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More Hospital Time In the Near Future

By: plapman, 9:20 AM GMT on September 30, 2011

Today will be sunny with a high 15C(59F).
Tonight will remain clear while the wind becomes southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) The overnight low will be5C(41F).
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Not a good night yesterday. Everything I put down became lost so I never tackled Abbey's vest. I'm sure today most things will pop up in plain view. The peripheral vision loss is a real pain. Things just disappear then show up when I'm not looking for them. :)
The project for the day is to repair my workstation light which broke yesterday. It's one of those flexible arm lamps that attaches to the desk with a clamp and can be positioned where needed.

Mine is attached with a plastic base which is brittle with age and the base cracked. Today I'll see if I can attach it to a metal base which I'll have to manufacture.
Funny how I keep calling it a workstation when I've never done any work with the computer, old habits die hard i guess.

I got a call from my neurologist yesterday. They've put me on the waiting list for a bed at the neurology clinic of the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center. They never said how long I'd be there but while there I'll be living with wires attached to my head. It will be strange being in a hospital where I'm not on a first name basis with the nurses.
I sure hope this stay gets to the root of my problems and the right treatment can be found.

Updated: 11:06 AM GMT on October 01, 2011

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Thoughts From the Prairie

By: plapman, 8:51 AM GMT on September 29, 2011

Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud along with a 30% chance of showers early in the morning. The wind will be from the north at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). Today's high will be 18C(64F).
Tonight will bring clearing as the north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) becomes light early in the evening. Tonight's overnight low will be 1C(34F).
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Abbey and me took the downtown route yesterday. Though I never had a chat with anyone it was a good walk.
I started Abbey's vest yesterday but after an hour of using a seam ripper to modify the vest and concentrating on keeping my fingers clear of the electric sewing machine I put it away for the day. It sure takes ne longer to acomplish something now but like the Queen says " What else have you got to do". The big thing is that I won't give up and say I can't do it. Just a stuborn old man I guess. :)
My sister's ex-father-in-law has stopped a couple of times while I was outside this summer. I thought he lived in Langruth 45 miles, NW of Portage, but my sister told me he now lives in an apartment in Portage. His wife passed away last spring, I guess the man is looking for company. I'll look him up and invite him over for coffee. It must be terrible losing oone's life long companion and best freind. I know I'd be lost without the Queen even though my daughters would look out for me and try and fill in the bottomless gap but they have their own families and chosen mates to look after.

Updated: 9:12 AM GMT on September 30, 2011

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A Lazy Day on the Prairie

By: plapman, 9:00 AM GMT on September 28, 2011

Today will start sunny but will see increasing cloudiness in the afternoon. The high is expected to be near 24C(75F). to
ight will be mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers in the evening and after midnight.
vernight the low will be7C(45F).
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I got Abbey out for a walk on her favorite gopher trails yesterday otherwise it was a lazy do nothing day. Today I'll have to get off of my butt and start her vest. We'll sure be a bright pair walking down the the stret in dayglo orange.:)
I'll have to careful with her as the nylon vest I have for her may cause her to overheat.
I wonder whats taking UW so long to approve the remaining photos I posted? I have some from St. John's harbor on the pending approval list. They were all uploaded the same day.
I visited give away of the days site yesterday and had no problems installing and activating the Ashampoo Burning Suite. I've been a long time fan of Nero but I'll give this a try. My new computer came with nero Esentials , which does just about everything I need in a CD/DVD app but I'll give the full featured Ashampoo app a try before uninstalling Nero.
I see todays giveaway is a password locker. I've already installed Keepass, the portable version and freeware version. I keep a backup on a thumddrive so I won't loose the passwords like I did when I had to upgrade my workstation. I can take my memory stick, in my pocket, and have my passwords availible at any workstation. It sure beats trying to remember which username and password belong to the various webpages I visit.
BTW I had my first shower in the renovated washroom. It sure feels better when you've showered than after a bath. I'm just waiting for the leveling mortar to set and harden before I can use the toilet.

