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 , 10:50 AM GMT on July 14, 2012
Today will be clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a high of 31C(88f) with winds from the North at 5 to 15 km/h.
Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy. Low of 17C. Winds less than 5 km/h.
I got some good news yesterday at the doctors. he said the recent MRI showed the clot in the heart was gone. He's going to refer me back to the stroke specialist to see if I can quit the warfarin but said" With your history I don't think anyone would have the balls to take me off of the rat poison". He's also setting up an appointment for ultrasound of the neck arteries.
The doc is going on vaction starting monday. I asked if he was going north too find a cool place he said he's taking his father to Edmontonton to see the sprint car races. He said he's not a fan of racing but his father likes it and last year he got to drive one and bragged that he got up to 175 km/hr (110mph). I had to tell him I had him beat for maximum speed. When I was young and foolish I drove a 1956 chev Belair up to 145 mph. I was working at highway construction and 1 of my workmates had the car that had been modified with a 327 cu.in. motor and 2 4 barrel carbs as well as a racing cam. We had 4 miles of highway completed but not opened to the public yet and the fellow let me drive his car. We left the starting line side by side with a 426 cu.in. hemi equiped Dodge Charger. This was in the mid 60's when muscle cars had real muscle. Gosh it would be great to be young and stupid and see if I could live through it again.:)
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