All posts by George Walters

Morning report July 15/2020

Good Morning! We are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. It looks like the clouds will remain with us for most the day. Temperatures were sitting at 20.6 C | 69.08 F. It will warm up a bit as the day progress’s. We could see some showers later on in the day and into tonight. Highway 522 is quite busy these days. But it is summer. On another note the vegetable gardens are growing leaps and bounds these days. Which is a good thing, as it saves a lot of money in not having to buy our produce at the grocery stores. And along with that … it is nice and fresh. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then let the day do as so wishes. Have a great day and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times:

Wednesday
07/15/20
Minor Times
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Major Times
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Fishing today should improve later on in the day. I give it a 3 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are coming in from the South.

With that … good luck and stay safe!

morning Report July 13/2020

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 15.7 C | 60.26 F. With the winds coming from the NNW. We could see a wee bit of sunshine later on along with a shower or two. Things will start to warm up once again as the week progresses. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks coming into our area, and yes a lot are moving around without wearing a mask or distancing themselves from others. Right now I would recommend that a mask should be worn at all times when out and about. Reason being, that this virus could have mutated to a more contagious form. It’s not proven yet, but it’s not looking good. With the opening up of things I wouldn’t hesitate to say that in a few weeks we will be seeing more people becoming infected. I hope I am wrong. At any rate, I feel we need to be more vigilant in protecting ourselves and others in the coming days, which won’t stop the virus, but it will slow things down. Every day we are finding more ways of treating it, and given enough time, we should be in position at the very least be able to help those that gets sick. We just need to do what is necessary to hold it back for a bit longer. Hard to do when some folks aren’t listening. But a lot are which is fantastic. With that, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then will see what the day has in store. You never know, as life is a mystery.

Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Fishing Times:

Monday
07/13/20
Major Times
7:00 AM-10:00 AM
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Minor Times
2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Fishing today won’t be very good today. The heat we had slowed things down and the rain didn’t help things. But it will pick up later on in the week. ‘Maybe‘. I am keeping an eye on my old weather stick, it tells all. I give it a 1 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. But as I always say, if your in the right place at the right time, you will be eating fish for supper.

Take care, keep your distance, have fun and good luck! GW

Morning Report July 12/2020

Good Morning from Port Loring ….. Ontario, Canada.

To start things off this morning we all woke up to clouds. But they will start to clear out of our area in awhile and we should see some sunshine later on today. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 17.9 C | 64.22 F. Temperatures and weather should be pretty good for the next few weeks now with the odd real warm day, but nothing like we have had it. Highway 522 is slow this morning but it is Sunday. On another note my gardens and things did get a much needed drink over the past two days which will help a lot. My tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini and cucumbers are all out in blossom, with a few small ones starting to take shape. Won’t be long and we will be enjoying them with our meals. It sure is nice having a garden. Today I will work away on a Podcast I have in the works, and enjoy the day as it is given. If the sun comes out I will take in some front porch sitting with my lovely wife. With that, I am off for my morning cup of coffee. Have a great day! GW

Fishing Times

Sunday
07/12/20

Major Times
6:00 AM-9:00 AM
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Minor Times
1:00PM-2:30PM

Not the best day for fishing I give it a 1 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few.

Good Luck & Stay Safe!

morning report July 11/2020

Good Morning! Finally we are having a reprieve from this heat here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada.. Waking up it is still quite humid with some showers. It will continue what it is doing now for most the day. We could even see a thunderstorm here and there as the day progresses. Tomorrow we will get back to some sunshine. Highway 522 is slow this morning, but it will pick up as the day progresses. On another note yesterday in-spite of the heat, I did manage to get my grass cut around the house. Took a bit of doing but it’s done for another week. After that I kind of took it easy. My fishing buddy Barry dropped by for a visit, and we had a cool drink while sitting in the shade. From a distance. LOL So all and all a pretty good day. Today being that it is raining, I will work away here on another podcast for next Friday. With that take care, and stay safe. GW

What Makes a Home

Episode 31: This story reflects my feelings and others, on What Makes a Home. Great story, which I am sure you will enjoy.

