All posts by George Walters

Morning Slice of life Sep 19/2020

Good Morning! Well … we had our first frost here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. And it was pretty heavy too with it covering almost everything in our gardens. It will be interesting to see if it hurt some of my plants. My tomatoes should make out okay, and along with that it will give them a nice flavour. My wife is going to be making some tomato relish this morning with what we have left. So she will be busy. Myself I will be working inside the new cottage to-be, installing the bar and cabinets I made. I turned on our new heater I bought for it when I got up this morning. So we will see how that makes out. It should work great, but time will tell. Highway 522 was a bit busy yesterday with folks stocking up for the week ahead. We did manage to get the grass all cut around the house here yesterday, which took most the morning. Looks nice for sure. Our Sedum Plants are really turning pink and red now and will continue on for the next couple of weeks, giving us something new to look at. One thing about my wife’s gardens is that there is always something new showing off. Makes it nice for sure. With that I am off for some bacon and eggs this morning. We don’t have it often, but every once in a while I get the urge. LOL Take care and stay safe. Keep your distance and wear a mask, along with washing things down when out and about, including your hands and face. And don’t let anyone into your home. I see so much of that happening these days. It’s taking a chance that isn’t necessary. I keep on saying that this virus is going to spread fast once again once it gets a foot hold. It was just a few weeks ago that they were telling folks don’t worry we have it under control, we are below a 100 cases a day and started opening back up. It was the worst mistake they could have made. Yesterday we jumped from 300 a day to over 400 a day. That’s 12000 a month. And then we have some idiots out there questioning why this is happening. Well … all I can say is hang in their folks, and take extra precautions, especially when around those that don’t give a dam.

This WEeks Podcast; Baths What’s that

Episode 40: Hi Folks. Hope all is well. We are sure having to deal with some trying times these days. Today I have another great podcast lined up for you … that I am thinking you will enjoy. With that … sit back and enjoy.

Morning Slice of life Sep 18/2020

Good Morning! Well for a change we are in the midst of some sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. But in saying that, it is cool with temperatures sitting at 39F/5C. It will warm up a wee bit, but not much as the day moves forward. Tonight will be down to near freezing. It’s a sign of what’s to come for us here in the North. Highway 522 is a touch busy this morning with lots of trucks moving around the area and a few locals doing what comes naturally. LOL Yesterday my wife and I went to North Bay for some groceries and things. Picked up everything, visited our son in his apartment parking lot, dropped off one of our computers for him to repair, had lunch and a coffee alongside the highway and came on home. We usually pack a lunch and a thermos of coffee to take with us. That way we don’t have to go into any stores. Our groceries we order and pay online, and then they bring them out to our car. Pays to be cautious. Also, it should be noted that the leaves are sure turning colour-fast. I would say next weekend will be the best of the best for seeing them. It sure is nice to see the artistic values that Mother Nature has to offer every year. On another note we did see hundreds of kids heading off to Tim Hortons and places at noon while in North Bay. I think we only seen about six out of hundreds that were wearing a mask. Some groups had as many as ten to twenty young ones all close together. I am not sure where their minds are. I am afraid of what will happen in the days ahead. Some schools already are having some outbreaks. The thing is … these kids get it then pass it on to family and friends. Most of them might be able to fight it off but the older folks like parents and teachers might not be able to. Going to be interesting to say the least. On another note, today my wife and I will do some mowing around the house here, as it is still growing leaps and bounds. But first we will have a coffee together. Take care and be extra careful out there today. We are well over the 300 hundred a day mark for new cases, and that total is rising.

Morning Slice of Life Sep 16/2020

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We haven’t seen much sun now for over three days. Today we could see some rain off and on throughout the day. Tomorrow however we will be back to sunshine. But along with that sunshine we will have some cooler temperatures. My feelings on things when it comes to this weather we are having is that the colder the better, as it will slow down other virus’s that is waiting in the wings. The trick now is to take extra precautions. Highway 522 is slow these days with just the locals moving about. Yesterday I did a lot of work on the cottage itself, fixing the door and caulking around windows and things. We don’t have many more days that them things can be done. Today we will finish up the bar and the kitchen cabinet. Once they are done up nice I can install the sink and things. Then it’s on to making a large wall cabinet I have in mind, that will go on the wall above the bar for dishes and things. So … still lots to do, but it is slowly coming together. The main things now is to get things ready for winter outside. We still have some tomatoes the wife wants to do up, so I am surmising she will be working on that in a day or so. With that … I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat with my lovely wife, and then will get to work. Have a great day and stay safe!

