What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 27/2022

Good Morning!

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.

What’s Happening in & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada on Nov 26/2022

Good Morning!

It started off cloudy here in Port Loring this morning but looking out now the sun is beginning to shine. The temperature waking up was sitting at 2.8 C| 37.04 F. It will warm up a lot more as the day moves forward. Which is okay with my wife and I as she is going to put up some Christmas decorations outside. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

On another note, yesterday I worked most of the day in the old woodworking shop. Had some things on the go and today will work out there again. I enjoy working out there as it gives my mind a change, which is needed the way things are going these days.

Other than that, not too much more happening in and around our community. At least nothing worth mentioning. With that, stay safe, and I hope you have a great Saturday.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 25/2022

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is well. Or as well as to be expected, as these days it’s hard enough to get out of bed knowing what the day might bring. But on the other side of the coin, any day you can get out of bed and walk around is something to be thankful for. Weather wise, it’s a cloudy, gloomy day here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad though, sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. Well above freezing. It also rained for most of the night, which got rid of most of our snow. Which is fine with me. Truth be told, I would be happy if it stayed like this all winter. It sure would save on the heating oil bill. Speaking of the oil bills. I had our tank filled up the day before yesterday. It only needed 3/4 of a tank. I almost fell over when I found out what it cost us. For 3/4 of a tank, it cost us $1,250.00. That set us back a wee bit, let me tell ya. There is no way us here in the north can afford that. The thing is, there is no reason it should be costing us that much, living in a country … that has all kinds of natural resources just waiting to be tapped into. The thing that really makes me shake my head … is that some here in Canada think we are making a huge difference going green. Kind of a joke really, as in one had our powers that be doesn’t want us to use oil and gas here in Canada, but yet … we sell it for huge prices to other countries. All that we are accomplishing going green is nothing, truth be told, as all the large countries are carrying on doing as they always have. What I believe we should be doing, as I said many times, is to tap into what lies under the ground and make it safe to use. Not a big deal with what our scientists know today. Anyway, that is my rant today. That furnace bill kind of ruffled my whiskers a bit.
With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal. We picked up a few bags when we went to town yesterday. The trip there and back home was pleasant. We also noticed that around 30% of the people in the stores were wearing a mask. I guess they are realizing now, that it is better to wear a mask than laying in bed sick. My wife and I wear ours and feel good about it. We also put on some hand sanitizer before going into the stores, and when we come out. And when we eat our lunch in our car, we wash our hands with a couple of wash cloths that my lovely wife brings with us in a baggy. Anyway, you have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 23/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But the sun is trying to break through. We should see some sun off and on throughout the day. Which is fine with me as I sure enjoy it. Seems to brighten my day in all kind of ways. The temperature is also staying warm, and I suspect it will remain that way for the next four days or so. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

On another note, my wife and I managed to get all our outside work done up yesterday. Actually, it turned out to be a great day for working outside. Now my ATV has a home of its own.
Today I will get back to working in the old woodworking shop as I have a few projects lined up to do. And now the ATV is out of there, I have lots of room to work. Makes it nice.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work. Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

More On Shopping

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Yep, us fellers have to be so careful these days. One mistake and it’s all over social media. Damn!

Shopping For Lumber

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HUNTING Season Advice

Parking Spots

Now some might think this is stretching things a bit, but with the price of gas these days, along with other things. I’m just saying…

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Sleep Cycle

They took a poll, what folks sleeping habits were last year. I am thinking it is pretty accurate.

Works For Me These Days.

New Wood Stove For 2022

Here is a picture of a wood stove that is selling for a fair price these days. Myself, I will stick with the one I got.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring Ontario, Canada on Nov 22/2022

A Picture of a piece of our yard facing east. Click on Image to Enlarge

Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -12.3 C | 9.86 F. It will warm up above freezing a touch later on in the day. And for the next three days it will get even warmer. Kind of nice for this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, but we could see some flurries later on in the day. So care should be taken if out and about.
For my wife and I we are staying home these days. We only get to town when absolutely necessary.

Yesterday I worked in the shop most of the day. My old scroll saw gave up the ghost and I can’t get parts for it any more. I guess I shouldn’t complain as it is over 30 years old. So I ordered another one, different brand, so we will see how it works out. Hoping it does the job. But I don’t expect it to last as long as my old one. That’s for sure.

Today, being that the weather isn’t all that bad, I am going to organize an outside shed I have. I am thinking I will put our ATV out there, which will give me more room in my woodworking shop. I didn’t want to at first, but since I am not going to be using it till spring, I figured this to be the best solution for now. That should take care of the day, as there is a lot of work to be done moving things around. I guess I should have done that earlier in the year. Live and learn.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. Other than what I have planned. You never know what a day might bring.

Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 21/2022

A visitor at our bird feeder this morning. Just one. Click on image to enlarge!

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But in saying that it did warm up a lot through the night with the temperature at the moment sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. We could however see another inch or so of snow throughout the day. Highway 522 is mostly bare at the moment. With these warm temperatures we are having, the snow is melting fast. It is also quite windy this morning. It blew my hat off going to the woodworking shop. Had to trudge through snow to retrieve the darn thing.

Yesterday it took my wife and I all morning to clean up the snow we did have. I gave my snowblower a good work out. My wife and I also got our workout for the day too. Seems the older we get, the harder things are to do. But we always seem to manage to get things looked after.

All but getting our roof shingled on our house. You know, I have been trying now for two years to find someone to do it, but they are either too busy, or their prices are too high. We don’t mind paying as long as it is reasonable. I am thinking of maybe seeing if we can make a deal by giving someone a free week staying at our cottage for the labour to install the shingles next spring. They could work one-day, fish the next and so on till it’s finished. Either that or someone that needs the work. I guess we will see how things work out.

If any of you happen to know of someone that can re-shingle a roof, let me know. I would appreciate it.

