Morning Report Jan 9/2020

Cloudy Morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We didn’t have any snow overnight. It is cold this morning though, with temperatures sitting at -21.6 C | -6.88 F. Last night was the first night this year that I kept the wood furnace going through the night. I figured I should being so cold which in turn saves the oil a bit. Highway 522 is bare with a few icy sections throughout. Travelling will deteriorate as the day moves forward as there are warnings up for a wintry mix this weekend. Ice, snow, wind are in the forecast, if the storm tracks our way, which most do. But the good news is that things will warm up considerably tomorrow. Warm enough to wash our car with temperatures reaching 4C/40F. That would be nice. So we will just have to wait and see what develops. With that I am off for a cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store for us.

Morning Report Jan 8/2020

We finally are seeing a wee bit of sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. Temperatures are a bit cool sitting at-9.9 C | 14.18 F . We had another inch or so of snow overnight. We could see a few flurries off and on throughout the day. Highway 522 is partially snow covered with icy sections throughout. Care should be taken if out and about. On the good side of the coin I don’t need to wake up my snowblower this morning. With that bit of information upon you, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will see what the day has in store.

Morning Report Jan 7/2020

Good morning from Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Another cloudy day here starting things off. We could see a wee bit of sunshine a bit later if we are lucky. On the good side of things we didn’t have anymore snow overnight. Well at least from my view on things as I am sure the snowmobiles would liked to have more. But … then as I always say, Nature looks after everyone in its own way. Total snow as of now on the ground would be about 4 inches. Highway 522 is bare with a few icy sections throughout. Care should be taken if out and about, as always this time of year. Yesterday my wife and I did get some exercise and cleaned out our driveway. I have to admit I enjoy being out there when it isn’t too cold. Temperatures have dropped a wee bit this morning, sitting at -9.7 C | 14.54 F. It will drop a lot more tonight, so you might want to put an extra blanket on the bed. Myself I like it cool for sleeping. The wood furnace these days is earning its keep. One thing about wood heat if your set up with the right equipment you will never be cold. We have a New-Mac wood furnace which works along side our oil furnace. Great set up and works slick. Jamie Mathews our furnace fellow here in town set things up for us a couple years go. Great fellow and knows what he is doing. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Great way to start a fellers day.

Morning Report Jan 6/2020

It’s a another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Not much sunshine expected today. Temperatures have warmed up a wee bit sitting at -1.8 C | 28.76 F. We did have around 2 – 3 inches last night and will have some flurries off and on throughout the day. Highway 522 is partially covered with a some icy sections throughout. So care should be taken if out and about. I guess I will have to clean my driveway this morning if for nothing else than just to say I did. It will also give me some exercise and fresh air. Which is needed after all the sitting at Christmas. With that I am off to put another piece of wood in the furnace and will then enjoy my morning coffee. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Jan 5/2020

Cloudy morning here again in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. But it looks as if we might see some sunshine later on. Tonight we have the possibility of some snow which will make the snowmobiles happy. It all depends on which way this ridge tracks. As hard as we try we humans never really know what Nature is up to. Highway 522 is bare dry throughout which will make travelling good. For my wife and I we don’t need much these days so we will settle in and relax. On another note it has cooled down some with temperatures sitting at -8.3 C | 17.06 F. And with the winds coming in from the North it will feel just that much colder. With that. I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. If there is one pleasure that stands out each day, that is enjoying a cup of freshly ground coffee … or two. Have a good day.

Morning Report Jan 4/2020

Another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -1.4 C | 29.48 F. A bit cooler than yesterday, and it will get somewhat cooler tonight. Over night we didn’t have any snow and at this time most of our snow has left us. We could see a few flurries throughout the day though, but I don’t suspect much. But in this neck of the woods you never know. Highway 522 is bare and dry so travelling will be pretty good today. On another note I will head on outside in a bit to put down some wood ashes on my driveway I saved a pail. With all this mild weather and things melting, then freezing, my driveway is an icy mess. The ashes will stop us from slipping. I don’t put them up around the house where we come inside, as my wife frowns on that a wee bit, especially when I track things inside on her clean floors Ha ha. So in them areas I put down some salt. Not that the salt today does that much good. I am not sure what they put in it these days, as it sure doesn’t do much. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace as being a touch cool I lit it up this morning. Then a cup of fresh coffee is in order, and do some chatting with my lovely wife. We are good at it. Have a good day. Oh and don’t forget to scroll down a bit here on the Blog and give a listen to the next Episode of …. Just One More Story. It’s called: The Lamp Post.

Morning Report Jan 3/2020

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Over night temperatures remained above freezing which got rid of most of our snow. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 1.6 C | 34.88 F. It will warm up a few degrees as the day progresses. Nice weather for this time of year that’s for sure. Highway 522 is bare throughout so travelling will be good.. Other than that not much happening in and around town. Most folks are laid back through the winter months. Can’t say I blame them. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. No need to put any wood in the furnace this morning too warm.

The Lamp Post

Episode 3: Here is a true story that took place years ago, while I was hitchhiking along a Highway here in Ontario, Canada. Great story which tells a tale of just how the mind works when no one is around to change it’s way of thinking.

Morning Report Jan 2/2020

Good Morning. Great looking day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Or at least so far. Temperatures were hovering around 0.1 C | 32.18 F. We should continue on with these temperatures for most of the day. Looking out the sun is coming up and to me … the sunrise is as beautiful as the sunsets. Over night we didn’t have any more snow. Highway 522 is bare for most parts throughout, which will make travelling pretty good today. Myself I am working away here in some stories and things for my columns and Podcasts. Keeps me busy, and I enjoy doing them. With that I am off for my second cup of coffee, and remember to listen to my next Podcast Episode, which comes out every Friday. Great way to finish of the week!!

Morning Report Jan 1/20 Happy New Year

Well … a brand new year for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Amazes me sometimes just how fast a year goes by. But I will say this, my wife and I accomplished a lot in 2019, and good things too. Cool, cloudy morning waking up with temperatures sitting at -2.9 C | 26.78 F. Temperatures will stay about where it is now for most the day, cooling down a touch tonight. We didn’t have any snow overnight. As of now we have around two inches on the ground and we could see a bit throughout the day. Kind of a dismal day looking out. Even the birds aren’t visiting my feeder this morning. Maybe they are hung over from last night. My wife and I just laid back and watched a show or two on TV bringing in the New Year. Nothing special. But we were together and that is all that matters. With that I am off to put some more wood in my furnace, and will then get back to some work I have to do here on my computer.