Morning Chat May 8/2021

Good Morning! It’s a bit cloudy here in Port Loring, Ontario this morning. And it is also a bit cool with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 3.7 C | 38.66 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. Highway 522 is picking up these days, with campers, trucks you name it moving up and down the highway. So much for the stay at home order. It also looks like my lovely wife and I might have to do some grass cuttin’ this week by the looks of things. It is getting a bit long. The dandelions are showing off with flowers everywhere. I am thinking it is time to pick a couple and make a tea. They are a very healthy plant to eat, or make a tea from. We just pull a small one, and my wife washes it good and drops it into a pot of boiling water. Say around three cups. Let it set for ten minutes, and it’s ready to drink. What could be simpler than that. On another note, my wife and I went to North Bay and had our first shot of the vaccine last Thursday. Everything went well, and I was surprised at how well they handled things on the safety end of things. Once you park your car they take care of everything. On the side effect and needle part of things neither one of us felt anything, and it’s been three days since we had it. Other than maybe a bit of a sore arm where they administered the vaccine, when I laid on it through the night. Other than that things are good. It’s not a 100% guarantee, but it should save our life if we do happen to catch it. But not right away maybe in three weeks or so. As it takes time for the body to get things up to par now that it knows what to look for which is what the vaccine does. It makes the body aware of what is taking place. Pretty amazing really. The second shot will bring the bodies antibodies up even more to where it can fight it a lot better. But that won’t be until August. I am kind of hoping that they move that date up a bit. We will have to see what they do. The vaccine my wife and I had, was the Pfizer. After all my research I have come to the conclusion for now, the Pfizer or the Moderna is the best there is. It is a newer way of doing things which I believe is the way of the future, and you know … I have a feeling that we will soon be able to take a vaccine that will stop most of all our cancers. Now wouldn’t that be nice. One other note that should be addressed is I haven’t found any ingredient in the Pfizer or the Moderna that can harm you. It is basically made up with Salts, Oils and Sugar, along with the mRNA. Also known as messenger, mRNA is the only active ingredient in the vaccine. The mRNA molecules contain the genetic material that provide instructions for our body on how to make a viral protein that triggers an immune response within our bodies. The immune response is what causes our bodies to make the antibodies needed to protect us from getting infected if exposed to the coronavirus. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal, and will then head on off to the dump. Things have been piling up here for the past week or so. Take care and stay safe it is getting terrible out there with more deaths every day here in Ontario. I am hoping a lot of more people will start seeing that this virus, is … very dangerous.

Morning Post May 6/2021

Good Morning! It was a very foggy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario Canada. Along with being a touch cool with the temperature sitting at 0.1 C | 32.18 F. Actually we had a heavy frost through the night. But the sun is making short work of things, as the skies are clearing as I type. It will warm up as the day progresses which in turn will make it nice for those that want to get outside and soak up some of that Vitamin D3. Which is what everyone is in need of right now. Especially with this virus among us. I would say it is the next best thing we have in our arsenal of defences, other than the Vaccines. On another note … I didn’t get outside yesterday, but I did do up a couple stories for my newspaper columns. With that … I am off for my morning bowl of cereal and will then see what mischief I can get into. Or so my lovely wife says. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 5/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. Yesterday it rained for most of the day. Today will be about the same. The temperature waking up was sitting at 6 C | 42.8 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. Highway 522 is slightly busy. On another note I didn’t work outside yesterday being so wet and cold. Today I will stay inside and work on a story or two. Not much else happening in and around our community. With that you all have a great day and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 4/2021

Good Morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 5.7 C | 42.26 F. I am afraid the rain will remain with us for most of the day. Highway 522 is picking up with more people travelling every day. On another note the grass is about ready to cut for the first time this year. I do have a lot of outside work that needs to be done, but with it being so cold and wet I haven’t felt like doing anything. And you know? I can do that. LOL Yesterday I worked in our cottage to be, helping my lovely wife for a while. Later on I wrote up a story for my newspaper columns. Today being so wet I will stay inside. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then let the day unfold around me. Take care, and stay safe. This virus is sure taking its toll on the young these days, and our hospitals are full. Things should start to taper off once folks get vaccinated, along with staying home. Some don’t like it, but truth be told … they are the only things we have that protects us, or at the very least keeps us out of the hospitals. Have a good day. GW