I would do it, but I am not good with heights any more.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then head on out to the old woodworking shop. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 20/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a sunny morning waking up here in Port Loring. However, it is cold outside with the temperature sitting at -12.7 C | 9.14 F. The coldest day so far this winter. I know the first day of winter doesn’t take place till Wednesday, December 21, 2022! But it’s close enough.

One thing is for certain, we did have our share of snow yesterday. Total accumulation here in Port Loring is around 10 – 12 inches and a bit more in drifts. Especially at the end of my driveway where the plow pushes it in. In saying that, we didn’t have as much as some parts of Ontario. Which is fine with me, as it is going to be enough work cleaning up what we do have. I am happy I woke up my snowblower the other day and brought it into my woodworking shop to warm up. It’s going to get a work out later on this morning. I will wait for a bit until it warms up some.

Highway 522 is snow and ice covered. The plow has gone through a couple of times through the night, and it just went by at the time of this post. We could see some more snow tomorrow.

With that, I am off for a bowl of shredded wheat. We run out of porridge. Just my luck. I look forward to it every morning as it stays with ya and gives you a lot of energy.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Episode 106: Pays To Think

Episode 106: Good Afternoon, and welcome to another episode of Just One More Story by George Walters. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two, related to my life, along with other interesting topics that has come to me … one way or another over the years.
I hope you enjoy Pays To Think

And remember, all the views on this podcast … are my own.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 19/2022

Homemade Flapjacks. Just the way I like them. Click on image to enlarge!

Good Morning!

It’s a snowy cool morning here in Port Loring with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at -3 C | 26.6 F. The good news is while nighttime temperatures are going to be cold, the daytime temperatures for the next week or so won’t be all that bad. They will be hovering around the freezing mark throughout the daytime hours. Which is pretty nice, considering we are heading into December. So far, we have had about 2 inches of snow here this morning, but it just started around 8:00 AM. It is sure coming down now. With them big flakes, it will accumulate quite fast. Highway 522 is snow covered, and if you asked my opinion, I would say everyone should stay at home today. But for those that think they can handle anything … go to it. LOL

On another note, I did manage to rearrange my woodworking shop yesterday. Now I am able to keep our snow blower inside where it is warm and dry, along with our ATV. And the best part is I can still work in there. Which is nice. Especially this time of the year. I see so many pieces of equipment these days sitting outside in all kinds of weather, rusting away. Kind of sad, really. When I see them I want to go rescue them LOL.

Today, with the weather being as it is, my lovely wife and I will be staying put. After breakfast, I will head on out to the woodworking shop and see about finishing up the new top I have been working on for the new-old washing machine end table. Should be a real nice one of a kind piece, when my wife finishes doing up her part, with painting a nice scene on the top.

With that, you all have a great day and stay safe. There is a lot of sickness out there right now. My son’s fiancé said she has never been so sick, laid up for a good two weeks in bed, and still not feeling all that well. And she is a strong, strapping gal too.

Anyway, I am off for some homemade Flapjacks my wife is making for us. She says I need a bit of sweetening up.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Smart Feller For Sure

Only In Canada

I’d say that is about right.

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Food Deals This Week

Snowy Weather For Port Loring Ontario

Significant lake effect snow squalls developing overnight and continuing through Saturday evening.

Hazards:
Local snowfall accumulations of 20 to 40 cm by Saturday night.
Visibilities may be reduced to near zero in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

Timing:
Overnight through Saturday evening.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 18/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here, waking up in Port Loring. Not as cold as Alaska, though, which is a good thing. Although we can get some temperatures that make a feller want to stay in bed occasionally. Seems every passing year, the cold bothers me more. The temperature waking up was sitting at -10.3 C | 13.46 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Later on today and through the night, we could see a substantial amount of snow. It depends on if the winds pick up, which can bring in some lake effects. We will have to wait it out to see how much. At any rate, I am thinking I should wake up my snowblower and bring it in where it’s warm for a bit, and then see if it is going to run. Here again, you never know what a machine is going to do in this neck of the woods. Sometimes they start and run just fine. Other times they get a bit cantankerous. Highway 522 is bare and dry for most parts this morning, but there are a few icy sections here and there. So care will have to be taken if out and about. But in saying that, here in the north, care should be taken all the time, no matter where you are going, or what you are doing. You just never know.

Today I am going to see if I can rearrange my woodworking shop a bit, so that I can get my snowblower and my ATV inside where it’s warm. That will be a challenge as my shop is small. Might not be able too. We will see. I hate leaving the equipment I need out in the cold. Next spring I will see about building a place to put things. I am hoping the price of lumber will come down, as right now you have to be rich to do any building. With that, I am off for a bite to eat, and will then head on out to my shop. It should be nice and toasty in there now, I put some wood in the old stove earlier this morning. Stay Safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada on Nov 17/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at-8.7 C | 16.34 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. Highway 522 is snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout. So … knowing that care should be taken if out and about. For my wife and I we are staying home where it is warm and dry. I did light my old shop stove this morning, so it warms things up a bit. I have been keeping it going for the past few days now. Furthermore, I had to move things around, so I could put the ATV inside where it’s warm. Couldn’t see it sitting out in the cold, Ha ha. Yesterday I cleaned it up some, and it is looking pretty nice now. And after giving it a good look over, I found it is in excellent shape. Knowing that eases my mind a lot, as I didn’t get a real good look at it when I bought it. Today I have to take our car in for some new brakes, which I will do after breakfast. Seems there is always something that comes along to take one’s money. And truth be told, things aren’t cheap nowadays. With that I am off for some oatmeal that my lovely wife just brought me and will then get to doing a few things.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Stay safe!!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Nov 16/2022

Good Afternoon!

It was a cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -4.1 C | 24.62 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. We also saw a skiff of snow overnight, just enough to cover our grass. Not enough to warrant me waking up our snowblower. Although I did chip out some ice, so I can get it out of my shed if need be. I have to come up with a better door next summer. One that opens. Highway 522 is partially covered with some snow and ice.