Morning slice of Life For Sep 15/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We could see some showers throughout the day and maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow. So … a couple not so nice days is upon us. But Thursday is looking good with the return of sunshine. The weather this time of year for our area is all over the place. Highway 522 is slowing down these days with mostly locals moving around, checking out the sights LOL. We have had a few folks that just moved into our area stopping in saying hello. Which is nice. Yesterday I worked in the shop on a new pine kitchen table for our cottage to be and will finish it up today. My wife is painting and staining our bar I built and kitchen cabinet. Once that is all done up I will install the sink and fasten down the tops. Will be nice to get that out of the way. Once done we can then move onto decorating it with some new items we ordered. But it will be a real nice place for folks to stay when all said and done. Just as nice as our home now with all the modern conveniences, we added like … cable TV, internet you name it LOL LOL. On another note I am happy the firewood is all put into the house for winter piled nicely and keeping dry. The nice thing is we don’t have to go out into the cold come winter, everything is right at hand. That new New mac Wood Furnace we have is sure nice. Not only that but it cut down the amount of wood we burn almost in half. And a nice clean heat too. In another week I will get busy cleaning out our veggie gardens getting it ready for next spring. Then before it snows I will till it up a bit. So lots to do but in saying that, we do enjoy doing them. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and do some serious chatting LOL and then get to work. Take care, and be more vigilant with this virus that is lurking in the wings. Its more dangerous now than it has ever been. More people are being infected every day, we are well over the 300 a day now and rising. That works out to over 9000 a month. Not good my friends. But the good news is if we wear a mask at all times when out and about, and wash things before you put them away in your home, and keep your hands away from your face and wash them good too. It will help a lot. Have a great day.

Morning Report Sep 14/2020

Good Morning! Well … we are finally getting a wee bit of sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It will cloud up for tomorrow with a slight chance of a shower late tomorrow night and into Wednesday. So it might be a good idea of taking advantage of what we have today. Yesterday I managed to finish putting in our winter wood. It took me two days this year. Makes me feel good knowing, no matter what we will be warm this winter. The best move I made moving to this neck of the woods was installing a new wood furnace that works alongside my oil furnace. Today if my friend Kerry has time to do an oil change on my car, I will take it to him. If not I will work away in my shop on a small kitchen table I am making for our new Cottage to be. I did glue up the top a couple of days ago but got distracted with the firewood. This time of year I do things in sequence, as they are needed. Highway 522 was quiet over the weekend but it will probably pick up as the day moves forward. With that take care of yourselves.

Morning report Sep 13/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy rainy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It did rain off and on through the night and will continue for most the day. Tomorrow however, we should be back to sunshine for most parts. Highway 522 was busy yesterday being Saturday and everyone out and about getting things for the weekend. For myself I was busy bringing in firewood for most of the day while my lovely wife was doing some staining on the new bar top I made for our cottage to be. Later on she helped me finish things up for the day. I did manage to get about half of it in for winter, so I am happy about that. I was going to finish it today … but with this rain I don’t think I will be able to. Tomorrow will be nicer. On another note my veggie garden is winding down for the year. We did have a lot of nice produce, and sold a bunch too. We do have some tomatoes left which my wife is going to make into tomato sauce and juice. I like the juice for drinks throughout the winter months. The tomatoes you buy in the store throughout the winter has no taste what’s so ever. We don’t buy them. Not sure why they even grow them to be honest. Oh well, as I always say it is all about money these days not quality. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and do some chatting. With this rain … I might have a second cup. Take care and stay safe!

Fishing Times:

Sunday
09/13/20
Major Times
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Minor Times
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be very good. I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. This rain won’t help anything, that’s for sure. Good Luck!

