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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, On Jan 27/2023

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Good Morning!

It is a touch cool this morning, the temperature dropped through the night, with it sitting now at -19.1 C | -2.38 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. At least for today … before dropping back down tonight and into tomorrow, with a bit of snow thrown in for good measure. It is a nice sunrise this morning looking out. Makes my whole day when I am able to watch the sun get out of bed. I often wonder how many people realize just how lucky we are to have it.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear throughout, but there are a lot of icy sections. There are also a lot of deer roaming around the area, crossing the highway, so a person has to really keep their eyes open for them. If you see one, there is usually more close behind.

Yesterday my wife and I did manage to get the snow cleaned off our decks, along with our neighbour, she is a very good friend of ours. Spry as a young kitten and only 94 years young. I also managed to get our snowblower woke up and cleaned out our driveway. I am glad we did, as if we don’t, and it gets too cold it makes it just that much harder to remove. Especially where the snow plow throws in the snow at the end of our driveway. Heavy wet stuff out there. Joys of living just off the highway. But it is one of the nicest areas to reside in. And our home is located far enough away from the highway that the traffic doesn’t bother us any.

Today my wife and I will recoup a bit after yesterdays work out and work here inside where it is warm. This time of year, the wood heat is sure feeling good. Nothing takes the cold out of the body more than heating with wood. I also get a lot of exercise moving the firewood, cutting, splitting, piling and then feeding our wood furnace.

Have a great day. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 26/202

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Good Morning!

The good news is we are seeing some sunshine this morning for a change. However, it has cooled down some, with the temperature sitting at -8.4 C | 16.88 F. On the not so good side of the coin, we did have another 4–6 inches of new snow overnight. Not that we really wanted it, as now my wife and I are in for another workout. We are still recuperating from the last bit we had. Not sure how that is going to work out. Anyway, later I will wake up my snowblower and see what takes place. Highway 522 is mostly snow covered, so travelling won’t be all that good.

On another note, my lovely wife and I took a trip to North Bay yesterday, picking up some groceries and things. It was a good day weather wise and the highways going in were mostly bare, and on the way home they were completely bare. We did have some light flurries going in, but nothing to cause us any problems. Looking outside this morning, I am glad we went yesterday.

We had a good time while there, other than the price of the food. I was surprised at how much they were charging for Chicken Breasts. I would say they rose around $5.00 since the last time we went in two weeks ago. And the packages weren’t all that big, neither. Also, I noticed that, over half of it, didn’t look all that good. I kinda think, that some of these groceries stores figures the shoppers don’t know how chicken should look, when they are starting to go bad. Could be why a lot of folks are getting sick these days, not knowing. Anyway, being raised on a dairy and fruit farm there is no fooling my wife and I. Gas also rose 15 cents a litre too. I can’t see how they can justify these prices other than being just plain greedy, not caring.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal, I thought I would see if a new kind bothers me. I like to try something new every so often. What I didn’t like was the price of it, when I got it to the checkout counter, I found it cost $12.00 a box. Sheesh. Almost fell over, probably should have put it back on the shelf. Ya, I know, always complaining about something.

Have a good day and stay safe if out and about. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, On Jan 25/2023

Sometimes though it is necessary to cut down trees.

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring with the temperature sitting at -5.8 C | 21.56 F. We only had a skiff of snow overnight. We could see another inch or so later on this afternoon. As of now, highway 522 is bare, with a few icy sections throughout. The sander just went through.

On another note, we did manage to get our driveway and decks cleaned up, from yesterday’s snow, which amounted to about 4 inches. After that, I rested for the remainder of the day. Still not feeling up to par yet. Today will take it easy once again. One day feel good, one day not so good. My body is, like the weather up and down, doesn’t know what it wants to do.

With that I am off for a couple pieces of toast this morning, will see how that sets. Stay safe.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 23/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. On the good side of the coin, we didn’t have any snow overnight. Which is fine with me. Winter is just starting, so to speak, and here I am ready for spring. But, it isn’t that far off, being 6 weeks away. The temperature waking up is still quite nice, with it sitting at -3.1 C | 26.42 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare this morning for most parts, but there are some icy sections throughout.

Being such a gloomy day, I will be staying inside, working away here on some stories, for my newspaper columns that I write for. I have to come up with 52 stories a year, one each week, which keeps me hoppin’ now and then. But I enjoy doing it, that is when I have some stories in mind. Other than that, not much happening in and around our small town these days. I haven’t even seen all that many snow mobiles this year, neither. But then again we haven’t had all that much snow as yet.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning along with a piece of toast that my lovely wife is making for me. Then I will see what the day has in store. Take care. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 22/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. Splittin’ some kindlin’ this morning, the temperature outside felt not so bad with it sittin’ at -2.4 C | 27.68 F. A lot warmer than yesterday morning. We could see some freezing rain or some light snow off and on throughout the day. But it will remain warm now for two more days or so. Which is fine with me as my snowblower said it needed a rest. Looking out, highway 522 is bare this morning, but there are still some icy sections throughout. So extra care should be taken if out and about. It would also be a good idea to keep an extra look-out for the deer crossing the Highway, as they have been migrating into our area now for the past two or three weeks now. And they don’t seem to mind the cars or trucks any walking out in front of them. Can’t really blame them, as they were here a lot longer than us humans.

On another note, I am still working away here on some podcasts which I will continue on doing for the next few days or so, and then will get to work on writing up a few more stories for my Newspaper Columns. I have a few in mind. I love to write, but it is getting harder and harder as after all these years topics are getting harder to find. Hmm, maybe you folks have some ideas that you think would make a good story? If so, send them along, it would be appreciated. You can send them to: [email protected]

With that, I am off for some pancakes this morning covered with an ample amount of fresh butter, just because I can, along with a bit of Mike Clappertons World Renown Maple Syrup. Pretty tasty breakfast to say the least.

Stay Safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 21/2023

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Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a cold morning here, waking up, with the temperature sitting at -19.8 C | -3.64 F. It feels more like winter now. But in saying that things will warm up a lot as the day moves forward, and for the next 4 days things will rise up to … a touch above the freezing mark. We could see a few flurries today, but nothing to write about. So far I would say we have around 6–8 inches in total on the ground, more so of course in drifts. Highway 522 is mostly bare, but there are a lot of snow covered areas throughout, along with a few icy sections. So care should be added to your things to do, if out and about. But you all know that anyway, right?

On another note, yesterday my wife and I after a half a days work, managed to get the snow we had cleaned off our decks along with the neighbours. I also got our driveway cleaned out, and should be good to go now, for a few days. You never know what might take place weather wise in this neck of the woods.

In the afternoon yesterday I worked away here on my computer, kind of felt good after the work-out we had moving snow. My old snow thrower helps a lot. Couldn’t do it without it, that’s for sure. It’s good machine. My boys bought it for me a few years ago for a Christmas Gift. You could say it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Ha ha.

With that bit of info under your belt or hat, I am off for a bowl of cereal my lovely wife is preparing for me, and then I will see what the day has in store. I never know. Head off doing one thing … end up doing something totally different. Life is a mystery.

Take Care! GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 20/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off, we did have some snow late in the day yesterday. I would say around 4 inches. Along with that, we are having a few flurries here this morning. Highway 522 is snow covered throughout. Which won’t make travelling all that good today. It’s the kind of day when it is best to say home if possible. The temperature is still not so bad, with it sitting at -6.3 C | 20.66 F. It will however cool down some early next week. So knowing that, I think I will wake up my snowblower later on today, or tomorrow and clean out our driveway. Depends on when the snow we are having now stops. We might as well wait till it gets it out of its system and the clean it all up at once.

On another note, yesterday was about the same as it has been for the past few days now, with me working on some new podcasts. Today I will carry on doing the same. I enjoy making them, especially when the weather is cold outside.

With that, I am off for some Port Loring Toast with a couple pieces of bacon this morning for a change. We don’t eat bacon all that much, but every so often we get the urge for a taste. When it comes to taste, I have always said. Chocolate for women, Bacon for men.

Anyway, you all have a great day, and if out and about, stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 19/2023

Works For Me!!

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We didn’t have any snow overnight. They are however calling for around 4–6 inches of snow starting later on today and into tonight. The temperature will also drop a bit. But by the looks of things we won’t be having any drastic cold now right up till March. Which is fine with me. If the temperature holds, it will end up being the warmest winter in over 20 years. But we will see how that pans out. Mother nature does what she wants, not what weather predictors call for. Highway 522 is bare so far this morning, but I think that will change a bit later on. So you might want to think about going anywhere. For my wife and I we are staying put.

On another note I worked once again on a few new podcasts yesterday, I am on a roll now ha ha. Today I will do the same. Other than that, not much happening in our area. Traffic has been light, without hardly a car or truck moving around. The odd ATV going to the beer store. With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store.

Stay Safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 18/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here, waking up. The good news is we didn’t have all that much ice through the night. The temperature is still quite nice sitting at -0.3 C | 31.46 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward, which will put things a touch above the freezing mark, which will get rid of a bit more snow. Highway 522 is bare this morning. And if lucky we could see a bit of sunshine later on as well. The not so good news is that starting tonight the temperature will start to drop, and tomorrow we could see up to 8 inches of new snow. Interesting. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to wake up my snowblower. But… it is that time of year.

On another note, I worked all day here on my computer on a few projects I have on the go, and will do the same again today. It is nice having things to do, as it keeps the old mind on the straight and narrow.

With that I am off for a couple flap-jacks that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has to offer. Life is a mystery, that’s for certain.

Stay safe there is still a lot of sickness and ??? around our area. Not only the virus, flu or colds neither. Kind of makes me wonder what is causing these certain issues. As where we are located, they shouldn’t be happening. Hmm

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 17/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, gloomy morning waking up. We did have some light freezing rain through the night, which covered Highway 522. Travelling won’t be all that good today, that’s for sure. We could also see some more freezing rain as the day progresses. Then back to sunshine tomorrow before we get some more snow on Thursday. So … once again, a mixed bag of weather. Days like this are when folks use more hydro, as being so gloomy and dark it’s human instinct to turn on the lights a bit more than they usually do.

