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 , 11:56 AM GMT on May 12, 2011
>From MY Basement Window
Today will be cloudy with a 30% chance of drizzle. The wind will be northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). Todays high will be 8C
Tonight will be overvast with a north wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph). The overnight low will be 1C(34F).
A fridnd took me on a shopping trip to pick up a gift for the Queen. I called tthe contrl tower to se if was alright to come out to snoop. They said I probably couldn't get past the security. The army has taken over security and no one passes unless they have official business there. I wouldn't want to try and talk my way passed armed security with orders not to let anyone pass. They tower guys told me they were sealing all possible ways for the water to enter the tower. From the noise in the background they there were alot of workers there welding steel openings shut and carpenters sealing windows. The electical system is on the lower level and they certainly want to keep that dry.
The government is delaying the breaching of the dyke as long as possible. It was supposed to happen yesterday at noon and now they;ve pushed it back to today at noon.
When I talked to the tower people they were already push the diversion over capacity with the added dyking that was done and plan to increase to flows even more.
It's best to stay away from there and not hinder thier work.
The uoungest daughter was out sandbagging again yesyerday. I'll bet she's getting very tired by now. Yesterday she was at her boyfriends uncle's home preparing it for the breach.
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