A visitor on the Prairie

By: plapman , 1:00 PM GMT on April 09, 2011

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Today will start with periods of drizzle ending this morning then cloudy. The fog patches dissipating this morning. A high of 9C(48F) is forecast.
Tonight will be cloudy with rain beginning after midnight. The wind becoming north at 20 km/h (12 mph) overnight. The low tonight will be 2C(36F).
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My sister is down from Medicine Hat Alberta for a visit. She had 5 days off and decided on a road trip. It was nice to have company in the evening while the Queen worked but I wimped out and couldn't stay awake past 10:30. The sister stayed up and waited for the Queen. They nust of had a good chat as the Queen never came to bed til 1:30.
The rain and above freezing temps ovenight are sure making the snow pack dissappear. I'll have to give the guys in the control tower a call and see if the diversion is operanal yet. While the diversion is flowing the controls are manned 24/7 with a 2 man crew. It sure gives the controllers some nice overtime and fat checks.
Portage is also the distributiom point point for sand bags for the province.I can remember working a 12 hour shift in the tower and then loading semi's with bags for 24 hours. WE loaded over a million bags that day.It's a good thing they go out empty and are filled where they are needed.


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I staryed to take some photos of my clocks for a future blog but wasn't happy with hem. They seemed blurry even with the anti shake node on. I'll have to set up a tripod and try again.

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6. GardenGrrl
9:34 AM GMT on April 10, 2011
Good Morning!
It's always fun to have company.
24 hours of loading sand bags. Dang. You get the iron man award for that one.
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5. shoreacres
1:22 AM GMT on April 10, 2011
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4. unclemush
12:37 AM GMT on April 10, 2011
Hi Tony.I just saw my first Robin.Ya Hoo :)
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3. unclemush
4:28 PM GMT on April 09, 2011
Hi Tony.Have a nice visit with your sister! :)
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2. shoreacres
3:52 PM GMT on April 09, 2011
Ha! I beat you last night! I was in bed at 9 - just worn out from the week, I guess. I might have slept through until 7, but the kitty decided it was time to get up about 6. Never mind me. She wasn't going to allow any more lying abed, and when she's determined, there's no help for it.

Nice you have some company - and the Queen, too. A little girl-chat at night's always nice. ;-)
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1. Alleyoops
1:13 PM GMT on April 09, 2011
Good morning Tony...How wonderful you can have visitors especially when its family from out of province pay a surprise visit...I am sure you have lots of stories to share....I bet the Queen is tired this morning but I am sure she is glowing too being able to see your sister.

Have a great weekend dear one. Seems our weather is about the same...Overcast for the moment and warming up.
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