On another note, I bit the bullet and bought a 4×4 Honda Foreman ATV a couple of days ago. Not a new one, as they are priced way too much these days. But the one I bought, being as old as it is … is in great shape. She only has around 3000 Kilometres on the old girl and had only one owner who only used it once a year, and it never sat outside. So once I check things over and polish er up a bit, I am thinking it will be about as good as a brand new one. Honda makes a good ATV. But … we will see how that works out in the coming days. Now I have to learn how to drive it. Amazingly it came with a manual so that will help out a lot. Shows me what all them buttons on the handle bar is all about. Ha ha. But that is what life is all about. LEARNING. I did manage to unload it from my trailer this morning, so it is on the ground at least. I just rolled it down some ramps I have. Took me ten minutes to find neutral. lol

Other than that, not much else happening around our area. Most of the deer hunters have left us for the year. I don’t think they did all that well this year, being so warm. But a few have gotten one, so I hear.

With that, have a great day, what’s left of it and stay safe. Lot of people pretty sick out there these days.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

History in the making

Here is the 1st Ever McDonald’s, 1948 with the McDonald Brothers standing in front. The year I was born. Hmm, maybe that is why I have enjoyed them Quarter Pounders with Cheese all these years.

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Cobblers Bench

Finally finished up the Cobblers Bench I have been working on for the past week. Nice piece and I am sure who ever buys it will enjoy it for years to come.

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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 12/2022

Coffee Is On, Only Be A Minute!

Good morning!

Well … it’s a cloudy, cool morning waking up here in Port Loring. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 1.5 C | 34.7 F. A touch above freezing. Highway 522 is bare and dry so far this morning, but we could see an inch or two of snow later on in the day. I guess it is that time of year, so I can’t complain too much. Although, I have been liking, the warm weather we have been having for the past month or so. I kind of figure, that with me not being able to move around much for most of the summer, Mother Nature took that into consideration, and decided to give me time to get all my preparations done up beforehand. I appreciate it too.

Yesterday, my wife and I worked outside for most of the day, finishing up some small projects that needed doing before the snow moves into the area. Got lots done, and now I think we are ready for what ever comes our way. I hope so.

This morning I went out and lit the wood stove in the old woodworking shop, so it will be nice and warm in there once I finish my breakfast that my lovely wife is making for me.

Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 11/2022

Good Morning!

Well it is still quite warm out there waking up, with the temperature sitting at 11.5 C | 52.7 F. Enjoy it today as tomorrow we could see an inch or so of snow. It’s amazing how nice it’s been so far, with all the warm temperatures and all. But once the cold gets settled in, it will stay with us. You know, since we moved here over 20 years ago, we have never had a Christmas without snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good.

My wife and I did go to town yesterday to pick up a few things, along with some groceries. It was supposed to be cloudy for the day, but instead the sun came out and stayed with us till we arrived back home. I asked it to be nice before I left, and it did. It’s kind of ironic really, as over the years what ever weather I wanted, or needed to get things done, I got it. My kids used to get so angry, as when we got up it could be raining, and they thought they would get out of doing some work that I had planned. I used to say. “Eat your breakfast, the rain will stop when we are ready to go to work.” And it always did. They say you have to work with the weather, and I suspect that to be true, but in my case the weather worked for me, at least up till now. And I don’t see why it would change.

On another note, we did have a real nice trip yesterday to North Bay and back. We got our groceries and a few other items, dropped off our son some cupcakes my wife made for his birthday, picked up some lunch and ate it in the car; taking in what most of the city slickers were doing. Kind of nice watching people. Speaking of watching people, where ever we went, no one was wearing a mask. I guess nowadays they feel macho or something, thinking they are invincible. I guess that is why the hospitals are full and a lot of people are at home in bed sick. Makes me shake my head knowing, that simply by wearing a mask, most of our colds and flu’s could be avoided. But hey! If they like to be sick, who am I to tell them what they should or should not be doing.

With that, I am off for some Flap-Jacks my lovely wife is making for me, and will then head on out to my woodworking shop to do some work. Work I enjoy, mind ya.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

PS. I will post this week’s Podcast later on today … or tomorrow morning.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 10/2022

It’s That Time Again. And ……

Good Morning!

It’s a really nice morning here in Port Loring. The sun is shining with the temperature sitting at 13.7 C | 56.66 F. It will warm up even more as the day moves forward. Enjoy it today, as the temperature is going to drop tonight, and we could see a few flakes of the white stuff, waking up tomorrow morning. Highway 522 is bare and dry, which will make travelling good today. There are a few vehicles running up and down the highway this morning. The good news for the hunters is … that the cooler weather, which is going to arrive tomorrow, will get the deer moving around a bit more than they are now.

On another note, I did finish up the Cobblers Bench I have been working on for the last week, and I brought it into our home. Sure looks nice, and later on I will take a couple pictures and share them with you.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal that my ‘Lovely Wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store other than what I have planned.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 9/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a bit cloudy here in Port Loring this morning. We will however see some sunshine as the day moves forward. The temperature rose a bit through the night, sitting at 1.4 C | 34.52 F. It will warm up a bit more as the day moves forward. Tomorrow we will be back into summer weather, but it will be short-lived. We will have to enjoy it while it lasts. Highway 522 is still quiet, being the first week of Deer Season. For the next two weeks it will remain that way. After that, Port Loring goes into Hibernation. And no outsiders want anything to do with us till spring.

On another note, I did finish the Cobblers Bench yesterday and will bring it into the house a bit later on. I will also take another picture of it, so you can have a look at it.

My wife and I have been busy working on another project, being an old washing machine which dates back into the early 1900s. We rescued it a few years ago, figuring we could do something with it, giving it a new life. I made a nice wooden top for it and once my little woman works her magic, it will make someone a real nice one of a kind coffee table. I will take a picture of it too, when all said and done, and post it here on my Blog.

