All posts by George Walters

Morning Slice of life Oct 27/2020

Good Morning! So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are making out okay other than the normal aches and pains caused by the weather and maybe being a touch older. But we are still moving around complaining so things aren’t all that bad. It is a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning with temperatures sitting at -3.1 C | 26.42 F. It’s the coldest morning so far. It will warm up a wee bit as the day progresses but not much. Highway 522 is busy this morning with cars, pick-ups and trucks along with busses taking the kids to school. So in seeing that it seems a lot of folks got out of bed early this morning. For myself and my wife when we wake up we get up. It hasn’t always been that way but where we are at in life now we do what our body lets us do. If anyone says. “It must be nice to sleep in now and then.” We say, “yep it sure is. We earned it too.” LOL. Yesterday we took it easy once again. Both our backs aren’t the greatest so taking it easy for a few days is high up on the lists of things to do. They are getting better slowly. All that outside work getting things ready for winter took a toll on us this year. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then we will see what takes place for the remainder of the day. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right with this virus. It’s not getting any better. But in saying that the vaccines they are working on are getting closer to being had. Have a great day. It all boils down to how you make it. GW

Not a dry eye in the house

Here is a gal that can sure sing up a storm. I have to admit … I can’t understand a word she says but still … I had to listen to the end, as I am thinking you will. GW

Just for you

I am pretty sure my Cousin John will like this one as I do. LOL The ending might be a bit hard for some to understand. That is if you’re a tea toddler. Anyway’s giver a listen!

Great Video

More folks should be thinking about what this video is saying. Especially today with this virus going around. Buy Canadian Folks when ever it’s possible. My wife and I have been promoting this for all our lives. Some listen but most don’t. But that’s not saying we can’t change, which will be much healthier for us all and along with that, it will give our farmers a reason for getting up in the morning. Give it some thought. All we have to lose is our country if we don’t, which is happening at a very fast rate. GW

What one says

Here is another that got my attention. I wonder how many folks out there has gotten themselves into this predicament from time to time through life. Read On.

Little Johnny watched his daddy’s car pass by the school playground and go into the woods. Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane in a passionate embrace.
Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and started to tell his mother. ‘Mummy, I was at the playground and I saw Daddy’s car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane a big kiss, and then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane…’ At this point Mummy cut him off and said, ‘Johnny, this is such an interesting story, let’s save the rest of it for supper time. I want to see the look on Daddy’s face when you tell it tonight.’
At the dinner table that evening, Mummy asked little Johnny to tell his story.
Johnny started his story, ‘I was at the playground and I saw Daddy’s car go into the woods with Aunt Jane. I went back to look and he was giving Aunt Jane> a big kiss, then he helped her take off her shirt. Then Aunt Jane helped Daddy take his pants off, then Aunt Jane and Daddy started doing the same thing that Mummy and Uncle Bill used to do when Daddy was away on the oil rigs.’
Mummy fainted!
Sometimes you need to just shut the … up and listen to the whole story before you interrupt!

Makes Sense to me

Now don’t you all get to thinking I am getting religious LOL as I surely am not. That’s the least thing I would do. LOL But every once in a while something comes along that gets my attention. Read On!

HYMN No.365

A minister was completing a temperance sermon.
With great emphasis he said,
‘If I had all the beer in The world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.’

With even greater emphasis he said,
‘And if I had All the wine in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.’
And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he Said,
‘And if I had all the whisky in the world,
I’d take it and pour it into the river.’
Sermon complete, he sat down.
The hymn-leader stood very cautiously and announced
With a smile, nearly laughing,

‘For our closing hymn, let us sing
Hymn No.365,

‘Shall We Gather at the River.’
See you at the river.

