All posts by George Walters

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Sept. 20/2022

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. However we should see a bit of sunshine as the day moves forward. The temperatures aren’t all that bad with it sitting at 13.8 C | 56.84 F. It will warm up a bit later on. The good thing is we didn’t need to turn on our oil furnace. I do think though that the oil prices have dropped a wee bit. Which is a good thing, with winter edging into the picture. Highway 522 is still quiet these days. Hunters will be moving in shortly. One class of people moves out … another moves in. This kind of country is always changing. Something like our leaves are doing now.

Yesterday being that it rained off and on for most of the day, I worked on a Thanksgiving Podcast. It will be live in a few days. It will be my 101th episode. I am hoping for the winter I will be able to another every week or so. We will see how that turns out.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario Canada on Sept. 19/2022

It’s a cloudy noisy morning here in Port Loring. Overnight we had lots of heavy rain, along with major thunder and lightning. It woke me up a few times. And we just had another whopper of a storm go through a few minutes ago. But … we were in dire need of rain that’s for sure, as the trees and plants need it with their preparation for winter. Not that I am looking forward to that. Highway 522 is still very quiet these days. I am thinking that a lot of people are hurting financial. And I suspect it will get a lot worse in the months ahead. The reason being … we here in Canada are so overly taxed. When the people are being taxed more than they are making, not so good things begin to happen. Along with that though … I also believe that a lot of folks are, and have been living beyond their means. Feeding their wants instead of their needs. A lot have been led down a path making them believe that what ever the Powers That Be says … is right, when it is not. It;s kind of like what us old farmers did to our horses years ago. We put blinders on the side of their eyes so they couldn’t see what was going on around them.

On another note my wife and I had a nice weekend with our son coming for a visit. He stayed for the weekend heading back late in the day yesterday. While here he fixed all our technical things that needed fixing, along with us catching up on a lot of other things. It’s great to be able to get together again.

Today being that it is raining I will work away here on my computer, that is if the power stays on. It has been going off and on now for the past half hour or so. Since our Powers that be sold the largest part of Hydro One there has been more power outages than ever before. You know, I am beginning to think we all might be better fending for ourselves than have them run our country.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe, there is a lot of sickness out there these days since the masks were removed. Makes the Pharmaceutical companies happy.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario Canada On Sept. 17/2022

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It’s a very cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We didn’t have any rain overnight, but it is calling for some later on. We will have to see how that plays out. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 13.8 C | 56.84 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is very slow traffic wise this morning. The leaves on the trees are showing more color every day now, with them getting ready for their long rest. The Humming birds has left us for another year, as a lot of our Canadian Geese. The Robins has been visiting us daily cleaning up the remaining berries on the Choke Cherry tress. It won’t be long before they head south too.

My wife and I have been slowly but steadily getting all the things around our house here ready for winter. Still lots to do but a little at a time gets things done. We still have to close up our cottage along with our store. Once that is finished I will see how I am health wise, and if able I will then rototiller up our vegetable garden. Once that is done I will put in a row or two of garlic and we will be all set. I am not looking forward to winter this year.

It would be nice if we were able to head on down to Florida for the winter, but with the exchange rate on the dollar being so high I don’t suspect we will be able to go. We also have been looking for a place to stay down there but so far we haven’t found any. A feller hates to hand out money these days not knowing the people he is giving it too. You never know though, something might come along.

With that I am off for some home made waffles, that my lovely wife is making for me, and we will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario On Sept. 16/2022

It’s a damp morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. We did have a wee bit of rain through the night. At the moment it is just cloudy. We could see some showers off and on throughout the day. Temperature wise we had to turn on our oil furnace here in the house this morning, to take out the dampness and warm things up a bit. Getting out of bed it was sitting at 10.3 C | 50.54 F. It’s not as cool as it was yesterday. It looks like the rain will stay with us for the next three days or so.

Highway 522 was a touch busy yesterday with a lot of old campers moving into our area. It’s a different class of people that starts to move into our area this time of year. Yesterday I did manage to finish up installing the new door at the back of our house which leads into our store. I have to admit it looks pretty nice. The one that was on there seen its better days. Today I will clean up my woodworking shop as it is a mess. If there is one thing I can do is make a mess. The trouble is most of my projects take numerous tools. Not complaining mind ya as without them I wouldn’t be able to fix, build or make anything. Of course the knowledge on how to use them tools comes in handy too.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what they day has in store … and what my body will allow me to do.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Sept 15/2022

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We are in the midst of some sunshine this morning here in Port Loring. It is cool though with the temperature getting down to 7.1 C | 44.78 F. We also had our first frost through the night. It wasn’t bad but it is a sign of what’s to come. Figuring we might get a frost I did cover up my pumpkins. We also have some red and yellow peppers to be picked along, with a few tomatoes, and some cucumbers. I will do that today. Lots to do this time of year getting things done up for winter. We did manage to get our firewood in with the help of my son Craig. He came up for a few days a month ago and helped my wife put it in the basement. So we shouldn’t be cold this winter. I wasn’t able to do it at the time. Highway 522 is slow these days, most of our tourists has left for the year heading back to the big cities. But as soon as the cold disappears in the spring they will be back.

Yesterday I worked a wee bit installing our new back door. The door I had was a bit large for the opening so had to do some working to get it to fit. Today I will finish things up. I hope. We will see how my body is feeling. While I do that my lovely wife will do some mowing around the house. With that I am off for my breakfast and will then see what I can do.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.