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 , 11:55 AM GMT on March 20, 2012
Today Will start with a mix of sun and cloud then Becoming sunny near noon. The wind will become southwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning and the high will be 13C(55F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight will be clear with a southwest wind at 30 km/h (19 mph) becoming light early this evening. and swinging to the south at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. The overnight low will be 3C(37F).
I have no idea what happened to yesterdays post, if it got stuck in the wires or if I simply forgot to hit the post button. I remember writing it. :)
I'm sure by now everyone in Canada who watched the national news knows that a woman abandoned a baby on the steps of a school here in Portage la Prairie the night before last. Luckily a passerby heard the baby crying at 3am and called police. It is thought the baby had been there about 2 hours and was lightly dressed with no blanket. The mother has been found and charged with abandoning a child, and failure to provide the necessities of life. She was drunk when police apprehended her. The baby was suffering from exposure to cold but luckily is expected to make a full recovery. If it had happened a few weeks ago the baby would have probably froze to death.
On the brighter side of the northern edge Portage was the hot spot in Canada yesterday. Yesterday while on my walk with Abbey I wore short sleeves. Poor Abbey panted for a 1/2 hour when we came home even though she took a cool off dip in a ditch.
I have a new project to work on. I have a small clock movement that needs repair. It's the same type of movement that is in the picture I took of the settlers project. The clock runs with it'small pendulum swinging but the hour hand doesn't move. A gear must be slipping on it's shaft. Yesterday I tried to locate the problem from the outside but couldn't find which gear isn't turning as some of them move so slow even when pushed by hand. Today I'm going to try to take the movement apart and find the problem. Again I challenge my vision problems. If I can't get the tiny shafts lined up with the holes in the brass plates it will end up in the trash but if I can't get it reassembled it will end up there anyways. Before my stroke I had no qualms about taking a movement apart to clean and lubricate it then reassemble the thing.
From My Basement Window
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Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
|Dew Point:||14.1 °F|
|Wind:||4.9 mph from the East|
|Wind Gust:||8.1 mph|
Updated: 5:46 PM CDT on April 17, 2014