Today I am going to take it a bit easy. I have some things that need attending here on my computer.

With that, you all have a great day and stay safe. Lots of folks feeling poorly these days with the virus catching up to them. Hard thing to evade with no one taking precautions anymore. Well … a few are.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 8/2022

So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. It looks like another nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring. The sun is shinning, without a cloud in the sky. It is a touch cool though, with the temperature waking up sitting at -1.7 C | 28.94 F. But it will be short-lived, with it warming up as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is very quiet these days, as most of the men folk along, with some women folk out in the bush seeing if they can bring down a deer for the long winter ahead. Some people rely on it for a source of food. I am not going out this year, but next year I will see what develops. I am thinking about it. I used to do a lot of hunting, but stopped for a few years. But with the cost of meat these days, I am tempted. As I say, we will see what happens.

On another note, I did work in my old woodworking shop for most of the day yesterday, and today will finish up the cobblers bench I have been working on. I stained it at the end of the day yesterday, so it is nice and dry now and ready to put on a few coats of some urethane. Should be nice when all said and done.

I also started my shop stove this morning being a touch cool, So by the time I finish my breakfast that my lovely wife is making for me, it should be nice and toasty in there.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Modern Day Furniture

Some Assembling Required

Today’s Special

Stopped by the local watering hole earlier. Damn my luck.

Cobblers Bench

Well, I said I would let you see the Cobblers Bench that I have been working on, when I finished it. We old Woodworker’s called items like this … Early American Country Furniture. What a lot of woodworkers don’t know is. That, Early American Country Furniture, means … A product with more than one use! Now you know.

I just finished staining it Early American a few minutes ago and tomorrow I will put on three coats of the finish

Should look real nice when all said and done!

I will take another picture when it is all finished.

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Old Time Wisdom

When you’re young, all you think about is trading time for money.

When you’re older, all you think about is trading money for time.

Modern Technology

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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 7/2022

Starting things off, I am a bit late with my posting here today. Reason being I got up late, and then got busy on some other projects and completely forgot. Weather wise it is a touch cooler today with the temperature sitting at 7.9 C | 46.22 F. It won’t warm up any more than it is now. The good news is we are having some sunshine shinning down upon us, which sort of makes it feel somewhat warmer than it is. Highway 522 is bare and dry today, which is good for travelling. And living where we do, travelling is something we all have to do at one time or another. That is, if you’re in need of some groceries and things. Although, there are a few things that you can buy here in town that would hold you over if need be.

Yesterday I didn’t do all that much. I couldn’t work in my old woodworking shop as the power was out all night and most of the morning. But I did however do some work in our basement that needed attending. Which looked after most of the day.

Today I was on the phone most of the morning, updating a few licences and things. I think I sat waiting for over an hour before I got a human being to talk to. Even then it was a challenge. They say doing things online is easier, but I am not sure about that. I did however get things looked after. I think!

With that, I am off for a salmon sandwich that my lovely wife is preparing for me, along with a cup or two of fresh coffee.

On Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 6/2022

Good morning

Well, starting things off, we here in Port Loring have no power. The power went out around 11:30 PM last night and is still out at the time of this post here on my Blog. I checked Hydro One, and they are saying that they are assessing the problem, not knowing the problem as yet. So I suspect it will be out for a while yet. But you never know. So, hearing that, I managed to drag out our Generator from my shop and got it running. So it should keep our freezers from thawing and our fridge cold. We will also be able to warm up the house as I have it hooked up, so our oil and wood furnace will run. And we have water, so we are all set. And the best part is I won’t miss our morning coffee.

Moving along highway 522 is and has been real busy with a lot of hunters moving into our area. Deer season with rifles starts tomorrow for two weeks. So our small town will be busy for a while.

Today I will be playing around here in the house, at least till the power comes back on. The good part is it isn’t that cold outside, with the temperature sitting at 18 C | 64.4 F.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what develops.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Episode 105: Life & Washing Machines

Episode 105: Good Morning, and welcome to another episode of Just One More Story by George Walters. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two, related to my life, along with other interesting topics that has come to me … one way or another over the years.

I hope you enjoy Life & Washing Machines

Have a great day!

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 5/2022

And other than a few clouds, it surely is a good morning. The temperature waking up is still quite warm, sitting at 16.7 C | 62.06 F. And it will warm up even more as the day moves forward. We should also be seeing a bit of sunshine later on, too. Which will put front porch sittin’ on our list of things to do today. We try and take advantage of all the sun that is shinning down on us this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, caused by the heavy rain we had through the night. And I have to tell those that don’t live here, it rained. But in doing so, it lulled me to sleep last night.

On another note, I did manage to put in a full day’s work yesterday in the woodworking shop. Got lots done on the one of a kind Cobblers Bench I am working on. I should about finish it today other than the staining. I will take a picture later on today and post it here on my blog for all to have a look at. Let me know what you think.

I also went out to light the shop stove this morning but being so warm decided against it. Actually I worked with my shop door open all day yesterday which sure was nice.

With that I am off for a bowl of Porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work.

Oh, and this week’s Podcast will be live on here at 9:30 AM this morning. I felt up to adding it this morning.

Update on the weather here this morning: Strong south to southwesterly winds, with gusts to 70 to 80 km/h.
An isolated gust to 90 km/h is possible.
Or 55 MPH!

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Who Would Have Thought

But it’s true!!

The Old Craftsman Woodworking Shop Rules

Sign Project

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Woodworking at its best

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One Smart Beaver

I Found That Statement to be true over the years

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Now that beaver has talent

Hmm, maybe I will hire him … or her.

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Yep … In the beginning, I did make a lot of firewood

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Some Have Asked …

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My First Table Saw

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Fall Back & Spring Ahead

Yep, it’s that time of year again. And it beats the hell out of me why so many people are making such a big deal out of changing our clocks. Truth be told, most clocks today does it on their own.

