Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Nor'Easter is blowing in

Good morning, well the snow is falling in St. John's, NL, Canada. This will be our first significant snow fall of the year. It is a classic nor'easter - a low pressure system off the east coast of the US/Canada where the rotation of the system causes the winds to hit land from the north-easterly direction - couple that with temps below freezing and you guessed it - snow! high winds! The forecast is calling for about 20cm (or 8 inches) but the range is about 20-40cm so who knows.

Going to head out with the family and do a few chores this morning and then hunker down for the rest of the day. Good day to finish filing my cards from those monster boxes.

There are quite a few sets I noticed that are probably close enough to completion that I will have to decide if I want to move them from the trader boxes to the "sets in waiting'' boxes. I will have to create wantlists for these sets and add to my master wantlist file which can be found at my hobby webpage.

I also collect Newfoundland born hockey players and keep a list (now a couple of years out of date unfortunately) at this page. Alex Faulkner was the first Newfoundland born player to play in the NHL and as a result he has a huge following amongst Newfoundland hockey collectors. Last night I was reading the vintage hockey board and discovered there was a tremendous player by the name of Harry Watson who was born in St. John's in 1898 and became a famous amateur player - see his wikipedia page for more info. He has two cards from the 1920s that I will need to get - too bad I have already sent my wishlist to Santa. Till next time.

1 comment:

  1. Well 5 pm here and still snowing. A good 20 cm down and they are calling for 10-15 more. Yikes. Winter is here.