Morning Chat May 3/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature isn’t all that bad sitting at 8.7 C | 47.66 F. It will warm up a bit, but we can expect some showers off and on now for the next few days. Highway 522 is picking up with tourists. I suspect it is caused from people being told to stay at home, and being at home they say hey! I am getting paid to stay at home, I might as well go camping or to a cottage. In certain instances I get it, in others when going in and out of stores maybe infecting others or getting infected, I don’t. On another note, my lovely wife and I did manage to get a lot done in our cottage to be yesterday, hanging a new cupboard I made. Installing a new fridge along with some cleaning. Well … my wife did the cleaning. She is a stickler when it comes to cleanness. LOL Today I will work inside and maybe do a bit of work after lunch in my woodworking shop. I have a shelf for our cottage I am working on, that I want to finish. It’s nice to be able to do these things. I have to admit, our lifestyle hasn’t changed all that much since this virus entered into the picture. And the few things that have changed we both adapted, as we have done all our lives, I can’t see sitting around wining about things. Our small store had to be closed for over a year now for our own protection along with others, but it didn’t stop us from moving ahead. We simply looked for other avenues to follow which are many, if you choose to look. And we didn’t take one cent of assistance. Anyways … you all take care … and have a great day. Make it a great day. You’re the only one that can do that. GW

Morning Chat May 2/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature was a touch cool sitting at 5.2 C | 41.36 F getting out of bed. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. And, we can expect some more showers possibly today, tomorrow and the next day. Then I am thinking, things will start to look a wee bit better, weather wise that is. Highway 522 is quiet this morning, but it is early along with being Sunday. On another note I did get outside yesterday and mowed our grass around our house. Half way done, the new mower we bought two years ago stopped once again, so … I had to take it apart and see what was going wrong. I am thinking it is all to do with the jet being too small in the cheap plastic carbs they are putting on the engines today. So I will be looking into that. Maybe I can fix that problem making it a touch larger. It’s amazing that nowadays a lot of new things aren’t worth a damn, being made so cheaply. The trouble is, they are being made cheap, but they want a lot of money to buy them. Today being so cloudy, damp and cool, I think I will stay in and maybe work on a story or two. I did light the wood furnace this morning, which is perking away taking out the dampness in the house, along with my old bones. You can’t beat wood heat for arthritis, along with a few other issues relating to getting a bit older. With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal, and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe.

Morning Chat May 1/2021

Good Morning! It’s a sunny day here in Port Loring, Ontario. I have to admit in spite of it being cold it sure looks nice outside. The temperature waking up was sitting at 0.1 C | 32.18 F. We did have a heavy frost through the night and into the early morning hours. The sun is making short work of it now. It will warm up as the day moves forward and tomorrow will be a fantastic day. Front porch sittin’ here I come. Highway 522 is picking up with traffic these days with folks coming in from other places, in spite of us being closed down. Makes me shake my head. Yesterday being so wet and cold I stayed inside and worked on some stories. This morning I will do the same and maybe if it warms up some I will head on outside later on. On another note I hope everyone reads the article I added below this post. The owner of the company says it all of what is happening here in Canada. The post is called: Sad Day for Canada. I agree with him totally, as I have been through what he is going through. In a smaller field, but nonetheless the same. As us old farmers here in Canada have been dealing with these so-called politicians for years. Take care and stay safe. GW

Sad Day for Canada

What a shame this is. But it is what is happening here in Canada. We don’t want to become self efficient. Our Powers That Be feed off these Pharmaceutical Companies from abroad when we should be doing it right here in Canada. It’s a sad day for the people of Canada.

Click the link below. Everyone that lives here, should read this article.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/providence-therapeutics-pulling-out-canada-1.6009068

Morning Chat April 30/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature waking up was sitting at 2.4 C | 36.32 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is today. Actually we could see a few intermittent flurries this afternoon. We did have an inch or so of rain through the night which filled my rain barrel. I like to get it filled up around this time of year, so I have some nice soft rain water for my plants that we are going to put into the ground in a couple of weeks or so. Highway 522 is sort of quiet these days, but there are a few out-of- towner’s moving into the area. Even with the stay at home order in effect, there is still a lot of people travelling all over the place. I don’t understand peoples logic these days. Not much we can do about it, other than to stay vigilant, and always be on guard protecting ourselves and family when near someone we don’t know. Actually … even those we do know. LOL Pays to be safe. On another note, I didn’t do much outside yesterday, but I did write up a story for my newspaper columns. Today I will see if I can come up with another. With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal with my lovely wife, and will then see what develops. Stay safe!

Episode: 69 Pipes And Cigars

Episode 69: Hi folks. I would like to take a minute here and say I am sorry for not putting on a new Episode last week. What happened was, I was busy outside doing a few things and plum forgot about it. I was told about it though LOL from my Cousin John. He called and casually mentioned it. Glad he did, as while I had him on the phone, we had a good old chat. With that … I hope you enjoy this episode. Take care and stay safe. George Walters

Author, Columnist, and Podcaster