But … for those that needs a bit of help on setting your clocks back this year, maybe this picture below might be of some help.

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Out of work?

Seems a lot of folks are out of work these days.

Podcast For Nov 4/2022

Hi folks, this week’s podcast will be delayed for a few days, as I am not up to putting it together at the moment. But be assured, I will post it within a few days. Stay Safe. GW

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 4/2022

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Starting things off, we are still in the midst of having summer weather. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F, and it will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. We will also see a lot of sunshine throughout the day. By the looks of things, this nice warm weather will remain with us for another week. Can’t beat that for this time of year. After that though, things will start to change.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, laid down most of the day trying to heal up what I hurt the day before. It is still bugging me this morning, but I am able to walk around some. So knowing that, I did light the wood stove in my shop to warm things up a bit. Once it is warm in there, I will let it go out, as I won’t be needing it with the temperatures rising. And I am not sure how much I will be able to do anyway. We will see. Life is a dilemma at times.

Other than that, not much happening in our small town. Other than the hunters roaming around in the bushes. It’s not like it used to be, that’s for sure. Years ago, everyone knew where everyone was in the bush. Today, well … you take your chances.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Feelings & Things

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Olden Days Still Have a Place in Today’s World

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Fun Times Years Ago

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Social Media

The sad part is, it’s true!!

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Education

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Advice

Remember When

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 3/2022

Good Morning!

It looks like another nice sunny day is shaping up for us in Port Loring. The sun is almost out of bed, as I am typing away here on my computer. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. There are a lot of trucks moving up and down the highway this morning. Lots of construction going on these days with new homes being built. Sign of the times, they say. Some people like it, some don’t.

On another note, I did light my woodworking shop stove yesterday, but decided to do some outside work in the bush by our home. Since it was a nice day. But in doing so, the issues I was having all summer started to come back, so I had to go lay down. It’s still bothering me this morning, so … I guess I will be laid up for a few days. I hope I didn’t mess it up like it was before, as I was just beginning to feel really good too. I have to learn, my limits and quit before things gets out of hand.

With that I am off for my breakfast and will then go and lay down for a bit.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Gas Prices Today

No More Needs To Be Said

New Electric Car Issues

A lot of folks are now thinking of buying an electric vehicle these days. Personally, I think this is a bad decision, as if you took a close look at all that goes into making these cars, you would soon see that the material they require and how they have to go about getting these materials, is also going to pollute and hurt our environment. Maybe more so than our fossil fuels that we are using today. Not to forget all the cost it will take to switch over. And then … where are we going to get all the electricity to keep them charged up.

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What I believe should be done is make our fossil fuels safe to use, and go with that. We have lots and if we did that our country would become more self-reliant than ever before … that is the fix for our country. Becoming self-reliant instead of relying on others.

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 2/22

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning starting things off, but the sun will make its way into our area in a bit. Which will make it another nice day. It was so nice and warm yesterday that my wife and I quit early and sat outside, taking in the sunshine. It sure felt good, let me tell you. Highway 522 is bare and dry, which once again will make travelling good.

On another note, I worked steadily in my old woodworking shop all day yesterday, at least till front porch sittin’ entered into my mind. Today I will do the same. Other than that, not much happening in and around our small town. Well … deer season is closing in us, and there are lots of strangers roaming around the woods these days. So knowing that, care should be taken if out and about. And never go out into the bush without wearing a fluorescent orange coat. In doing so, you won’t be mistaken for a deer. Pays to be cautious these days, as the old hunters that once were, are far and in-between. Today we have a mixed breed out there, and as much as I hate to say it, a lot shouldn’t be carrying a gun. My opinion only.
With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in & around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 1/2022

Here it is November first. Man, time sure flies by, let me tell ya. One minute we are in the midst of summer and the next we are closing in on Winter. But you wouldn’t know it weatherwise.

Starting things off, we are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring. We also had a light shower earlier this morning. The temperature is still warm this morning, with it sitting at 8.6 C | 47.48 F. It will warm up more as the day moves forward. And we should also see some sunshine a bit later on. Can’t beat that for this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. For my wife and I we have all we need for a few weeks, so we will be staying put.

On another note, I worked in my woodworking shop all day yesterday on the Cobblers Bench I am making. Today will be doing the same. It’s nice to be able to do these things. To me, there is nothing nicer than to take a few pieces of old used lumber and make it into something beautiful that will last for years.

With that I am off for my breakfast that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then get to work.

In Closing, I would Like To Wish You Well.

Handy Man Hard at Work

My wife asked me to fix our eve trough before the snow flies. Pretty ingenious, don’t ya think? Didn’t cost me a cent.

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How Things Has Changed over the years.

It’s amazing how these companies gets away with this stuff. The next thing is we are supposed to like it. And the worst part of it is. A lot of folks believe them.

What’s Happening In & around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 31/20222

Starting things off, it is a really nice day here in Port Loring. The sun is shinning, and the temperatures are staying quite warm for this time of year, sitting at 4.8 C | 40.64 F waking up. And by the looks of things, these warm temperatures will remain with us for another week or so. It won’t be good for the deer hunt, but the deer themselves are loving it. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good for those wanting to head into North Bay or ? It is possible we could see a few showers, depends on which way the rain is heading. Nature does what she wants and won’t be dictated to by us humans. I respect her motives.

On another note, I worked all day in my old woodworking shop yesterday, getting lots done on the Cobblers Bench I am working on. I also got energetic and in the afternoon and rearranged my whole shop. And if I do say so myself, it is lookin’ good. I enjoy my shop and even more so now, with everything being easy to get at and work with. It’s not a big shop as I used to have, but I can do anything in there that someone could in a huge shop. It’s all in how you go about doing things. Working by myself over the years, I had to learn ways of doing things on my own.