Updated: 8:49 AM GMT on September 29, 2011

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The What Do I Do With It Now Project Completed

By: plapman, 10:50 AM GMT on September 27, 2011

Today will be sunny with a high of 26C(79F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 10C(50F).
Yesterday Abbey and me took the downtown route again as I needed some parts for my "What do I do with it now" light project.
When we went into the shop I asked the owner if it was OK to bring my dog into his store and he said "Sure".
While at the till paying for my selection I felt the leash jerk. I looked and a man was also coming to the till. I gave Abbey the "Come close" command and she came to my side. The gentleman apologised and said the he had come around the corner quickly and must have startled Abbey.
The project is now complete, I just have to find a use for it.:)!
Latter in the afternoon I took the project to show to my coffee buddy. Besides being a coffee buddy he's also a retired journeyman electrician and I asked him to have a look at the wiring which he approved.
I guess the next project will be the safety vest for Abbey.
What do I do with it now?


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More Handiwork


Updated: 8:57 AM GMT on September 28, 2011

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Ramblings From the Northern Edge

By: plapman, 7:37 AM GMT on September 26, 2011

< Today will be mainly sunny with a south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be 24C(75F).
Tonight wil remain clear with the south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early in the evening. The overnight low ill be 8C(46F).
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It was a quiet warm Sunday on the prairie. I got Abbey out on her gopher hunt, had a nap and cut the front lawn. It was just about time to let the goat out of the garage again. The warm September we've had and the water I added earlier has made the grass green and thick. it's almost back to where I can leave footprints in it when I walk across it. I think I'll add some fertilizer to it soon and next summer I'll be able ro feed 2 goats. The billy is getting lonely and would like some female company he told me.
Yes I've gone to bed and am up already, bedtime for me last night was 8:30.
My sister from medicine Hat Alberta called last night to check up on me. She's doing good out on the western prairie and like me is expecting to be a grandparent again.
There must be a family trait about kids. She has 3 daughters too.
The Queen refilled some of my meds yesterday and found a new drug in the cocktail. When she asked my pharmasist about it she was told my neurologist had prescribed Ativan to be taken when needed at the start of a siezure. The paramedics have given me the tablet to place under my tongue on numerous occasions while transporting me to the hospital. It usually stops the siezure but the last one needed an injection to control the convulsions I experience.
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Updated: 10:44 AM GMT on September 27, 2011

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Sewing, Dog Walking and the Priority List for the Prairie

By: plapman, 9:22 AM GMT on September 25, 2011

Today will be sunny with the wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) in the morning. Today's high will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will remain clear as the southeast wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becomes light late in the evening. The overnight low will be 6C(43F).
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My project of the day yesterday was to attach some straps to the back of my flip-flop type slippers the Queen bought me. What should have been a 10 minute job took me nearly an hour. Anyone watching a legally blind man sewing, by hand, black straps on black black slippers using black thread would have laughed. I need a lot of contrast to see well. Luckily I only poked myself with the needle twice but darned if I would give up. When the Queen came home from work I proudly showed her my handiwork and she said it looked pretty darned good. :)
I noticed more of my Newfoundland photos have been approved, I'll have to tittle them today.
Abbey and me took the downtown route yesterday, I had grass cutting on my list of things to do but put that off till today. The good thing about being retired is that what you don't want to do today can be moved back on the priority list to the next day.



Updated: 7:35 AM GMT on September 26, 2011

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The Leisurely Life of a Retired Man

By: plapman, 9:32 AM GMT on September 24, 2011


Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud while the wind becomes southerly at20 km/h (12 mph) late in the afternoon. Today's high will be 24C(75F). Tonight will see a few clouds remaining with the south wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early in the evening. The overnight low will be 7C(45F).
Yesterday to pass the time while the Queen worked I made myself a portable light for working in dark areas. I took a 300 watt halogen flood light I had purchased long ago at a garage sale, an extra camera tripod I had in storage, bought at a local thrift shop, and married the 2 together. I now have a bright light I can set up anywhere and aim in the direction I want. It's going to be a "What will I do with it now thing" :), but it filled in my spare time in the afternoon. I have to keep my mind and body active and not let boredom set in as it does with so many retired people.
I didn't get Abbey out her walk again as I had a nap and she joined me in her second favorite place, on the floor beside my bed. Today for sure I'll make time for her.
The Queen phoned at 9:30 last night and seeing her name on my caller ID and knowing her first question would be "Did you take your meds?" I answered the call with " Yes I did instead of hello" which made her chuckle.
I found the web page for the Jumping Bean Coffee Shop in St. John's and inquired by email if they would consider shipping small orders, 1 pound, and they replied in less than an hour that they would. The price of shipping by Canada Post is a half of the price of the coffee though. It's cheaper to ship in larger quantities but I don't know what I'd do with a case, 12 pounds, Maybe sell door to door?
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Updated: 9:20 AM GMT on September 25, 2011

