What are we doing?

Liberals to make immigration to Canada much easier. Who is this guy. Heck, we can’t look after the ones that live here now. Seniors being abused, no homes for them to stay in, people sleeping in tents and under bridges, with no food to eat. And the list goes on and on. Makes me shake my head at the minds of some of these people. The thing is … We have to look after ourselves first, if we don’t, the time will come … that we won’t be able to help anyone. And that time isn’t far off. As our governments are spending money faster than they can make it. It’s like looking at a blank wall, it’s right there in front of them to see, but they can’t see it. Hmm … more like they don’t want to see it.

Morning Chat

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. It isn’t that cold though, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 13.1 C | 55.58 F. It will get a bit warmer as the day moves forward. And we should see some sunshine later on this morning and into this afternoon. Highway 522 is slow these days, which is a good thing. As I enjoy the quietness. In the summer months in our area it is becoming quite noisy with all the cars, trucks, motorcycles, you name it running up and down the highway. Used to be so quiet you could listen to the birds in our trees around our home, but not any more. Progress they say. Well … if that is what some consider progress, I don’t want it, or agree with them. And hey, I am entitled to my opinion, aren’t I? LOL. On another note, my lovely wife and I decided to head on into North Bay yesterday to pick up a few groceries and things for winter. We have always planned ahead my wife and I, just in case the weather gets bad, and we can’t get to town, or things happen, we are safe, fed and warm. I have done that all my life. There were a lot of people in the stores yesterday, but most kept their distance and wore their masks. Which is a good thing. We didn’t go into any stores we didn’t have to. After we picked up our things we backed the car up under a shade tree in a parking lot, if you could call it a shade tree and ate our lunch, that my lovely wife made for us before we left, along with a nice cup of coffee. What could be better than that? Not much in our eyes. We enjoy doing that, we chat, enjoy each other’s company and take in what the city life has to offer. Which truth be told other than the groceries and things we need … not much. We are happy to pick up our things we are in need of, but we are also happy to be on our way home. With that I am off for hot cross bun that my wife made the other day and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe. GW

Episode 1: What’s Happening

Episode 1: This is the first Podcast of What’s Happening. It explains why and how things are going to work. Have a great day. GW

Morning Chat

Good Morning. It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, But we are seeing a wee bit of sunshine off and on, as we did yesterday. We could also see a few showers off and on throughout the day. But the good news is … after today things start to dry out, and we should be seeing a lot of sunshine, which will make it nice with all the leaves that is turning colours on the trees and shrubs. You know, the trees in our area put on a great show, but most forget to take in the colours that the grass, weeds and small shrubs are portraying. My lovely wife and I enjoy them as much as we do the trees. Highway 522 is slowing down more each day, which is fine with me. It’s a lot quieter around town, which is nice after a busy summer. We have most things all set for winter. I still have to dig my potatoes and work up my vegetable gardens. I will then close up the cottage and shower house for winter, as we don’t keep it open when it gets below freezing. After that, I will plant my garlic, and then I will put together a few more stories for my columns in the newspapers, and make a few more podcasts. I have a new podcast on the go called “What’s Happening,” which I will add to this blog explaining things later on today or tomorrow. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store. My old woodworking shop does need some cleaning. Take care and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: This morning my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM and then again from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Not the greatest day for fishing. The reason for that is all the rain we have been having along with the temperature changes. But it should pick up in a day or so. Good Luck!

Episode 74: Fresh Fruit Finds It’s Way North

Episode 74: Good Morning! Today, I have another true story lined up for you, that once again took place many years ago. To me, the past is important and shouldn’t be tampered with!!! I am one fellow that doesn’t believe in burning books or taking the not so good ones out of schools, or off the shelves, just because they offend someone. Or, for that matter, removing statues. Truth be told, that was the way it was back then, we were going through a time of change, as we are today. Burning books, stopping folks from reading them, and things like that does nothing, if anything … it slows us down from moving ahead, along with complicating things in the future. My old Dad used to say, “George, we learn from our mistakes, that’s how we get better.” Anyway, all that I just said doesn’t have anything really to do with the story I have lined up for you today, LOL. I get carried away from time to time. Especially when it comes to certain things. I hope you enjoy; Fresh Fruit Finds Its Way North. GW

Election News Sep. 22/2021

For all those that wanted an election. I hope you are all proud of yourselves:

The election, which took place during a fourth pandemic wave in Canada, was the most expensive in the country’s history, costing some C$600M.

That’s a heck of a lot of taxpayers money that was wasted in my eyes, when it could have helped Canadians that live and reside in Canada … in their time of need, Especially our seniors. They have been abused (mistreated) for so many years. What a shame that is. GW

Morning Chat Sep 22/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy cool day here in Port Loring, Ontario, We are also getting some rain. Along with that, the temperature has dropped substantially, with it sitting at 9.3 C | 48.74 F. In spite of how it looks, it is possible that we could see a glimpse of the sun later on. Yesterday we got some really heavy rain and there are warnings up for some more today saying:

Significant rainfall expected through Thursday morning.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected to continue through Wednesday before moving out Thursday.
Rainfall amounts of 50 to 75 mm are expected by early Thursday morning, with a few localities possibly reaching up to 100 mm.