With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. Porridge stays with you a long time and is a very health food to eat. Other than the brown sugar, I add. But hey … I enjoy it. Haha.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 30/2022

It looks like another nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring. The sun is slowly rising without a cloud in the sky. The temperature isn’t or wasn’t all that bad neither getting out of bed, with it sitting at 2.6 C | 36.68 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. We did have another heavy frost overnight, but it is melting fast.

On another note, I did get up a touch early this morning and lit the shop stove, so it will be nice and cozy in there to do some work. Yesterday I did the same, but after a half hour of burning I let it go out, as if I didn’t, it would be too warm to do any work. Actually I had my shop door open all day which was nice. I enjoy working out there as it seems it gives me a different perspective on life, and I don’t get too wrapped up with myself. In other words, it takes my mind off of things, that are really not all that important. Today I will continue on with the old Cobblers Bench I am working on, I did get the top cut out yesterday along with the legs. Today I will finish turning the legs on my lathe, and if time will start assembling a few things.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. Enjoy your day, and if possible take advantage of this nice weather. I know we will be.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct29/2022

Good Morning!

Had a game of checkers with my old friend yesterday. You have to watch him all the time, as he has a tendency of cheating a bit when you’re not looking.

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So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. It is that time of year, when the older you get, the more the old bones hurt. Least it seems that way for me. Especially the damp, cold weather. Years ago a lot of Canadians headed off to Arizona for winter, where it is dry and warm as the dry weather made life more bearable. Myself, I have never been there, as most of the time years ago we headed on down to Florida. It’s a lot warmer down there. We also had a cottage there in Sarasota. It is getting built up now, which makes it hard to get around. But back in the 60s it was the place to be. I had a lot of good times while there. Amazing really that we were able to get there every winter. It wasn’t that we had a lot of extra cash, neither. Today when we could go we don’t, well … not all that much. It makes me kind of wonder about that. Highway 522 is bare, dry and quiet this morning. There are a few hunters moving around taking in the sights, The temperature waking up wasn’t as cool as yesterday, with it sitting at 3.3 C | 37.94 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward, and we should be seeing lots of sunshine, which will be nice, as I love sunshine.

On another note, I did light up my old shop stove yesterday, got it nice and warm in there, and never did anything. It was one of those days. It seems it takes me a day to recover from our trip to North Bay, whenever we go for groceries. Maybe it’s the shock from what it cost us for things, Ha ha. This morning I lit it again and after breakfast I will get to work on a project I am wanting to make for my lovely wife. It’s an old Cobblers Bench. They are a lot of work making, as I have made a few over the years for customers, but this one is for us. Which we will put in front of our couch here in the living room. It’s going to be like a Jersey Cow. As Jerseys have all the extras. Another old saying we had on the farm years ago. Ha ha.

With that I am off for a bowl of Porridge and a muffin and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Seems no matter what I start off with, things somehow change a wee bit. Have a great day and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

Episode 104: Off To Market

Episode 104: Good Morning, and welcome to another episode of Just One More Story by George Walters. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two, related to my life, along with other interesting topics that has come to me … one way or another over the years.

And if you never want to miss a show, make sure you drop by every Friday morning here on my Blog.

This podcast is made possible by listeners like you – thank you for your support. Now … let’s get on with the show!

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 28/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring. A frost through the night took a grip on the land, and looking out my living room window, the ground is white. Kind of pretty in its own way. The temperature waking up was sitting at 0.3 C | 32.54 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Well … a wee bit. The good news is … we will see lots of sunshine for the next few days. So, I guess I can’t complain, But then again, it wouldn’t do any good to complain anyway. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling today quite nice.

On another note, my wife and I took a trip to town (North Bay) yesterday. We were in need of a few things for winter. This is the time to pick these things up, as there are some good deals waiting to be had in certain stores. I did pick up a real nice pair of winter lined leather mittens for $10.00 at Giant Tiger, over by Sobeys. In this country, you might as well throw finger gloves in the garbage. Gas prices were sitting at $1.77 a Litre, not as bad as it was earlier in the year. Still too damn much, though. The groceries we bought yesterday, were also a touch expensive, but we did pick up a few things that were being sold at a good price. Kind of surprised us. While there, we bought some lunch and ate it in the car, taking in the sights. We enjoy doing that. We had so many places to go we didn’t get home till after dark, and by the time we got to bed it was around midnight. Any longer and we might have turned into a pumpkin. That is an old quote we used years ago. Ha ha.

Funny how things goes. While shopping and going to places yesterday, my intuition was telling me that we had to be careful going home, it kept nagging at me saying we had to keep an eye open for deer and thing. I had a not so good feeling. So paying attention to them feelings, about halfway home I looked over at my wife and said. “You know, I think I will slow it down to around 70 just in case.” She said she thought it was a good idea too. Two minutes later, out of nowhere, there stood a huge moose right in front of us. By not going too fast, we were able to come to a stop. Watching it slowly move off into the bush. If I had been going the speed limit, and not following my intuition, we would have definitely hit it. And you know … you sure don’t need to be hitting one of them. A deer is bad enough, I know, as I hit one that ran out in front of me coming home from Florida one winter. It made a heck of a mess of my car, let me tell you. At that time in my life, I was young, and I didn’t take heed of my instincts. After that I did, and over the years it has sure paid off. With a lot of things, actually. Like last night. You know, I think we all have that gift, but most folks today doesn’t recognize it, being that a lot have been protected too much throughout their lives.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast and will then see what the day has in store. Enjoy your day and stay safe. We noticed a lot of young folks coughing and sneezing in the stores yesterday. We were happy we both were wearing our masks and using a lot of hand sanitizer.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 27/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning waking up here in Port Loring. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at -1.8 C | 28.76 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward, but them warm temperatures we were having are gone. At least for a while, as where we live you never know. One day it could be warm, the next day we could be up to our ears in snow with icicles hanging from our nose. I am hoping it will be a warmer winter than last year. Reason being we wouldn’t be burning as much oil or wood. And with the price of oil, gas and wood these days, it makes it hard on us older folks and others, that doesn’t have much $$$ to spare. The good news is we are having some sunshine this morning, which will make it, at least, look nice outside. Highway 522 is bare, dry and quiet this morning, but it is early. I should also mention that we had a heavy frost overnight, as looking out, the roof on my woodworking shop is pure white.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much outside yesterday with it raining for most of the day. I did clean up my shop a bit and got some wood out of storage to start another project. After that I finished up another Podcast for Friday morning, and by the time I had that all finished up, it was time to have supper and put my feet up. All in all, a pretty productive day.