Morning Report Sep 12/2020

Good Morning! Well … we did have some sunshine early this morning but at the moment clouds are entering into the picture. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. At least I hope we do. Temperatures have cooled down some these days. We have been having to turn on our oil furnace now for the past week in the early morning hours. Takes the dampness and coolness out of the house. My old bones don’t seem to like the damp cold weather anymore. Highway 522 is slowing down these days now that the kids are back in school. Yesterday my wife and I got our mowing done for the week, which usually takes the morning. Then in the afternoon we took things a bit easy enjoying a drink or two together. I figured we should get our body rested up for what’s to come, which is putting our firewood in the basement for winter. Which I will get at after we have our morning cup of coffee. It usually takes me two days. Sometimes three LOL. I like to get it in while it is nice and dry. Once that is done I can rest a bit mentally wise LOL. I always feel better knowing that no matter what the winter brings us we will always be warm. Add some preserve’s that my wife has made, along with a few things in the freezer, we are pretty well set for anything. We have been doing that for all our lives. Best to be prepared, especially with what is going on in the world today. So with that … I am off for that cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then get to work. Sure looks nice outside these days. We can’t get enough of it. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Fishing Times:

Saturday
09/12/20
Major Times
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Minor Times
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be the greatest once again. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Morning Report Sep 10/2020

Good Morning! Well …. it’s another cloudy rainy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We haven’t seen any sun now for two or three days. Today won’t be much better with the rain staying with us for most of the day. Tomorrow though we should see lots of sunshine if my prediction is on course. And if we are really lucky, which I think we will be, the long range forecast is looking good too with more sunshine in store for us for two weeks or so. Time will tell though, as I don’t believe anyone or any machine knows for sure what is going to happen when it comes to Mother Nature. But it’s fun playing around with it. Highway 522 is slowing down even more these days, which is a good thing. The kids are back to school in a lot of areas, so we will see how that goes in a few weeks. Takes awhile for things to start happening if they are going to happen. Myself I don’t think it is a good thing sending them back, as we do have the means nowadays to teach them just as well at home, as in the schools. I also can’t understand why some think that education is more important than a child’s life. You know, I believe with what they are learning on the Internet, and from talking to folks today, that most would make out pretty darn good without school. We older folks did okay in our day without much schooling, and are still doing quite well today. At any rate I know things change … that is my feelings on the subject. LOL On another note my wife and I have been really busy in the cottage to be these days. I almost got the bar and sink cabinet finished. I also ordered a new heater for the cottage which works quite well. It’s portable and plugs into the regular outlets. Time will tell how that goes. It should be okay as I have it insulated really well, with new windows and an insulated steel door with a window in it too. We do have to start bringing in firewood for winter soon, so that is on our minds. With it being so wet I think we will wait for a week then get at it. I am not going to put in as much as I usually do this year, as I am planning on burning a bit more oil. Hmm …. I guess I am getting a bit lazier LOL in my old age. We will see how that goes. With that … I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and do some chatting. You know … we have been together now for close to 50 years now, and we never get tired of chatting with each other. And on top of all that … our chats are interesting. LOL. Take care my friends, stay safe and be vigilant more than ever now with this virus. It’s very patient and very deadly for some.

Fishing Times:

Thursday
09/10/20
Major Times
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Minor Times
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be very good once again. I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. With this rain and things I feel it’s best to stay home. But hey … you do what you have to do. LOL Temperatures this morning were sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. It won’t warm up much more than that. The winds are light coming in from the South West. Good Luck and Stay Safe. With this weather things can get slippery in the boat and on them rocks.

Morning Report Sep 9/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy rainy day here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Temperatures have sure cooled down sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. It is looking like this weather will remain with us for another day before we see some sunshine. We actually had to turn our oil furnace on in the house the past couple days to take out the dampness and warm things up at touch. Highway 522 is slowing down with a lot of tourists moving back to the cities. Which is a good thing in part, but not so good for them in part. Especially with the opening up of business’s and schools. I know we have to open some things, as our country is dependent on money. It is projected that the federal debt will hit $1.2 trillion by the end of the year. $1.2 trillion is about $31,000 for every Canadian — including children and retirees. I am thinking it will be many years before things get back to normal, if we ever do. Too bad, but that is how we made it. I believe we have to stop funding a lot of huge corporations and a lot that aren’t really hurting or can get by on what they have now. In doing so, we will then have enough cash to help those in real need. I say that again in real need. We are so close now to finding a vaccine, we just have to hang in there for a bit longer. Another thing is that some are saying this virus picks on some, like immigrants more than those that have lived or been born here in Canada. I say that is because they now make up of most our population. To me that is just crazy thinking. This virus picks on anyone that it comes in contact with. It’s not fussy. Simple as that. To me … this is just a way of some getting more money. But hey! Now don’t get me wrong. I am aware and know that it does hurt some … more than others like those with health issues and the elderly that have a low immune system. So with that off my mind. I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then get back to some inside work on our new cottage to be. It’s sure coming along now. Looking more like a small home now all done up. LOL With staying home these days we all have a lot of spare time on our hands. Take care, stay safe and hang in there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I don’t mean a light to … the hear after. And remember what I say here on my Blog is my opinion only. Your entitled to yours. LOL