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Fun with the Females In My Life

By: plapman, 9:54 AM GMT on September 23, 2011


Today will be sunny with a high of 23C(73F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of 9C(48F).
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The daughter and SIL were over for coffee yesterday morning and he finished a bit if sealing he had missed he day before. The shower is now ready to use within a couple of days after a wait while the construction adhesive he used on the shower walls cures.
The daughter says she's not going to let us two play together any more as apparently I've taught him some bad things. I told her that the bigger the kid the badder things I teach them. :)
Abbey and me got out yesterday and she really enjoyed her quest for the elusive gopher.
I had forgotten to take my bedtime meds last night and remembered them as soon as the Queen walked into the bedroom. When I came back after taking my meds the Queen commented on how messy my side of the bed was. I told her that my girlfriend was over and we messed the bed up. Her reply was" Well your girlfreind is interested in the wrong thing and had better start reminding you to to take your meds or her fun will be over". It's a good thing the Queen has a sense of humor or I'd have had to share the floor with Abbey".



Updated: 9:30 AM GMT on September 24, 2011

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Screech Flavored Coffee for the Lazy Prairie Boy

By: plapman, 9:03 AM GMT on September 22, 2011

< Today will be sunny with fog patches dissipating in the morning. Today's high will be 17C(63F).
Tonight will remain clear with an overnight low of 3C(37F).
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The SIL was over again and has just about finished the basement washroom. I'll be able to shower in my new shower stall tonight as the silicon used to waterproof it will have cured by then. The toilet is in place and all that remains to be done is to install the new flooring.
The Queen worked her first regular evening shift last night and I never heard her come home near midnight.
I never got Abbey out yesterday as I had a couple of naps while the SIL was working on the washroom. I'll have to stay awake enough today to get her back on the gopher trails. This afternoon after the Queen goes to work and then I'll get over to the coffee buddies and get him to brew a fresh batch of the Screech flavored coffee I brought him from Newfoundland. It sure is good coffee, I bought pound for myself and have made a couple of brews. I bought it in St. John's in a place called the Jumping Bean where They roast and flavor the coffee on site. You can't get any fresher than that.
Has anyone checked out the Freeware of the day site? I've left the link for. I check it on a daily basis and they eventually come up with a piece of software that I've been looking for.




Updated: 9:49 AM GMT on September 23, 2011

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Friendly Portage la Prairie

By: plapman, 10:00 AM GMT on September 21, 2011


Today will bring a m mix of sun and cloud with a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph). The high will be 12C(54F).
Tonight will see clearing as the northerly flow at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light late in the evening. Tpnights low will be at the freezing point 0C(32F).
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Abbey and me took a different route yesterday just for a change of scenery. I decided to walk to the business district of town and along the main street. Though Abbey never got her free run I think she enjoyed the walk.
I found the people in Portage can be as friendly as those in Newfoundland. While walking past the Army and Navy, a veteran's club, we met a couple standing outside for cigarette, and the lady motioned for Abbey to come to her. The attention seeking Abbey walked over to her for an ear rub and we started chatting about Abbeys breed and their 2 Border collies. After a close look at Abbey the lady agreed that Abbey was a mix of Shepherd and Border collie. We also talked about how intelligent dogs are and if you talk to them they develope a large understanding of English. Coming home we met with a gentleman, a year younger than me, who was installing vinyl siding on his home. He knew some of my old workmates from the portage Diversion and though he had seen me there. I didn't remember seeing him befor but we had a chat about the construction days of the diversion, the early 70's, and how his knees were hurting from climbing the ladder to get to the upper portions of the home.
I may take the intown route more often!

