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 , 11:17 AM GMT on May 22, 2012
Today will bring a mix of sun and cloud with a 60% chance of showers late this afternoon. The wind becoming east at 20 km/h (12 mph) this morning. The high is expected to be near 21C(70F). UV index 8 or very high.
Tonight will bring more showers with thunderstorms with 10 to 20 mm(0.4 to 0.8 in) of rain. The wind becoming easterly at 30 km/h (19 mph) then light after midnight. Tonight's low will be 15C(59F).
It was a quiet day on the prairie. I got some grass seed planted in the front yard and my irrigation pump up and running. last year I had a problem with the pump holding it's prime. This winter I cleaned up the check valve hoping this would fix the problem. I tried to remove the piece but it's been over 30 year's since a pipe wrench has touched it and it's frozen in place. I I could have gotten it off I would have replaced the check valve with a new one I have in the hoard. If it still leaks I may have to add a second check valve.The pump works great. I bought the thing second hand when we bought this house in 1978, who knows how many gallons of water it brought from the ground. The only thing I've ever done to it is to oil the bearing's yearly in the motor and clean the impeller once. That old pump was sure built to last.
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Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
|Dew Point:||33.0 °F|
|Wind:||7.2 mph from the NW|
|Wind Gust:||11.4 mph|
Updated: 1:32 AM CDT on April 21, 2014