Good morning Port Loring

Well nicer looking day than yesterday. When all said and done we had another four inches of snow. So it seems that March came in like a lion, and this year decided to go out like a lion. Weird weather for sure. Temperatures were sitting at -5.6 C | 21.92 F It will remain cool today but then start to warm up. I refuse to wake my snowblower up. This time round, Nature put the white stuff there, Nature can take it away. Highway 522 is bare this morning but wet, travelling should be pretty good other than messing up your vehicle, if you want to go for groceries, or, ? Myself I will stay home, as I Just washed my car and don’t feel a trip to town is worth getting it all dirty, with what ever they put down on the roads these days. Better days lie ahead. I think. With that I am off to put some more wood in the furnace and have a cup of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife. Enjoy your day! GW

Good Morning Port Loring

Well spring might be here calendar wise, but looking outside it sure isn’t. At the moment it is snowing and temperatures are quite cool. -2.1 C | 28.22 F I don’t suspect it will warm up much for a day or so. Highway 522 is becoming snow covered so driving won’t be great today. We could see around 2 inches (5.08 cm) of the white stuff. Not enough to wake up my snowblower by no means but still, its spring! Today once again I will be working away in my woodworking shop. The dust from the wood for the past few years has been taking its toll on me. I have tried everything to make it bearable but I guess the writing is on the wall that my woodworking days are slowly coming to an end. I guess it is the price you pay for years of working in a not so good enviorment. But I am not complaining, too much. I do have other avenues to take in life if I so choose. With that I am off to put some more wood in the furnace and shop stove, and have a coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Good Morning Port Loring

Nice looking day here in Port Loring. Sun is shinning once again. Temperatures are a bit cool sitting at -3.5 C | 25.7 F Cool enough to warrant me lighting up the wood furnace in the house, and shop. Highway 522 is bare and dry. We didn’t get the rain they said we were going to get yesterday. Actually we had some sun off an on for most the day. Today looks like the same. The snow is about half gone or better. Myself I have been working away in the woodworking shop. Making a new head board for our bedroom. It is being made out of Hard-Maple which should be really nice when all said and done. With that I am off for my morning coffee and a bite to eat. Have a great day. GW


Good Morning Port Loring

Cloudy this morning with temperatures sitting at 5.6 C | 42.08 F
It’s a bit warmer today so the snow we have should be melting quite fast. Highway 522 is bare and dry at the moment but it’s suppose to rain later on today. On another note I did manage to get the car washed yesterday and even had enough energy to vacuum the inside. Looks pretty good now. My wife and I even got to sit outside in the sun yesterday soaking up a few rays. I am looking forward to a lot more front porch sittin’ in the coming days. With that I am off for my breakfast and a cup of coffee, and will see what the day has in-store for us. Have a great day. GW

Spring is closing in on us!

Good Morning Port Loring

So, to start things off the sun is shinning. It makes a fellow want to get of bed. There is nothing better than sunshine to greet you in the morning, other than maybe the color of green. Temperatures were sitting at -3.5 C | 25.7 F It will warm up to around 7 C/45 F later on once the sun warms things up a touch. Highway 522 is bare and dry once again which will make traveling good. Might be a good day to go to town for groceries and things as tomorrow it is going to rain. But it is needed to get rid of the snow and clean things up. Myself I think I will wash the car once again, and if I get real energetic, I might even vacuum the inside. Being such a nice day. So with that, have a great day. I am off for my breakfast and a cup of coffee with my lovely wife. GW

Good Morning Port Loring

A great looking day here waking up. The sun is shinning once again and other than a touch cool it is shaping up for a nice day. Temperatures were sitting at -6.5 C | 20.3 F It will warm up as the day progresses and even warmer for tomorrow. We should get rid of a bunch of snow by the weekend. Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make traveling good today. My wife and I did go to North Bay yesterday to pick up some things, that our son Karl fixed up for us. It’s great having a family of techs. We then picked up a few items and had lunch at East Side Mario’s. We both had a Budda Burger. A 6 ounce char-grilled patty served with crisp romaine lettuce, tomato and red onion on an ACE® Bakery bun. Topped with your favorite cheese: Provolone, Gorgonzola, Pizza mozzarella, Goat cheese OR Top with two strips of bacon.. My wife added a Caesar salad to make things a bit healthy. LOL I added a bowl of Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup. I have to say it was a delicious meal. Also, the waitresses were very nice. Oh! And a piece of Strawberry Cheese Cake which we shared. It was actually free as it was my wife’s birthday. So great day for sure and the weather was an added plus. Have a great day. GW

Good Morning Port Loring

Cool morning waking up. Temperatures were sitting at -16 C | 3.2 F It will warm up quite a bit as the day progresses. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning which will make traveling good. The sun is shinning which also makes things that much better. Seems if the sun is upon us we humans are happy. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace once again and will see what this day has in store for us. I got lots to do outside but being so cold I just don’t feel like doing them. And why should I? Have a great day. GW

Pretty tasty breakfast.

