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 , 12:08 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Today will be mainly cloudy with a 70% chance of flurries this morning. The wind will be northwest at 20 km/h (12 mph). The high will be -6C(21F).
Tonight will see clearing this evening as the northerly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becomes light this evening. The overnight low will be -20C(-4F) with a wind chill of -28C(-18F(.
I had a close look at some of the accessories my uncle had added to his covered wagon. There,s a couple of barrels, trunks, a rifle,sludge hammer and a shovel. he must have spent some time hand carving the latter 3. They sure are tiny. He even stained the handles of the shovel and sludge hammer and painted the working end silver. The rifle has a metal barrel, probably a coat hanger cut to size painted black, and a stained stock. The barrels and trunks even have metal bands around them. It's a wonder he didn't hollow out the barrels and fill them with water or whiskey. :) looking at the small items brought back memories of visiting him in his shop which always had wood chips on the floor and during the winter a small tin heater with fresh bannock cooking on the lid.
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