Fishing Report:

Wednesday
09/09/20
Major Times
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Minor Times
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be the greatest. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. With this rain and cool weather I think it is a good day to stay home. LOL But … to each, their own. Good Luck!

Morning Report Sept 6/2020

Good Morning! It’s a foggy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some sunshine as the morning moves forward. Temperatures these days have dropped substantially in the evening hours. This morning they are sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. It will warm up a wee bit later on. Yesterday we went to town for some groceries and things which took most of the day. It was a nice day for most parts, till we arrived back home. We then had an hour or so of heavy rain. I am glad we got our lawn mowed on Friday. It does look nice around our property though. There isn’t a window in our home looking out that isn’t nice. Kind of looking at different pictures. LOL Highway 522 is slowing down somewhat with mostly locals moving around. Not sure where they all go. Just browsing around taking in what others are doing I suspect. Today my wife and I are going to clean the chimney pipes in the basement, we did the outside chimney the other day. I kind of figure we had better get it done, as it is getting cool in the house throughout the evening hours and into the mornings. Doing so will be able to light up the wood or oil furnaces. In doing so, we will keep the dampness from getting into the walls, furniture and things. But it is getting on in the season. I also noticed that there a lot of Maple Trees turning colour on our trip to town. Sign of what’s to come. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Take care stay safe and do what’s right. This virus at the moment is increasing its toll on us humans these days, since we have been opening back up along with those that don’t seem to give a darn. Makes me shake my head sometimes.

Fishing Times:

Sunday
09/06/20
Major Times
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Minor Times
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying … that fishing won’t be the greatest. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light this morning coming in from the South West. Good Luck!

This week’s Podcast: A Visitor from the Past

Episode 39: Hi Folks! This week I have another great Podcast for ya. True story … which I am sure, you will enjoy. Take care of yourselves.

Morning Report Sept 4/2020

Good Morning! Looking outside it looks like a real nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and it should remain with us for the next two or three days. It won’t be as warm as it has been, but that is okay with me, as I do have quite a bit of outside work that needs attending around the house here. Which I will get at in time. LOL Highway 522 is picking up with traffic, but it is nearing the weekend. Today my wife and I will get the mowing out of the way. Things are sure growing with this rain we have been having. Yesterday I got a lot done in our woodworking shop and will continue on with things in there come Sunday. On another note, I have noticed that a lot of these protests are slowing down which in my mind is a good thing. BLM in my mind, isn’t about doing good for most parts, it is about tearing down Countries, causing havoc, stealing, robbing, spreading false accusations about some of the world’s best protectors, along with a lot more. I believe that the real truth is, that all lives matter and all these protesters and people that are supporting these demonstrations of no good, need to learn that. But such is life. My Opinion Only. So with that Slice of Life off my mind LOL I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then get to work. I hope my old mower is feeling up to par this morning. LOL Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Fishing Report:

Friday
09/04/20
Major Times
3:00 PM-5:30 PM
Minor Times
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing will be fair. I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light this morning coming in out of the South West. Good Luck!

Morning Report Sept 3/2020

Good Morning! It’s a sunny day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun should stay with us for most the day, but we could see some more rain with a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure later on in the day. Depends on which way it tracks. Temperatures have cooled down sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. Highway 522 is slowing down quite a bit now, other than trucks of all kinds moving up and down the highway. Not sure where they are all going with only one road in and one road out. LOL Yesterday I did manage to get some more work done outside on the cottage to be after the rain stopped. Man it sure rained with winds that slammed my shop door closed so hard it broke my windows. So I had to fix them. You just never know what a day will bring. I start off with one project in mind, and something else comes along. Seems a norm these days. Today I will be working in my woodworking shop on the new bar top and kitchen counter top. I will be happy to see them all made up and looking good. Lot of work. Then it’s up to my wife decorating it with things she ordered here and there. It should be really nice when all said and done. With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of fresh perked coffee, and will then get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Fishing Times:

Thursday
09/03/20
Major Times
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Minor Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing will be pretty good. I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light this morning coming in from the South West. Good Luck!

