It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, but the temperature isn’t that bad for this time of year, sitting at 2.9 C | 37.22 F. We could see a shower as the day progresses. The snow we did have is almost all gone, and once again I am seeing green when looking out of my living room window. As much as I know it will be short-lived, it is nice to see.
Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good today for those wanting to get a head start on their Christmas Shopping. Speaking of Christmas Shopping, I see there are a lot more people shopping online these days instead of going into the stores. In a lot of ways, I think it is a good way of purchasing the things you need. Especially if you live in a remote area like ours, where it takes a person an hour and a half to get to a store. Not to forget what gas costs these days. And another thing is that for a lot of things you order online, you get free shipping right to your door. I have also found that when you go to a store to buy, you have to take what they have, or do without. Online they have anything and everything, and before you buy, you can read the reviews on whether it is any good. I like that.
On another note, yesterday I worked in my woodworking shop on a few things. Got lots done. My lovely wife put up and made her decorations outside. She can make things out of nothing, that woman. Out front of the stores in town, they charge huge dollars for just a few branches taken from trees. Heck, I saw at Home Depot last week, they were selling 5 White Birch branches for $20.00. Kind of made me rub my whiskers a bit, wondering who would buy them. My wife … she simply walked around our property and came back with an arm full of what some would call weeds, put them together with some plants we have left in our gardens, and within an hour or so she has them all put together in pots sitting on our porches and hanging on our doors. And I have to tell you they look fantastic. But then again, she has designed homes, gardens and stores in Niagara for years, along with hundreds of window displays. It just comes natural to her.
With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal, and then I think I will write up a story or two, which in doing so will give my old bones a bit of a rest today. I have been hurting a bit lately.
Take care and stay safe.
In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.