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 , 12:31 PM GMT on March 24, 2012
Today cloudy with freezing rain beginning early this morning and ending late this morning along with the freezing rain is a risk of a thunderstorm this morning. The wind becoming northwest at 30 km/h (19 mph) this morning then light late this afternoon. Temperature falling to -3C(26F) this afternoon.
Tonight will be start cloudy then becoming clear late this evening and once again getting cloudy before morning. The low will be -7C(19F).
I finally got hold of the old workmate last night. It sure was a surprise for him to hear from me. It's too bad that i had caught him in the middle of his evening meal and we couldn't talk longer but we did exchange email addresses. After he was laid off he started his own business renovating homes. He's now semi retired and working part time at one of the major building material suppliers in the city. Being a few years younger than me he's looking forward to full retirement soon.
I reheated the fudge last night and finally got it right thanks to Alley's tip on finding the correct temp to start mixing. If I add the candy store to the proposed bakery I'll have arms like Popeye. :) I was waiting for the handle on the wooden spoon to break. I think my next attempt at candy making will be either sponge toffee or a homemade Skor bar. I'll have to get the terminology of the different stages stages into my head though. The old way seems to work better that the thermometer method.
I did find the problem with the small clock movement. One of the gears had slipped on it's shaft and was not transferring power to the hour hand. I ended up bending the shaft slightly and the gear came right off. It's next home will be the metal scrap yard.
My next project will be to remove the movement from a koko clock clean and lubricate it and see if I can get it working. When I'm sure I can fix them without breaking the movement I'll tackle the grandmother clock.
Gotta Go For Now the Queen Just Got Up:)
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