Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Arthur's Quilt is Getting Quilted
Arthur's quilt is on the frame and getting quilted by volunteers. They are all quite proud of him for the fabulous job he did.
It looks really good.
We have a great photo of six women working on it but I don't want to post pictures without the permission of people in them. So I've cropped them out; you can just see their hands.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Spring is Coming
Saturday Afternoon Drive
We drove out to Carman today and experienced such varied road conditions that I was compelled to document it.
Part of the journey - in the open areas - it was snow- packed with icy hard drifts and winds gusting so hard (up to 63 km/hour) that they nearly pushed our car into oncoming traffic.
In sheltered areas the road were bare and dry.
The difference between the two was very sudden and clearly marked.
We made it home safely but not everyone did; we saw an accident with emergency vehicles on scene and later another car in the ditch.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dinner with Entertainment
Saturday, March 22, 2014
First Full Day of Spring
We are having barbecued hamburgers!
You can see Arthur's breath while he is cooking.
Here are the weather conditions and the forecast.
Take a look at our forecast and notice that we are in for some pretty frosty low temperatures.
I think even the people who were wishing for a slow thaw think this is a bit too slow.
This question has been bouncing around Winnipegers's Facebook pages: " Why do I live in a place where it hurts to breathe?"
And so we make jokes and flip our burgers wearing our mitts.
PS: We've decided to eat inside because we can't get to the picnic table.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
It's a DRY Snow
In the Winnipeg Free Press they had this to say in connection to the flood forecast.
In their first flood briefing of 2014, provincial officials said the outlook looks fairly positive at this point because of a relatively "dry" snow pack and average soil moisture conditions heading into freeze-up.
I filled up a measuring cup with snow - over the 1000 mL mark.
After 2 hours it had melted quite a bit.
The next morning there was about 375 mL of water in the cup.
So is that "dry" or not? I'm not sure. What I do know is that the melted snow wasn't very clean.