Episode 70: Chairs of Comfort

Episode 70: Hi folks, and yes before you ask I did miss last week’s episode. The reason being my lovely wife and I were quite busy working on a few projects that needed to be done, and I plumb forgot. Anyways I remembered this morning. Or I should say … my wife did. I hope you enjoy Chairs Of Comfort. Stay safe and have a great day. It sure looks nice out there this morning.

Morning Chat May 13/2021

Good Morning! Its another great looking day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning with hardly a cloud in the sky. It is a bit cool waking up with the temperature sitting at 6.7 C | 44.06 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. No one, I don’t think, will be complaining about the weather today. Now, the Black Flies they are another story. My wife and I worked outside all day yesterday on some things and them black flies kept us moving. The only thing that helped us a bit, was the wind. But even with them annoying us we managed to get a lot done. After lunch the power went out, so we had to use our generator for a spell. Not sure what went wrong there. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks coming in to our area. A lot of people aren’t happy about it neither. Can’t say I blame them. My wife and I are staying put, especially now since we had the Pfizer Vaccine, as we want to give it a chance to build up our antibodies. It will take three or four weeks to gives us some protection if we happen upon someone that is infected. Just the same, we aren’t letting down our defences, that’s for sure. On another note, our grass needs to be cut for the first time, so that will be our job for the day. I have to kind of take it easy as my old back gave out yesterday. I still worked after laying down for a spell, but it was a challenge let me tell you. This morning I am moving around a bit better, but we will see how that goes once I get to doing some work. I believe in taking it easy with a sore back, but not so easy it has a chance to seize up. So … easy does it for me for a couple of days. Figures just when the nice weather arrives and me with a bad back LOL. That’s what I always say …. You just never know what a day will bring. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will get to work. I think. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 12/2021

Good Morning! We are finally having some sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario this morning. It is a touch cool with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 5.6 C | 42.08 F. It will warm up considerably as the day moves forward. And the good part is, that the rest of the week the sunshine will remain with us, along with some warm temperatures. We are heading into summer weather now. But in saying that them pesky blackflies are going to be with us for a few weeks too, along with them blood sucking parasites, the mosquito. Today I have some work to do in my woodworking shop, so after breakfast I will get at that. Man time is sure moving along these days. It won’t be long, and I will be planting my vegetable gardens. Actually, if the temperatures stay warm at night say around 50 F I might be planting within a week. I will be keeping an eye on things. Only one eye … as I need the other, to do other things. LOL On another note, I see that they stopped using the AstraZeneca Vaccine here in Ontario. I have been saying all along that I don’t think this is a safe vaccine to be taking. I do believe in places like India where they don’t have hardly any vaccines at all right now, it would be better than nothing. For my wife and I we couldn’t see taking it and then having to worry whether we would get a brain clot or?. The stress alone would be enough to put a feller out of commission. We have enough on our plate these days without that. Anyways … you all have a great day. Make it a good day and enjoy some of that sunshine. I am a firm believer that the vitamin D 3 we get from the sun can play a major role in helping us humans with this virus that is among us. Along with a lot of other diseases. If a test were taken yo u would find that almost everyone is major low, and I mean major low on vitamin D. Actually one of my sons was getting sick all the time, so I had him ask his doctor to check it out in his blood test. What they found was outstanding. Well below the 22% mark. He was so low that they immediately put him on 50,000 UI. once a week for a few weeks. The test costs $40.00 here in Ontario. But I think everyone should be having it done. Insist on it! In doing so a lot of sickness would be eliminated. But you do what you want to do. Stay safe. GW

Morning Chat May 11/2021

Good Morning! It’s a rainy cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature waking up was sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. It will remain cool and wet for most of the day. There is a possibility of the sun making an appearance later on, but I suspect we will have to wait till tomorrow. The good news is that starting tomorrow weather wise, things will take a major change with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures entering into the picture. Summer weather is heading our way. On another note, the Black Flies are starting to annoy us humans. It never fails they are here from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. And this year they made their appearance right on time. Yesterday being so wet I worked in my woodworking shop cleaning up the mess I made over the past two weeks. Today I will get things together that I will be needing to build a smaller lean too for my wood outback of my house. I figure it should be big enough to hold around 3 or 4 cords. It will make things a lot easier to get at the firewood come winter. After that I will work on a story or two for my columns in the Newspapers I write for. I like to get them done, so I don’t have to be inside when the nice weather is upon us. With that … I guess I will go for my morning bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. You just never know. Take care and stay safe. GW

Good afternoon May 10/2021

It’s a cloudy day here in Port Loring Ontario. We did have a wee bit of sunshine earlier, which was nice as I finally got finished installing my under drainage pipes in behind my house. The problem I was having was that the water from the eve troughs wasn’t running away from the house. I have been wanting to do that for the past 17 years LOL. So this was the year. Took a lot of digging to do it by hand, with some of it being in clay. I got a good deal from Home Hardware on some under drainage pipes which made it even nicer. So now we will wait and see what happens when we get a rain. I don’t see any reasons why it won’t work. Now I am going to build a lean too for my firewood behind my house. I do have a large one, but I figured it would be nice to have one closer to where I put it in the house. And if I get time I will maybe add a fish cleaning station on the ones end of. Maybe even a light to see what we are doing as most of the time when we come in from fishing it is a getting dark. So lots to do. With that I am off for a bite to eat, and I think I can smell coffee brewing. Nothing like a fresh pot of perked coffee. Take care and stay safe … things aren’t all that good right now with this virus. GW

Morning Chat May 9/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature waking up was sitting at 6.1 C | 42.98 F. By the looks of things we will be having a really nice Mother’s Day. Tomorrow though we will be back to some rain and cooler temperatures. So …. if you have some outside work to be done, today is the day. I have lots to do as my lovely wife does, so we will be looking after that and tomorrow we will take the day off. Yesterday I did get a lot done on our shower house for our cottage to be. Today I will carry on. I should mow our grass, but I am thinking we can wait for a couple more days. And I don’t feel like doing it today LOL. Highway 522 is pretty busy with folks moving around along with others coming into our area from other places. I was told we have 4 cases here in town now. Knowing that extra care should be taken. In a small town, it can infect a lot of people if we aren’t careful. I think most are, but there are some that don’t seem to give a damn. Makes me shake my head in wonder. I guess the only way these people will learn is if they become infected or a loved one. Anyways enough of that. It’s Mother’s Day. A time to remember your Mother and all she does and has done for you. Take care and stay safe. GW

Alert For Port Loring and district

It might pay to keep your doors locked tonight here in our District. Pays to be causes. Alert below. Stay safe.

Issued at 12:24 Saturday 08 May 2021
Importance

HIGH
Description

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating an Armed and Dangerous on the M’Chigeeng FN. Police request members of the general public shelter in place of safety until further notice in this area including Highway 551 . Monitor local media for further updates.
Area Description

Parry Sound
Issued By
OPP Provincial Operations Centre

Morning Chat May 8/2021

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

Morning Post May 6/2021

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

Morning Chat May 5/2021

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

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