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 , 1:57 PM GMT on January 12, 2012
Today will see clearing early this morning. The wind northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) will become light this afternoon. The high will be -17C(1F) with a wind chill of -31C(-24F).
Tonight will be clear with the wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). The overnight low will be -25C(-13F) with a wind chill of -29 C(-20F).
After the warm weather we had over the weekend the temps today seem cold but there just normal for mid January on the prairie.
It looks like I'll have to get the snow-blower out of hibernation I've got about 4 inches of the white stuff on the driveway. The good thing about the blower is that it leaves no banks beside the driveway to catch snow if we do return to a normal winter where drifts up to 4 feet high have been found in my driveway.
Yesterday after a short walk with Abbey I made a chocolate cake for the Queen and cleaned up a spot of dirty floor Abbey had left where she had lain after our walk on one of the warmer days. All in all a quiet day on the prairie.
The Queen never got a chance to have a talk with her bosses about her safety concerns but did talk with a fellow worker who had waited a 1/2 hour at her workstation before someone had found her accidentally while coming to check for fires. The plant doesn't seem to have an adequate safety program for a large plant. I think there should be an emergency backup lighting system. In the building I last worked in battery powered lights were hung in the hallways and came on as soon as the power for the main lights went out. being left in a 200000 sq.foot building with no windows must be scary. It would be total darkness and you wouldn't be able to see your hand held in front of your face.
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