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 , 1:02 PM GMT on March 29, 2012
================================================= Today will be cloudy with a few showers beginning this morning. Amount 5 mm(0.2 in). The wind becoming southeast at 30 km/h (19 mph) early this morning. Todays high will be near 7C(45F).
Tonight will see a few showers ending early this evening then clear. Fog patches developing before morning. The wind southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light early this evening. Tonights low 1C(34F).
The coocoo clock is now running on my wall:). The only problem is that I broke one of the bellows that drives the little whistle to make the sound. The leather used to make the old belows is as thick as a piece of paper and due to time and poor mainteance of the clock it has drued out and become brittle. If I'd have thought of it sooner I could have used a ballon cout to tje right size and made a new bellows but I used the thin wires that move the bellows to hold the chain on the drive gear while I put the movement back in the box and had to cut them to remove them once the movement was secures. I could have used a thin wire from the hoard or a bent paper clip to do the job. I guess it's true hindsight is 20/20. Oh well the clock will still chime the hour and 1/2 hour. Sometime in the future I may make a new case for it, add a fancy pendulum and make a small wall clock but it will probably remain in the state its in untill i find another unrepairable coocoo clock at a garage sale.
On the bright side the snow has all dissapeared. I guess I did bring Newfoundland weather when I came back. Snow one day and gone the next.
Well the Queen just went past, time to go for coffee.
From My Basement Window
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Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
|Dew Point:||40.0 °F|
|Wind:||8.3 mph from the East|
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Updated: 11:35 PM CDT on April 23, 2014