Morning Report Aug 2/2020

Good Morning! Well we had a lot of rain overnight here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It worked out good for my wife and I as I have been doing a lot of outside work on and around our cottage to be. Yesterday I finished most of it before it rained. You know, for all my life no matter what I did when it came to the weather, it worked with me so to speak. It probably doesn’t mean much to most, but it sure did for me over the years. And before some say, it didn’t have anything to do with mythology, or religion, like praying for rain. LOL I believe that is all nonsense as with a lot of other things certain folks believe in. But to each, their own. Yesterday as I said, we got a lot done. Today I will continue on, but in my old woodworking shop. The first thing on the menu is cleaning up the shop as I can sure mess it up when I get into some serious work LOL. After that I will start working on the bar top and the kitchen counter top. Lots of work there, as I am a bit fussy about certain things LOL. Highway 522 is very quiet this morning. I suspect the nasty weather has something to do with that. Which might be a good thing, as it gives folks time to think about certain issues. Like staying away from groups of people of all sizes, things like that. The good news is, they now know for certain that wearing a mask helps a lot with this virus. It won’t stop it completely, but if you are around someone that has it, with you wearing a mask you won’t reap the full force of the virus. It will be a mild dose that most can overcome easily. It’s what I been saying all along, but some seem to think it violates their rights. I say well their rights violate mine, so forget your rights and do what’s right LOL I am finding there are a lot of idiots out there these days. The good news is this virus brings them out into the open for all to see. Anyways … that is my Slice Of Life for this morning LOL. Take care of yourselves, and others. Oh! And for those that are interested in Full Moons:

The final full moon of summer – known this year as the “Corn” Moon – will rise in the eastern sky Tuesday night.
This year, September’s full moon is not the Harvest Moon, which is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox (which is Sept. 22). This year, you’ll have to wait until Oct. 1 for the Harvest Moon. It’s a pretty sight if the skies are clear.

Fishing Times:

Wednesday
09/02/20
Major Times
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Minor Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing will be at its best once again. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. But in saying that … here in Port Loring the rain will spoil it for some. Winds this morning are strong coming in from the South, South West. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Good Luck!

Morning Report Sept 1/2020

Good Morning! Well it’s the first day of September here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun was shinning but now clouds are overcoming us. We should see some sunshine off and on and later on in the day a few showers. Highway 522 is a touch busy with some new folks moving into our area. Yesterday my wife and I had a busy day working on our cottage to be, and will probably continue on the same today. I say probably … as you never know what a day brings your way. My theory is … you can plan the day, but you shouldn’t plan the results. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 15.5 C | 59.9 F. Yesterday we had all our windows opened up in our home letting things air out, and renew itself for winter. It’s good to do that when the weather permits. Fresh Air flow is very important with this virus that is going around. Actually it is good for all kinds of diseases. The more air flow the better things are health wise. That is why I disagree with the Powers That Be that say that a house should be airtight. Getting fresh air is better for you than saving money. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife on the front porch. Then will get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Fishing Times:

Tuesday
09/01/20
Major Times
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Minor Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing will be at its best. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. There should be no reason why you don’t have fish for supper tonight. As long as you go fishing, that is. LOL Winds are light coming in from the South West. The hours I gave you today are as I see them, but in reality on days like this, the fish will be biting at any time. Good Luck! Oh! And don’t forget your rain coat.

Morning Report Aug 31/2020

Good Morning! Man … here it is the last day of August. How time flies by these days. Looking out my living room window it looks like our day here in Port Loring, Ontario is shaping up to be quite nice. The sun is shinning with just a few clouds in the sky. Temperatures at the time of this post was sitting at 51F/14C. I have to admit it is nice for sleeping. Today we will open all our windows and let in some fresh northern air. My wife is working on doing up tomatoes as we have a good crop this year. They will be tasty come winter. I do have a few for sale and put them out on our trailer out by the road now and then, along with some cucumbers and zucchini. Highway 522 is slowing down a wee bit, but there are still a lot of folks in our area from other towns and cities. Once it cools down a bit more things will slow down even more. Yesterday I worked in my old woodworking shop on things for our cottage to be, and will continue on doing the same today. Everything is slowly coming together now. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe!!