On another note, yesterday I worked steadily on my podcasts along with a few other things related. It would be nice if I could get all my stories made into podcasts. It would probably take me three years or more, being that I have over 2000 stories. Not likely, but it would be nice. What a legacy that would be … to leave behind. Haha. As it is, at the end of the day, my mind has about had it. I can see now how these folks that have to sit in front of a computer screen, day in, and day out at work feels. Although I have been doing it now for years, just … I don’t have to do it if I don’t want to. Happy about that.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then see the day has in store. All good, I hope.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 16/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a sunny morning here in Port Loring. The temperature has warmed up a lot, with it sitting at -5.9 C | 21.38 F. It will warm up even more as the day moves forward. We will also see some melting. But on Thursday we will get it back, as it looks like more snow is closing in on us. It is that time of year when you can expect, just about anything, especially where we live, here in the Great White North. Away from city life and …. Well, we used to be away from the city life Ha ha, but not anymore, as we are becoming more commercialized than ever before. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for moving ahead, as long as some of the good old lifestyle is left alone and allowed to move ahead at its own accord. The problem is, a lot today are trying to change things to their way of thinking only, I call them bullies, they hide behind laws, and groups of their own kind. If it ever came to a down right confrontation, you wouldn’t see them for dust. But at the moment they simply change the laws, so they are protected. Like removing all the peoples means to protect or fend for themselves. It’s an amazing world we live in. Personally, I think we will be damn lucky if we make it another 50 years.

Anyway all I said is My Opinion Only you can take it for what its worth.

Moving along Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. For my wife and I we are staying put. Safe place to be these days is at home, that is, if you can afford a home. It all boils down to greed, money and power and a few other things that I won’t mention. Anyway, enough of that Haha

On another note, I worked most of the day on some more new podcasts and will continue on doing some more today. I enjoy making them now with a bit of know how and a new program working on my behalf. With that you all have a great day and don’t forget to take your Vitamin D3 as it will help you immensely with all these colds, flu and virus’s that are among us.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 15/2023

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Good Morning!

Well, it’s another cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature is below the freezing mark, sitting at -19 C | -2.2 F. It did get colder through the night a couple degrees. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. It will also warm up a lot as the day moves forward, and tomorrow will be even warmer. Kinda nice for this time of year. Actually, all next week won’t be all that bad, temperature wise. I would say we have around six inches of snow in total on the ground. More so in drifts, of course.

When in town last week, I did notice that they were fishing out on Lake Nipissing. So the ice must be thick enough. Around here a person should be careful as with all the warm weather we have had, you just never know. Especially if you’re crossing over some fast moving water. It’s very deceiving.

On another note, yesterday I worked in the house here on my podcasts and things, and today will do the same. Too cold out there for my old bones. My lovely wife has been working away on her painting orders, along with the housework that needs to be done. That is a full time job in itself. She is one hard-working woman.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and a piece of homemade toast, and will then see what the day has in store. I never know what might take place. I have always said … plan your day, but never the results. Works for me.

Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 14/2023

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Good Morning!

Well folks … it is a down right cold morning here in Port Loring, the temperature dropped through the night, and at the time of this post it was sitting at -22.2 C | -7.96 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward, but not all that much. Things will start to warm back up on Sunday. It seems the weather can’t make up its mind this winter on what it wants to do. I suspect it’s a sign that our world is changing the way it does things, as it has been doing, for over a thousand of years. And the thing is, there is nothing we can do about it. Some countries will be hard hit, while others will go ahead leaps and bounds.

With the winds coming in from the NNW this morning, it will make things feel colder than what it is. Truth told, it really isn’t all that bad considering where we live. I’ve seen it get down to minus -40C/-40F here in Port Loring. The good part is our wood furnace keeps us warm no matter how cold it gets. If we were burning oil, we would be in for some hard times financially. It’s bad enough now burning oil with the price that they are charging us. Gouging, I should say. It’s okay for the Powers to Be to sell it to other countries, but it isn’t okay to sell it to us Canadians … at a fair price. Totally ridiculous. I have no faith in Governments at all.

Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are some icy sections here and there. The good news is the sun is shinning, which in spite of the cold makes it look a lot nicer.

On another note, I worked all day yesterday on some podcasts. I got lots done, and will continue on today doing the same. I would like to get enough done up for one year. Have to see how that goes. I also have a few ideas on a new series that I want to bring to life for my Podcasts along with the Newspapers I write for. I am hoping to get at that in the coming days.

Most of January and February I work in the house here where it is warm, and then come March will ease… myself back out to my woodworking shop, and from there to my vegetable gardens. Change is good.

With that, I am off for some Port Loring Toast this morning that my lovely wife is making for me. Some call it French Toast, but I favour Port Loring Toast. Put a touch of Mike Clappertons World Renown Maple Syrup on top, and you have yourself a fantastic breakfast treat.

Stay warm, and dress accordingly this morning. Don’t need anyone catching a cold, as there is enough of it going around as it is.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

Oh! And if you have any pictures or stories that you would like to share with folks, you can send them to me at [email protected] and I will display them here on my Blog. That is, if you say I can do so.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 13/2023

Well, starting things off, it is a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -7.6 C | 18.32 F. It’s the kind of weather that a feller needs to put on a warmer shirt when going outside. My self I just wear my old Long-Handles, they have been faithful to me now for a good number of years keeping me warm. Once they get put on, my perspective on life takes on a whole new meaning. Kind of makes a feller think he is in Florida, feeling so warm an all.

Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are some icy sections throughout. Knowing that kind of makes a fellow want to keep his foot off the gas pedal a wee bit. At least, it should. We didn’t have any more snow since yesterday afternoon, which is fine with my lovely wife and I. Yesterday was enough. We did get our driveway and decks cleaned off along with our neighbours. We help her out when we can, as she is up there in years. Even older than me. It took us most of the afternoon to complete the task. We don’t move as fast as we used to fifty years ago. The good thing about it was that we got some much-needed exercise along with breathing in some of our fresh northern air. Gets the old blood moving around, which is needed. I do however enjoy our wood heat after being outside. I have never found any other heat that can take the cold out of a body as quick as wood heat does.

On another note, I did do a wee bit of work on some podcasts yesterday, along with moving some snow. Today I will get to work in Ernest. I have a few on the go. To date I would say I have over 2000 short stories that have been published in Newspapers and Magazines all over Canada and the USA, along with a few other countries. Makes me feel downright proud, knowing so many folks are enjoying them. It is also nice to hear that a lot of folks are enjoying my Podcasts as well. And while on the subject of Podcasts and my Blog here, I would like to thank all those that have Bought Me Coffee over the past few months, showing their appreciation and support, for what I have been doing. It means a lot. I would also like to thank all those that have given me some fine reviews on Amazon, Google, Twitter, along with many other platforms. And finally, I would like to thank all those that took the time to email me, letting me know that they are enjoying what I do. Oh! And I can’t forget all those that have called me on the Phone and wrote me letters, it sure means a lot. Not may folks write letters anymore, that’s for sure. Some of your letters have inspired me to write about things that I have totally forgotten about. Thanks Folks.

With that, I am off for a bite to eat and will then get to work, or at least make an attempt. I never know what a day might bring. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well! GW

Oh, and we are getting a wee bit more snow, I see it just started. Hmm, just what we need. Damn!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 12/2023

Good Morning!

Well … it is a cloudy morning here, waking up. And we did have around 3 inches of new snow overnight. And it is still coming down. It is also quite cold outside, with the temperature sitting at -1.9 C | 28.58 F. The snow will continue on through the day and possibly into tonight until is eases off. Highway 522 is snow covered, which won’t make travelling all that good. I would suggest anyone heading into North Bay or ?? to wait for a better day. Unless you have to go.

On another note, my lovely wife and I did make the trip to North Bay yesterday, as we had our car booked in with Ford for some repairs that they can only do. Got there around 9:30 AM and sat in the waiting room till around 11:30 AM. Not that we wanted to, but the car needed to be fixed. Runs a lot better now. It was a fuel solenoid that went on the Fritz. The part only costs a touch over $100.00. But the labour is what hurt, and the diagnostic to find it is what cost the most. It was located in a hard-to-reach area up on top of the gas tank. So I suppose that would be a real job replacing it. Another not so good thing about it was, when the engine light comes on the remote-start won’t work, and at this time of year we really like it. As we can just stand inside our house and start it up and then after a few minutes when we are ready to go, the car is all nice and cozy so to speak. Ha ha. Something to be said for this high-tech technology we have today. But … you pay for it, that’s for sure in more ways than one. Like repairs after the fact.

Anyway we got that looked after, filled up our car with gas as the price was down a wee bit, with it sitting at $1.41 a litre or $5.64 a Gallon. You know, if the truth was told you would find out that the only reason the powers that be brought this metric into effect here in Canada, was to fool the people. Just take gas … what sounds better $1.41 or $5.64. Kind of ironic how the minds of some humans can be swayed. It’s not only done with gas though.

Anyway, after we filled up with the gas we decided to run our car through the car wash. Oh, I didn’t know that if you had a CAA card, and you showed it to them at the Shell station, when you got gas you got two cents off a litter. Helps a bit, but not much. You also can get a few points on your Air Miles card that only a select few accept nowadays. That is kind of a joke. And if you fill your car up, the car wash, you get two dollars off that. Anyway, after putting in $36.00 worth of gas, paying for the car wash and getting all our discounts Ha ha it still cost us a grand total of $53.00. My first car I bought back in the 60s only cost me $75.00.

After that we went and picked up some groceries which wasn’t cheap neither, had lunch in our car and headed on home. It was a great day other than all the money we had to lay out.

Today being so snowy outside, I will stay inside and work on some podcasts I have in mind. And along with that, my wife and I need a rest after yesterday.

Take care, there are a lot of people out there honkin’ and a sniffin’ these days.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 11/2023

Someone sent me this. Put a smile on my face.

Good Morning!

Not much taking place these days. We didn’t have any snow overnight, and I would say we have around six inches or so on the ground from the previous ice storm. The temperatures have also dropped a touch, with it sitting at -10.8 C | 12.56 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. We could see a bit of sunshine early this morning. Then clouds will roll in this afternoon, and we could see some more snow late in the day and into the night. Have to see how that goes.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear, there are a few icy sections, so care needs to be taken if out and about. But for most parts, travelling this morning should be good.

Yesterday I worked steadily on some podcasts and got lots done. Today I will see how things goes. You never know what a day will bring. You head off in one direction and end up in another.

