All posts by George Walters

Old Remember when’s

I am sure there are some that will remember some of these. Well … at least if you’re near my age. So why not take a trip back in time!! Thanks Sis. Good One.

Morning Chat Jan 22/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy day so far here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. And I am afraid the clouds will remain with us for most of the day. But tomorrow is another story, as we should be seeing lots of sunshine. Which is what is needed with this virus that is in our midst. I am a firm believer that vitamin D 3 is one of the best things we could be getting that will help with this virus, other than the vaccine. Reason being here in Canada we don’t get the sunshine that is needed, as most folks are inside these days. Mostly sitting in front of computers. LOL Highway 522 is bare this morning with some icy sections throughout. Care should be taken if out and about. The night before last and yesterday we had another 3-4 inches or so of snow. MY friend Kerry just dropped by this morning and cleaned out our driveway. I had him do that part this year. And I am glad I did, as most of the snow so far has been wet and heavy. We have enough to do without having to do that, as I have paths all over my property that my wife and I can walk on throughout the winter months. Along with helping our neighbour clean her car off and her deck. Once all that is done we have had it for the day LOL. For the past few days I have been working in the shop on some projects I have going. One is a Adirondack Swing for my wife and I. I will take some pictures and post it on here when all said and done. Today I will do much the same, after I clean up some of this snow. That is if I am up to it. So with that … I am off for my morning cup of tea or coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Stay safe and take extra precautions, as this virus is getting much worse. I hope they keep things locked down for another month or so.

Episode 57: Old Red

Episode 57: Hi folks. Hope you are all well. Today’s Podcast took place in part many years ago. It’s all about what took place … well, give it a listen, it will save a lot of writing, which won’t do it justice. LOL I hope you enjoy … Old Red. Stay Safe!!

Morning Chat Jan 19/2021

Good Morning Port Loring. It’s a cloudy morning with light flurries waking up. We could see around 6 cm or 2 inches. The temperature is a touch cool sitting at -9.4 C | 15.08 F. It will warm up a wee bit later on, but not much. Highway 522 is snow covered with icy sections throughout, so care should be taken if out and about. Yesterday my wife and I cleaned up the snow we had which took most of the morning. The good part was that my snowblower is working great now after I fixed it. It’s a pleasure now using it. The problem was the reverse gear wasn’t working right, but as I said yesterday all it needed was some lubricant. Works slick now LOL. Today I will continue on in my wood working shop cleaning up things. I should be finished today and then can get onto making a new hanging swing for my wife and I. Once finished and the weather warms up I will build a trellis affair and hang it from it. Will be nice to sit on come summer. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee or tea with my lovely wife, and will then get to work. Take care, and stay safe. This virus is closing in on everyone. Caused by folks spreading it. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, staying away from crowds and enclosed spaces — it all matters, perhaps now more than ever, to slow transmission and give the virus fewer opportunities to spread and evolve.

Morning Chat Jan 18/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some sunshine for a while, but then clouds will enter into the picture. It is cool this morning with temperatures sitting at -14.6 C | 5.72 F. It will warm up a few degrees as the day moves forward. Not much though. Highway 522 is partially snow covered with some icy sections throughout. Not that you should be going anywhere, unless you are in need of some groceries or things of importance. Which actually is what my wife and I did yesterday, as we had to go to North Bay to pick up our groceries we ordered online. I have to say it wasn’t the greatest ride in with the snow we had the night before, but on the way home the roads cleared up somewhat, which made things a lot nicer. We even had some sunshine thrown into our adventure for good measure. I have to say it sure looked pretty with all the snow on the trees. I would say we had around another 6 inches or so to add to the 8 – 10 inches we have now on the ground. While there we dropped off some things to our son in his parking lot. Chatted a bit with our masks on keeping our distance, and then headed on home stopping off in a parking lot to have our lunch. There we sat, chatted to each other and watched what others were doing. In other words being a bit nosey LOL. After that we headed on home taking in what nature had to offer. Once home my wife put things away and for the rest of the day we took it easy. It’s a full day to go to North Bay and back when all said and done. Nice though as it gets us out away from things for a few hours. Today we will clean up the snow we had the day before yesterday, and then I am thinking a rest will be in order. Kind of anxious to see how my snowblower works, it is only a couple of years old, but the reverse didn’t work worth a dam, so I finally decided last week to take it apart and see what was going on. All I could see was that it needed a bit of lubricant which I applied. Seems to work fine now, but … I haven’t tried it out in some snow yet. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then see what the day has in store. You just never know. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right as this virus is getting much worse.