Updated: 8:58 AM GMT on September 22, 2011

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Another Ride in the Big White Truck With the Red and White Lights

By: plapman, 12:46 PM GMT on September 20, 2011

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Today will be cloudy with rain beginning this morning. THERE IS 20 mm(0.8 in) expected over over southeastern sections. Wind The wind will be northeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. Today's high will be 15C(59F).
Tonight will bring rain changing to drizzle this evening. Wind northeast 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). Low 7C(45F).

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Yesterday about 6pm I had another ride In the big white truck with the red and white lights. I was warming up the meal that the Queen had prepared for me the night before when I started to feel dizzy and had a hard time controlling my leg movements. I then felt tremors in my body which usually for ego s seizure so I laid on the couch and asked the youngest stay at home daughter to cal her Mom at work while I used the speed dial I have set up on my cell to call 911, told them my problem, address and my history of strokes and seizures. The operator had a hard time understanding me so I gave the phone to my daughter while her boyfriend helped me remove my cell case,pocket knife,keys, watch, glasses and hearing aids .Within minutes the paramedics arrived and gave me a pill to place under my tongue. When they arrived I was in seizure mode bucking like a bronco on the couch. The boyfriend's mother had just came to pick up her son and was given quite a show. The Queen arrived just as the paramedics were loading me into the ambulance and followed us to the hospital where they gave a dose of ant-seizure drug through an intravenous the paramedics had installed. I was kept in the ER for 6 hours and don't remember much of it as I slept most of the time. The Queen says I did all the right things. The paramedics said everyone should wear a card like mine, which is laminated, like the one I wear around my neck on an old shoelace giving my medical history, the pharmaceuticals I'm taking my medicare and blue cross numbers as well as my family doctor and neurologists name and how to contact them.
I was released near midnight and came home and went to bed. I have a scheduled appointment with my family doctor in early October and the Queen has a lot of questions for him such as why when I'm on warfarin at the therapeutic level am I still getting clots showing up on my arms and hands some of the being over a inch long .

Updated: 9:59 AM GMT on September 21, 2011

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Hollywood on the Prairie

By: plapman, 8:41 AM GMT on September 19, 2011


Today will start sunny but will bring increasing cloudiness late in the afternoon. The high will beh 24C(75F). UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight will be cloudy with rain beginning near midnight. There is exoected to be 10 to 15 mm(0.4 to 0.6 in) of the wet stuff. Tonights low will be 11C(52F).
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At the end of yesterdays walk with Abbey I stopped at the neighbor across the streets home who was working on his car. When the kids in the neighborhood saw me with Abbey they came over. when my coffee buddy and his wife came past on their morning walk. The kids were getting Abbey to sing a song. When you move your hands like a conductor and tell her to sing a song she howls. A trick I've taught her to amuze the kids. It's a sad song I tell the kids. The neighbor has a year old black lab and a cockapoo puppy which was being made to fit into a hoodie hand warmer pocket. When my coffee buddy came close Abbey recognized his wife who usally has a Milkbone for Abbey and ran to meet her. it was quite the scene right out of a Hollywood movie with 5 kids playing with 3 dogs and 3 old guys and a lady chatting out on the lawn on a bright sunny morning.
The Queen is back to work today. :( I'll sure miss her company in the ebvenings.
it's good for her to have a place to det away to though. last night she made enough steak and baked potatoes for my meal tonight love those microwaves.

Updated: 12:41 PM GMT on September 20, 2011

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Increasing the Population of Canada

By: plapman, 9:02 AM GMT on September 18, 2011

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Today will see showers and drizzle ending early in the morning then clearing. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. The wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) late in the afternoon. Toady's high will be 22C(72F).
Tonight will bring a few clouds with the northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light after midnight. The overnight low will be 5C(41F).
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I got some great news from the daughter I'm trying to push over the cliff at Cape Spear. She told me yesterday she was making me a grandpa for the 9th time and is due in May. Yesterday she went to the doctor and had it confirmed! She's going to be a busy person now with her 3 boys to raise as well as a little one. While in Newfoundland I noticed the exceptional parenting skills she has as we had her youngest boy, 18 months, with us. She'll have no problems with the help of the SIL with her houseful. No one will be able to say I haven't done my part in increasing the population of Canada thanks to my wonderful daughters.
Yesterday Abbey and me got out for our walk near the regular time. I've found an old safety vest of mine in the closet and with the help of my daughter will alter it to fit Abbey.
Thanks to Ylee's tip and WU's expansion showing Canadain radar I now have radar coverage for my area. It's too bad the lakes, rivers and highways aren't visible.
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Updated: 8:43 AM GMT on September 19, 2011

