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Comment by Marilyn Craig on February 24, 2012 at 9:16am

so fare clear no snow, but windy and cold !  there saying  blowing snow after 2p. well see. Snow for tomorrow might be good thing inspection tomorrow..

I need to get back reserching the family was heavy into it for about 1 year, then stopped, no reason, My grandfather came over from Italy at 19 on his own, two of his brothers were already in living in London, Ont, they were one of the first Italain familes in London, I have copy of his passport and Ellis Island documents, but before age 19 is little fuzzy, he lived with his parents, but school records and such OO so fare, I have discovered so much about "what makes up the family" by researching their history. Here's example, My father hadn't seen his brothers or nephrew in 30 yrs, after his death, I located his nephrew that my father raised, both were in WW 2, when dad was discharged he went and stayed on in Canada, his nephrew went back to Florida, they lost contact, I had heard stories etc. Once located his nephrew we sat for hours, it seemed even though the two hadn't seen each ohter in 30+yrs, most of there likes and dislikes were right on, Then I found out my fathers brothers were the same, and they lived thousands of miles apart, right down to AFTER Shaving Lotion and how they liked there eggs and on, on, So, are we connected beyond just DNA

Comment by barbara craven on February 24, 2012 at 8:59am

good morning all.  Yes, I'm glad a the moment I cancelled, the snow is coming down pretty hard.right now, big white fluffy stuff. My NP just called and my INR is crept back u to 2 which is at the very bottom part of normal.  Better than it has been, but still not were it should be given the humungous amount of warfarin I'm now taking.  Plows just went by.  Than means a giant mound at the bottom of my driveway by the road.  Now this is where it doesn't bother me.  My Tarcker just walks right through anything like that.  I'll post a pic when I find them.  I know I have some.  Like
Annette says, I'll just hunker down to day.  But won't be reading It's race contest time for this week.  One of our team's computer crashed 2 days ago and she now has a new one but she lost all her hard drive and is having trouble getting al the programs back on.  There might be just the 2 of us this weekend.  See you later.

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.

 

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