Cold and Windy

By: plapman, 12:48 PM GMT on November 17, 2014

I must be getting old. Yesterday I skipped my walk with Abbey. The wind was gusting to 50k (30mph) giving a wind chill of -33 C-27.4F). The cold is really getting to me now.

Snow and More Snow

By: plapman, 1:25 PM GMT on November 14, 2014

Yesterday I had to use the snow blower for the first time this year. We had about 4 inches of the ugly white stuff.
Once again the city is lagging on snow clearing. It sure made my walk with Abbey hard. The sidewalks are just a trail left by previous users. It looks like I'll have to wait until spring to use the walking path the city made. At least the roads aren't slippery with the snow cover to walk on.
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A quiet Haloween

By: plapman, 6:07 PM GMT on November 01, 2014

It was a quiet night last night,,there were only 13 kids here. I have a whole pail full suckers to eat yet.

Snow, a nasty 4 letter word.

By: plapman, 1:44 PM GMT on October 29, 2014

yesterday we had our first snow. Most of it melted as soon as hit the ground. :)
My walks with Abbey are getting shorter and shorter. The old girl seems to be suffering with arthritis like me.
I may have to permanently close the Northern Edge.
My tinnitus is driving me insane.
It changes with the weather. On cloudy days its a high pitched hiss and on clear days it a high whistling noise. The change occurs a couple of days before the change in th...

Updated: 1:24 PM GMT on November 14, 2014

Weather Trivia for Sept. 19

By: plapman, 2:21 PM GMT on September 19, 2014

September 19 2006
The largest caribou herd in the Northwest Territories continued its precipitous decline. The Bathhurst herd had 472,000 caribou 20 years ago; this year, it had 128,000. The decline was attributed to severe ice that left a hard layer of snow cover and reduced the caribou's ability to feed, as did the constant harassment of a bumper crop of mosquitoes, produced by unusually wet years.
Excerpt from 'The Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar' by...

Updated: 3:11 AM GMT on September 22, 2014

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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. :)