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 , 9:00 AM GMT on August 31, 2011
Today will be mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers in the morning. The high will be 30C(86F). Tonight start partly cloudy but becoming cloudy after midnight wuth a 60% chance of showers before morning. There is also a risk of a thunderstorm before morning. The wind becoming south at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. Tonight's low will be 17C(63F).
I think I overdid it yesterday in the morning. I cut the front grass then started the back lawn when my mower quit. I tried for a 1/2 to get it started but it wouldn't go. I then took Abbey for her walk. While walking I knew my route but couldn't place myself on it. When a gentleman ask for directions I sent him 3 building too far and to the wrong side. He returned a couple of minutes later and I stopped him and sent him the right way. I Was only 1 building past his destination by then.
Abbey must have sensed my condition. Where she usually runs in a field gopher hunting she stayed by me in the heal position. When we approached the spot where I leash her again she ran ahead and waited. On the way home she stayed in the heal position instead of going to the end of her 16 foot leash and turned at the right corners. It sure was scary not knowing my exact location but I still knew the route. When I got home I had an hours nap and felt better. I'm going to have to learn to pace myself better.
The SIL got the first coat of mud on the walls and will be back today to apply a second coat. I got him to check my mower and when he did he said get dynamite for it. :) A valve had broken and was hitting the spark plug. It's a better deal to buy a new mower than to replace the motor.
When I got the new mower home the 2 grandsons assembled it and finished the grass. What great boys.
While the SIL was mu dding he got the boys to help him and explained why it was done the way he said. Those boys are sure getting a good upbringing.
It's not only kids who play with markers. When the SIL was finished mudding and laying the flooring he was playing with a marker and drew whiskers and eyebrows on the youngest grandson's face. He now resembles one of Alley's cats. lol
Mom didn't think it was funny as she's taking him to Newfoundland with us and will have to travel with a kitty child as the marker won't be off by then. it's a good thing those 2 were made for each other. I guess I'll be traveling with a daughter and a kitty tomorrow. lol
Kramer has learned a new trick. He jumped up on one of the Queen's filing cabinets and opened a door with his paw. I was amazed at what I saw. he then went into the room and jumped onto a bed and went to sleep. I sure wish I'd of had my camcorder handy!
Tomorrow Night I sleep in Newfoundland.
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