Morning Chat Jan 19/2021

Good Morning Port Loring. It’s a cloudy morning with light flurries waking up. We could see around 6 cm or 2 inches. The temperature is a touch cool sitting at -9.4 C | 15.08 F. It will warm up a wee bit later on, but not much. Highway 522 is snow covered with icy sections throughout, so care should be taken if out and about. Yesterday my wife and I cleaned up the snow we had which took most of the morning. The good part was that my snowblower is working great now after I fixed it. It’s a pleasure now using it. The problem was the reverse gear wasn’t working right, but as I said yesterday all it needed was some lubricant. Works slick now LOL. Today I will continue on in my wood working shop cleaning up things. I should be finished today and then can get onto making a new hanging swing for my wife and I. Once finished and the weather warms up I will build a trellis affair and hang it from it. Will be nice to sit on come summer. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee or tea with my lovely wife, and will then get to work. Take care, and stay safe. This virus is closing in on everyone. Caused by folks spreading it. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, staying away from crowds and enclosed spaces — it all matters, perhaps now more than ever, to slow transmission and give the virus fewer opportunities to spread and evolve.

Morning Chat Jan 18/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some sunshine for a while, but then clouds will enter into the picture. It is cool this morning with temperatures sitting at -14.6 C | 5.72 F. It will warm up a few degrees as the day moves forward. Not much though. Highway 522 is partially snow covered with some icy sections throughout. Not that you should be going anywhere, unless you are in need of some groceries or things of importance. Which actually is what my wife and I did yesterday, as we had to go to North Bay to pick up our groceries we ordered online. I have to say it wasn’t the greatest ride in with the snow we had the night before, but on the way home the roads cleared up somewhat, which made things a lot nicer. We even had some sunshine thrown into our adventure for good measure. I have to say it sure looked pretty with all the snow on the trees. I would say we had around another 6 inches or so to add to the 8 – 10 inches we have now on the ground. While there we dropped off some things to our son in his parking lot. Chatted a bit with our masks on keeping our distance, and then headed on home stopping off in a parking lot to have our lunch. There we sat, chatted to each other and watched what others were doing. In other words being a bit nosey LOL. After that we headed on home taking in what nature had to offer. Once home my wife put things away and for the rest of the day we took it easy. It’s a full day to go to North Bay and back when all said and done. Nice though as it gets us out away from things for a few hours. Today we will clean up the snow we had the day before yesterday, and then I am thinking a rest will be in order. Kind of anxious to see how my snowblower works, it is only a couple of years old, but the reverse didn’t work worth a dam, so I finally decided last week to take it apart and see what was going on. All I could see was that it needed a bit of lubricant which I applied. Seems to work fine now, but … I haven’t tried it out in some snow yet. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then see what the day has in store. You just never know. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right as this virus is getting much worse.

Morning Chat Jan 16/2021

Good Morning From Port Loring! Ontario, Canada. It’s another cloudy day here in our small community. We are also having a few flurries which will continue on throughout the day. The snow will stop, as night fall approaches. I don’t really think it will amount to much, but in saying that, here in Port Loring anything is possible. Highway 522 is wet and bare so far this morning, but that could change. Around town things are quiet with a lot of folks doing what they should be doing …. staying home. As it is getting bad out there with this virus. And for those that think it is nothing to worry about, what do you say about the 100 people a day that are dying from this virus in Ontario alone. And while on that subject … one thing that bothers me a lot, is that everyone is saying … well if you look at the statistics the folks that are dying the most are the seniors in homes and places. What the hell does that mean?? Is it that we older folks don’t matter?? Makes me shake my head with the mentality of some people. It’s the same as this thing that is going around Black Lives Matter. Hell every life matters!! If asked I would say that most of all these folks that are promoting this stuff, are causing more harm than good. And one last thing. A lot of folks are saying that it is the virus that is to blame for it spreading so rapidly. That makes me shake my head too … as in reality … it’s also what we humans didn’t do. Anyways … that is my Slice of Life for this Saturday morning. Take it for what it’s worth. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and a bowl of oatmeal, and will get back to my shop reorganizing. It’s been a week of 8-hour days, and I am still not finished. LOL Take care, stay safe and do what’s right to protect yourself, family and friends.

Episode 56: Toilet Seats Slash Paper

Episode 56: Hi folks. I hope you all are well, and staying safe. Today I have another podcast lined up for you, that I am thinking, some will identify with. I hope you enjoy Toilet Seats/Paper. It might even put a smile on your face, which is something everyone is in need of these days. Have a great day!

Politics runs Ramped

There is a lot more that should have been done before the fact, I grant you that. But this article has a lot of merit.

If it’s only about vaccines, you don’t need leaders, just competent health professionals to distribute and deliver the jabs. The leader Ford resembles isn’t Trump, it’s Boris Johnson: buffoon and blusterer, procrastinator and reverser.

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