With that, I am off for a bite to eat and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 10/2023

Milking Time Back In The Day!

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning here, waking up with the temperature sitting at -10.7 C | 12.74 F. Another day when my old bed was lookin’ pretty darn nice. But with my feet on the floor, I figured I had better get moving as my wood furnace needed another piece of wood. It works great as long as you feed it. Kind of like myself.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good today, for those having to go anywhere. I did plug my car in yesterday, knowing the cold weather is going to enter into the picture. I don’t turn it on though till the temperature drops below 0 Fahrenheit. Just a waste of money doing that. What I did, I hooked it up so that my Google Home could turn it on when I told it too. Works great, and now I don’t have to go outside in the bitter cold to turn it on. Something to be said about some of this modern technology.

Yesterday I worked steadily on putting together some podcasts and today will continue on doing some more. I enjoy making them, when I am feeling good and things are working well. The trouble with me is, that once I figure out one thing, and it works good, my mind starts looking at wanting to try new things, or making what I have now better. Kind of been that way all my life. It does keep my mind active and alive, that’s for sure.

So with that I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Life is always interesting, that’s for sure.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 9/2023

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Good Morning!

Once again, it is a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad, with it sitting at -1 C | 30.2 F. It will warm up to a touch above freezing as the day progresses. Tonight and into tomorrow it will cool back down. The weather is kind of like a roller-coaster these days. But the good part is we don’t have to do any shovelling. And every day that goes by is one day closer to spring.

Highway 522 is clear this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those having to go to the city. My wife and I are fine, not needing anything warranting a trip to town.

On another note, the lakes, streams and rivers are having a hard time freezing over these days, so one has to be careful if out on their snowmobile.

Yesterday I worked once again here on some podcasts, getting them lined up. It is nice now since my son loaded a new program on my computer. Even still, it took me a day or so getting used to things. But it’s coming along. At this time, I have well over a 100 podcasts online for folks to listen too. All short stories of my adventures through life along with some great tips techniques and advice. You can pick and choose which one you want here at this link…. George Walters Podcasts

So with that I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is about to make for me. Not sure what it is yet.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 8/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off it is a cold morning here in Port Loring, The temperature waking up was sitting at -8.6 C | 16.52 F. Kind of weather where a feller likes to stay in bed under the covers. Not that it is cold in here as it surely isn’t with the wood furnace working away eating wood. We sure enjoy that furnace, let me tell ya. The older one we had burned wood like crazy, but this one cut what we used to use in half, if not more, and it burns really clean. We do clean our chimney every year, but even then it still isn’t all that bad. But it is a good idea to clean it, that’s for sure. I was taught when young that it is the thing to do before lighting it up in the fall. Highway 522 is pretty well clear of snow, but there are a few icy sections throughout, after the freezing rain we had a couple of days ago.

On another note, yesterday I worked here in my computer on some podcasts with a new program I am using. Got lots done and will do more today. Kind of nice to have lots to do inside this time of year. I also made a dump run yesterday, cleaning things up and paid my dues for the year. So that is out of the way too. Kind of nice driving back there, taking in what nature has to offer. She can sure look pretty at times.

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.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 7/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring. Our temperature dropped through the night, with it sitting at -12.1 C | 10.22 F. It looks as if we are now heading into winter. But the real cold will be short-lived, as within three or four days things will once again warm up to a touch above the freezing mark. I am thinking that the real, real cold weather, if you can call it that, won’t make and appearance till around the end of the month. But the way I look at it, every day of warmer weather brings us closer to spring. As here we are now heading on into the middle of January and things weather wise so far hasn’t been a real concern. And as I said in other posts, we are saving on the heating bill. I kind of think Mother Nature is looking after us old seniors, at least more than our Powers That Be are doing at the moment. I kind of think, that to them, us old seniors are a burden, a problem that they wished they could do away with. The thing is they will be old some day too. The only difference between them and us, is they don’t have to ever worry about their heating bill or ??? They are set for life, thanks to the working man, or woman. But in saying all this, things have a way of working out. They will get their just rewards, you can be sure of that.

On another note, I have been working on a new platform for making my podcasts for the past few days with the help of my son Karl. He installed a new program that will help me out a lot. I wouldn’t be able to do them without his help, that’s for sure. I am set up now, so today I will start putting a few together. Furthermore, I enjoy doing them if things are working. And in doing so, it keeps my mind on the good things in life, like giving folks a bit of enjoyment. We all can use it these days, that’s for sure.

With that I am off for my morning breakfast that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. I never know. Take care and stay safe.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 6/2023

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Good Morning!

No sunshine this morning. It is cloudy, and we are in the midst of some light flurries. We didn’t have any through the night, which is fine with me. However, it has cooled down some with the temperature waking up sitting at -5.2 C | 22.64 F. We have also been feeding our wood furnace for the past few days, being that it is so cold, as it saves our oil. It is nice to have it as a back-up when we can afford to fill the tank. These outrageous prices for oil are pretty hard for folks to handle. And as I keep on saying, there is no reason for it here in Canada. Going Green, they say. What the hell is that all about, when the rest of the world is burning more coal than ever before, even building new plants, especially in China. What we do here in Canada is like a drop of water being put in the ocean. There are a lot better ways of Going Green than eliminating the oil and gas. Anyway, enough of that.

Highway 522 is partially snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout, which will make travelling not so good. For my wife and I, we are staying put these days, enjoying our home. Sure is nice to have a place to hang one’s hat, especially these days. But we worked for it.
Yesterday I worked all day on the computer here and will do the same today. I have some new podcasts that I have been working on, so will see how that goes. Gets my mind off of the not so good things in life.
With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is putting together. You all take care as there is still a lot of sickness out there these days. There are a lot of people now coming down with this virus that is still among us, and the worst part is you can get it more than once. Just what we need in life.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 5/2023

Good Morning!

Weather wise, it isn’t all that good this morning. Most of the day yesterday it rained, then changed to freezing rain in the afternoon and through the night. At least it wasn’t a pile of snow. I would say we had around 3 inches of new snow, ice or what ever. Highway 522 is wet but mostly clear this morning. I suspect there are some icy sections throughout, so the care will have to be taken if out and about. The temperature waking up has cooled down some, sitting at -3.2 C | 26.24 F. For the past three days something told me to save my wood ashes from our furnace, and now I am glad I did, as they are great for putting down on the ice in our driveway. I will see about putting them down a bit later if I am up to it. Still not feeling all that well. Not sure what I have, but been feeling sick now for the past four weeks off and on. My wife gets that way too occasionally, so we haven’t figured out what it is as yet. What ever it is, we sure wished it would leave us. Anyway, not much we can do I guess other than wait it out.

Yesterday I took it easy, laying down off and on throughout the day. I did do some computer work, but being the way I am feeling, decided against doing too much. Today I will see how things go. Anyway, that’s about all the info I have for you today, stay safe. GW

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 4/2023

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Good Morning!

We did have a touch of snow overnight, maybe a half an inch, if that. However, they are saying we could have another 2–4 inches throughout the day and overnight. So we will have to wait and see what takes place. With the temperature at the moment sitting at -0.1 C | 31.82 F we could get just about anything. Mother Nature will do as she wants. Highway 522 at the moment is wet but clear, which for a while will make travelling good. But that could change real quick.

Yesterday I worked most of the day on a story for my columns, and today will be working on a new program that I can use for my podcasts. We will see how that pans out. So with that I am off for a bowl of Porridge that my lovely wife is preparing and will then see what the day has in store. Oh. First I will go put another stick of wood in the wood furnace. Sure feels good. Just something about wood heat that takes all the not so good things out of the body.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 3/2023

Good Morning!

Actually, there isn’t all that much taking place these days. Quiet, without hardly a car or truck travelling on Highway 522. Most folks in our area have finished up what they were doing throughout the summer months, and are taking a breather till spring.

Other than the loggers and a few construction workers.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those having to go anywhere. For my wife and I we have what we need to get by on for now, so we are staying put these days. The temperature is still not so bad with it sitting at 0.4 C | 32.72 F. Just a touch above the freezing mark. Most of our snow has melted, which isn’t that good for the snowmobiles. Nice for some, but not nice for others. But I suspect it will be short-lived, and the snow will make its appearance in the near future.

On another note, I haven’t been doing all that much these days, as I still haven’t been feeling all that good. But I am moving around, which is something in itself. Yesterday I worked away here on my computer writing up a story for my newspaper columns, and today will do the same. Gets my mind off myself. My lovely wife has been busy working on a few small painting projects, along with the normal housework and some other things. Which is a full time job in itself. She is a hardworking woman for sure.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning, we bought a new kind to try out, I will see if it bothers me. You never know what the old stomach has to say about things these days.

Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening On New Year’s Day 2023 Here In Port Loring Ontario, Canada

Good Morning and Happy New Year to Ya All.

We are starting things off this morning with a few clouds, but it still isn’t that cold, with the temperature sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. It will warm up a touch as the day moves forward. Just a touch, though. Overnight we had a dusting of snow, nothing to warrant me waking up our snowblower. So far this year, I haven’t seen or heard any snowmobiles racing around our area. Not enough snow. And the warmer temperatures have made the ice on the lakes, streams and rivers unsafe to travel on. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, which will make travelling pretty good. There are a lot of deer out and about, so a person has to keep their eyes open for them crossing the roads. Which is what everyone should be doing in and around our area.

On another note, my wife and I didn’t do much in the way of celebrating the new year. We just relaxed and enjoyed a show or two on the television, and then went to bed to read our book. But all in all it was a good evening.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what mischief I can get into. My lovely wife says I am good at doing that. Have a great day and stay safe!

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Dec 31/2022

Good Morning!

Well, here it is, the last day of 2022. I have to admit, it has been one heck of a year. My wife and I are sure hoping next year will be better. Not complaining mind ya, as we are both still walking around, which is something in itself.

The weather, however, has sure changed over the past twenty years, warming up to almost where it was in Niagara on the farm. The good part is us here in the north can get our crops in a bit earlier and grow things a bit longer, which sure makes it nice with the prices some folks are selling things for these days. It’s all about money here in Canada, not helping out the working man … or woman.

Highway 522 is bare and wet, which will make travelling quite good today. We did have some heavy fog yesterday and through the night, but here in Port Loring it is all but gone now. Actually, lookin’ outside, we are seeing about the same amount of green as white. And I suspect more snow will be melting today, with the temperature sitting at 0.8 C | 33.44 F and going to rise a bit more as the day moves forward. But the specialists are calling for a wintry mix today, so you never know for sure, especially living where we do. Our weather station is calling for the same.

On another note, I didn’t do much yesterday as my wife and I sort of took things easy. It seems that after a day in town picking up groceries and things, the following day we need a rest. I chalk it up to what it costs for things. And by the looks of what our Powers That Be are planning, things aren’t going to get much better in 2023 in that department. Saddens me to see the direction our country is headin’. But as the old saying goes, give them enough rope, and usually they hang themselves. The only problem with that saying is in this case … is, we the working people pay the price while waiting, and then for years after that. Hard life for a lot of people when it could have been avoided simply by managing things a lot differently. Anyway, enough of that.

I am going to enjoy a bowl of porridge and a piece of toast that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see about some things that need doing here on my Computer.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 30/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, gloomy morning here, waking up. We are also having some light rain, and the temperature has risen well above the freezing mark, with it sitting at 6.8 C | 44.24 F. I would say we have lost half if not more of the snow we had on the ground. I suspect today and tomorrow will get rid of almost all of it. Highway 522 is wet, but the snow that was on it is long gone. Which will make travelling good today.

Yesterday, my wife and I decided to go to town to pick up some groceries and things. The stores were real busy with the parking lots full. We also visited our son for a bit and while there his back went out, which put him in bed. We will see how he is making out today. Always something going on these days. After we got him settled the best we could, we headed on home, as we had a car full of groceries that needed to be put away.

Today we will see what develops, and take it a bit a time. With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me.

Take care and stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 29/2022

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Good Morning!

And a good morning it is here in Port Loring. The sun is trying to come out, and the temperatures have risen well above the freezing mark, sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. Things are melting fast and will continue to do so for the next week. Which should get rid of most of our snow. Which is fine with me, but not so for the Snowmobiles. It sure is a change from yesterday. It took my wife and I all morning and part of the afternoon to clean up the snow we did have on our decks and neighbours, along with our driveway. I am glad we did get it cleaned up though, as now with the melting it would have made it even harder for us to remove. I also raked some of our roof’s as it was piled pretty high up there and all that wet snow can get pretty heavy.

Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, which will make travelling good for those having to go anywhere.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast that my lovely wife is preparing for me, and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Life is like a mystery novel, you never know what will happen until you turn the next page. And that is what I am going to do right now. Sort of. Stay safe!

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 28/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, snowy morning here in Port Loring. We did have a good bunch of snow through the night. I would say around 6-8 inches or so. Lot more with the drifts. We were going to head on into North Bay this morning, as we had an appointment at Ford, for a part to be installed on our vehicle, but after walking to my car through the snow, I decided against making the trip. The highway wasn’t plowed as then, and being so much snow, we rebooked our appointment. Not a big deal, and we figured it wasn’t worth taking a chance driving in these conditions. So that was that.

On another note I didn’t do all that much yesterday outside but inside I did get a lot done here on my computer. Today I will be staying inside once again or … if the weather clears up I might wake up my snowblower and clean our driveway. Have to see about that. There is a lot of snow out there. We could see some freezing rain later on too, which won’t make things any better. Tomorrow and the next day however it will be well above the freezing mark, which will melt a bunch of this snow we have now. Crazy weather.

With that I am off for a cup of coffee this morning my lovely wife made some earlier for our trip to town, but now that we aren’t making the trip … we will have it now instead.

Have a great day and stay safe. Good day to stay home. GW

What’s’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 27/2022

Click on image to enlarge, and don’t forget to clean the snow off your car before heading out onto the highway.

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. It has however warmed up a couple degrees from yesterday, with the temperature sitting at -9.9 C | 14.18 F It will warm up a wee bit more as the day moves forward. We didn’t have any more snow overnight, but early this morning we had about a 1/2 inch, which gives us about 8 inches in total. So not so bad being this time of year. Although my neighbour Bee just getting back from Huntsville, Ontario said they sure got it bad down there, with a few feet coming down. She went down for Christmas. It was nice seeing her enjoy herself. The one thing we could use more in this town is folks dropping by our seniors and saying hello. It would be nice. But I know everyone is so darn busy these days making ends meat, so they can pay all these taxes, so our Powers That Be can spend it on things that aren’t necessary. You know, It would take pages here on my blog to list all the taxes the working man or woman is paying.

Highway 522 is half snow covered this morning, so extra care will be needed if out and about.

On another note I didn’t do all that much yesterday, stayed inside bugged the little woman for most parts. I did get to enjoy a few of the treats she made, but paying for it today. Can’t eat too many chocolates anymore, or cherry pies, or donuts, or cookies, or chocolate macaroons, or for that matter muffins. They were good though. Ha ha. As I say, the old stomach isn’t the greatest this morning, once again. You would think, being over 70 years old, a feller would learn. But we don’t, our minds keep thinking that our bodies are in their20s. Good in some ways, but not in others.

Today I will take it easy again.

With that, you all have a great day and stay safe.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 26/2022

Good Morning!

Well … I hope you all had a great Christmas. For my wife and I, it was quiet, which we enjoy. Ruth cooked a turkey for supper, which was very tasty, and after that we relaxed watching a few shows. Escape To The Country, was the name of the show. They are filmed in England, showing different people going out to look for homes in the countryside. The scenery there is sure beautiful. The Caribbeans are nice too. We wouldn’t mind going there sometime. But with what it would cost, I don’t see us going anytime soon. But it is nice to look at on the television. Hmm! I see Trudeau is in Jamaica or someplace like that. I wonder if he would splurge and pay for a trip for a couple old folks wanting to get away from the cold, that can’t afford to pay for the heating oil that he has taxed to death. Ha ha. I don’t suspect that would happen.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear this morning, but there are some snow covered areas, so care should be taken if out and about. We didn’t have any more snow overnight, but that is fine with us. We did manage to get what we did have all cleaned up yesterday, which took us most of the morning to do. We both had to take it a bit slow in doing so. The temperature has cooled down a lot, with it sitting at -12.8 C | 8.96 F. It won’t warm up much more today. But in saying that, it does look like some warmer weather will ease its way in nearing the end of the week. Starting Thursday it will warm up quite a bit above freezing, which should get rid of a lot of our snow, I would think. At the moment, we are having some lazy snowflakes coming down upon us.

Today, my wife and I will take it easy and rest up a bit after our workout yesterday. One day of work, one day of rest. Sign of the times, I suppose.

With that I am off for a bowl of porridge my lovely wife is making for me and will then work away here on my Computer. My wife is going to be baking some treats today. Cherry Pie, Chocolate Macaroons, and some Muffins. Lookin’ forward to a few of them!

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening Here In Port Loring, Ontario On Christmas Morning/2022

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Good Morning!!!

And Merry Christmas to ya all!

We made it … with another Christmas upon us. I bet there are some pretty excited people waking up this morning. Especially the young ones!

I have to admit, my wife and I sure miss the look on the faces of our young ones, when they got out of bed seeing all the presents lying under the tree, along with their stocking stuffed full of all kinds of goodies. But … the memories are still vividly in our minds of what did take place … many years ago. That is one thing that no one can take away, at least for now.

On another note, it is cold out there this morning with the temperature waking up sitting at -13.5 C | 7.7 F. It will remain cold for the next couple of days, before it warms back up a wee bit, which will be nice. I don’t like the cold that much anymore. Although… with the wood heat, it is quite comfortable here in our home. Nothing on this earth of ours can compare to wood heat. Well … hot water heat is pretty close. I had it in one of our homes on the farm, and it was damn nice, too. Kind of miss it, actually. The water was heated with an oil burner, though. Still nice. What isn’t nice … is the Government charging all that dumb tax on it, just crazy thinking on their part. Especially in a country that has lots of it right under our feet. They tax and punish us for using it, when they sell it to other countries. It is all about money, not common sense. Sheesh, here I go again, so enough of that … it’s Christmas, and I am not going to give them … the satisfaction of getting me riled up. Ha ha.

Highway 522 is pretty well bare, there are some icy sections throughout, but there should be no reason why folks can’t get to where ever they are going, be it family or friends. Here again though we were told the storm of the century would be hitting us, and looking outside for the past three days we only had around 5 or 6 inches at best. Mother Nature does what she wants. She doesn’t cater to any Government or high-tech equipment, that’s for sure. Thank goodness for that!!

With that, I am off for some pancakes that my Lovely Wife is making for me, and will then see if I can finish up a Christmas Podcast I have been working on. If I get it finished … I will put it live here on my Blog, along with other places on the Internet … including your Google Home a bit later on. If you have a Google Home, Just Say … Hey Google, Play Just One More Story By George Walters. Say it clearly … and It will play the last Newest Episode for you. I did put one on yesterday about Soda. Give it a listen too, I am sure you will enjoy it. I have been getting emails Gall or with folks letting me know how much they are enjoying them. You can also, listen to them right here on my Blog too for those that didn’t know. Here is the link …. George Walters Podcast

Have A Great Day My Friends, & Stay Safe If Out And About.

And Once Again.

Merry Christmas!!!

The Sun Just Came Out!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 24/2022

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Good Morning and Merry Christmas!!

It is getting close now when that chubby feller comes down the chimney, that’s for sure. And I suspect there are a lot of folks that can’t wait, hoping that Santa got their wish list. For my wife and I being the age we are, we don’t give gifts all that much anymore. Our gift is being with each other and being healthy.

On another note, we did have some snow yesterday and through the night. I would say another 4 inches or so, and it is coming down lightly at the moment. We sure didn’t get any storm of the century like they were calling for, or did anyone else in Ontario really, other than Fort Erie got a few more inches. But in saying that, it doesn’t take much snow to complicate things in and around Toronto these days, with folks going so fast and having no snow tires, along with not knowing how to drive. Especially with a lot of the truckers that are out there today. In all my days, I have never seen so many accidents involving trucks. I would think it should be putting up some red flags.

