Morning Chat Dec 4/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning once again here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We are having some rain mixed with a bit of ice at the moment. I don’t suspect it will amount to much and it should be a pretty nice weekend. Highway 522 is bare at this time, but there are some icy sections here and there, so care should be taken, if out and about. The temperature isn’t too bad neither for this time of year sitting at 1.4 C | 34.52 F. If the temperature drops a touch we could see around an inch of snow. As I said in other posts, I don’t suspect we will be having a real cold winter this year. We could see some snow though, but that all depends on how the storms track. At the moment they look as if they might by-pass us. Time will tell, as no one, not even the scientists really know what Mother Nature has in store. Now If you’re wondering, how these scientists really predict the weather. Read this bit of information below.

A Native American asked his chief about the coming winter.
“How bad will this winter be?” He asked.
“It is good to be prepared. Get some firewood ready” replied the chief.
The chief then called his friend in the national weather service to ask him. ” How bad will this winter be?”
The meteorologist said “this will be a pretty cold winter”
The chief then told his people what the meteorologist said. A few weeks later the chief called to ask again, just to be sure.
“Well,” said the meteorologist, “its gonna be worse than we thought this year.”
Again the chief relayed this to his people and told them to pile more firewood.
Right before the winter came, the chief called the meteorologist once more to ask, “how bad will this winter be?”
The meteorologist said “it’s gonna be worse than we thought”
The chief thanked the meteorologist and asked him “how do you get such accurate information?”
“Well, we have teams of scientists that study patterns to predict what the weather will be like. But we found that the most reliable method is
to just look at how much firewood the Native Americans have put away.”

I would have to say that is about right! LOL

On another note, I did do a wee bit of work in my woodworking shop yesterday. For one lone woodworker, I can sure make a mess. But … it is nice and clean, ready for the next project. And I do have some work to do, I just need to find the energy LOL. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and will then see what develops for the rest of the day. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right for yourself, family … and friends.

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Morning Chat Dec 3/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures though aren’t as cold as they were yesterday and with the clouds being like they are, I am thinking we might have a few flurries off and on today. Tomorrow will probably be the same. We did have a pile of snow yesterday, that’s for sure. I asked Kerry Booth this year to clean my driveway, that way it will be a bit easier for my wife and I. We actually have enough to clean up with the decks, parking lot, the snow behind our car and going into the shop. I also make some trails around a piece of our property so the wife and I can walk throughout the winter months to keep fit. Make it nice. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning so travelling will be fair, but care should be taken as there are icy sections on some curves. Yesterday Kerry installed my new snow tires, so that should be a great help this winter keeping us out of the ditch. LOL My old ones were getting a touch wore down. They are okay for summer but with the snow and ice we get in our area we will feel a lot safer with the new ones. As they say … all it takes is money. But not complaining. Kerry is a good fellow and gives a person a fair price on things. Hard to find these days. Today I will take it a bit easy, my old back is acting up somewhat. Not sure why, it was fine all day yesterday and the week before. Does that sometimes. Sign of getting old I suspect. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife and will then get back into making a new podcast or two. I enjoy doing them and the fringe benefit is they keep the mind fit. Oh, first we have to help the lady next door, she is up in years, and she hasn’t a place to put her car out of the weather. So it needs some cleaning all around it, so she can use it. With that, take care and stay safe the virus is getting stronger than ever.

Morning Chat Dec 2/2020

Good Morning! It’s quite a change, weather wise here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Yesterday windy with heavy snow, and today sunshine. But it is much cooler with the temperature sitting at -8 C | 17.6 F. The sun should remain with is for most of the day. Over all, we had around a foot of snow in the past two days. Kind of pretty out there this morning. It’s amazing how Mother Nature can be so miserable, and then become so nice. I guess it is something like us humans in one respect. Crazy mixed up world we live in. Highway 522 is snow covered and I suspect will remain that way for most the day. More snow is on the way for late Thursday and Friday around another 2 inches or so. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea and a bite to eat, and then will see what the day has in store. Other than moving snow that is. Take care and stay safe.

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