Fishing Times:

Monday
08/31/20
Major Times
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Minor Times
6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be the greatest once again. I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Things should improve as the week progresses. Good Luck!

Morning Report Aug 30/2020

Good Morning Folks! It is looking like a nice day for a change here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning down upon us, and it should remain with us for most the day. With a few clouds here and there. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. Actually the rest of the week is looking not too bad. Sure is nice to be able to sit outside, taking in what nature has to offer, without the bugs and things annoying you. It is also nice that a person can open all their windows and clean the air in the house. Which is what is needed these days, especially in the cities. You know, folks are going to have to realize that no one is 100 % invincible when it comes to this virus.
“We’re going to have to learn to live with It. And some will have to change careers. We also can’t keep handing out money, especially to those that are …. well, I won’t go there, but most know who they are. The good news is if we keep distancing ourselves from others, wear a mask when going near folks, stop singing in groups …. as this spreads the virus immensely, staying out of groups like churches and others, where there is a lot of people, it will help a lot in spreading this virus. The good news is, if we wash our hands more often and do what’s right, you’ll not only protect yourself from this virus in part, but you will also stop hundreds of other diseases, including most all colds and the flu. It’s just using common sense my friends. It seems though a lot are lacking it these days. Anyways that is my morning rant or as I call it in my Podcasts. Today’s Slice of Life. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee on the front porch for a change now the rain has stopped with my lovely wife and then get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right with what is going on in this world today.

Fishing Times:

Saturday
08/30/20
Major Times
8:00 AM-12:30 PM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Minor Times

1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing still won’t be the greatest but I will give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. If for nothing else that the weather is better and the sun is shinning. Winds are light this morning once again coming in from the North, North West. Take care and good Luck!!

Morning Report Aug 29/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It will continue to rain off and on for most of the day. At the time of this post we are having some heavy rain. Highway 522 is slowing down these days, but there is quite a few still here renting and staying with friends. The LCBO is the busiest store in town. LOL I guess folks have a lot of free time on their hands these days. Yesterday my lovely wife and I got the mowing all done up. We then cleaned out the weeds from around the tomatoes, so she can get at them easier to preserve them for winter. We do have a lot this year. And being so tasty they will sure be nice come the middle of winter. After that, my wife went up on the roof and painted the chimney and cleaned it for winter. She is an amazing woman let me tell you. I would do it if I could, but I am not good with heights. After that we took it easy for the rest of the day. Today I will be working in the shop on the new bar for our cottage to be. It’s pretty well all done, other than painting. Then I will get onto the kitchen counter with two doors and a sink. That should keep me out of trouble for a couple of days or so. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with that woman of mine. No front porch sittin’ this morning with the rain. With that take care, stay safe and do what’s right with this virus that is lurking in the background. It is patient.

Fishing Times:

Saturday
08/29/20
Major Times
9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Minor Times

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be the greatest, and with this rain I would think it is best to stay home anyways. The wind is light coming in from the North, North East with temperatures sitting at 13.9 C | 57.02 F. If you do go out I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

This week’s Podcast: My Favourite Food

Episode 38: Hi Folks. Today I have another great story lined up for you. It’s one that I am sure you will enjoy. I would also like to take a moment and thank everyone for all your E-Mails and Comments. It means a lot. Have a great day my friends, and if it isn’t too great at the moment … make it so.

Morning Report Aug 28/2020

Good Morning! Another cloudy day is upon us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It will remain cloudy for most of the day, with the possibility of a shower later on this afternoon and into tonight. We could see a bit of sunshine off and on, which would make it nice. It is nice weather for doing outside work though. Highway 522 is slowing down quite a bit these days, with folks leaving our area for another year. Which might be a good thing. Yesterday I worked in my old woodworking shop building a new bar for our cottage to be. It’s not a large one, but large enough for two or three people to sit up to and have a drink. Be it coffee or ?? LOL Today is mowing day for my lovely wife and I, and then this afternoon we will see what develops. Some weeks I am good to go work wise after mowing … other weeks … nope, my body says enough LOL. Our vegetable garden is growing leaps and bounds at the moment. We are eating tomatoes every day, and are they tasty this year. I would say the best we ever grew here in Port Loring. We did grow some nice tomatoes years ago on our farm too though. We miss them days. But that’s as far as it goes. LOL Would I go back to farming like we did years ago? Not at this time in life … nope. Truth be told we have enough on the go now. For those that say they haven’t got anything to do after retiring … I say, they aren’t looking very hard. LOL Our days are so full there isn’t enough hours in the day to get everything done we want to do. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then we will get to work. I keep on telling you my wife is lovely …. because she is. LOL. Take care, stay safe, and do what’s right with this virus. More so these days.