That’s a lot of rain if we get it. Yesterday I worked a wee bit in my woodworking shop and probably will be doing the same today since it is so wet outside. I have a lot of cleaning to do, getting things ready to go into woodworking mode this winter, LOL. We still have to clean out our vegetable gardens and then put my rototiller to work. I fixed it last winter and then again this spring, so I am hoping it works okay. Always something to play on a fellers mind. With that, I am off for some bacon and eggs this morning for a change. Every so often I get a craving for them. I am a firm believer that cravings are a sign of what the body needs, as long as we don’t go overboard with it. But then again, my old Dad used to say. “Fill your needs, George, not your wants.” Hmm … Take care, stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Well, if you can get past the rain, the best times to be out there today with pole in hand will be between 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, and then again from 6:20 PM – 8:00 PM. I give it a 4-star rating out of 5 for catching a few. But I don’t think it would be wise to be out there today. But if you do, good luck!

Morning Chat Sep 21/2021

Good Morning. So the election is over. Am I upset? LOL. Well, I will say this. I am upset to the extent that this election didn’t accomplish one thing. The Liberals are no further ahead than they were before the election. I guess I should say, that it did accomplish one thing. As it did take millions of dollars out of the working man’s pockets. Hard-earned money, that could have gone elsewhere to help get this country back on their feet. Kind of makes me sick to even look at their smug faces, knowing what they did, do and are going to do. But there isn’t much we can do about it, other than carry on, and live one’s life to the fullest in spite of these idiots. That’s my feelings on the subject. Moving along, the weather has sure changed from yesterday. It is cloudy, windy, and we could be in for some heavy rain for the next few days, as the seasons change. All this … will bring in some cooler weather. Makes me happy I brought in my firewood when I did. Once again working with nature as I have always done has paid off. Highway 522 has slowed down once again with a lot of campers leaving our area and heading back to the big cities. I am sure glad we live where we do, open spaces, fresh air and room to move. At least for now, as folks are moving into our area a lot these days. Is it a good thing? Well, my option on that subject I will keep to myself. But I think some know what that opinion is. LOL. At least those that know me. On another note, my lovely wife and I decided to go fishing yesterday, as it was going to be the best day of the year for catching a few, along with the weather being nice and warm with hardly no wind to speak of. It started off well. I got the bait from Reg here in town, hooked up the boat, my wife made us a coffee and lunch, and we were off. Put the boat in the water, went to start it, nothing, motor wouldn’t turn over. I then thought the battery must not be up to par, but I did charge it before I left. So decided to take it out and taking it home to put it on the charger once again, leaving the wife to watch things. I got home checked it out, and it was up to 90%, so the battery was good. Took it back, tried it again, nothing. So nothing else to do but load the boat back on the trailer and go home and get it fixed. That should have been it, but nope it wasn’t. On the way home, I looked out the rearview mirror and seen smoke. Stopped the car and found the wheel bearing on the right side of the trailer was shot. So my wife and I pushed the tire back in place away from the fender which it was rubbing on, causing the smoke, and drove very slow. Luckily, we managed to get it to my friend Kerry’s garage. There it sets. So … not a good day for us yesterday, but at least we manage to get the boat out of the water and then get it to where it can be fixed. Today I am going to clean up my shop once again, and then we will see what else develops. You just never know. Take care and be safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM and then again from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Again it will be a fantastic day for fishing, that is if you can get by with the rain and wind. So it’s a great day for fishing, but not a great day weather wise. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. And if you do get out, make sure you dress accordingly. And don’t forget, things get a might slippery when it rains. Especially around the boat docks and getting in and out of the boat. But you all know that, right? Good Luck.

Weather Update

Special weather statement in effect
Significant rainfall expected to begin Tuesday evening. Rain will last into Wednesday and may continue in some areas through Wednesday night as well.

Hazard: Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm possible by Wednesday morning. Areas with prolonged rainfall could see 70 to 100 mm by Thursday morning.

Timing: Beginning Tuesday evening, lasting into Wednesday and possibly continuing until Thursday.

Morning Chat Sep 19/2021

Good Morning! It looks like we are going to be having another really nice day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It was a bit cool getting out of bed with the temperature sitting at 8.9 C | 48.02 F. It will warm up once again as the day moves forward. It should also be noted that the leaves have been changing colours daily, and I would say by the end of next week they will be giving a really nice show. Some say they don’t change until the frost hits them. That is true in part, but in reality they would change and are changing without frost. The trees know when it is time, more so than us humans. We think we know everything there is to know about nature, but really we only know what we see, not what goes on under our feet. There is a whole new world down there. Highway 522 is still busy these days, but it has slowed down some. The insects have all but left us for another year. Actually, they weren’t all that bad this year compared to other years. There wasn’t a day that my wife and I couldn’t sit outside. I hope it is the same for next year. Yesterday I didn’t do much outside, I took it a bit easy and wrote up a couple stories for my Newspaper Columns and Magazines that I have been writing for over twenty-five years now. On another note, I would like to take a minute and thank all those that have called and emailed me letting me know how much they enjoy my Podcasts. I added one new one yesterday and will now continue to do so every Friday morning until next spring. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then head on out to my old woodworking shop. I have a few things that need doing. Take care and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there with your line in the water will be between 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, and then again 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. It will be a great day for catching a few. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

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