Morning Slice of life for Oct 26/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0 C | 32 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. And it will remain cloudy for most of the day with the possibility of some light flurries. Actually we did have some through the night, but nothing that is staying on the ground. Highway 522 is bare and dry with a few cars and trucks moving from East to West. Where are they going? Your guess is as good as mine. LOL. Hunting season for deer is closing in on us being the first two weeks of November, so I suspect we will have a few more coming into our area in a week or so. Yesterday I took it a bit easy as my old back is acting up, and I will probably be doing the same today. Seems it happens every year about this time. Crazy weather causes all kinds of things to take place. On another note we are burning some oil these days to keep our home warm. It’s not cold enough to burn wood yet, but I suspect it won’t be long before we light it up. The oil is nice as you just set the temperature to what you want and that’s all that is needed. Where wood you have to keep an eye on it and feed it constantly. Not that I mine though as it gives me something to do and keeps me fit going up and down the stairs into the basement. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, do some chatting, and then we will see what takes place. You never know what can happen throughout a day. Stay safe and do what’s right as I see now we are over the 1000 a day being infected here in Ontario. Sad to see as we could cut that in half if folks would just wear a mask and stop going to places like restaurants, churches, visiting and places like that. I am beginning to lose my faith in some human’s. At any rate not much we can do other than set a … good example and look after ourselves and family. GW

Virus News

Ontario reported 978 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the most on a single day since the outbreak began in late January. Today’s count October 24/2020 surpasses the previous high of 939, which was reported on Oct. 9. The thing is folks … half or more could have been prevented if everyone wore a damn mask. It’s not the cure, but it sure helps a lot and the other thing is. If you do wear a mask and you do get it, it will be a lot easier on you. Also, should be noticed is that with this amount of people getting infected the hospitals are starting to fill up in certain areas. And a lot of people in the hospitals are now becoming infected. Food for thought.

Morning Slice of life Oct 24/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -0.1 C | 31.82 F. Along with the cooler temperatures we are having our first bit of snow. Just light flurries, but still … it is a sign of what’s to come in the near future. Highway 522 is busy this morning with locals and a few hunters heading over for breakfast. For myself and my wife, we stay out of places like that, at least for now with this virus going around. Which is getting a lot worse. And besides that … there is enough gossip that goes around small towns, without me adding to it. LOL On another note, my vegetable garden is finished now for another year. I did have 4 nice tomatoes left hanging on one vine that wanted to grow. They started showing colour a couple of days ago, so I picked them and got them sitting in the window to ripen. As I said before, I am sure going to miss them toasted tomato sandwiches. Yesterday I moved some things around in the basement for a new freezer we bought. We do have one, but we thought a second small one would be great for meals that my wife is going to make. That way come meal time, she just takes one out and warms it up. Great idea I thought, as that way she has more time to do her painting this winter. If there is a will there is a way they say. She also says it is a way of making use of all the left overs. Freezers are getting hard to find these days with the virus in our midst, but they are out there if you search hard enough. I found ours at Best Buy. They even delivered it right to our door, free of charge. Especially with us living out in the sticks so far. Can’t beat that. Lately we have been buying a lot online. Reason being it saves us going into stores or driving. I kind of like it, as most things are delivered for free these days. But as I always say … TO EACH THEIR OWN. LOL Today I will be working here in the house, as my lovely wife has some things on the go she needs help with. After that, we will take things easy a bit and give our boys a call and see how they are making out. We do that every other day or so. With that, I am off for some oatmeal or Porridge as I like to call it and a cup of fresh ground perked coffee with my lovely wife. I am not sure if you know this? … But Porridge is one of the best foods you can eat for your heart, along with lowering and keeping your blood pressure stable. Eat a bowl of that every day and no medicine is needed. At least for most folks. Take care, stay safe and as I always say … do what’s right when it comes to this virus. Just because some don’t give a DAM! Doesn’t mean you need to follow in their footsteps! GW

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Episode 44: What Tractor

Episode 44: Hi folks! I hope you are all well. This podcast took place years ago living at home with my old Dad. Great story that I am sure you will all enjoy. True story, it’s called. What Tractor. Enjoy and stay safe.

