A Broken Clock and a Longer Walk

By: plapman , 11:54 AM GMT on April 13, 2012

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Today will see rain. Amount 5 to 10 mm(0.2 to 0.4 in). The wind will be southeast at 20 km/h (12 mph) increasing to 40 km/h (25 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) this morning. The high will be 9C(48F).
Tonight will bring more rain with an easterly wind at 20 km/h (12 mph) becoming light after midnight. The low will be 5C(41F).
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It's back to the cuckoo clock project. I was making some adjustments to the positing and the thing fell to the floor.:). The case is pretty well a lost cause. The old brittle wood broke in a couple of places. Oh well I guess I'll look on the web for clocks and see if I can make a new case.
It's a good thing the great granddaughters weren't around when the clock fell. Mom wouldn't be pleased with the new words they would have learned.
I extended my walk with Abbey yesterday. It dawned on me that I could get around the area the Queen told me not to go into due to semi's coming out of and into McCain's Western distribution center. I followed the railway spur McCain's uses to ship by train and where they bring in oil for cooking the fries. From the railway I can go behind the plant and come out at a little used gravel road. Following that route I'm back to a 3 1/2 mile trek. I didn't think the extra mile would bother me but I sure was stiff last night. I wonder if Abbey felt the difference. With her gopher hunting she nearly doubles my distance. i don't know why I didn't think of that route sooner.

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3. unclemush
8:48 AM GMT on April 14, 2012
Hi Tony.Wanted to say hi before I go to bed.:)
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2. ShenValleyFlyFish
4:51 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Two priests took a holiday to Scotland for the fishing. They hired a local guide and headed out. The older of the two caught and landed a fine salmon. He then reached into his jacket and produced a bottle of the local best intending to toast the event. As he was removing the top it slipped from his still wet hands and shattered on a rock at his feet. After exchanging a sorrowful look with his partner he turned to the guide and said, "May we call on the dear brother to say a few words appropriate to the occasion?"

Sometimes, if you don't have a Scottsman handy, you have to say them yourself.
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1. masshysteria
4:20 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Good Mornin', Tony!

Guess Friday the 13th came a day early for you with that cursed clock incident. Hope the it's reversed shortly and you'll get through today without further incident(s).

I applaud you for making that approximately 3-1/2 mile trek with Abbey the other day. That would certainly knock the wind out of my sails, too. LOL! I've let myself go for the past few years and need to get physically active again.

Thankfully, our weather has just become increasingly pleasant with sunny, mid-60ish temps expected today, 70's over this weekend and 80's on Monday! I guess it's either mow the lawn or break open the barbeque sauce! Currently, the latter option definitely sounds more appealing. LOL!

Hope better weather and times make its way to La Prairie as well. Have a good day and keep a GPS tracking device handy while taking those lengthy walks that are off the beaten path. I can relate to your Queen, especially, while nervously wondering what you guys will do when left to your own devices.
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