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An Evening Walk With Abbey

By: plapman, 9:08 AM GMT on September 17, 2011


Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers late in the afternoon. The wind will continue the southerly fl;ow from yesterday at 30 km/h (19 mph). The high will be a meg-er 13C(55F).
Yonight will see light showers with the southerly wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light overnight. The temperature will hover at12C(54F) nearly the same as the daytime high.
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I never got Abbey out for the usual morning walk but did take her out for a twilight walk last evening. It was a beautiful evening made for walking. The only problem was the traffic. Our usually peaceful walk was interrupted by a shift change at McCain's. With 400+ people scurrying home after a 12 hour shift the road was busy. Luckily my safety vest has fluorescent stripes and I'm visible day or night. I'LL have to take some of the striping from an old pair of work coveralls and get the daughter to make a bright vest for Abbey. :)
I love the google toolbar spell check feature, it sure makes me look like a better typist than I am. lol
I just saw that WU has added Canadian weather radar to their list of features. I'm going to find out how to add it to my blog.

Updated: 9:00 AM GMT on September 18, 2011

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Will the Southerly Flow of Air bring Indian Summer to the Prairie?

By: plapman, 9:52 AM GMT on September 16, 2011


Today will be sunny with the wind becoming south at 30 km/h (19 mph) in the morning. The high will be 6C(61F).
Tonight will start clear but becoming partly cloudy overnight. The southerly flow at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light late in the evening. Tonight's overnight low will be 8C(46F).
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I got Abbey out for her walk yesterday and met the SIL and daughter on the way home. He did more work on the washroom and now has the vanity and toilet installed. Soon the shower will be up and running and I'll smell better again. :)
He sure is doing a good job, it's the best looking room in the house and will be better when the flooring is down. I'm going to have to fight the Queen and live at home daughter for it's use.
The Newfoundland daughter has said I'd fit right in there. Besides being willing to stop and chat with a stranger on the street my sleep schedule fits in better there. While the I was up gill 11pm and slept till 6am most days. if I could talk the Queen into moving to the big rock I'd be there in a flash. I can see why the daughter started her new life there.
After having 2 naps yesterday I did get to have my cuddle with the Queen on the love seat in front of the fireplace and watch the movie we were going to watch the movie we were going to watch the night before. The movie the Queen had picked out wasn't that good but the atmosphere was great.
Yesterday I downloaded an app from Giveaway of the Day that lets me take my photo's and blow them up to whatever size I want then assemble the pages into poster size. I'm using it to make life size posters of my daughters artwork. The freeware site is really good. Every day the offer commercial software for free. It comes with an activation key and once activated is legal software registered to the giveaway site. The software usally doesn;t come with technical support or updates but does have all the features of the retail version.
Tooday's software is a media converter that converts audio, video and picture files from one format to another.


Updated: 9:05 AM GMT on September 17, 2011

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Another Frost Warning Forecast for the Prairie

By: plapman, 10:28 AM GMT on September 15, 2011


Today will be sunny with the wind becoming southerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) this afternoon. The high today will be14C(57F).
Tonight will remain clear with the southerly flow at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be 1C(34F) with risk of frost.
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I switched the furnace from it's nuetral position to heat yesterday.
Another sleepy day here yesterday. According to Wikipedia my sporatic sleep pattern is probably a result of the stroke. They say brain injury can cause abnormal sleep patterns. I guess I'm stuck with it. I'm on enough medication now and don't want sleeping pills.
I never got Abbey out and I was in bed by 8:30.
The Queen and me were going to watch a movie cuddled on the love seat in front of the fireplace but I spoiled the evening by going to bed.
I see some of my NFLD photos have been aprroved. I'll have to find a way to title them today.

