All posts by George Walters

Morning Report Feb 17/2020

We are starting the day off here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada with sunshine for a change. I have to tell ya, it makes my day. We didn’t have anymore snow overnight. Highway 522 is partially covered mostly frost. There is a few icy sections throughout. Care should be taken until the sun has a chance to do its work. There is a chance of some really heavy snow tonight and into tomorrow. The reason for that is the change in temperatures from very cold to not so cold. Put them together and, well … things happen. So … we will see what develops. I might have to start my snowblower tomorrow or the next day. But nearing the end of the week we should be into some warmer weather along with some sunshine. On another note we had a whole house iron out filter system installed in the basement and while he was at it we had him remove all the old pipes and taps, gauges and things too, and install new. I have to tell you, it sure made a huge difference in our water. It’s great for drinking washing dishes or what ever. Should have done it years ago. One of the best investments we made. Not cheap by no means, but well worth it, and it sure made my wife happy. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 16/2020

All signs are showing that the really cold weather has left us for another year and spring will be earlier than what we are used to here in Port Loring Ontario. On another note its a bit cloudy here this morning. The good news is … it isn’t as cold with temperatures sitting at -3.3 C | 26.06 F. And we didn’t get the 3 or 4 inches of snow they said we would be getting. Makes me happy as I can get back into my story writing and Podcasts. Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are a few icy sections throughout. Travelling should be good though. Tomorrow is Family day, not sure how many of you take it off. Every day to me is Family day LOL but, if it takes a holiday for some, so be it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then see what mischief I can get myself into. I am good at doing that and leaving trails, so my wife says. GW

Morning Report Feb 15/2020

Once again the sun is hiding from us here in Port Loring, Ontario. We didn’t have any more snow overnight to speak of, but we are getting some flurries this morning. It will probably continue throughout the day and into tonight. We could see around 3 or 4 inches. Then if we are lucky we might see some sunshine for tomorrow. Temperatures though are much warmer than yesterday morning that’s for sure. Waking up they were sitting at -7.1 C | 19.22 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is partially covered with snow, but not too bad at this time, but things will change shortly so travelling won’t be the greatest today. My wife and I went to town yesterday, which in-spite of the cold weather it turned out quite nice. We even had some sunshine for our trip in and back home. The roads were really good which made things just that much nicer. While there we had lunch with our son Karl and a nice chat, then picked up a few supplies. Great day. But no matter how you cut it, it takes a full day to go to North Bay and back home. At any rate, we are stocked up once again for a few weeks. Today I will be working on some Podcasts and kind of take things a bit easy. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. Have a good one. GW

Morning Report Feb 14/2020

Good morning. Well it is one darn cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Waking up temperatures were sitting at -34.2 C | -29.56 F. The coldest morning this winter. It also remained cold all through the night. Highway 522 is a mixed bag of things. Some ice, snow and bare spots. Once it warms up a bit it should be a good day to travel. But at the moment I don’t recommend anyone going out in this. I also hope you had your vehicles plugged in overnight. I turned mine on around 1AM this morning and its still on. Better to spend a bit on hydro than to have an expensive repair bill fixing the car. I bet there are a few that won’t start this morning. It should start to warm up quite quickly now the sun has made its appearance, but it will have to climb a bit before I head on outside. Overnight we kept the wood furnace perking away which kept our home really comfortable. After all our upgrades this house is sure warm now, which is something that is needed in this country. Kind of nice sitting inside all nice and warm looking out. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store. Have a good day and stay warm, if you have to go out cover your mouth don’t need anyone having lung issues. GW

Ed

Episode: 9 True story which took place one time my wife and I were spending the winter in Florida.

Morning report Feb 13/2020

Good morning. Once again we are in the midst of some clouds. Temperatures were a bit cool waking up sitting at -18.6 C | -1.48 F. It won’t get much warmer throughout the day, and tonight will be one of the coldest yet this year. So it might pay to keep an extra blanket close by. With this wood heat at our home there is no fear of being cold that’s for sure. It will warm up some starting Satruday. Highway 522 is snow covered with icy sections throughout. I would suggest you stay home today and wait for better road conditions. For my wife and I we like them sunny days for making the trip to town. Makes things nicer, even though we have seen it many times LOL We didn’t have any snow overnight to speak of which is fine with me as I have lots to do here in the house. And I don’t care much for this really cold weather. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will let the day unfold around me. Have a good one. GW

Morning report Feb. 12/2020

It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario. Temperatures are staying around the same as yesterday sitting at -3.2 C | 26.24 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward a bit. We didn’t have anymore snow overnight. Highway 522 is bare throughout so travelling should be good today. Tonight we can expect some more snow and if things track our way we could see three more inches or so . I am hoping it passes us by. Today I will take a look at my electric stove for some reason the oven stopped working no lights come on where the clock is. We didn’t have any power surges that I know of, it just stopped working. Weird. This is the second stove that has done that in the past two years. Not sure what is going on there. Always something to keep life guessing. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store, other than what I planned. You just never know. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 11/2020

Good morning from Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Well to start things off we are in the midst of more clouds. The good thing is we didn’t have anymore snow overnight. Which is okay with me. Yesterday as it was, took most the morning to clean the driveway and things. But I shouldn’t complain as the snowblower does most the work, and we did get some much needed exercise. Also the sun came out while being out there and it was actually quite nice. Temperatures through the night weren’t to bad and getting out of bed they were sitting at -3.6 C | 25.52 F. If things goes to plan we should see some more sunshine throughout the day. We could see a touch of snow too but nothing to write home about. Temperatures will rise a few degrees more as the day progresses. Highway 522 is pretty well bare throughout, but it does have the odd icy section. Travelling should be good today if your in need of some supplies in North Bay or ? Other than that not much more to say here this morning. Today I will be working on some stories for my columns and my Podcasts which will keep me busy and active. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 10/2020

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Overnight we had around 5 inches of snow. Highway 522 is snow covered throughout with icy sections thrown in for good measure. So if out and about care should be taken. The plow has been through over night and should be making its way back through again shortly. Temperatures aren’t to bad, a touch cool sitting at -3 C | 26.6 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. The clouds should leave us in a bit, bringing in sunshine for the rest of the day. That’s what I like to see. I guess I will have to wake up my snowblower this morning and clean out the driveway. So the clean up will take most of the morning I suspect. It will give me and my wife some fresh air an much needed exercise which is a good thing. With that bit of information under your hat, I am heading for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Little late this morning, slept in for some reason. I guess we must have needed the rest. The nice thing is … we can do that. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 9/2020

it’s a cloudy morning for us here in Port Loring Ontario. We are also in the midst of some light flurries. We could see an inch or so and maybe another inch through the night. The good news is, it isn’t as cold as it was yesterday with temperatures sitting at -10.8 C | 12.56 F. It will warm up more as the day moves forward. And tomorrow should be even warmer. Sunshine today will be scarce, but we might see a wee bit later on in the day. It would be nice and it would help those that aren’t feeling that good. We didn’t have any more snow overnight. Highway 522 is partially snow covered caused by the flurries we are having now. There are a few icy sections through out so care should be taken if out and about. Today I will be working away on some stories for my columns, and maybe finish up a Podcast I have been putting together. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace, and then enjoy a cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW