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 , 11:40 AM GMT on September 28, 2012
Today will be overcast with a high of 23C(73F) with winds less than 8 kmp(5 mph).
Tonight wil be overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. The low temp will be 9c(48F). The wind will remain light from the SE at 8kmp to 16kmp(5 to 10 mph).
Yesterday while on my walk with Abbey I decided it was time to clean up the recyclables along the road beside the gopher trails. I brought 4 beer cans, 5 #1 plastic plastic pop bottles and a few empty cigarette packages to the recycle depot. People sure leave a mess behind them.
After the walk I removed the remaining 2 silver medals from their mount. Today I'll remove the urethane and polish them.
I called the a museum in Winnipeg to get advice on how to store them so that they won't tarnish. Once mounted the are very hard to get at. The lady in charge of restoring the museum's silver pieces suggested I store them in and air tight container with a small amount of activated charcoal in a cloth bag.
Today I'll remove the coating and polish the medals.
The 2 bronze stars my father earned for serving in the Italy campaign and for service from 1939 until the wars end in 1945 will remain as is as the yellowing does not show on the dark metal. Soon I'll be ready to remount the artifacts and display them again in the shadow box I've made.
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