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 , 1:28 PM GMT on March 08, 2012
Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud along with a 40% chance of flurries this morning. The wind will be westerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) but becoming northwest at 50 km/h (31 mph) gusting to 70 km/h (43 mph) near noon then north at 30 km/h (19 mph). Today's high will be -5C(23F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight will be clear with a northerly wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light this evening. The overnight low will be -17C(1F).
Summer must be coming to the prairie, I see they've included a UV index for those brave enough to lay in a snowbank, in a bikini, at -5C. to get a jump start on the tan.:)
The granddaughter brought this terrible virus home with her from work. The Queen came home from work early last night and I have the symptoms too. Every thing tastes tinny, every part of the body aches and a dry cough accompanies it. One of the Ggrandaughters had the symptoms and a trip to the walk in clinic confirmed it was viral. You just have to wait it out. I told the granddaughter that it was a side benefit of working in a hospital and to expect more things like it when the girls start school. A good thing about being retired is that you have unlimited sick time with no doctors note needed to confirm your illness. :) I guess that makes up for the loss of weekends and holidays.
Today I'll get the daughter to drive me to a shop to get a replacement belt fot the blower before we get anothe round of snow. When I need a hand I'll get the neighbor to help me.
The instruction manual says to only use a factory belt but this is the second belt that has went. For the amount of use they get the belt should last forever. I replaced the first belt with one from a washing machine and have had no problems with it since. The first one to go was the drive belt and this time it was the original auger belt. It only has 2 winters of use, maybe 10 hours. If an automotive belt were to only last that long people would quit driving for fear of being stranded on the highway.
I'll take ycd0108's advice and use my led headlamp fo see into the dark spots. I hadn't thought of that. My optomitrist told me that the same parts of the brain that work for periferal vision also work for night vision, I guess that's why I need lots of light to do something.
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Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
|Dew Point:||37.9 °F|
|Wind:||4.0 mph from the ESE|
|Wind Gust:||6.3 mph|
Updated: 6:41 PM CDT on April 24, 2014