On My Way Home From Work Yesterday

I was on my way home from work yesterday when I took a little detour.  The dealership where I bought my car 11 years ago had invited me (and a million other people I’m sure) to come by and have some goodies, spin a wheel to win and of course – look at the new… Continue reading On My Way Home From Work Yesterday

What a Difference the Sun Makes

It is a bit chilly this morning, but at least the sun is shining.  Unfortunately, to get our sunshine sometimes, we have to give up a bit of heat. I took pretty much the same pictures as yesterday – just in the sunshine instead of under cloudy skies. There are track along the side of… Continue reading What a Difference the Sun Makes

Chester’s Walk and Mystery Solved (maybe)

As usual, Chester and I took our walk along the Red River this morning.  Usually, I just take pictures of the river – and I did that again – but today, I took a picture of Chester when he turned around to see if I was still coming.  🙂 He doesn’t like to stop while… Continue reading Chester’s Walk and Mystery Solved (maybe)

Red River

The Red River has almost completely frozen now and it won’t take many more day/nights with temperatures like they are now to finish freezing.  The temperature is -17C and it was lower than -20C over night.  😦  Of course the river is snow covered, so you can’t tell where the weak spots are now. After… Continue reading Red River

It’s Snowing

OK – its the end of November and it snows here at this time of year.  I don’t have to like it – its just the way it is. Right now it is coming down fairly heavily.  At least the snow has covered the mess the city made last Saturday.  I still haven’t heard from the… Continue reading It’s Snowing

OK – I Admit it – Winter is Here.

The temperature is dropping, more snow is falling and the wind is blowing and the Red River has more ice formed on it.  The sidewalks are slippery after some freezing rain yesterday and the fresh snow just seems to hide some of it and polish some of it so its extra slippery. This might be… Continue reading OK – I Admit it – Winter is Here.

How Many Days Was That?

I am counting back to last Saturday and it seems to be more than 2 days since the city was supposed to contact me to let me know why they were digging in my yard.  Have I mentioned how frustrating it is trying to contact a city department here? Someone’s decision years ago to centralize… Continue reading How Many Days Was That?

Not Much Change

There wasn’t much change in the Red River since the last update, but I did take a couple more pictures yesterday morning.  🙂 Also no change in my knowledge about why the City of Winnipeg Water Department was digging in my yard on Saturday morning.  I did get a call from unknown at some time… Continue reading Not Much Change

Another Day on the River

I guess the Red River is still freezing up, even though it looked the other day as if it wasn’t.  The temperature is dipping a little below zero each night, and getting up to +4 or +5C during the day, but there was definitely more ice on the water when Chester and I took our… Continue reading Another Day on the River

Speed Test

When you sign up for internet access, you have options in your packages to choose a speed.  Most people probably choose the highest speed they can afford, but have no idea what those number mean. I don’t really know what the numbers mean either, but as long as pages open fairly quickly, I’m happy. My… Continue reading Speed Test