Updated: 9:40 AM GMT on September 16, 2011

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A Freezing Overnight Low Is Summer Over on the Prairie

By: plapman, 1:18 PM GMT on September 14, 2011


Today will see a mix of sun and cloud with a 60% chance of showers this morning. The wind becoming northwest 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. Today's high will only be 11C(52F).
Tonight will bring clearing with a low of -1C(30F) with frost.
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I never got Abbey out yesterday. After getting up at 3am I was beat. I had an afternoon nap and was back in bed for the night at 6pm. I did better today getting up at 3 but went back to bed at 5 and slept till 8.
I googled my sporatic sleep pattern aand apparently its not harm full and is taught in the military. I should leave retirement and see the world with the armed forces as I'm patially trained already. :)
I'm waiting to get my photos on the the approved list. I'm having a hard time getting the titles to show. Maybe once their approved I'll be able to edit the titles.


Updated: 10:27 AM GMT on September 15, 2011

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The F Word In My Forecast :(

By: plapman, 10:35 AM GMT on September 13, 2011


Today wil bring increasing cloudiness with the a 60% chance of showers late this morning and this afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm. The wind will be westerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming northwest 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. Todays high will be 16C(61F) with the temperature falling to 9C(48F) this afternoon.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of showers. Then becoming partly cloudy overnight bring the risk of a thunderstorm early this evening. The wind from the northwest at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) diminishing to 20 km/h (12 mph) late this evening then becoming light overnight. The low eill be 1C(34F) with risk of frost.
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I have a few new photos from the Newfoundland excursion posted today as well as a new portrait photo. My bad girls made me stand in front of the graphti before I read it. Their sure mean to their dad. lol
Only in Manitobs could it be 90f one day the 4 days later have the risk of frost. I still don't know why my ancestors settled here.

Updated: 1:17 PM GMT on September 14, 2011

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Goat for Sale and a Bad Daughter

By: plapman, 10:06 AM GMT on September 12, 2011

Today will start cloudy with a 70% chance of rain this morning then clearing this afternoon. The wind will be north at 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph). The high today will only be 18C(64F).
Tonight will see a few clouds with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph). The overnight low will be 9C(48F).
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I got my front lawn cut yesterday so if anyone's interestead in buying a goat I have 1 for sale cheap. Unfortunatly it's cash and carry with no delivery posible. I have to warn you though that he smells awful and his favorite place to rest is on the roof of a car.
After cutting the lawn and taking Abbey for a 2.5 mile walk I came home at 11 and slept till 5.
While sleeping I missed a visit from the daughter who accompanied me to St. John's. She could make it on the 10th being busy raising her 3 boys and baking. She brought me a lemon pie and a birthday cake she had made as well as a card that was so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. If her hubby wasn't bigger than me I'd spank her for doing that to her dad. :)
While raising my daughters I only hit one of them once. Shee had taken the company vehicle in the early morning hours and by the time I got out it was on the neighbor across the street's lawn.She admits today that she deserved the stinging slap she got.
Those girls knew that when my voice got louder I meant bussiness. What great daughters and women they've turned out to be!

Updated: 10:34 AM GMT on September 13, 2011

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Restoring the Prairie to It's Natural Beauty

By: plapman, 9:17 AM GMT on September 11, 2011

Today will be sunny with a high of 29C(84F).
Toniht will start clear then see increasing cloudiness before morning with the low falling to 14C(57F).
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it was another quite day on the prairie. I'm going to have to get Abbey out at 4am.lol Today I have to mow the lawn or look for a goat. With the heat we've been getting and the water I add to the mixture the stuff is sure growing fast. One thing I saw in St. John's was that very few people cut their grass. The city has even set up no cut zones where their trying to let the native grasses make a comeback. My daughter doesn't even own a lawnmower. I should pop that idea into the local city council and let the native prairie grass and wild flowers make a come back here. There are small areas in Manitoba that the government has set aside for just that. The prairie was a beautiful place when only the buffalo and and other grazers kept the grass under control.
I did go out and clean the rain slashes from my window before i get a comment from YLee that spots are showing up on the webcam. lol
Thanks to all that posted birthday wishes in comments. being 63 makes me an old man I guess but it's only in body and not spirit. I still feel and act like a youngster at times. :)


Updated: 10:05 AM GMT on September 12, 2011

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Still Catching Up on Sleep and Sorting Through 500+ photos

By: plapman, 10:33 AM GMT on September 10, 2011


Today will remain sunny with a high of 32C(90F).
Tonight will remain clear with a low of 14C(57F).
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I gaught up on more sleep yesterday but not s much as the day before. I managed to stay up till 9:30 last night.
I'll have to get Abbey out for a walk today or the pooch will be getting overweight again.
I had to burn my 500+ photos to a dvd as there wasn't enough room for the on a cd. Now that I have them preserved I'll go through them.