With that, I am off for a bowl of hot porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe, as there is a lot of sickness around these days. The hospitals are filling up in the Southern part of Ontario. This virus isn’t done with us yet. You put it, the Flu and colds together, it makes it kind of rough on folks. And a lot could be avoided if

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

It’s About Right Too

A friend of mine sent me this article the other day.

I Kind of Like the Idea Haha

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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 26/2022

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up in Port Loring. We won’t be seeing too much sunshine today. We might however see some rain, which will cool things down some. Tomorrow we should see a return of the sun if things go to plan. Highway 522 is bare and dry, so far, this morning. There are still lots of hunters moving into our area for the deer hunt that starts next week, It will get even busier nearing the weekend.

On another note, my wife and I worked outside on a few projects yesterday, getting a lot done. We like to take advantage of the nice days when ever we can. Today, being that it is going to rain, I will clean up my shop getting it ready for another project. My part in making the … new one of a kind end table is finished, now my wife is going to work her magic painting a scenic picture on the top. She is an amazing artist, and people have bought her paintings from all over the world. Once I clean up my messy shop, I will finish up another Podcast that I have been working on, which I will post live Friday morning.

With that I am off for some homemade pancakes my lovely wife is preparing for me, and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

Lot of truth in them few words

Greatest Show On Earth … According to a couple of Aliens. I have to agree with them. Especially Nowadays.

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It’s Hunting Season

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What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 25/2022

Well it is a nice day for sure waking up here in Port Loring. Not as nice as yesterday, as we are in the midst of some clouds. The temperatures also have cooled down a touch, but it is still nice sitting at 14.4 C | 57.92 F. It will warm up somewhat as the day moves forward. After today though things begin to change with rain moving into our area tomorrow which will cool things down for Thursday. But in saying that, the sun will return on Thursday. After that it is touch and go. But it is that time of year when we can expect anything. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. There were a few people moving around yesterday, mostly hunters, as I have been seeing a lot of orange in the vehicles going by our home. Oh, they did shingle the roof on the LCBO yesterday, Just in case you’re interested. Ha ha

On another note, we and I did get a lot done outside yesterday. My wife got a lot of things painted and stained outside that she will be painting scenes and things on for customers. It’s nice to get them done up outside, as it keeps the fumes out of our home. Myself I cleaned up my shop a bit, did some welding on a project I am working on, had lunch and then got busy vacuuming and washing our car. I also managed to get a coat of wax on it. After that, I lubricated things up and called it a day. We even had enough time left in the day to enjoy a coffee on our front porch, soaking in some of that free Vitamin D. We like to try and get all we can of that going into winter.

With that I am off for my breakfast a bowl of porridge and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe, a lot of people sick these days in our area.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Dieting

My wife said the other day that I should go on a Diet, so thinking about that, I bought one of these new Forks. The reviews say you will lose five pounds in one week.

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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 24/2022

Good Morning!

Once again, we are in the midst of some really nice weather here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 10.7 C | 51.26 F, and it will warm up as the day moves forward. Hard to believe we are having weather like this. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, with quite a few pickups and campers moving past our home. I suspect most of them are deer hunters, as deer season is fast approaching. The first two weeks in November is when things get started. At least for those using rifles. So knowing that care will have to be taken when out and about. I stay out of the bush this time of year. Also, you have to keep a good eye out for the deer along the highways, as they can be moving fast trying to get away from the hunters, and if you hit one … they can do a lot of damage to your vehicle. Then again, we here in the north have to always be on our guard when driving, as you never know when one might run out in front of you. The thing that a lot doesn’t realize is that if you see one, there is usually more close behind.

Yesterday being so nice outside, my wife cut down a lot of our flower plants in our gardens, and I trimmed up some trees. We then raked a few leaves and cleaned our eve troughs. After that we sat outside on our front porch taking in the beautiful day, along soaking up some needed Vitamin D. All in all it was a great day. Today I am thinking of vacuuming out our car and washing it. If I have enough wax, I might give it a coat, which will help it get through the winter, protecting it from all the chemicals that they are putting on the road these days. My wife and I take advantage of the nice weather when ever we can. We have been doing that for most of our lives. I have always worked with the weather, and it has worked for me, I always seem to get things done at the right time. I guess that is the farmer in me.

With that, I am off for a pancake with an egg on top that my lovely wife is making for me. After that, we will see what develops. One day at a time. Hell, sometimes it’s an hour at a time.
In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

New Gas Gauge for Cars in 2023

I hear, though, they are upgrading it, as the prices have risen more than they expected.

About Right These Days

Good Answer

Yep, Some Things You Can’t Do Without

Finding Lost Items

Took Years To Find, But I…

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What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 23/2022

I had one of them swings growing up on the farm.

And it is … once again a really nice day, weather wise. The sun is shinning, and the temperature is or was sitting at 9.9 C | 49.82 F. It will warm up a lot more as the day moves forward. It’s what you would call a Fall Summer’s Day. Highway 522 is bare and dry and the traffic is almost nil this morning, being Sunday. Most folks around here take it easy on Sundays. For myself, it doesn’t matter what day it is, they are all the same to me, I enjoy them all. Kind of how you look at things.