Morning report July 9/2020

Good Morning! It looks like another warm one today here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning once again without a cloud in the sky. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 20.9 C | 69.62 F. But it’s early. Things will get hot in a couple hours. The weekend should be much cooler which will make things nice for folks to do some outside work for a change. Looking forward to that. Highway 522 is a wee bit busy but slowing down a bit. I think some people understand that moving around isn’t the best thing to do at this time. Which is a good thing. Just because the government is slowly opening things up, doesn’t mean the virus is gone. It’s still there as strong as ever, maybe even stronger. But in saying that, it does amaze me that so many believe that things can go back to the way it was. Those are the ones I am naming the invisible ones LOL. Or so they think. Today I will do a bit of watering in my vegetable garden, as a few plants are drooping a wee bit. But in-spite of all the heat the plants are looking really good. My tomatoes are loaded this year, with blossoms, so I am thinking we should have a fantastic crop. I also notice our cucumbers out in blossom too and the zucchini is almost ready to blossom. So ya … no complaint in the vegetable end of things. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee on the front porch with my lovely wife, and then will see what develops. One never knows. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

morning Report July 8/2020

So how you all doing today? Good I hope. By the looks of things it is going to be another scorcher temperature wise, here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. And it will get even hotter tomorrow. So I would think it would be a good thing to find a cool spot for the next few days and relax. It doesn’t take much work to sap your energy with these temperatures. Waking up this morning temperatures were on the rise already sitting at 22 C | 71.6 F at the time of this post. The good part of this heat is that the grass has sure slowed down, which makes mowing day a lot better. Not that I mind mowing really, as it is nice to be outside getting fresh air and some exercise. Crazy year for sure. First the virus and then no end to the cold damp weather, then black-flies along with mosquitoes, and now this heat. We might live in the north, were everyone likes to visit, but it’s a challenge living here this year. But as I say, we are in the north and where anything and everything can happen. Highway 522 is still busy these days. We have been busy or should say my wife has been busy. We don’t have our store open this year because of the virus, but we are taking custom sign painting, or other painting orders … from a distance. Actually … this is the busiest year my wife has had. Locals along with out of town-ers are wanting her to do some paintings. Which helps us out a lot. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee once again with my lovely wife, and will then see what the day has in store. I defiantly will have to do some watering that’s for sure. Take care, stay safe, and do what’s right. GW

Morning Report July 7/2020

Good Morning! Today will be much the same as yesterday, but hotter. Hot muggy weather will be upon us for the next two weeks. I have noticed though that if your in the shade it isn’t all that bad. Actually it is quite nice. So knowing that our lawn chairs are set out in the shade. LOL. Highway 522 is very busy these days with folks moving through our area. Lot of folks from Toronto are in our area, so distancing yourselves from others is now more important than ever. Also wearing a mask would be a great asset. “Going to ‘church’, congregating in groups, going into stores when it isn’t necessary, isn’t a good thing. Doing this you are putting yourself in jeopardy along with others!!” Today I will pull some weeds in my vegetable garden until it gets hot. Then I have some work to do in the woodworking shop and after lunch I will get back to working on my Podcast for Friday. So … lots to do. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee on the front porch with my lovely wife, and then will see what develops. I make plans but sometimes the results doesn’t go as planned. LOL Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning Report July 6/2020

Good Morning! The good news is we did have a wee bit of rain yesterday which helped the plants a lot. Not enough but some is better than nothing. This morning waking up temperatures were sitting at 17.8 C | 64.04 F. Today will once again be a hot one with temperatures rising to the uncomfortable zone. It will get even hotter nearing the weekend. Crazy weather for sure. I suspect we will see a lot of changes in the near future with the way the poles are shifting and things like that. I got a notion that this virus isn’t the only thing that we humans have to deal with. But I suspect we will get through it somehow. Maybe. Highway 522 is quiet this morning but it will pick up. It was really busy yesterday as there was an accident on Highway 69 and traffic was detoured through out town for a few hours. On another note the black flies and mosquitoes have eased off with this heat, which is nice. But now it is to hot to do any physical work outside for any length of time. The vegetable gardens are growing leaps and bounds and I noticed that our tomato plants are now out in blossom, which means we will be having fresh tomato sandwiches in a month or so. I have to admit I sure enjoy home grown tomatoes. Our lettuce is slowly dying off so in a couple weeks when it cools down some, I will plant some more. But we can’t complain as we have had some good eating so far. We still do have lots of romaine lettuce it seems to be able to tolerate the heat more than the leaf lettuce. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and then maybe enjoy some front porch sitting before it gets to warm. Then I will work on another Podcast for Friday. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning Report July 5/2020

