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 , 12:29 PM GMT on March 22, 2012
Today will see clearing this morning and a high of 22C(72F). UV index 3 or moderate.
Tonight will start clear but we'll see increasing cloudiness after midnight. The wind southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light after midnight as the low falls to11C(52F).
Once again I never got to the clock movement but opened the candy department of the bakery. I made a batch of chocolate fudge with a 1/4 cup of crunchy peanut butter added at the end of the cooking process. I'm not sure if it was the peanut butter or I didn't get the proper temps while boiling it but it turnrd out soft and gooey not like the hard fudge I've seen in candy stores. It's also a bit grainy as if the sugar didn't all dissolve.
I guess the candy store will have to close until the cook gets it right. The fudge will be great heated a bit and used to make a hot fudge sundae though.
Yesterday while on my walk with Abbey I met a gentleman at the recycle depot while I was dropping off litter I find along the road. While chatting he mentioned that he used to play in a band and I asked if he knew my uncle who also played guitar and occasionally played in bands at the local bars. When I told him my uncles name he said no he had never met him but while working for the city as a grave digger had opened a grave for another uncle of mine. He said he always remembered French names as he was of French ancestry. He pronounced the name as Pieyet instead of Payet as I've always said it. He went on to say that Pieyet was the correct pronunciation of the name in French. I've always wondered why some of my grandfathers friends and neighbors pronounced it Pieyet. Now I know. The name is spelt Payette. I guess that's why I flunked out of French class way back when I was in the 8th grade and never learned the language.
The conversation started when he saw Abbey in the recycle depot. It turned out that he was a dog lover also. When we went outdoors i saw he had a dog in his pickup. and that started the chat. We talked about how some people get a dog and tie it in the backyard and never pay any attention to it and how a dog treated that way will become a runner. Dogs are such great companions and all they ask is to be fed and be noticed.
Like I've said before, if you take the time to talk with people the world is a friendly place. I'm so happy That I learned that life lesson in Newfoundland
If all people just said "hello or Good day" as they past a stranger on the street the world would be such a better place.
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