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John & Linda Braun

FIRST MAJOR SPRING STORM

In the 30 odd years we have lived in Prince Albert, we have never seen the likes of the storm that occurred at 1:30 p.m. on Good Friday.  I swear the crack of lightning that shook Red Wing Terrace was akin to the crack of lightning that rolled the entrance to the tomb open!  John was in the living room of our home and said that he saw a HUGE flash of red immediately outside our front window!  Much too close for comfort!

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HEAVENLY SUNSHINE!

What a gorgeous day!!  It was time to wash some bedding and what a nice realization that Spring has Sprung and I could be on my clothesline platform hanging out my nice fresh clean clothes without having a winter jacket on!!!  Yay!  I am sure that for the most part clotheslines are a thing of the past;  however, as long as I am able and my clothesline is in the back yard, it will be my pleasure to use it…

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TO PLANT OR NOT TO PLANT – THAT IS THE QUESTION…

This snow is simply not disappearing fast enough for my liking! We had one scare with the melting snow causing water to run into our garage under the house.  Thankfully we did damage control in ensuring that nothing was on the floor in the garage and the carpeted workshop that could be destroyed if the water did get that far.  John was able to make a “mud dam” in front of the doors and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be sufficient to weather the rest of the thaw.  There is no doubt about it – we WILL have to be downsizing the “junk” we have accumulated in the garage and the workshop as soon as it dries up and we are able to get the job done!

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SPRING HAS NOT SPRUNG – YET

I guess we shouldn’t complain, after the “easy” winter we have had (up until now), but I am yearning to see a snow-free yard and put out my yard ornaments which have been packed away for the winter.  I am planning to move my hostas which have been along the front of the house (hope they survived the winter as they have for the past several years).  That involves my husband vacating the new spot where one of his boats and a whole bunch of other stuff has been stored for the winter,  so I can prepare the ground for its new purpose.  It used to be a spot to park our bicycles which were seldom used - we ditched the bike rack last year and it was not long before other things were moved into the space…

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LOVEBIRDS RENEW VOWS

We were delighted to see some photos from Texas last week of Tom and Betty’s 70th wedding anniversary where they renewed their vows (he asked her to marry him, again, she said YES, and he gave her a ring) and their grand-son-in-law, Jace Robertson, presided, all of this occurring at their home in Texas.

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