Fishing Times:

Thursday
08/27/20
Major Times
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Minor Times
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be the greatest. I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. But hey! You never know. Got the right bait, in the right place at the right time … and you will have fish for supper. Winds this morning are light coming in from the North. Actually this year the winds have been light for quite a few days. Usually it’s not that way. Temperatures are sitting at 14 C | 57.2 F. With that bit of info under your hat. Good Luck!

Morning Report Aug 27/2020

Good Morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It will continue off and on for the next couple of days. But if we are lucky we might see a wee bit of sunshine. Temperatures are better this morning than yesterday sitting at 16.2 C | 61.16 F. It will warm up a touch as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is slowing down a bit now. With the kids going back to school folks are leaving cottage country for another year. It will be interesting to see what develops a month after they get back to school. I don’t suspect anything good. But you never know, time will tell. Today I will continue on working in our cottage to be. I painted the floor twice and I guess will have to do it again to tone it down a touch. At least that is what the wife is saying. Hmm …. always something LOL. Oh well, not a big deal just a few hours work. Once that is done I will then get back to work building the new bar and kitchen counter. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. The virus is as strong as it ever was.

Fishing Times:

Thursday
08/27/20
Major Times
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Minor Times
4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying once again that fishing won’t be that great. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. With this rain it might be best to just stay home. Winds are light coming in from the South, South West. Good Luck!

Morning Report Aug 26/2020

Good Morning! It’s looking like it might be a great day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun will shine off and on throughout the day. But there are warnings up for a severe thunderstorm later on in the day, through tonight and into tomorrow. So …. it looks like some rain is heading our way. Temperatures have dropped quite a bit sitting at 7.9 C | 46.22 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. It is nice for sleeping though as I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning. Sign of what’s to come. It won’t be long and my wife and I will have to bring in our firewood for winter, as we heat with oil … and wood when it gets real cold. Nice to have the ability to do that. Highway 522 is busy but slowing down some as we near September. The grass is still growing leaps and bounds which has been keeping us busy all summer. We don’t really mind as it does give us lots of exercise and the sunshine we are in need of these days. Yesterday I worked in our cottage to be … touching up a few things and putting the first coat of paint on the floor. Today I will put on the second coat and then get back to building our new bar and counter top for the kitchen side of the cottage. So far things are turning out really nice. With that I am off for a bite to eat and then will get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right with this virus.

Fishing Times:

Wednesday
08/26/20
Major Times
7:00 AM-10:00 AM
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Minor Times

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing won’t be good. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light coming out of the North, North East. Things should get better nearing the weekend. Don’t forget your rain coat if out on the water today. I am thinking you will be needing it, later on. Good Luck!

Morning Report Aug 25/2020

Good Morning! It’s looking like a really nice day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning without a cloud in the sky. But it’s early and no one really knows what the weather is going to do. Some say they do, but I don’t believe that to be true … in part. LOL Yesterday I had a few pressing things to do, so I didn’t get on my computer. All good things though! I also got a lot done on a new bar I am making for our new cottage to be. Should be quite nice when all said and done. It was warm though working in the shop, and I was ready for a shower and a cool drink at the end of the day. Today I will be doing the same. My lovely wife is doing up things for winter that we grew in our veggie gardens. So we will be eating good this winter. Some would be …. Homemade Sweet Pickles, Zucchini Relish, and Red Pepper Jam. I sure enjoy all of them. Today she is going to make Huckleberry Jam that a very good friend of ours dropped off and Cucumber relish if she has time. So she is busy for sure. Lot of work, but it’s worth it to be eating healthy. Highway 522 is still busy but slowing down a touch. Properties are still selling fast in our area. So we will be having lots of new faces in our small town in the coming days. Is it a good thing? Who am I to say, time will tell. Temperatures have cooled down some and at the time of this post it was sitting at 14.8 C | 58.64 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. Not too much though. Good weather for working outside. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife on the front porch. No breakfast this morning. We miss every other day eating breakfast. Our bodies seem to like it better that way. Also, good for the waste line. Not that I mind … but my wife seems to notice these things LOL. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right with this virus that is going around.