For us here in Port Loring it’s a normal occurrence at this time of year. We don’t even consider it a storm until we reach a foot or so. And even then, I have never seen anyone complain. Other than when the power goes out maybe. But I think that will change a wee bit now, with a lot of new people moving into our area, not being used to the cold and snow. Sign of the times, for sure. When we moved here 20 years ago, we could sit out on the highway, and you wouldn’t see a car or truck for a half hour or so. Maybe a snowmobile or 4×4 would pass you by, looking at you kind of funny. Ha Ha

Highway 522 is snow covered for most parts this morning, but the plow has been going up and down the highway all night long keeping it cleaned. For my wife and I we don’t have to go any place in particular for the next few days, so we will be staying home. My lovely wife is thawing out a turkey that we bought awhile back, and she is going to cook it either tomorrow or Monday. They take a few days to thaw out in the fridge. It should be tasty when all said and done. Looking forward to it. We don’t have it all that often, as they are expensive these days. But Christmas is special to us, so we splurge a wee bit. And on top of that she will make up a few meals and when we go to North Bay, we will drop them off at our Son’s place for him to enjoy, since we can’t be together this year. None will go to waste, that’s for sure.

Yesterday I stayed inside, worked away a bit here on my Lap Top, and laid down off and on throughout the day, as I am still not feeling all that well. At any rate, I am still moving around, which is a good thing.

With that, you all take care, and my wife and I both would like to wish you all … a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!!! GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Dec 23/2022

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. We didn’t have any snow overnight to speak of, but by what some are saying, we could see a lot of it throughout the day and into tomorrow. Some are calling it the storm of the century. Ha ha. We won’t really know till it is over, but at the moment it is pretty quiet outside. Living where we do, though, if anyone is going to get snow, Port Loring will. Highway 522 is partially covered this morning, and the way things are looking, I would think it would be a good day to stay home, at least until we see what the weather has in store. Other than that, things are rolling along. I haven’t been feeling all that good for the past couple weeks, so I haven’t been doing much. Today I will be taking it easy once again. Getting old is challenging.

On another note, it is getting close to Christmas. This year, both our boys will be staying home, and my wife and I will be on our own for Christmas. Which is fine with us. We all chat online, or on the phone, almost every day. As much as kids want to talk to their parents these days. Ha ha. It seems today the young ones have a full plate, like paying bills and things. Not to forget the taxes that the Powers That Be are taking off their pay checks each week, and then to add insult to injury, they go and tax us more on gas, fuel, oil, food, carbon tax, what a bunch of craaa, that is, and tons of other things. And then I suspect there is tax on things I don’t even know about. The working man here in Canada is taxed to death almost. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it. I think some day there is going to be an uprising. But then again, a lot here in Canada seem to just sit back and smile. It’s amazing how a lot of us have changed over the years.

Anyway, enough of that. I get carried away occasionally.

ON another note, my lovely wife packed up a large box with food and things for our food bank here in town yesterday and dropped it off at the Credit Union. That is the place to take it if you have anything you can spare. You never know who might be hurting and a bit hungry these days. We don’t have much to spare, but we do what we can, as we always have.

With that, you all take care, and stay safe if out and about. Don’t want anyone getting hurt or sick.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 20/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here, waking up. We have around six inches or so of snow on the ground as of now. The temperature at the time of this post was sitting at -8.3 C | 17.06 F. They are also saying that a significant winter storm is expected late this week and into the holiday weekend. So it doesn’t look like travelling will be very good for the Christmas or beforehand for that matter. With rain, freezing rain, snow and then a cold front moving into our area. For my wife and I we are staying put over the holidays this year.

Yesterday, not feeling well for the past few days, I have stayed inside. Not doing much. I am hoping things get better for Christmas, health wise. Today I will do much the same, taking it easy. I will however try and get some fresh air and see if that helps. Always something these days, it seems. Other than that, we are doing fine here.

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

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec18/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here waking up in Port Loring, and it has cooled down some with it sitting at -5.9 C | 21.38 F. It will warm a wee bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 does have some snow covered areas along with some icy sections, so care needs to be taken if out and about. We had another inch of snow overnight, which brings our total up to around 4-5 inches.

Yesterday I didn’t do all that much, still not well, today will do the same. Always something.

With that I am off to put some wood in our furnace and will then see how things are going.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 17/2022

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring. We are also getting some more snow, with it coming down hard at certain times. But in saying that, we didn’t have any more snow overnight other than maybe a 1/4 inch. I would say we have around 4 inches on the ground as of now. We could see another inch or so today. Time will tell. Highway 522 is snow covered in certain areas, along with some icy sections. So care should be taken if out and about. Which is what everyone should be doing anyway, living where we do.

On another note, my wife and I did manage to get our driveway cleaned out yesterday, along with our decks, and we also helped out our neighbour, cleaning off her car and her deck. She is getting up there in years. I am glad we got it cleaned up though, as it was very wet and heavy, and if it had frozen we wouldn’t have been able to move it.

Today I am going to take it easy as I am not feeling all that well once again. Must have overdone it yesterday. So not much I can do other than rest up for a few days. Joys of getting old, I suppose.

With that I am off for a bite to eat, my lovely wife hasn’t decided on what she will feed me as yet. Good woman she is, wouldn’t have made it this far without her.

Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 16/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But it still isn’t all that cold outside with it sitting at 0.6 C | 33.08 F. Overnight the snow we were having eased off, and I would say we had around 3 inches. Today we could see another inch or two. Highway 522 is wet and bare for most parts, but there are some snow and ice covered sections. Which will once again make travelling pretty good. At least till it snows some more.

On another note, yesterday I worked most of the day inside the house here on a few projects. Today, my wife and I will clean up the snow in our driveway and on our decks. It will give us some exercise along with some fresh air. Which is needed to stay healthy. Not too much strenuous work, though. We both have to kind of take it easy in that department nowadays, it seems.

So with that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see how things develop. You never know what a day might bring. Stay safe as there are a lot of people still sick here in town.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well! GW

The Truth about Electric Cars

This guy says what I have been saying here on my Blog from the very start. Regarding Electric Cars. I know he is in the USA, but it doesn’t matter, what he is saying applies for us here in Canada too. Maybe more so with the way things are going now.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring on Dec 15/2022

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Good Morning!

It’s exactly 10 days now till Christmas. I can’t remember when time has flowed by so fast. You know … years ago when I was a boy, around this time of year, time seemed to stand still, and I thought Christmas would never come. That boy sure loved Christmas, more so Santa. At least the years, he made it to his house. Most of the time he did, as hey! I was always good.

Waking up this morning, the temperature has risen a bit, with it sitting at -0.9 C | 30.38 F. Not too bad for this time of year. There shouldn’t be too many complaints in the weather complaint basket these days. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, and while on the subject of the highway, there have been a lot of vehicles moving around for the past few days. Means folks are out and about doing things, getting some fresh air. Which is what we should be doing.

We only have around a couple inches of snow to speak of, still not enough for the folks that like to snowmobile. But I am sure it won’t be long before we have enough for them to get moving. It’s nice to see folks having fun, especially these days, with the price of things being like they are, not to forget all the needless taxes we are all paying. I won’t get into that this morning. Ha ha.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, bugged my wife for most of the day. I am starting to feel somewhat better, which I am happy about. We will see if it continues. You never know what the day might bring when you get my age.

Today I am going to write up a story or two for my newspaper columns, which … if I allow, will take most of the day. In doing so, it keeps the mind fresh and wanting to look ahead.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is putting together and will then see what develops other than what I have planned.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

Just In

The data shows that Canadian renters are dishing out an average of $2,024 every month to just keep a roof over their head. The figure covers all types of housing, from bachelor apartments to detached homes.

It’s amazing how they can justify these prices.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 12/22

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -7.2 C | 19.04 F. We should start to see some sunshine as the day moves forward. Let’s hope so. Highway 522 is pretty well bare throughout, but there are some icy snow patches here and there. So care should be taken if out and about. My wife and I don’t have to go anywhere today, so we will be staying put.

On another note Christmas is closing in on us fast now only a couple of weeks left before the big day. Yesterday I worked and then played around here on my Computer and will do the same today, other than laying down off and on as I am still not up to snuff.

With that I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 11/22

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Good Morning!

We are all waking up, here in Port Loring, to snow. So far we have had around 2 inches, but in saying that it is still coming down which will give us a bit more. Back to white looking out this morning. Highway 522 in both directions is snow covered for most parts. The temperature has risen through the night, which is expected with the snow in our midst. At the moment, it is sitting at -6.6 C | 20.12 F, and it will remain there all day. Tomorrow if lucky which I think we will be the sun will return. Looking forward to it. Reason being it brightens up our day. In more ways than one

Special Announcement!

Over the years a lot of people has asked if I could set up a place where all my stories could be read, so lately I have been working on that. Not an easy chore as I have over 1000 stories or more, not to forget my Podcasts. I will be charging a small fee, which you could call a donation. The reason for the fee is that it’s going to take a lot of my time, not to forget all my work writing them over the past 40 years. All that has to be worth something. Ha ha. I will let you know more about it once I have things lined up. And then we will see how that works out. The hard part will be getting the word around. My son Karl will be coming for a visit for Christmas, so he is going to give me a hand, as he is very good with this high technology stuff.


Moving along, my lovely wife is going to be putting up our Christmas Tree this morning. I enjoy watching her. She has a knack to doing these things. With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store … other than what I have planned.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Good Morning!

It’s another cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -12.5 C | 9.5 F. The coldest day so far this winter. On the good side of the coin, the sun is shinning this morning, which at the very least makes it look nice outside. Highway 522 is bare and dry for most parts, which will make travelling pretty good today, for those heading off to the big city of North Bay. I have to admit, it sure has grown over the years. They have almost every store there is other than Costco. We never shop there as I can’t see having to pay to shop. If anything, they should be paying us to shop. To each their own, though.

On another note, being so cold outside, I got my wood furnace going this morning. A feller would burn a lot of oil on days like this, where wood is much nicer. Kind of depends on the type of lifestyle you’re used too I suppose. Every home we have ever owned always had some form of wood heat. When you come in from the cold, there is none better.

Not too many birds this year feeding at our birdfeeder these days. A few Doves, Blue Jays, Nuthatches and some Chickadees, but just a couple here and there. Could be they are getting a bit fussy on what we put out for them to eat these days. Ha ha.