Good Morning! Hope you are all well. Today in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada will be warm once again. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 19.6 C | 67.28 F. The weather sure has changed since this virus has entered into the picture. Some things for the better and some not so good. Highway 522 is slow this morning, but that is because it is Sunday and the day is still young. Things will pick up as the day progresses I am sure. The thing is that in our small community there isn’t that much to do, and we basically only have two hardware stores other that the LCBO. And our cell service is really bad along with our internet. So once the tourists finds that out, a lot eventually move on to places that have more to offer. Which in some ways … is a good thing. Today I will water my vegetable garden, and then work on another Podcast and stay in where it’s cool. We did manage to get the mowing all done up the other day. It was a hot one and my wife and I were very happy when it was done LOL. Have to tell you that shower felt pretty good once we were finished. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around us. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. I kind of think that 75% of the people are …. in certain areas.

Morning Report July 4/2020

Good Morning! We are having … a lot of sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, these days. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 16.3 C | 61.34 F. It’s nice at the moment but it will warm up and get hot shortly. By the looks of things this hot weather will be with us for another two weeks. So care is going to be needed if out and about. Highway 522 is really busy with a lot of people coming into our area. As I say it wouldn’t be a bad thing if they did what they are suppose to do like distancing themselves and wearing a mask. The trouble is most aren’t. The only thing I can say is, that the time will come they will be wishing they took more precautions. Opening things back up to where it was slowly is okay in certain areas, but I am thinking until a vaccine is available, things will slowly get worse, especially with what people are doing now. Some people doesn’t care, just look at what took place at Wasaga Beach, heck of a mess. All you have to do is look at Florida and how they are right now after they opened up the beaches. It’s like looking at a huge blank wall, all can see it, but a lot cares not to. Crazy thinking. Well enough of my rant here this morning LOL LOL I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around us, maybe some front porch sitting before it gets to hot. Take care and stay safe, for those of you that care. GW

‚ÄúStay home and get tested when you feel sick, maintain physical distance when you go out, wear a mask in crowded spaces and frequently wash your hands.”

Morning Report July 3/2020

Good Morning! Well it sure was a hot one here yesterday here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. One of the hottest days we ever had. We will also have another very warm day today. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 21.7 C | 71.06 F. Actually pretty warm already and the day hasn’t started. What is really interesting is how long this warm spell is going to last, which is about two weeks. Highway 522 is busy these days with a lot of new folks wandering around looking for things to see an do LOL. Yesterday my lovely wife and I went to town to pick up our groceries. It was a nice drive and we made the day of it. We didn’t go into any stores though, but we did browse around seeing how many others were. And there were lots. There is one new case in North Bay and it was community spread so that means some one is out there spreading it around. Which also means, more care should be taken as it is like a fire, once it gets a foothold look out. Some stores we see were social distancing and a few were wearing a mask which is a good thing. Other stores are packed full by the looks of the parking lots. Other than that things are rolling along. This morning I will do some mowing around the immediate house here before it gets to hot and then water my vegetable garden. Things are in need of a drink. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my wife and will then get doing a few things. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

A Man of Values

Episode 30: Well … here it is episode 30. Boy does time fly by. The story today covers the lives of two great men. I hope you enjoy. A Man of Values. Great story and says a lot.

Morning Report July 2/2020

Good Morning!. Once again were leading up to another hot day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Hardly a cloud in the sky. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 18.7 C | 65.66 F. Temperatures will however rise to where it is major hot today, we might even break some records. We could see it reaching a 100 Degrees F. So one is going to have to take extra care when out and about. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks coming into our area from all over. Today I will do some watering in my vegetable garden while it is early, then will see what happens after that. With that take care, stay safe, and do what’s right.

Morning report July 1/2020

Good Morning!. Well … it’s another great looking morning for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 18.3 C | 64.94 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward with a heat warning in effect, until sometime next week. I have to admit it was really warm yesterday. But we did get some front porch sittin’ in though, which was nice. Too hot to do much work around the house though, so for most of the day we took things a bit easy inside where it was cool. Today will be much of the same. Highway 522 is busy these days with folks moving around a lot. The black-flies are all but gone and the mosquitoes are slowing down with this heat. But in saying that the horse and deer flies are starting to be annoying for some folks. Not much a person can do about that. On a good note the gardens are growing leaps and bounds, and I suspect my tomato plants will start showing some blossoms soon … which hopefully with bring on some nice tomatoes for sandwiches with in a few weeks. The grass also has slowed down, which will make the work load each week ease off for a spell. The daisies and butter cups are out in full bloom which is nice to see. I would have to say they are my favourite of all the wild flowers other than the Dandelion. Nature is nice if you take the time to seek things out. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife on the front porch before it gets too warm. Take care, stay safe, do what’s right and don’t go into any stores, unless it is absolutely necessary. GW

