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 , 11:14 AM GMT on May 14, 2012
Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud with the risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. The wind becoming westerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) this morning. The high will be a balmy 29C(84F). UV index 6 or high.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with the risk of a thunderstorm this evening. The wind west erly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 50 km/h (31 mph) becoming northerly at 30 km/h (19 mph) gusting to 60 km/h (37 mph) late this evening then light before morning. Tonights low will be 4C(39F).
I tried the pire pit last night and I think I've forgotten how to cook over coals. :) With the strong winds yesterday I didn't want to start a fire so I used charcoal left over from the grandaughters fire the other night. I ended up starting the steaks on the firepit and finishing them on the gas BBQ. I guess I'll have to buy some ready made charcoal the next time I use the firepit as a BBQ. A good thing is that the time over the smoldering coals did add to the flavor. I'll do better next time.
With a high of 29 expected today I'll have to dig the kid's small plastic pool out of the hoard and set it up for the little girls to splash in.
I got another compliment for Abbey's behavior yesterday. At the end of her free run I whistled once and she came running and out her heaed in the loop of the choke chain I use for walking her. A gentleman, driving past, stopped and said " Is that dog ever well trained". He had a small lapdog which he said if he let loose would run away. I think any dog can be taught to behave like Abbey if thier given the chance. They may run away at the start but will come back when called if they know who's the leader of the pack and praised when the do return. A dog always wants to please it's master.
From My Basement Window
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