Just entering into a new year. Do hope it will be a good one for all of us. Happy New Year to all my readers.
The weather has been really not that bad when we hear all the reports of nasty weather right across Canada. You just never know for sure just what Mother Nature and Old Man Winter can do at this time of year. It had been quite mild and not too much snow about, but just before the old year ended there was close to two inches of snow. The following day the winds got up strong and there was a ground blizzard for a few hours Nice to see the snowplows and the de-icers out clearing the highways and spreading a mixture to cut the slipperiness of the ice.
Also, before the old year ended, there was a sudden change in the weather and we got a real blast of well-below temperatures. New Year’s Eve was bitterly cold, then it quickly moved on. There is still snow forecast. You never know what and how much we could get. Just be prepared for it. The farmers do need the moisture in their fields.
The Western Development Museum in North Battleford Light Up the Village has now come to an end for another season. They were all pleased with all the lookers who came to see the lights. They had a few sponsors, but hopefully they get more later for this year’s display. The museum staff did all their setup. It was all a real glow.
Back to school Monday morning, Jan. 7, and it was quite a blustery winter day with light snow and high winds. Just made it hard to see to travel, and snowplows were out checking steadily.
Robert Maxwell of Edmonton, Alta., stopped to have a visit with Stanley Mills at the Western Development Museum. Robert was out on his annual Christmas visit at Portage la Prairie, Man., to visit with his son and family. On his return trip, he stopped to pick up Stanley to spend a few days in Edmonton and to meet Robert’s new friend Patty. While in Edmonton, Stanley took a crash course in CNC to gain more knowledge on machine work with a lathe. A few days later, Walter Mills went up to Edmonton to bring Stanley, his dad, home. They had a tough trip hope due to some heavy snowfall and blowing winds. There was a lot of traffic on the highway, so that did slow things up. Robert and Stanley’s friendship dates back many years to their teens, going to the old Baljennie School. There were neighbours and did meet often to do their experimenting with all sorts of things. They both had motorcycles and went on short trips together before they both got married, had family and went on their ways, but they did keep track of each other. They even had a logo of MilMax that they still use to the present day. They are both interested in all the new technology of computers and all the information available online.