Updated: 9:16 AM GMT on September 11, 2011

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An Exaaushted Prairie Boy

By: plapman, 10:34 AM GMT on September 09, 2011

Today Will be sunny with the wind becoming northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high will be 31C(88F).
Tonight will remain clear with a northwest wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) then becoming light early this evening. The low will be 15C(59F).
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I must have exhausted myself on the trip. I slept most of yesterday and was in bed at 4pm. I then slept rill 4 am this morning. Poor Abbey didn't get her walk.
I downloaded the photos from my daughters camera and burnt the whole trip on a dvd. Now I have to go through the 500 and some pictures and upload them here.

Updated: 10:28 AM GMT on September 10, 2011

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Trouble with the webcam again But I Fixed it :)

By: plapman, 9:22 AM GMT on September 08, 2011


Today will be sunny. Fog patches early in the morning. The high will be 30C(86F).
Tonight will be clear. With a low of 11C(52F).
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I was up too early yesterday and had 2 naps instead of taking Abbey out for her walk.
The SIL was over yesterday and sanded the mud. The room is just about ready to paint. and have the shower and toilet installed. Soon I'll have my washroom back. :)
The daughter is going to bring her camera over today and I'll download the pictures from it and burn a cd or DVD then upload some of the best for others to share my trip.
I can't get my webcam to upload the basement view. I quit the day I left and now UW won't accept my cs pictures. I've ckecked all the settings and nothing seems to work.


Updated: 10:32 AM GMT on September 09, 2011

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The Prairie Boy is Home

By: plapman, 7:40 AM GMT on September 07, 2011


_________________________________________________ Today will be sunny with a high of 30C(86F). Tonight will remain clear with a low of 12C(54F).
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What a great trip I had. The time spent re bonding with my 2 daughters was fabulous.
I loved Newfoundland. The scenery and especially the people there. If you met a complete stranger on the street and said good morning or giday it turned into a conversation. I met with Incogkneetoe at Bay Roberts and tried to convince him to come back to WU but no luck. His super photo's are now on FB.My daughter drove us there and I had my other daughter , a grand daughter and grandson with me. I was welcomed with my family and made to feel as if I had known him for years.he sure has a beautiful place!
I'll get some photo's posted as soon as I get them sorted out. Though I never got Screeched in I did get very intimate with a cod. One day I had a codtonuge meal and you can't get closer than having the cod's tongue in your mouth.
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Updated: 9:21 AM GMT on September 08, 2011

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John's Newfoundland .

By: plapman, 1:13 PM GMT on September 03, 2011

Good Morning
I
broght great weather to the big rock.
Sunny days and warm weather.
\we did some sightseeibg yesterday and took a tour of signal hill.
it's my guess my ab
ncestors past that spot on the way from France to fight the Eglish for Canada. Bunch of losers. lol
Still no contact with Gary. :(
Enjoy your day

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The Northern Edge of Prairie On the Eastern Edge Canada

By: plapman, 10:15 PM GMT on September 02, 2011

Here I sit at my daughters kitchen table in St. John's
We had great flight except the carrier lost the grandson's carseat but lent her stndby till they found hers.
St. jhon's is beautiful city.
I'll have to post some photo's when I get back.
I've been trying to get hold of Ingogkneetoe all day but no luck.
I'll yry to get hold of him tommorow and arrange ameeting

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On My Way To Newfoundland and a n Important Day Forgotten

By: plapman, 1:44 AM GMT on September 01, 2011

I won't be posting tomorrow As my flight leaves tomorrow morning.
While on the big rock I'll post from the daughter computer.
I have plans of meeting up with Incogkneetoe. I've already contacted him on FB and have his home phone number and the daughter has agreed to the side trip witch she says is scenic:).
I'll have my camera and hope to get a couple of shots good enough for Mush's page.
I did a bad thing today. I forgot that it was my anniversary. The Queen and I have been married 43 years. If I knew what I know now I'd surely do it again. It was the best decision I've made in my life to marry that woman.

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