An Abandoned Baby, Record Temps and A New Oroject on the Prairie

By: plapman , 11:55 AM GMT on March 20, 2012

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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).
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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.
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3. unclemush
2:22 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Strange looking comments!!
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2. shoreacres
12:19 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Uh - does my comment look ok on your page? It's completely weird for me - everything shoved over to the left, in a long column about an inch wide.
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1. shoreacres
12:18 PM GMT on March 20, 2012
Morning, Tony - What a story, about the baby. I suppose "drunk" helps to explain how the woman could do that, but even so... Thank goodness someone heard the poor child. I'm not sure exactly how it works, but here, if you simply can't care for a child, you can take it to a fire station or somewhere else. As I said, I can't remember the details. I suppose fire station because they'd be open 24/7. But even in that case, "drunk" might not allow someone to think that clearly.

I'd seen that you're having real warmth up there - how wonderful! Be sure and remember to drink enough water yourself when you're out for your walks!
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