with an overnight low of 6. Cloudy with showers.
It's 14 now so I guess we can expect cooling throughout the day. I took the grandson with Buck and me last night. The boy is sure a chatterbox even after a 2 1/2 mile walk. He thought is was great that Buck never run away when I unleashed him. The dog goes about 200 feet in front of me, stops looks back and waits.
Updated: 1:15 PM GMT on September 26, 2006
By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on September 25, 2006
Another nice fall day forecast with a high of 18 and a low of 9. Chance of showers overnight.
I never did get the grass cut. I went on a geocache hunt instead. I never found the treasure, but I did get a couple of pictures. Buck and me went on a 4 mile hike yesterday and 5 on Saturday. That dog comes home, lies down for 1/2 hour, then goes and smells his leash again. He sure has a short memory.
By: plapman, 2:47 PM GMT on September 23, 2006
It looks like a nice autumn day. high forcast 16 low of 3.
The sun is shing brightly but its expected to cloud over this afternoon.
The daughter and grandkids have gone to Nancy's sisters for the weekend. It sure is quiet here without them. I have nothing planned other than going to Island Park to see if I can capture some fall colours and maybe cut the grass later.
By: plapman, 2:32 PM GMT on September 22, 2006
High forecast for today is 16 with and overnight low of 7. 30% chance of showers.
It looks like we're in for a pleasant weekend with sunny skies.
By: plapman, 2:10 PM GMT on September 21, 2006
The weatherman is covering all bases today. High of 15 and a low of 8. Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers.
It will be a hard day for the daughter today. We lay the son-in-law to rest today.
By: plapman, 1:04 PM GMT on September 20, 2006
The expected high for today is 16 with an overnight low of 3. Clear.
The Colorado low has finally left leaving us with bright sunshine this morning. The walk to work was pleasant this morning. Light winds and sun.
The granddaughter went back to school yesterday. She came home with lots of smiles. The daughter is off to Winnipeg today to continue tying loose ends. She's doing really well.
By: plapman, 1:10 PM GMT on September 19, 2006
The high for today is 12 and an overnight low of 4. The wind has died down. 40% chance of showers.
I got rained on while on my walk with Buck yesterday. Its a good thing I was prepared with a raincoat. The rain didn't bother the dog at all. He really enjoyed his 3 1/2 mile stroll yesterday. The gophers seem to have disappeared or maybe it was just the cool wet weather that kept them below the surface.
By: plapman, 3:25 PM GMT on September 18, 2006
The high today is forecast to be 8 with an overnight low of 3. Still lots of clouds and drizzle with the low still hanging around.
I haven't had a chance to get at my high low thermometer to get the previous days temps as the room's been tied up with guests.
Updated: 3:29 PM GMT on September 18, 2006
By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on September 17, 2006
The forecast for today is a high of 12 and a low of 8. Rain is expected to continue through out the day. We've has 27 mm of rain since midnight. I wish those people in Colorado would keep thier weather. A Colorado low in the winter brings blizzard conditions here and at this time of the year rain and winds as it travels northward.
The daughter took the kids out to the home site yesterday. It was a sad experience for them to see the ruins of thier home.
By: plapman, 1:06 PM GMT on September 16, 2006
The forecast for today is a high of 25 and a low of 13. For a change the weather people are predicting rain. They say 5 mm today and another 5 to 10 mm overnight. It certainly is needed here.
Quiet day yesterday. Everyone took a day of much needed rest.
By: plapman, 2:56 PM GMT on September 15, 2006
The high for today is 27 with and overnight low of 17. Summer continues on the prairies but the trees are starting to forecast winter. They are starting to shed thier summer green in favor of warm autumn colors.
Last night I had the honour to attend a memorial feast for my son-in-law. Chris was a proud native Canadian. A member of the Bear clan.
The event was held at Brokenhead First Nation. A shaman prosided over the event. Songs were sung, stories were shared by people who's lives Seven Feathers Eagle Man had touched, and food was shared by friends and relatives.What a wonderful way to send a loved one on thier journey through the western door to the spirit world beyond.
Updated: 3:02 PM GMT on September 15, 2006
By: plapman, 3:04 PM GMT on September 13, 2006
Another fine day on the prairies.
Todays high 26 and a low of 13 with a 60% chance of showers.
Yesterday the high was 29.2 and a low of 11.
The big event this weekend is the Canadian Plowing Championship. Here the old art of plowing is revived. The contestants see who can plow the straightest furough in the quickest time. This used to be a big event when everyone plowed the fields but the the contest was dropped. It has now been revived. This will be the 3rd year I beleive.
By: plapman, 1:14 PM GMT on September 12, 2006
Another sunny day forecast on the prairies with a high of 25 and a low of 10.