Good Morning Port Loring

Nice looking day here this morning. Sun is shinning, birds are chirping and things are warming up slowly. I see the crows are back from their trip south which is a sure sign spring is on the doorstep. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -2.5 C | 27.5 F They are calling for a bit of snow today along with some snow squalls in certain areas. But the good news is, things will warm up even more tomorrow, so if we do get any it won’t last long. Highway 522 is bare and dry as I type but that could change later on. I would say half of our snow has left us. I have been watching our gardens for the snow drops that we have here and there, but haven’t seen any yet. It won’t be long though, and they will be showing themselves. They are a pretty little flower that is the first to come up in the spring, even if there is snow still on the ground. My wife and I enjoy watching for them. So with that I am off to put another log in the fire and then enjoy a nice cup of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Looks good to me.

Good Morning Port Loring

For a change it is nice and sunny waking up. Temperatures are a touch cool sitting at -11.7 C | 10.94 F It is supposed to warm up later on. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, so it should be a great day to head off into North Bay for some groceries. Myself I am going to clean my shop this morning. It seems I can sure make a mess of things over winter. Once finished, I will be ready to get to work on some new projects that I want to make. It’s nice having a place that I can go, to get out of the house after a long cold winter. I do have a stove in there which keeps it nice and warm, but on the cold days the house seems like a better option. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day and enjoy that sunshine. GW

A Bouquet my lovely wife made awhile ago. She knows how to brighten up a day.

Good Morning Port Loring

This morning waking up it is cloudy, cold and quite windy with a few flurries thrown in for good measure. You can expect more of the same for most of the day. You know what they say about Port Loring. If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -1.5 C | 29.3 F With the wind it feels much colder. I was hoping I would be able to stop burning wood but it isn’t the case for today. Highway 522 is bare as of now but that could change. Great day to stay inside. I did manage to wash the car yesterday, which always makes me smile. Something about washing our car I enjoy, maybe it’s preserving our investment. What ever the reason it’s always nice to be outside when it’s a nice day of course. With that I will once again put some wood in the furnace and then enjoy a cup of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Good Morning Port Loring

Another cloudy day waking up with some mist over Lake Wauquimakog. Temperatures were sitting at; 1.7 C | 35.06 F The snow is melting quite fast these days with about half of what we had gone. It will be nice to see it all gone with green entering into the picture. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning which will make traveling tempting. Myself I am taking life easy as it should be. Why is that? Just because I can. My Dad used to say, after all these years I earned it. With that I am off for a cup of fine coffee and enjoy a pancake breakfast that my lovely wife has prepared. Enjoy your day. GW

Mighty Tasty.

Oranges For Health

I was searching through my notes the other day and found that a new study says that Navel oranges can boost your immune system, and aid in skin health. They are also very good for your heart, and there is mounting evidence that suggests eating oranges may help reduce the risk of respiratory diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, different ulcers and kidney stones. The vitamin C in oranges may also boost a person’s immunity which could help with infections like the common cold and ward off flu’s. I kind of figured that. They also found that vitamin C in oranges may help in preventing certain cancers. But as anything, too much of a good thing isn’t always good. One orange a day is all you need. Kind of like the apple saying. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. GW