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Morning Report June 30/2020

Good Morning from Port Loring, Looking outside it is looking like another really nice day shaping up for us. The sun is shinning and not one cloud in the sky … at the time of this post that is. Temperatures this morning are pretty nice sitting at 20.8 C | 69.44 F. In saying that it will warm up substantially as the day wakes up. Yesterday it got really warm and today will be much the same and tomorrow and the next day even hotter. To hot for me. I like it in the high 70s. We usually get a few days of hot weather, but this year so far we have had more than our share and it looks like we are in for a lot more. Crazy weather this year, kind of like the world right now. Yesterday I did manage to water my vegetable gardens and do some work in the shop in the morning, but then it got to hot to do anything, so we took things easy as we will do today. Highway 522 was really busy yesterday with folks coming into the area from all over. All we can hope for is they do what is right but I don’t think so by the looks of things. The new cases of this virus is rising daily here in Ontario and I suspect it will get worse before it gets better. But as I keep on saying, the more folks don’t do what they should be doing, the more my wife and family protects ourselves. I don’t begrudge anyone enjoying the north if they take the precautions necessary. Anyways what will be will be. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee on the front porch with my lovely wife, before it gets to hot, and will let the day unfold around me. Have a great day and stay safe.

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Morning Post June 29/2020

Good Morning! Well it is another great looking day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Once again the sun is shinning with out a cloud in the sky. Not to bad temperature wise neither, with them sitting at 17.1 C | 62.78 F. It will remain very warm and sunny for the next two weeks. Great weather to be doing just about anything. Which is okay by me as I have lots to do around the house here. Highway 522 is quiet this morning with only a few trucks moving around. I suspect that will change once everyone gets out of bed. There there were lots of campers, travel trailers, boats and ATV’s in the back of pickup trucks moving up and down the highway yesterday. The black-flies and mosquitoes weren’t to bad yesterday when I was out in my vegetable gardens, which was a nice change. With that not much more to report here this morning, all is good, so I think I will head on out to the front porch and have a cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Rough Life. Huh? LOL Take care, stay safe, and keep your distance when around people. And most importantly stay out of stores that you don’t need to be in. Just a suggestion of course. LOL GW

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Morning Report June 28/2020

Good Morning! It’s a really nice looking day waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and at the moment it isn’t that hot yet with temperatures sitting at 17.9 C | 64.22 F. It will warm up a lot though and remain hot for all of next week. If the humidity stays away it won’t be so bad. Time will tell how that works out. Yesterday my lovely wife and I took things a bit easy. Today I will do some work in my gardens tilling it up a wee bit, which will get rid of a few weeds that are trying to take over. Then once that is finished I might just do some more front porch sitting along with working on another Podcast. Lots to do around a home. The only issue is … if I want to do it LOL. Highway 522 was really busy yesterday with folks coming in from other towns and cities. The black-flies I found are still with us a wee bit, but not so bad that it stops a person from being outside. The mosquitoes are quite bad if your in certain areas that are shaded a wee bit. The horseflies and deer flies aren’t that bad yet, but once things heat up a bit they will be around annoying folks. With that … I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will let the day do as it wants. Have a great day, and stay safe. GW

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Morning Report June 27/2020

Good Morning! Hope you are all well this morning. The sun is shinning this morning in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It will continue to do so with a few clouds thrown in for good measure. We could possibly get a shower too later today. Temperatures will rise and it will become quite hot for the next two weeks, with lots of sunshine. Good job the price of hydro is down a wee bit, as I suspect a lot of folks will be cranking up their air-conditioner. At least for those that have one. Highway 522 is busy this morning with more folks moving into our area. Some do what they are suppose to do, others don’t care at all. So we that are taking precautions … will have to take extra care. Not much we can do. On another note my vegetable gardens are growing leaps and bounds these days. No shortage of greens for the supper table that’s for sure. Today I will work on another podcast. I got my exercise yesterday mowing. My old mower made it through another cut. LOL. It sure looks nice though when all said and done. I could sit outside on the front porch looking at things all day. We have a great piece of property to say the least. But it didn’t get this way by doing nothing. It took my lovely wife and I a lot of work to get it to where it is. So with that, I am off for my morning cup of coffee and then will see what develops as the day moves forward. Have a great day, stay safe and don’t go into places that are unnecessary. Well … I can’t tell you what to do, but it is a good suggestion LOL. GW

