A Surprize Visit and Rain In the Fprecast

By: plapman, 3:50 PM GMT on February 19, 2017

The lines which show up at times are reflections from Venetian Blinds on my window.

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A summary of todays Weather on the on the Prairie Sunday Feb. 19 2017
will bring increasing cloudiness with a 30% chance of rain showers this afternoon and the risk of freezing rain late this morning. The wind...

Has the Spring Melt Started On the Prairie

By: plapman, 2:44 PM GMT on February 18, 2017

It looks like the groundhog was wrong. Feb. was sunny but the weather here feels like spring. The snow is melting and there are puddles every where.
I took Abbey out for 2 walks yesterday. One all the way around the winter route and one to the corner store. She came home with a very wet belly both times. I found a towel in the laundry hamper and dryed he both times. She likes being toweled.
If the weather stays like this there may be flooding. The ground w...

Updated: 3:25 PM GMT on February 19, 2017

A Flood Report and A Short Walk

By: plapman, 3:41 PM GMT on February 17, 2017

I Just got an unofficial flood report . The Souris River which flows into the Assiniboine River is expected to be at 2011 levels which was a record setting event. The Souris is expected to add 30,000 cfs to the Assiniboine. The Red River which flows through Winnipeg is expected to be at 2009 levels.
The Portage Diversion will be put to use again raiseing the level of Lake Manitoba. The planned second outlet for Lake Manitoba hasn't been constructed yet so t...

Updated: 2:27 PM GMT on February 18, 2017

Walks and Pass Times

By: plapman, 3:08 PM GMT on February 16, 2017

After I took Abbey for her shortened walk yesterday morning I played a couple of games of Spider Solitaire.
I'm getting pretty good at single suit. I win most games. I play at an online site.
Here is a link to the Spider Solitaire I play Spider Solitaire
In the afternoon Abbey was restless so I took her for a short walk around the block, that settled her down. She sure loves her walks.
It's warm this morning and I saw the neighborhood squirrel....

Updated: 3:02 PM GMT on February 17, 2017

A Shortened Walk Again and a Bit More on Voices

By: plapman, 4:34 PM GMT on February 15, 2017

Just got back from my walk with Abbey, the southerly wind is nasty. We only went half way around the winter route.
The temp at 10:00am ,while we walking, was -9.4C(15.1F) with a wind chill of -17C(1F). The wind was southeasterly at 21kmh(13mph).
I still haven't heard anything about the hernia operation. Last night the Queen increased my dose on the pills for the voices. There was no change this morning, they are as strong as ever.

Updated: 2:55 PM GMT on February 16, 2017

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