Good Morning Port Loring, Ontario

To start things off it’s cloudy. But on the good side of the coin it is supposed to stay around the 40F/4C for most the day and into tomorrow, which should eliminate a lot more snow. Waking up temperatures were sitting at -1.1 C | 30.02 F Not too bad. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout for a change, which will make traveling good. On another note my lovely wife and I took a trip to North Bay yesterday for some supplies. It was a nice sunny day, and we actually had to take our winter coat off. The only downside of things was the roads and side streets in North Bay. I have been in a lot of cities but this is one of the worst for pot holes and snow accumulation along the side of the roads. There was one spot that I was thankful we had 4 Wheel drive as the hole I had to go through full of water and ice was a challenge. If I could have gotten turned around I would have, but as it stood there was no other option. Other than that the day was quite nice. We met our son at Casey’s and had lunch together. It was pretty good. I tried their new meat loaf burger, but they put too much thyme and other spices in it, which I didn’t like. My wife had fish and chips but the fries were not the best, and the fish was cod and very greasy. My son had the half turkey club with a bowl of red pepper soup and Caesar- salad, which was great. If we go back, that is what we will have. Live and learn they say. We did have a nice visit with our son though, which is always a pleasure. After that we picked up what was needed and headed on home. Great day, and it was good to get away from the house for a while. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace and will see what this day has in-store for us. Have a great day! GW

Can’t beat a fresh cup of perked coffee.

Good Morning Port Loring

So … not a bad looking day other than a few clouds getting out of bed. We are supposed to have sunshine today and temperatures should be warming up as the day progresses. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -3.7 C | 25.34 F Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make traveling quite nice for a change. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace and see what the day has in store for us. Enjoy your day. GW

Great way to start the day.

Garlic at its Best

Here is a couple pictures of the garlic I planted last year. We had enough to last us all winter, along with sharing some with friends. There is nothing like fresh garlic to give you the energy you need to put out a good days work. It also is a great asset for those suffering from allergies of spring. 1 clove a day is all that is needed. Cooked or eaten raw, either way is beneficial. GW

Fresh out of the garden!
I of four bundles ready to hang for winter.

Good Morning Port Loring

Waking up there is plenty of sunshine to be had for a change. It’s sure nice getting out of bed when the house is full of brightness. Temperatures were sitting at -12.5 C | 9.5 F It is a bit cool but the sunshine should warm things up a bit later on. Tomorrow will be even warmer, with the rest of the week looking more like spring. Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make traveling good. Quiet around town, hardly a car or truck moving up or down the highway. But it is that time of year when folks are taking things easy. It won’t be long before cottages are opening and the tourists start their way north to get away from the cities. With that enjoy your day. GW

Great way to start the day!

#1 Good Morning Port Loring

Cloudy day waking up. Temperatures were sitting at -9.1 C | 15.62 F It still is quite cool but that will change as the day progress and for all next week we should see temperatures rise to above the freezing mark. Which in turn will eliminate a lot of this snow. Myself I am ready for front porch sitting’. Highway 522 is pretty well bare throughout so traveling will be good today, and next week there is no reason why you aren’t able to head on into town for some groceries, or what ever. Maybe even have a meal out. So with that I am off to put some wood in the furnace and have my breakfast. Have a great day. GW

#1Weather For Port Loring Ontario

Good morning. Well, we did have 1 inch (2.54 cm) of snow through the night. Not enough to wake up my snowblower. Temperatures getting out of bed were sitting at -6.9 C | 19.58 F Which is quite a bit cooler than yesterday. These cooler temperatures will stay with us for another couple days then warm up and if we are really lucky we might see some sunshine with some warmth in it shine down upon us. Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are some icy sections so care should be taken. With that I am off to light my wood furnace for the day and will see what unfolds around us. Have a great day. GW

#1 New Weather Report For Port Loring

Good morning. Well, we had quite a night. Heavy rain with even a bit of thunder. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F Today it will be a mixed bag. A little of everything. It will warm up a bit more, then tonight temperatures will cool down. We will see two days of cool weather then warming up. Highway 522 is bare but wet. That could change later on once temperatures start to drop. On another note I didn’t get to do the Blog yesterday, as our internet was down again for most the day. It came back on line around 4:00 PM yesterday. I was hoping Bell would fix the speed and give us what we are paying for, but so far it’s about the same as it has been for the past ten years or so. SLOW!. Joys of living in the North. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea then some breakfast. Great day to stay inside and put your feet up. GW

Enjoy!