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Morning Report June 26/2020

Good Morning. Well … to start things off we are in the midst of a few clouds this morning. Temperatures were sitting at 16.1 C | 60.98 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Then tonight we could see a few showers off and on and into tomorrow. But I don’t suspect we will get too much. Highway 522 is a bit busy this morning but it is Friday and everyone is out an about picking up things for the weekend. I suspect the LCBO will be booming today. LOL. The black-flies are all but gone, but the mosquitoes are quite bad. We need some sunshine to slow them down some. For ourselves we will be mowing some grass around the house here. I will be able to see if all my work fixing my rider paid off. Hope so, as them new riders can get expensive. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea and will then see what develops. Take care and stay safe. GW

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Sounds of Yesteryear

Episode 29: Sounds of Yesteryear. This Podcast is about a young boy that lived in a home of years past. The unusual things that took place, I am sure will amuse, and make this story not only entertaining, but also helpful in ways that … well, you will have to listen to to comprehend. Enjoy!!

Morning Report June 25/2020

So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. Here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada we all woke up to some clouds with the sun trying to make an appearance. It will show itself in awhile and temperatures should get warmer. Which in turn should make it a really nice day. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 13.9 C | 57.02 F. Highway 522 is a touch busy this morning and will get even more so as the day progresses … as it is nearing the weekend. On another note my vegetable garden sure perked up with this rain, and the lettuce is amazing. I should mention that if anyone would like some, let me know as I have lots and it’s a shame for it to go to waste. There is no way my lovely wife and I can eat it all. It’s all organic, various kinds and virus free LOL No charge. With that I am off to have a coffee with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store for us. Take care, stay safe and do what is right. GW

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Morning Report June 24/2020

Good Morning! We all woke up to some showers this morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. I hope it continues for most of the day and into this evening as the trees and plants needs it. Although … looking out at my vegetable garden this morning even with a wee bit of rain, it sure has spruced things up a lot. Never ceases to amaze me how a simple shower can make things grow. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 13.8 C | 56.84 F. I have to say I enjoy the cooler temperatures throughout the summer months. But we have to take what we get. Next week things will start to warm up again. Highway 522 is slow this morning, but it is early in the week and these gloomy days slow things down some. Today I will do a bit more work in my shop as I have a few things on the go out there. Then later on I will finish up the Podcast I am working on for Friday. After that I might do some more practising on my Guitar LOL I got it a few years ago and never got around to learning how to play it. So another challenge for me. I am slowly getting my fingers going to three cords E-A-D LOL. Not as easy as some would think. Those that play a guitar make it look easy LOL. I am open for any tips someone might have. I did have a lady offer to help me, but we were so busy when she offered with orders and things I didn’t take her up on it and now with this virus going around we are not able to get together. So if there is any help out there it will have to be done from a distance. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and then will see what the day has in store. You just never know what might take place. With that take care and stay safe. GW

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Morning Report June 23/2020

Hi Folks. It’s showery cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some showers off and on for most of the day. We could see a bit of a thunderstorm too if it tracks in our direction. At the moment we are having some light rain. We need it though as things are quite dry. My vegetable gardens are in need of a good drink. You can water as much as you like, but nothing is as good as Mother Nature. Temperatures waking up have cooled down with it sitting at 19.1 C | 66.38 F. Which is okay with me as I don’t like the real hot temperatures. The mid 70s is fine with me. The black-flies are pretty well all gone now but the mosquitoes are still with us, and will remain with us in part for most of the summer … along with the horse flies and deer flies. I have to admit them deer flies and horse flies can be annoying too. If they find you they don’t leave you alone. Highway 522 is quiet this morning which is a good thing. But I suspect it will pick up once the rain eases off and we near the weekend. With that I am off once again for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then see what I can get myself into. I do have another Podcast in the works, so maybe I will finish that up for Friday. Take care, stay safe, social distance, do what’s right and stay out of stores if you don’t need to be in them. GW

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