On another note, I didn’t do any work in my woodworking shop yesterday, stayed inside where it is warmer, as I am still not feeling all that well. And today I suspect I will do the same.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me and will then at the very least do some writing and feeding our furnace.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Stay warm.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 9/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -7.7 C | 18.14 F. It’s starting to feel more like winter. We still don’t have any snow to speak of, but I am sure it isn’t that far off. Which will make the Snowmobilers happy. Makes me smile when I see them out and about having fun. Highway 522 is wet with a few icy sections, but for most, travelling will be pretty good. That is, if you’re not going too far north.

On another note, we had some more visitors at our bird feeder yesterday, a few Wild Turkeys. I found they like cleaning up the scraps from what the birds knock out of the feeder onto the ground. Being the nice fellow I am, I throw a bit more down occasionally. Hate to see them make the trip to our feeder for just a few seeds. I also found they enjoy apples. Earlier in the Fall we bought a bushel of Macs that were on sale, some were getting soft, so I threw them out, and low and behold they soon got to eating them. Seemed like they were enjoying them as they were all in a frenzy deciding who would get them first.

Yesterday I stayed in the house writing up a couple stories for my newspaper columns. I enjoy doing that when a story comes to mind. Today I think I will do the same, being that it is such a gloomy cold day. But we should see some sunshine later on in the day. I hope.

Last but not least, this morning, I would like to thank Larry for buying me a couple cups of coffee yesterday, using the Buy Me A Coffee Button here on my Blog. I sure appreciate it. As a matter of fact, my wife is making them for me now. I do enjoy my coffee. Thanks again Larry.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 8/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring. We did have a touch of snow through the night, hardly an inch. But we are seeing some white instead of green this morning. The temperature has cooled down some, with it sitting at -6.5 C | 20.3 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. And it will remain cold now for a week or so. We can’t complain though, as it has been nice. Highway 522 is bare and wet, which will make travelling fair for those having to go to town. My wife and I are pretty well set for Christmas, so we will be staying home.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, still not feeling all that good. Not sure what is bugging me. So today will take it easy once again, staying inside. Not much more I can do about that.

With that I am off to start up our house wood furnace which will save us some oil. We burn oil through the night, which lets us sleep without having to get up to put wood in the furnace. Take care and stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 7/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a very cloudy, wet morning here, waking up. The temperatures though have been staying quite warm, which is sure nice for this time of year. It rained most of the night. Pretty well of all our snow we did have is gone. We are back to seeing green once again. Highway 522 is bare and wet. The temperature waking up was sitting at 0 C | 32 F. A smidgen above freezing. Yesterday my wife and I had to go to North Bay as she had a dentist appointment. She got that looked after, and we then picked up some groceries. The price of fresh veggies was outrageous, and everyone standing around the produce department was shaking their head and complaining about how much things cost. The worst part was, that most of what they are selling should be thrown in the garbage. Years ago when I was farming … if I had been selling such produce I would have been fined and told to stop selling it. Not today, as I kind of think that strings are being pulled to protect the big sellers. So much bureaucratic bull shi… going on today, it’s terrible. And so many damn laws, that doesn’t amount to anything, other than hinder the working man. It’s good for the powers that be, though. Just look at the gun laws that are being pushed upon us. What a joke that is. Actually, it isn’t a joke, as what they are trying to do is disarm everyone in this country, so that they have full control of them. Now don’t take me the wrong way, as there are some guns that shouldn’t be sold, but hitting on us hunters is another thing. And you know. Truth be told, no matter what they do, it won’t stop the shootings. Humans are humans. If anything, you can bet your bottom dollar, there will be more shootings. Just crazy thinking on their part, to say the least.

Anyway, not sure why I got onto that subject, but feels good to unleash once in a while. Ha ha. We did however have a good trip to town. Picked up a few things, had lunch in our car people watching and then came on home. You know you can tell a lot just by watching people.

Once home we put things away, cleaned ourselves up and took it easy for the rest of the day. I am still not feeling all that well. Not sure what is bugging me. We will see what happens as time moves by.

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

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario on Dec 4/2022

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It’s a cloudy, snowy morning here in Port Loring this morning. Quite a change from yesterday. The temperature has cooled down a lot, sitting at -4.3 C | 24.26 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. But not all that much. It started to snow early this morning and so far we have about two inches. It is still coming down though. Not enough yet that would warrant a feller or gal to wake up their snowmobile. We don’t have one ourselves, but there are a lot that does in our area. Reason being there are tons of snowmobile trails running all through our area. It’s nice to see them out and about, enjoying life. Although there isn’t as many these days as there used to be. Years ago, you would see fifty or more heading over to Jake’s for breakfast or lunch at any given time. I suspect the virus didn’t help, along with the price of the gas and things. Not to forget the price of what it costs to buy a machine these days. And once you have one the insurance and plates aren’t cheap neither. And then you have to pay to ride the trails. So lots to take into consideration before purchasing one of these machines, that’s for sure.

Highway 522 is snow covered this morning, which will make travelling not so good. But it is Sunday, and on Sundays most folks stay at home. At least in our area.

On another note, I did work in my woodworking shop a bit yesterday but wasn’t feeling all that good so quit for the day and will take it easy today too. Always something to hold a feller back from doing things.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will see how I feel after that. Take care and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening in & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 3/2022

Good Morning!
So, how is everyone doing this morning? Good I hope. It is a cloudy rainy day here in Port Loring, but in saying that we are having some more warm temperatures with it sitting at 6.9 C | 44.42 F getting out of bed. Things will cool off some starting tomorrow, but it’s still well above normal for this time of year. Which is fine with me, as every day brings us closer to spring. Ha ha. I am sure though, we will be in for some not so good weather in the near future.

Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning which other than the rain will make travelling not so bad, for those that need some groceries and things in North Bay or Powassan.

On another note, on my way to pick up the mail yesterday I was stopped by the OPP standing on the corner of Wilson Lake road by Home Hardware. They were stopping and asking folks if they had anything to drink. I said no, nothing other than coffee, not sure if that counts. They then smiled and said, “How about Marijuana.” Ha ha. I laughed and said, “nope, that it is hard to get around our area.” They said I should open up a shop, as I would be the first one in town to do so. Ha ha. I told them that North Bay has enough for everyone, and they agreed saying that North Bay had more Marijuana stores than Tim Horton’s Ha ha. I said. “Yep, that’s for sure, who would have thought.” With that they waved me on with all of us having another good laugh. Nice couple of fellers they were.

Yesterday I worked in my woodworking shop for most of the day. Today will do the same. I did light up my stove this morning if for nothing else to take out the dampness, as it is wet out there this morning. The shop wasn’t all that bad, though, as I put in a large piece of hardwood before going to bed.

With that I am off for a bowl of porridge 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 & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Dec 2/2022

Good Morning!’

It’s a cool morning here, waking up in Port Loring. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at -1.4 C | 29.48 F. It will warm up above freezing later on. Which is good as I have a bit of outside work that needs attending. Highway 522 is bare and dry, which is good for those that want to do some Christmas shopping. For my wife and I we don’t buy gifts anymore for our boys as what ever they want they buy anyway. And for us, well … we got each other and that is all that matters. We do have a nice meal though which is what I look forward too along with our sons occasionally coming to visit.

On another note, yesterday once again I worked all day in our woodworking shop on a few orders and today after I get some outside work done up will get back to the orders. I did light the wood stove, so it is warming things up for me.
With that, not much else happening around town. Real quiet these days as hunting season is all but done and most folks have their cottages closed up tight for winter.
Take care and have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Dec 1/2022

And here it is December 1st. Man, time sure flies by these days. The good news is the weather has been quite nice for the past few months, which brings spring that much closer. Three months and we are back into some warmer sunshine. Makes me smile thinking about it. It is a bit cool this morning with the temperature sitting at -2.3 C | 27.86 F. It will warm up somewhat as the day moves forward, and we should see a lot of sunshine throughout the day. Highway 522 is bare, frozen and dry this morning which will once again make travelling good for those heading off to North Bay or ??? My wife and I are making out pretty good these days, so nothing pressing is taking place to warrant a trip to town. Maybe next week. We will see.

On another note, yesterday I worked all day in my old woodworking shop on some orders. Today will do the same. MY lovely wife is working on more orders in her studio. I did lite up the stove in my shop this morning, which should bring the temperature up a bit, so I can work out there. I also split some kindlin’ before breakfast and brought it into the house for our wood furnace and got it going. With the crazy price of oil, a feller has to do something. I don’t know how long us older folks can maintain a warm lifestyle if this keeps up. These so-called Powers That Be’s sit in a warm home, never having to worry about such things. Crazy world we live in, that’s for sure. Seems a bit one-sided,

With that I am off for my morning bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening in And & around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 30/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, rainy morning here in Port Loring. It started to rain around 11:00 PM last night, and it is still raining. Pretty well, any snow we did have is gone now. It is warm out though with the temperature sitting at 5.5 C | 41.9 F. It will remain there for most of the day along with the rain. Our grass in our lawn thinks it is summer as it is growing leaps and bounds, and it never looked so green. It could remain this way all winter if it was up to me. But it isn’t. Highway 522 is wet, but travelling should be good other than being a rainy day.

On another note, I worked all day in the old woodworking shop yesterday and will continue on today. Kind of nice out there with the weather being as it is. Keeps my mind on the good things in life when I am not writing or chatting to my lovely wife. Speaking of my lovely wife, she has just finished my breakfast, so I had better go and get to eating. Have a great day and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Oh, and my thanks goes out to all those that have taken the time to say hello here on my Blog regarding my Podcasts, morning posts and things. It means a lot. GW

What’s Happening in & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 29/2022

A picture I took earlier in the year. We sure live among some nice country.

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here, waking up in Port Loring. The temperature is still staying quite mild, sitting at -1.4 C | 29.48 F. We could see some sunshine as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, and the snow we did have is all but gone. When you look outside, we were seeing green grass. So no snowmobiles are out yet. So far it’s been a 4-Wheeler kind of year. And those that have them know they aren’t cheap by no means to run or own. But it seems that is the case with everything these days. They raise the prices and then drop them a wee bit, and then stay the same, thinking they have the public fooled. Which in most cases they are right, as I have found that there are a lot of people out there today with blinders on. Sign of the times, I suppose.

On another note, yesterday I worked all day in my woodworking shop, and will probably do the same today. I have it fixed up nice in there now, which makes it nice. And my old shop stove keeps me toasty … so to speak.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what develops. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 28/2022

Good Morning!