Morning Slice of life Oct 22/2020

Good Morning! So. How’s everyone doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are fine so far, staying home when ever possible and doing things around the house here. Truth be told … we are doing as we have always done for most parts, other than travelling or visiting folks and family. But … we stay in touch on the phone or on the computer. I suppose there is something to be said about these high tech gadgets we have today. LOL But in saying that, I am all for things that makes life easier and more interesting. Highway 522 is busy these days with campers and locals moving around. Getting to the point I don’t know to many folks anymore, with them moving here from other towns and cities. Temperatures waking up were somewhat cool sitting at 4.2 C | 39.56 F. Things will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. We did see some sunshine this morning but at the moment it is cloudy. There are warnings up for our area saying: Rain, at times heavy, expected this evening into Friday. Rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm are expected. Or around 2 inches or so, if you’re using the old scale, which I do. Seems to me that the metric system makes everything sound so bad when it comes to weather. LOL So knowing that, I guess I will finish up some of my outside work this morning. Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop once again on a few projects I have on the go, and if I get time later on this afternoon will carry on. I enjoy it out there when it’s cold outside. My small wood stove keeps me warm, and being around my tools and equipment always seems to put a smile on my face. We have had frost for the last few nights, but in spite of that I still have around six tomatoes ready to pick which I will do today. I am sure going to miss them, as them store boughten ones have no taste whats so ever. We don’t buy them. But the good part is, my wife did a bunch up this year making them into Chili Sauce and things. So we will be getting into them in the coming days. With that, I am off for some pancakes this morning for a change that my lovely wife is whipping up from scratch. They sure are tasty, let me tell you. After they are put down the old hatch, we will then enjoy our morning cup of fresh perked coffee, and then get into our morning chat. It seems we are never at a loss for something to discuss. I would say that is a sign of a great marriage. LOL Take care, stay safe in these trying times … and do what’s right. GW

Good or bad?

COVID-19: High-dose flu vaccine intended first for some of us seniors!

Well the way I look at things, is that we seniors will be the Ginny pigs. Myself I kind of think it should be tested on the healthy first, just in case there are issues down the road a ways. But in saying that … I suppose they think they are doing the right thing. I kind of think, a mask is a better option and doing what is right should be priority for a while, once it does come out. Again my opinion only.

Morning Slice of life Oct 20/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We did have some light rain overnight, but I am thinking later on we will see some sunshine. Which will brighten up a weary day. To me, it doesn’t matter what kind of day is upon us if the sun is shinning, I can handle what comes along. Highway 522 is still quiet but in town our small stores are busy. I suspect it is because of all the new folks that have moved into our area fixing and building things. As a matter of fact … I went to Home Hardware yesterday to pick up a few things and say hi to my friend Steve who works there, great fellow and knows everything there is to know about a lot of things. It’s handy as I can walk there as it is right across the street from where we live. While there I noticed lots of people browsing around that I didn’t know or seen before. LOL. Sign of what’s to come I suppose. Some folks like new folks moving in … some don’t. To each, their own I say. To me … it doesn’t matter one way or another at this stage in my life. But I will say this. The price of properties in our area have almost doubled in price since this virus struck and every piece of property that comes on the market for sale, is sold very quickly. That is if the price is reasonable. That is nice to know, but the thing is, if you do sell … where do you go? For myself, I sure wouldn’t move to the cities that’s for sure knowing what we do today. But here again … it’s up to the individual. On another note. Yesterday I did do a full days work in my old woodworking shop on some cabinets. Later on I clipped off the stocks from my garlic I have hanging in the shed. I put them there when I dig them, so they can dry nicely throughout the summer months. Now I will put them upstairs where it is cool, and we should be eating fresh garlic all winter long. We didn’t have as much this summer for some reason. Not sure why that was, and the cloves are small. Hmm … have to give that some thought. Everything else I planted was great. So I guess I shouldn’t complain. Today I will do some more work in the woodworking shop once again. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Oh! And for those living where it is cool. Just in case you didn’t remember! … Today is the day you bring out your Long Handles to wear. I got mine on and they sure feel good. Actually, my lovely wife ordered a new pair for herself today. So you see … they aren’t just for men, pretty ladies like them too LOL. Although … hers does look a touch sexier than mine. Stay safe and do what’s right.

Halloween This Year

COVID-19: Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is officially recommending against trick-or-treating this year. I have to say I agree with them. Best to pick up a few things and make a night of it at home, where it is safe.