Port Loring Ontario Canada, Good Morning

Kind of cloudy day waking up. Temperatures this morning are -1.6 C | 29.12 F It will warm up even more as the day progresses. Highway 522 is snow covered this morning as we did have an inch of snow through the night. But not enough to warrant me cleaning the driveway again today. Traveling will be good once things warm up a touch. On another note the power was out most of the day yesterday coming back on around 4:00 PM. On the downside of things with all the flickering with the power going off and on it burned out my control panel on my stove, I think. So now we have to get that repaired. The next time I will flip the circuit breaker off for the stove as soon as the power goes out, just in case. Live and learn. So with that I am off for my breakfast and a cup of coffee. They say every morning starts a new page in a persons’ life. Which is true, so knowing that, we will see what the day has planned. Have a great day. GW

Good Morning Port Loring Ontario Canada

So finally we have a sunny morning. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -7.4 C | 18.68 F If things work out we should see temperatures rising above freezing. Temperatures will continue to rise for the next two days and could reach the 47 °F (ca. 8 °C). The long range looks good with temperatures warm enough to melt snow. That makes me smile. Highway 522 is partially bare and should improve as the day progresses with this sunshine. On another note our Internet is up and running this morning. We here in East Mills have been without it for two days. I am hoping that they fixed it once and for all. The problem is that it gets to congested and speeds slow down when everyone goes on line. I don’t know their reasoning by not fixing it, as all it does is give them bad reviews. But then again it is Bell. With that I am off for my breakfast and then I suppose I will clean my driveway one last time. Have a great day. GW

We can only hope.

Latest Weather For Port Loring Ontario

Well as everyone knows that lives here in Port Loring, we have been having some terrible weather. Wind, rain, freezing rain and then snow. It looks like it has cleared up somewhat this morning. Highway 522 is snow covered with ice underneath, so traveling won’t be good. Might be a good day to stay inside. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -2 C | 28.4 F Today we could see another 2 inches (5.08 cm) of snow. On another note some of us here in Port Loring have been without Internet since yesterday. It is back on this morning but so slow you can hardly use it. They say we have high speed, but for the past fifteen years it has been no better than dial up. They say there is nothing wrong but that is just an excuse. The problem is we have too many people for their service which slows things down. If you go on line around 2 AM it is high speed but when everyone comes on line in the morning it is back to nothing almost. I can see why folks are switching from Bell to other sources. With that I am heading off for my breakfast and then get back to working on my next book. Have a great day. GW

Your Morning Weather Port Loring Ontario

Waking up this morning things are a bit icy. Snow mixed with freezing rain seems to be the trend and will continue throughout the day an into tonight. We could see around 3 inches (7.62 cm) or so. Temperatures are above freezing for a change 0.7 C | 33.26 F It will warm up a few more degrees later on. Highway 522 is icy and quite slippery. I recommend staying home unless you have to go out. On another note I did manage to wash the car yesterday which makes me feel better knowing it isn’t rusting away before my eyes. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace and have my breakfast along with a hot cup of perked coffee. I have cut back on my coffee a lot these days seems it bothers me some. Joys of getting old I suppose. But remembering back my old Dad used to say. Don’t feel bad about growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. Have a great day. GW

The Wizard of Oz

Awhile back my wife took an order for an Early American Style Deacon’s Bench. I have made hundreds of these in the old woodworking shop over the years. It was made from white pine. It has a storage spot under the seat which is a lid. Sometimes I put the lid on the top of the seat, sometimes I put it in the front. Either way works just fine. Then to make it even nicer my lovely wife painted the characters from the Wizard of Oz on the top Rail. The customer was thrilled. GW

Latest Weather For Port Loring Ontario

For a change it isn’t that cold waking up. Temperatures were sitting at -10.8 C | 12.56 F They will rise above freezing as the day progresses, which should melt a bit of this snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry at this time so traveling for most of the day should be okay. They are calling for some rain mixed with ice and snow later on today and into tonight. It will depend on which way the storm tracks on how much we get. But it is that time of year when anything is possible weather wise. Today I think I might wash the car as it is a mess from going to North Bay. I hate looking out at it all covered with salt and calcium. The effects of these liquid materials on vehicles isn’t good these days. So with that I am off to have my breakfast and chat to my lovely wife. I will leave you with this. Why did the Canadian Geese stop flying to the north for the summer? You ready for this? It wasn’t worth their while for just one month. But hey! What do geese know anyways?

Latest Weather For Port Loring

Good morning. Nice looking morning waking up. The sun is shinning and the birds are enjoying themselves at the feeder. My wife and I enjoy watching them throughout the day. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -14.8 C | 5.36 F Highway 522 is bare and dry from Highway 69-11. A great day for traveling. We should see lots of sunshine today and more tomorrow with temperatures rising as the day progresses. With that I am off for my breakfast. Home-made flap jacks, smothered with Maple Syrup and a piece of creamy butter.

Hmm, Good!!