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Comment by Annette Tilden on February 24, 2012 at 7:37am

I spoke too soon.  Seven hours late, but it's really coming down here now.  Barb just called to cancel our outing so I guess I'll just hunker down with my book for the day.

Comment by Megan on February 24, 2012 at 7:37am

Having a snow day here.  A total of 15 cm expected by the time this blows out tomorrow.

The church had planned a sleigh ride tonight but I imagine it will be cancelled.

I went into Charlottetown yesterday morning.  My first stop was at the Mormon church to do some family research.  I am looking for a needle in a small haystack.  On great grandfather's British enlistment papers he lists an aunt as next of kin.  The person only wrote down Mrs. Francis and her address.  I am going through the 1891 census for the community in hopes of giving a full name to the aunt.

Second stop was lunch with a friend which turned into a visit to his mom.  "Mom" was not in a chatty mood so the visit was short.

Next I stopped at the Provincial Archives to pick up photocopies I had ordered.  I had thought about continuing some research but my eyes were telling me they had enough strain for the day.  lol

Last, I stopped at a store to get milk then headed home.

Glad I picked up the milk then as I don't want to go out in this windy weather.

I had a '98 Tercel. There were 287,000 km on it when it was traded in 2004.  By that year I was making many trips to Halifax, NS for doctor appointments plus ones at home and I wanted peace of mind while on the road.

I might trade this year for a Yaris.

Have a great day, Everyone.  I hope you are having nicer weather than I am.  lol

Comment by Marilyn Craig on February 24, 2012 at 7:21am


same here, NO snow, some rain, birds singing,some what blue skies (still early, sun not up yet) they missed this  one big time, any way for us here in Fort Wayne, don't have the news on yet, need to make coffee first. Buyers insurance agent came by yesterday to take pictures, Inspection tomorrow, keeping my fingers crossed, If every thing goes ok, should close around 15th of March, then I have 30 days to move< YES, then pray we don't have any major later winter snow storms. I received estmate for moving coming to move me, it was cheaper in the long  run to hire them,YES, then moving my self. Been their done that,,!! I like the idea of moving company thank you.. straight from here to my partment and set up too..Thank goodness were only 268 from London, Ont. Have great day every one

Comment by Annette Tilden on February 24, 2012 at 6:42am

Well, so far the great snow storm of the winter has turned out to be a non-event here.  My deck is bare and dry.

Gary, how is that new-car feeling?  6L/100km works out to just under 40 miles per imperial gallon.

Barb, it looks as if we might make it for your appointment after all.

Have a great weekend, Everybody.

Comment by evelyn O Mahoney on February 23, 2012 at 10:35pm

I hope they are gas savers!

Comment by alexander Mollison on February 23, 2012 at 9:22pm

Annette Red sky at night, snow plowman's delight.

Comment by Marilyn Craig on February 23, 2012 at 6:06pm

Snow coming into night Winter Storm warning are up,, 1-2 inches tomigh for here, Auburn just 14 miles north 4-7 inches Angloa 45 miles north 6-10 inches, so my 1-2 inches I'll take, its the end of Feb, be blessed for just 1-2 inches not feet..March is right around the corner, Rose plants are in the stores, bushes are budding out.. Yes, greatfull for the winter we have had..

Comment by Annette Tilden on February 23, 2012 at 5:46pm

Alexander, I'm looking at a glorious sunset and just thinking of what's supposed to be behind it.

Comment by Annette Tilden on February 23, 2012 at 5:45pm

Marilyn, mine is even the same colour as yours.  Cheers.  That must have been a great year.

Comment by Marilyn Craig on February 23, 2012 at 5:35pm

Their seems to be two of us Annette with great cars, A toast to us !


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