This Morning’s Slice of life Oct 19/2020

Good Morning! Cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It did go down quite cool last night, and we had ice in the bird bath. So it looks like winter is edging closer. Still no snow yet though. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 1.9 C | 35.42 F. It will warm up a few degrees as the day progresses. Yesterday our power was off all morning. I decided to hook up my generator we have, which took care of things till it came back on. The good part is that the generator got a good work out, which is needed now and then. Today I have some outside work to do which will keep me busy for most the day. After that I will take it a bit easy as my old back has been talking back to me these days. They say now, the scientists … that weather affecting ones back and joints is a myth. LOL Well let me tell ya. What they are saying is a myth … as my back says different. It happens every fall and lasts for a couple of months till things gets back to a partial normal. LOL Once summer arrives with the warm weather I start to feel a lot better body wise. On another note Highway 522 is slowing down, as most of the hunters are already here and set up in the bush somewhere. Here again … I will leave that kind of thing to the young. I can’t see myself sitting out in the bush at my age, where it is cold and wet for any length of time anymore. LOL With that I am off for a boiled egg with some bacon this morning, that my lovely wife is making for me. She is one great cook. Along with good lookin’! LOL. Take care and stay safe. Things are getting a lot worse out there, with this virus. GW

Morning slice of life Oct 16/2020

Good Morning! Well …. to start things off it is a bit cool this morning with temperatures sitting at -1C/30F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. But it will feel cool. Great day for doing some outside work that takes some energy. LOL Highway 522 is still quite busy caused by hunting season. Today I will work away on cleaning up some leaves. I like to mulch them and lay them on top of my vegetable garden and come spring work them in. Makes for some great compost and doesn’t cost me a cent. LOL We also have to clean the eve troughs out and if I have enough left in me I will take a tree down that fell with the wind we had the night before last. It is kind of hung up on another so, that should be interesting. After that I am thinking a rest will be in order for the remainder of the day. With that take care, and I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and bowl of cereal, oatmeal.

This week’s Podcast: The Cottage

Episode 43: Hi Folks! I hope you all are well and making out okay with this virus that is going around. It isn’t getting any better that’s for sure. Today … I have another great Podcast lined up for you, relating to what took place many years ago. It’s called: THE COTTAGE. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Morning Slice of life Oct 15/2020

Good Morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It has warmed up a wee bit, with temperatures sitting this morning at 57F/14C. It will remain there for most the day. We should see some sunshine a bit later on and into tomorrow, but then back into rain. The long range for the whole of winter, with what I see within Nature we will be having not so cold temperatures, and if the pattern holds we will see a lot of snow. So …. it might pay to get the snowblower or ? Ready to go! I think mine is okay, other than waking it up after it’s summer’s rest? Lazy old thing. But it does fulfill its duty when the time comes. LOL Highway 522 is fairly busy these days with campers, trucks and things moving into the area for this year’s hunt. A lot of new folks are also moving into the area, as I see lots of U Hauls going up and down the highway. But then again, every home within a decent price range that comes up for sale has been sold within weeks. Reason being a lot of folks now realize, that the cities aren’t the place to be. Hmm, I have been saying that for years. On another note my wife and I went to town yesterday and picked up our groceries we apply for online. Then we go in and when we are at the store we call them, and they bring it out to us. We have a couple we go to. Can’t beat that, and we aren’t subjected to the virus if it is around the immediate area. We feel better doing it this way. There are two new cases now in North Bay, with them saying they got it from the community while out shopping. So that tells me there is more out there. It will get a lot worse, before it gets better. But … we did have a good time while there as it feels good to get out and about and breathe some new air. Not good to stay cooped up at home all the time. There will be enough time we have to do that in the coming weeks, once the snow and cold makes it’s way into the area. I am not looking forward to it for most parts. If it stays mild it won’t be so bad, other than pushing snow. LOL While in town we saw our youngest boy Karl in the parking lot of his apartment, from a distance for a bit, then had our lunch my wife packed for us in a nice spot where we could watch people. They call it being … nosy! LOL We then poured ourselves a nice coffee from the thermos we brought with us, and headed on home taking in what is left of the leaves. I have to say they still are quite nice and made our trip just that much nicer. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a toasted pea meal bacon sandwich. I enjoy that from time to time. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right for you. It is getting worse out there. Oh! It might pay to stock up a wee bit with some canned goods, not that I think there will be a shortage, but if we get the snow I am thinking this winter it will be nice to have extra in the house to feed off of. Have a great day. It’s all how you make it. GW