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 , 3:58 PM GMT on February 02, 2012
================================================= Today will bring increasing cloudiness. The high will be 2C(36F).
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of flurries late this evening and overnight. The low tonight will be -3C(26F).
After a trek along the gopher trails with Abbey and the visit to the MD's I made my first attempt at a tiny riffle stock. While at the doctor's I scrounged a couple of tongue depressor hopeing to use them as raw material for the stock. Bad idea, I glued 2 together to get the thickness I needed and started carving with the dremel. My first problem was that I wasn't satisfied with the shape and later found that that the wood was too hard to take a stain properly. The stain also dissolved the carpenter's glue I had used. I guess the glue isn't made for such tiny projects.
Last night I shaved a couple of thin pieces from a 2X4 and will try to match a picture I found on the web of the Winchester lever action rifle that won the west. I'll never say " I can't do it". Just too stubborn I guess. I think my mother passed on some good things like my determination and never give up attitude as well as as the bad things like my susceptibilities to blood clotting and strokes.
The visit to the doctor's was a so-so thing. The MRI showed no new damage and the echo-gram didn't find the clot in the heart. The doctor said to stay on the rat poison anyway. He did say that the pumper is only pumping 50-60% of what it should and the probable cause of that is the dead meat the heart surgeon removed while doing the by-pass. I guess I'll always be a walking pile of human junk parts. There's not much to give if I decided to be an organ donor. lol So far only the kidneys seem to be functioning well.
I see my daughter's visits to my blog are showing up on my new visitor map. I wonder why the other map never showed them.
From My Basement Window
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