On another note, I worked in my old woodworking shop yesterday and today my wife and I are planning on cleaning our eve troughs. They shouldn’t be as bad this year, as we had to take down a lot of the trees that were close to our home throughout the summer. They were getting up there in size along with being quite old. We didn’t want a storm to come in and knock them down on our house. But in saying that, for what we took down we planted a few new maple trees which will look real nice in the coming years. Remove and replace, I always say.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store … other than what I have planned. You never know.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario on Oct 22/22

That’s Where we Will be in a bit.

Good Morning!

And it is a nice morning here in Port Loring. The temperature is like summer, waking up sitting at 11.3 C | 52.34 F. It will warm up more with lots of sunshine as the day progresses. We could see temperatures for the next four days or so reach the 70F/21C mark. No reason to not get outside today, that’s for sure. I know I will be. Front porch sittin’ is on our menu for when we have our coffee this afternoon. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, just the way I like it. And if it was up to me, it could stay this way all winter.

On another note, I have been working in my old woodworking shop these days. I put most of the day out there yesterday and will probably do the same today. I did light the shop stove just to take out the coldness from last night, but will let it go out now, with it being so nice outside.

The Robbins we saw yesterday have left, or at least I haven’t seen any this morning. Most birds have left for warmer weather, but a few choose to linger around occasionally. Which is nice to see. My lovely wife and I enjoy watching them.

With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then let the day unfold around me. Have a great day and try and get outside for the next few days, so you can soak up some of that good vitamin D. There is none better than what the sun has to offer.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Yesterday’s Snow Getting out of Bed.

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 4.8 C | 40.64 F. The snow we had yesterday didn’t amount to anything, and melted before the day ended. Actually, our temperatures are going to rise for the next few days into the low 60s F. It will feel somewhat like summer after what we have been having. This damp cold weather plays havoc with the old body, that’s for sure. These so-called specialists say it has nothing to do with how the body feels. I say live in mine for a few days. Ha ha. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning with a few more hunters coming into our area, setting up things for the Deer hunt, which starts on the first two weeks of November.

On another note, getting out of bed, I saw a lot of Robins seeking out them nice juicy worms throughout our lawn and gardens. They always seem to drop by on their way south for a day or so. It’s like they want to say goodbye for now. I thought I heard one say … “See You In The Spring”

Yesterday I worked in the house here on a Podcast which is live now. Today I will work on another for a while, while my shop is warming up. I have a one of a kind coffee table in the works that I would like to finish. I have the base cleaned up and old wash tub, and the top is glued up waiting to be sanded. So … lots of things to do if I want to do them.
With that, I am off for some homemade pancakes my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Episode 103: Country Living

Episode 103: Good Morning! So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope.

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What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 20/2022

Well to start things off we have had a touch of snow through the night, and it is still snowing a bit as I am doing this write-up here this morning. It is possible that we could see about 1″ or so before it’s done. That will depend on if the temperature rises above the freezing mark. At the moment, it is sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. It’s kind of on the borderline right now.

Highway 522 is wet and bare at the moment. We aren’t seeing all that much traffic these days as the weather has been quite wet, and the Hunters aren’t moving around much these days. Hard to believe, and Deer season will be on us in another couple weeks. Time sure flies by these days, let me tell ya. Least for us.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, I kind of took it easy as my old body didn’t want to do much. I did get to the dump, though. Going there, I noticed the leaves are just about gone for another year, but it still was quite nice. I enjoy where we live other than the cold. Seems it bothers me more the older I get. The good part is our home is warm and once I get my old woodworking shop warmed up it is a place I can do a few things. It keeps the stinkin’ thinkin’ away. Which is needed these days. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see about lighting up my shop stove. I will see. I might just stay in the house today, as I do want to finish up another Podcast for tomorrow. Have a great day, stay warm as we don’t want you to be getting sick, as there are a lot of people with Pneumonia here in town these days, along with the flu and the virus. My lovely wife and I aren’t going anywhere that isn’t necessary. And if we do go, we still wear our mask and sanitize our hands. What you do is your business

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring Ontario on Oct 19/2022

It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 3.4 C | 38.12 F. It’s cool enough that could see a flurry here and there throughout the day. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, as we are having some light rain at the moment.

On another note I did get my snow tires and oil change done yesterday, but we found that my brakes aren’t all that good, so he ordered some parts for that which we will get done in a few days. It always seems something comes along to take your money these days. I don’t know how many times we had to install new brakes and rotors on our vehicle since we bought it, but it has been a few, that’s for sure, along with other things too. They sure don’t make cars like they used to do.

Today I will take it easy as I am not moving like I should be, so best to stay put for a bit. I never know what a day might bring these days.

With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and, well … we will see. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Things Change

Hell, I can remember when there were no TVs. Hmm, not sure if that is a good thing. But we did have one similar to the picture below. She was a beaut.

Ain’t that the truth

Confucius Says

Living in the past?

I believe that to be true

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Friend or??

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Hmm, I can actually remember when those old plough’s were used. They are so old the spelling checker doesn’t recognize the word, ha ha.

It’s once again a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We did have a lot more rain yesterday and through the night. At least it wasn’t snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those in need of some groceries and things. The temperature has cooled down some, with it sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F getting out of bed.

Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop for most of the day. I am making a one of a kind coffee table using an old wash tub for a base. Once I finish it, my wife is going to do a painting on the top. I will take a picture of it when all said and done. I enjoy doing things like that.

Today I have to take our vehicle down to Kerry’s shop, so he can put on our snow tires along with checking out our brakes along with an oil change. I like to change my oil twice a year, once in the spring and once in the Fall. After that, we should be all set for the winter. Having to go into North Bay for groceries every so often, snow tires are a must.

With that I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get on with my day. Stay safe, I hear a lot of folks sneezing and coughing when I was out yesterday. I am glad I wore my mask and put sanitizer on my hands before I Ieft the house.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

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