Well, starting things off, we are having sunshine here in Port Loring. It’s sure nice to see. The temperature is still not so bad, with it sitting at -2.5 C | 27.5 F waking up. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is still bare and dry, in spite of the two inches of snow we had overnight. Which once again will make travelling good for those heading off to the big city of North Bay or Sudbury, to do some Christmas shopping. My wife and I prefer North Bay as it is closer, and in all reality it has just about everything we need to get by. And it is a nice drive in to town. Seems no matter how many times we have made the trip over the years, we always see something new. Which keeps things interesting.

On another note, I did lite up my stove in the old Woodworking Shop this morning, first splitting some kindling, and then I split a few large pieces which will keep me warm for the day. I enjoy splitting wood and taking in the morning air. Gets my old bones a movin’ So to speak.

Today I am going to be working on some sign orders we have to get done up. After that, I will see what develops. I never know really what the day might bring, as I start off in one direction and end up doing something else I kind of like doing things that way, keeps life interesting and for sure never boring.

So with that I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to doing some work. Stay safe, as there is still a lot of folks getting sick these days.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 27/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, but the temperature isn’t that bad for this time of year, sitting at 2.9 C | 37.22 F. We could see a shower as the day progresses. The snow we did have is almost all gone, and once again I am seeing green when looking out of my living room window. As much as I know it will be short-lived, it is nice to see.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good today for those wanting to get a head start on their Christmas Shopping. Speaking of Christmas Shopping, I see there are a lot more people shopping online these days instead of going into the stores. In a lot of ways, I think it is a good way of purchasing the things you need. Especially if you live in a remote area like ours, where it takes a person an hour and a half to get to a store. Not to forget what gas costs these days. And another thing is that for a lot of things you order online, you get free shipping right to your door. I have also found that when you go to a store to buy, you have to take what they have, or do without. Online they have anything and everything, and before you buy, you can read the reviews on whether it is any good. I like that.

On another note, yesterday I worked in my woodworking shop on a few things. Got lots done. My lovely wife put up and made her decorations outside. She can make things out of nothing, that woman. Out front of the stores in town, they charge huge dollars for just a few branches taken from trees. Heck, I saw at Home Depot last week, they were selling 5 White Birch branches for $20.00. Kind of made me rub my whiskers a bit, wondering who would buy them. My wife … she simply walked around our property and came back with an arm full of what some would call weeds, put them together with some plants we have left in our gardens, and within an hour or so she has them all put together in pots sitting on our porches and hanging on our doors. And I have to tell you they look fantastic. But then again, she has designed homes, gardens and stores in Niagara for years, along with hundreds of window displays. It just comes natural to her.

With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal, and then I think I will write up a story or two, which in doing so will give my old bones a bit of a rest today. I have been hurting a bit lately.

Take care and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada on Nov 26/2022

Good Morning!

It started off cloudy here in Port Loring this morning but looking out now the sun is beginning to shine. The temperature waking up was sitting at 2.8 C| 37.04 F. It will warm up a lot more as the day moves forward. Which is okay with my wife and I as she is going to put up some Christmas decorations outside. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

On another note, yesterday I worked most of the day in the old woodworking shop. Had some things on the go and today will work out there again. I enjoy working out there as it gives my mind a change, which is needed the way things are going these days.

Other than that, not too much more happening in and around our community. At least nothing worth mentioning. With that, stay safe, and I hope you have a great Saturday.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 25/2022

Good Morning!

I hope everyone is well. Or as well as to be expected, as these days it’s hard enough to get out of bed knowing what the day might bring. But on the other side of the coin, any day you can get out of bed and walk around is something to be thankful for. Weather wise, it’s a cloudy, gloomy day here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad though, sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. Well above freezing. It also rained for most of the night, which got rid of most of our snow. Which is fine with me. Truth be told, I would be happy if it stayed like this all winter. It sure would save on the heating oil bill. Speaking of the oil bills. I had our tank filled up the day before yesterday. It only needed 3/4 of a tank. I almost fell over when I found out what it cost us. For 3/4 of a tank, it cost us $1,250.00. That set us back a wee bit, let me tell ya. There is no way us here in the north can afford that. The thing is, there is no reason it should be costing us that much, living in a country … that has all kinds of natural resources just waiting to be tapped into. The thing that really makes me shake my head … is that some here in Canada think we are making a huge difference going green. Kind of a joke really, as in one had our powers that be doesn’t want us to use oil and gas here in Canada, but yet … we sell it for huge prices to other countries. All that we are accomplishing going green is nothing, truth be told, as all the large countries are carrying on doing as they always have. What I believe we should be doing, as I said many times, is to tap into what lies under the ground and make it safe to use. Not a big deal with what our scientists know today. Anyway, that is my rant today. That furnace bill kind of ruffled my whiskers a bit.
With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal. We picked up a few bags when we went to town yesterday. The trip there and back home was pleasant. We also noticed that around 30% of the people in the stores were wearing a mask. I guess they are realizing now, that it is better to wear a mask than laying in bed sick. My wife and I wear ours and feel good about it. We also put on some hand sanitizer before going into the stores, and when we come out. And when we eat our lunch in our car, we wash our hands with a couple of wash cloths that my lovely wife brings with us in a baggy. Anyway, you have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 23/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But the sun is trying to break through. We should see some sun off and on throughout the day. Which is fine with me as I sure enjoy it. Seems to brighten my day in all kind of ways. The temperature is also staying warm, and I suspect it will remain that way for the next four days or so. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

On another note, my wife and I managed to get all our outside work done up yesterday. Actually, it turned out to be a great day for working outside. Now my ATV has a home of its own.
Today I will get back to working in the old woodworking shop as I have a few projects lined up to do. And now the ATV is out of there, I have lots of room to work. Makes it nice.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work. Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring Ontario, Canada on Nov 22/2022

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Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -12.3 C | 9.86 F. It will warm up above freezing a touch later on in the day. And for the next three days it will get even warmer. Kind of nice for this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, but we could see some flurries later on in the day. So care should be taken if out and about.
For my wife and I we are staying home these days. We only get to town when absolutely necessary.

Yesterday I worked in the shop most of the day. My old scroll saw gave up the ghost and I can’t get parts for it any more. I guess I shouldn’t complain as it is over 30 years old. So I ordered another one, different brand, so we will see how it works out. Hoping it does the job. But I don’t expect it to last as long as my old one. That’s for sure.

Today, being that the weather isn’t all that bad, I am going to organize an outside shed I have. I am thinking I will put our ATV out there, which will give me more room in my woodworking shop. I didn’t want to at first, but since I am not going to be using it till spring, I figured this to be the best solution for now. That should take care of the day, as there is a lot of work to be done moving things around. I guess I should have done that earlier in the year. Live and learn.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has in store. Other than what I have planned. You never know what a day might bring.

Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 21/2022

A visitor at our bird feeder this morning. Just one. Click on image to enlarge!

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. But in saying that it did warm up a lot through the night with the temperature at the moment sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. We could however see another inch or so of snow throughout the day. Highway 522 is mostly bare at the moment. With these warm temperatures we are having, the snow is melting fast. It is also quite windy this morning. It blew my hat off going to the woodworking shop. Had to trudge through snow to retrieve the darn thing.

Yesterday it took my wife and I all morning to clean up the snow we did have. I gave my snowblower a good work out. My wife and I also got our workout for the day too. Seems the older we get, the harder things are to do. But we always seem to manage to get things looked after.

All but getting our roof shingled on our house. You know, I have been trying now for two years to find someone to do it, but they are either too busy, or their prices are too high. We don’t mind paying as long as it is reasonable. I am thinking of maybe seeing if we can make a deal by giving someone a free week staying at our cottage for the labour to install the shingles next spring. They could work one-day, fish the next and so on till it’s finished. Either that or someone that needs the work. I guess we will see how things work out.

If any of you happen to know of someone that can re-shingle a roof, let me know. I would appreciate it.

I would do it, but I am not good with heights any more.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then head on out to the old woodworking shop. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 20/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a sunny morning waking up here in Port Loring. However, it is cold outside with the temperature sitting at -12.7 C | 9.14 F. The coldest day so far this winter. I know the first day of winter doesn’t take place till Wednesday, December 21, 2022! But it’s close enough.

One thing is for certain, we did have our share of snow yesterday. Total accumulation here in Port Loring is around 10 – 12 inches and a bit more in drifts. Especially at the end of my driveway where the plow pushes it in. In saying that, we didn’t have as much as some parts of Ontario. Which is fine with me, as it is going to be enough work cleaning up what we do have. I am happy I woke up my snowblower the other day and brought it into my woodworking shop to warm up. It’s going to get a work out later on this morning. I will wait for a bit until it warms up some.

Highway 522 is snow and ice covered. The plow has gone through a couple of times through the night, and it just went by at the time of this post. We could see some more snow tomorrow.

With that, I am off for a bowl of shredded wheat. We run out of porridge. Just my luck. I look forward to it every morning as it stays with ya and gives you a lot of energy.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 19/2022

Homemade Flapjacks. Just the way I like them. Click on image to enlarge!

Good Morning!

It’s a snowy cool morning here in Port Loring with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at -3 C | 26.6 F. The good news is while nighttime temperatures are going to be cold, the daytime temperatures for the next week or so won’t be all that bad. They will be hovering around the freezing mark throughout the daytime hours. Which is pretty nice, considering we are heading into December. So far, we have had about 2 inches of snow here this morning, but it just started around 8:00 AM. It is sure coming down now. With them big flakes, it will accumulate quite fast. Highway 522 is snow covered, and if you asked my opinion, I would say everyone should stay at home today. But for those that think they can handle anything … go to it. LOL

On another note, I did manage to rearrange my woodworking shop yesterday. Now I am able to keep our snow blower inside where it is warm and dry, along with our ATV. And the best part is I can still work in there. Which is nice. Especially this time of the year. I see so many pieces of equipment these days sitting outside in all kinds of weather, rusting away. Kind of sad, really. When I see them I want to go rescue them LOL.

Today, with the weather being as it is, my lovely wife and I will be staying put. After breakfast, I will head on out to the woodworking shop and see about finishing up the new top I have been working on for the new-old washing machine end table. Should be a real nice one of a kind piece, when my wife finishes doing up her part, with painting a nice scene on the top.

