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 , 12:39 PM GMT on May 24, 2012
Today will bring increasing cloudiness this morning with fog patches that developed overnight dissipating this morning. The high will be a modest 15C(59F). UV index 4 or moderate.
Tonight will be cloudy with a 60% chance of rain before morning. The wind becoming northerly at 20 km/h (12 mph) after midnight. Low 4C(39F).
What a surprize I got last night. A long lost friend called last night. I haven't heard from him in over 35 years. he moved to British Columbia and we lost track of each other. At one time the Queen and I visited him and his wife on a weekly basis and on most nights drank too much. We chatted about some of the stupid things we had done .
We had bought a small home made 10 foot plywood boat with a 3Hp motor.One time after a way too many cool ones the 2 of us and a friend decided to go fishing on a small river close to Portage. The 3rd guy stood up to relieve himself and capsized the little boat. Luckily we made it to shore safely and salvaged the boat. It's a wonder I survived those hard drinking years. The memories are something I haven't shared with my daughters. It's no wonder the Queen put her foot down and told me to grow up once the family started to arrive.
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From My Basement Window
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