Fishing Times:

Tuesday
08/25/20
Major Times
6:00 AM-8:30 AM
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Minor Times
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Today my old weather stick is saying that fishing isn’t going to be the greatest. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. But you never know. As I always say … if you’re in the right place at the right time, fish will be on the table for supper. Winds are light this morning coming in from the North. Good Luck!

What’s Happening here in Canada.

Here is a list of the planes that landed in Canada in August, that had people that were infected. I am not sure what their thinking is with letting folks into our country so soon. And on top of all that Ontario records more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for fourth day in a row and the kids aren’t back to school yet.

Air Transat flight TS831 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 1
United Airlines flight UA375 from San Francisco to Vancouver on Aug. 1
Air Transat flight TS893 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air France flight AF034 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air Canada flight AC1297 from Punta Cana to Montreal on Aug. 1
Air Canada flight AC1241 from Cancun to Montreal on Aug. 1
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore to Toronto on Aug. 2
Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi to Toronto on Aug. 2
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 2
Egypt Air flight MS995 from Cairo to Toronto on Aug. 2
Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 2
American Airlines flight AA1354 from Dallas to Calgary on Aug. 2
United Airlines flight UA3488 from Newark to Toronto on Aug. 3
Qatar Airlines flight QR763 from Doha to Montreal on Aug. 3
Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 3
Air France flight AF348 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 3
Air Canada flight AC849 from London to Toronto on Aug. 4
Tap Air Portugal flight TP253 from Lisbon to Montreal on Aug 4.
Delta Airlines flight DL7203 from Atlanta to Calgary on Aug 4.
American Airlines flight AA4719 from Philadelphia to Montreal on Aug. 4
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 4
Air Canada flight AC879 from Switzerland to Toronto on Aug 4.
Air Canada flight AC870 from Montreal to Paris on Aug 4.
AeroMexico flight AM680 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug 4.
Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver flight LH492 on Aug. 5
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL671 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 5
Air Canada flight AC8021 from New Jersey to Toronto on Aug. 5
Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 5
Air India flight AI187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 6
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 6
AeroMexico flight AM68 from Mexico City to Montreal on Aug. 6
LOT Polish Airlines flight LO45 Warsaw to Toronto on Aug. 7
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL691 from Amsterdam to Toronto on Aug. 7
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET552 from Addis Ababa to Toronto on Aug. 7
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 7
AeroMexico flight AM696 from Mexico City to Vancouver on Aug. 7
Air India flight IA187 from Delhi to Toronto on Aug. 8
Air Canada flight AC873 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 8
Air Canada flight AC1295 from Aruba to Toronto on Aug 8.
Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 9
Lufthansa flight LH492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver on Aug. 9
Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 9
Air Canada flight AC1255 from Kingston to Toronto on Aug. 10
Air Canada flight AC905 from Athens to Montreal on Aug. 10
United Airlines flight AC4552 from Chicago to Toronto on Aug. 11
Air Canada flight AC871 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 11
British Airways flight BA99 from London to Toronto on Aug. 13
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 13
Westjet flight WS3923 from Georgetown to Toronto on Aug. 14
Hifly flight HF352 from Guatemala to Montreal on Aug. 14
Air India flight AI1143 from Delhi to Vancouver on Aug. 14
Air Canada flight AC1231 from Cancun to Toronto on Aug 14
Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City to Toronto on Aug. 14
Air Canada flight AC7491 from New York to Toronto on Aug. 14
Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 15
Air Canada flight AC1291 from Punta Cana to Toronto on Aug. 15
Air Canada flight AC879 from Zurich to Toronto on Aug. 15
Turkish Airlines from TK17 from Istanbul to Toronto on Aug. 16
Royal Air Maroc flight AT2208 from Casablanca to Montreal on Aug. 16
Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug 16
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight AF8464 from Amsterdam to Montreal on Aug. 16
Lufthansa flight LH470 from Frankfurt to Toronto on Aug. 17
Air Transat flight TS765 from Porto to Toronto on Aug. 17
Air France flight AF342 from Paris to Montreal on Aug. 18