Yesterday's high was 23.1 and the overnight low was 4.9. Currently 11 with calm conditions.
Me and Buck made our walk last night after missing Sundays. The daughter is still doing quite well. Yesterday she found Chris's jacket in her SUV and broke down for a while. It's a hard time for her.
By: plapman, 1:19 PM GMT on September 11, 2006
High for today 25 and an overnight low forecast to be 9.
Terrible weekend with the death of a son-in-law. He perished in a housefire. Luckily the daughter and grandchildren were overnighting at my home.
By: plapman, 2:36 PM GMT on September 09, 2006
High for today 17 and an overnight low of 7 is forecast. Clear skies once again
Yesterday was 16 and a chilly overnight low of 3.2.
I was out for the sunset on my stroll with Buck last night. I caught it on the camera but would like to have seen some clouds to add some colour.
Quiet here last night wife was off to work and kids were in early.
Updated: 2:41 PM GMT on September 09, 2006
By: plapman, 1:08 PM GMT on September 08, 2006
High for today a chilly 14 and and overnight low 3. Light winds
Yesterdays high 22 and low 5.
Buck enjoyed his hike last night more than usual with the cooler weather. We made a little over 5 km on our intown route.
What a change in the weather, but that's the prairies. It sounds like the weekend is going to be cooler but warming by Monday.
The local politicians have all geared up for the upcoming municipal elections. All the incombents have projects they want to finish and the newcomers new projects to start. What a rosey picture they paint.
By: plapman, 1:07 PM GMT on September 07, 2006
High forecast for today is 23 and a low of 13. 30% chance of showers in late pm. Light winds from the W which will change to the N later in the day.
Yesterdays high 23.8 and a low of 8.4.
I noticed a few leaves on the front lawn this morning. There's not much colour yet just that great green.
The granddaughters off to the new almalgamated high school this morning. Jess likes the new school. She has her own locker for the first time.
By: plapman, 1:04 PM GMT on September 06, 2006
Forecast for today is for another bonus day on the prairies.
High 29 low 14 light nw breeze
Yesterday was 28.9 high and 10.8 low. Beautiful day!
A bit smokey today, must be farmers burning stubble. With the strawboard plant at Elie closed again there will be more burning this year.
School starts today for Jess. A new school for her after her first 7 years at North Memorial. La Verandre is a larger school but she'll adjust to it. The granddaughter starts tommorow. A new school for her. The high schools here have amalgamated taking both both Prince Charles and PCI schools. Arthur Meighen now plays the role of junior high.
The cleanup continues on the burnt hotel as a backhoe loads trucks with rubble to be hauled away.
Updated: 1:18 PM GMT on September 06, 2006
By: plapman, 12:23 PM GMT on September 05, 2006
Todays High 30 with overnight low 11 light winds.
Yesterdays high was 27 and overnight low of 13.7
Quiet on the home front here. Jess and the granddaughter both home. Time to prepare for school tomorrow.
I have to goto the vampires at the hospital today, time for the regular 6 month chorestorol check. No morning coffee is hard to take.
Updated: 12:26 PM GMT on September 05, 2006
By: plapman, 2:40 PM GMT on September 04, 2006
High for today forecast to be 28 overnight low 12
Yesterdays High was 26.9 and low 10.5
Wow its Labour Day and summer contiues on the prairies.
Jess came home from camping last night. She had a great time. They went to Morden where theres a nice manmade lake just west of the city. It's on Deadhorse Creek. Never did learn where the name come from but it doesn't sound like you should drink the water. lol
The granddaughter showed up for a while looking for school clothing. Haven't seen her since back to sleepovers.
Canada Senior games should be winding down soon. I haven't really been listening for the winners.
By: plapman, 2:59 PM GMT on September 03, 2006
High forecast for today 26 with and overnight low of 9
Yesterdays high 23 and a low of 9.3
Another quiet night in the nieghborhood. Kids are still gone, wife was working but she's home tonight.
Buck is enjoying his stroll even more with the cooler weather.
By: plapman, 3:45 PM GMT on September 02, 2006
Todays forecast 23 hi and low of 10 Cloudy periods
Yesterdays High was 24.7 and a low of 8.4.
Quiet evening last night. Jess has gone camping with the nieghbors, Ash is still on sleepovers, and the wife was working.
Went to a buddies to set up his new computer. Nice machine.
Updated: 3:49 PM GMT on September 02, 2006
By: plapman, 12:57 PM GMT on September 01, 2006
Forecast today is partly cloudy, High 23 Low 8
Yesterdays high was 24.7 and low of 9.5.
The old hotel is half torn down with a backhoe clawing at the bricks. It'll be gone by tonight.
I had a great meal with the wife last evening. Kids were out and we had BBQ steak and lobster at home. That seems fitting for a marriage between a prairie boy and a maritime girl.