With that, you all have a great day and stay safe. There is a lot of sickness out there right now. My son’s fiancé said she has never been so sick, laid up for a good two weeks in bed, and still not feeling all that well. And she is a strong, strapping gal too.

Anyway, I am off for some homemade Flapjacks my wife is making for us. She says I need a bit of sweetening up.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 18/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here, waking up in Port Loring. Not as cold as Alaska, though, which is a good thing. Although we can get some temperatures that make a feller want to stay in bed occasionally. Seems every passing year, the cold bothers me more. The temperature waking up was sitting at -10.3 C | 13.46 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Later on today and through the night, we could see a substantial amount of snow. It depends on if the winds pick up, which can bring in some lake effects. We will have to wait it out to see how much. At any rate, I am thinking I should wake up my snowblower and bring it in where it’s warm for a bit, and then see if it is going to run. Here again, you never know what a machine is going to do in this neck of the woods. Sometimes they start and run just fine. Other times they get a bit cantankerous. Highway 522 is bare and dry for most parts this morning, but there are a few icy sections here and there. So care will have to be taken if out and about. But in saying that, here in the north, care should be taken all the time, no matter where you are going, or what you are doing. You just never know.

Today I am going to see if I can rearrange my woodworking shop a bit, so that I can get my snowblower and my ATV inside where it’s warm. That will be a challenge as my shop is small. Might not be able too. We will see. I hate leaving the equipment I need out in the cold. Next spring I will see about building a place to put things. I am hoping the price of lumber will come down, as right now you have to be rich to do any building. With that, I am off for a bite to eat, and will then head on out to my shop. It should be nice and toasty in there now, I put some wood in the old stove earlier this morning. Stay Safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada on Nov 17/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at-8.7 C | 16.34 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. Highway 522 is snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout. So … knowing that care should be taken if out and about. For my wife and I we are staying home where it is warm and dry. I did light my old shop stove this morning, so it warms things up a bit. I have been keeping it going for the past few days now. Furthermore, I had to move things around, so I could put the ATV inside where it’s warm. Couldn’t see it sitting out in the cold, Ha ha. Yesterday I cleaned it up some, and it is looking pretty nice now. And after giving it a good look over, I found it is in excellent shape. Knowing that eases my mind a lot, as I didn’t get a real good look at it when I bought it. Today I have to take our car in for some new brakes, which I will do after breakfast. Seems there is always something that comes along to take one’s money. And truth be told, things aren’t cheap nowadays. With that I am off for some oatmeal that my lovely wife just brought me and will then get to doing a few things.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

Stay safe!!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Nov 16/2022

Good Afternoon!

It was a cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -4.1 C | 24.62 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. We also saw a skiff of snow overnight, just enough to cover our grass. Not enough to warrant me waking up our snowblower. Although I did chip out some ice, so I can get it out of my shed if need be. I have to come up with a better door next summer. One that opens. Highway 522 is partially covered with some snow and ice.

On another note, I bit the bullet and bought a 4×4 Honda Foreman ATV a couple of days ago. Not a new one, as they are priced way too much these days. But the one I bought, being as old as it is … is in great shape. She only has around 3000 Kilometres on the old girl and had only one owner who only used it once a year, and it never sat outside. So once I check things over and polish er up a bit, I am thinking it will be about as good as a brand new one. Honda makes a good ATV. But … we will see how that works out in the coming days. Now I have to learn how to drive it. Amazingly it came with a manual so that will help out a lot. Shows me what all them buttons on the handle bar is all about. Ha ha. But that is what life is all about. LEARNING. I did manage to unload it from my trailer this morning, so it is on the ground at least. I just rolled it down some ramps I have. Took me ten minutes to find neutral. lol

Other than that, not much else happening around our area. Most of the deer hunters have left us for the year. I don’t think they did all that well this year, being so warm. But a few have gotten one, so I hear.

With that, have a great day, what’s left of it and stay safe. Lot of people pretty sick out there these days.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 11/2022

Good Morning!

Well it is still quite warm out there waking up, with the temperature sitting at 11.5 C | 52.7 F. Enjoy it today as tomorrow we could see an inch or so of snow. It’s amazing how nice it’s been so far, with all the warm temperatures and all. But once the cold gets settled in, it will stay with us. You know, since we moved here over 20 years ago, we have never had a Christmas without snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good.

My wife and I did go to town yesterday to pick up a few things, along with some groceries. It was supposed to be cloudy for the day, but instead the sun came out and stayed with us till we arrived back home. I asked it to be nice before I left, and it did. It’s kind of ironic really, as over the years what ever weather I wanted, or needed to get things done, I got it. My kids used to get so angry, as when we got up it could be raining, and they thought they would get out of doing some work that I had planned. I used to say. “Eat your breakfast, the rain will stop when we are ready to go to work.” And it always did. They say you have to work with the weather, and I suspect that to be true, but in my case the weather worked for me, at least up till now. And I don’t see why it would change.

On another note, we did have a real nice trip yesterday to North Bay and back. We got our groceries and a few other items, dropped off our son some cupcakes my wife made for his birthday, picked up some lunch and ate it in the car; taking in what most of the city slickers were doing. Kind of nice watching people. Speaking of watching people, where ever we went, no one was wearing a mask. I guess nowadays they feel macho or something, thinking they are invincible. I guess that is why the hospitals are full and a lot of people are at home in bed sick. Makes me shake my head knowing, that simply by wearing a mask, most of our colds and flu’s could be avoided. But hey! If they like to be sick, who am I to tell them what they should or should not be doing.

With that, I am off for some Flap-Jacks my lovely wife is making for me, and will then head on out to my woodworking shop to do some work. Work I enjoy, mind ya.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

PS. I will post this week’s Podcast later on today … or tomorrow morning.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 10/2022

It’s That Time Again. And ……

Good Morning!

It’s a really nice morning here in Port Loring. The sun is shining with the temperature sitting at 13.7 C | 56.66 F. It will warm up even more as the day moves forward. Enjoy it today, as the temperature is going to drop tonight, and we could see a few flakes of the white stuff, waking up tomorrow morning. Highway 522 is bare and dry, which will make travelling good today. There are a few vehicles running up and down the highway this morning. The good news for the hunters is … that the cooler weather, which is going to arrive tomorrow, will get the deer moving around a bit more than they are now.

On another note, I did finish up the Cobblers Bench I have been working on for the last week, and I brought it into our home. Sure looks nice, and later on I will take a couple pictures and share them with you.

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 other than what I have planned.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 9/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a bit cloudy here in Port Loring this morning. We will however see some sunshine as the day moves forward. The temperature rose a bit through the night, sitting at 1.4 C | 34.52 F. It will warm up a bit more as the day moves forward. Tomorrow we will be back into summer weather, but it will be short-lived. We will have to enjoy it while it lasts. Highway 522 is still quiet, being the first week of Deer Season. For the next two weeks it will remain that way. After that, Port Loring goes into Hibernation. And no outsiders want anything to do with us till spring.

On another note, I did finish the Cobblers Bench yesterday and will bring it into the house a bit later on. I will also take another picture of it, so you can have a look at it.

My wife and I have been busy working on another project, being an old washing machine which dates back into the early 1900s. We rescued it a few years ago, figuring we could do something with it, giving it a new life. I made a nice wooden top for it and once my little woman works her magic, it will make someone a real nice one of a kind coffee table. I will take a picture of it too, when all said and done, and post it here on my Blog.

Today I am going to take it a bit easy. I have some things that need attending here on my computer.

With that, you all have a great day and stay safe. Lots of folks feeling poorly these days with the virus catching up to them. Hard thing to evade with no one taking precautions anymore. Well … a few are.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 8/2022

So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. It looks like another nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring. The sun is shinning, without a cloud in the sky. It is a touch cool though, with the temperature waking up sitting at -1.7 C | 28.94 F. But it will be short-lived, with it warming up as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is very quiet these days, as most of the men folk along, with some women folk out in the bush seeing if they can bring down a deer for the long winter ahead. Some people rely on it for a source of food. I am not going out this year, but next year I will see what develops. I am thinking about it. I used to do a lot of hunting, but stopped for a few years. But with the cost of meat these days, I am tempted. As I say, we will see what happens.

On another note, I did work in my old woodworking shop for most of the day yesterday, and today will finish up the cobblers bench I have been working on. I stained it at the end of the day yesterday, so it is nice and dry now and ready to put on a few coats of some urethane. Should be nice when all said and done.

I also started my shop stove this morning being a touch cool, So by the time I finish my breakfast that my lovely wife is making for me, it should be nice and toasty in there.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 7/2022

Starting things off, I am a bit late with my posting here today. Reason being I got up late, and then got busy on some other projects and completely forgot. Weather wise it is a touch cooler today with the temperature sitting at 7.9 C | 46.22 F. It won’t warm up any more than it is now. The good news is we are having some sunshine shinning down upon us, which sort of makes it feel somewhat warmer than it is. Highway 522 is bare and dry today, which is good for travelling. And living where we do, travelling is something we all have to do at one time or another. That is, if you’re in need of some groceries and things. Although, there are a few things that you can buy here in town that would hold you over if need be.

Yesterday I didn’t do all that much. I couldn’t work in my old woodworking shop as the power was out all night and most of the morning. But I did however do some work in our basement that needed attending. Which looked after most of the day.

Today I was on the phone most of the morning, updating a few licences and things. I think I sat waiting for over an hour before I got a human being to talk to. Even then it was a challenge. They say doing things online is easier, but I am not sure about that. I did however get things looked after. I think!

With that, I am off for a salmon sandwich that my lovely wife is preparing for me, along with a cup or two of fresh coffee.

On Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 6/2022

Good morning

Well, starting things off, we here in Port Loring have no power. The power went out around 11:30 PM last night and is still out at the time of this post here on my Blog. I checked Hydro One, and they are saying that they are assessing the problem, not knowing the problem as yet. So I suspect it will be out for a while yet. But you never know. So, hearing that, I managed to drag out our Generator from my shop and got it running. So it should keep our freezers from thawing and our fridge cold. We will also be able to warm up the house as I have it hooked up, so our oil and wood furnace will run. And we have water, so we are all set. And the best part is I won’t miss our morning coffee.

Moving along highway 522 is and has been real busy with a lot of hunters moving into our area. Deer season with rifles starts tomorrow for two weeks. So our small town will be busy for a while.

Today I will be playing around here in the house, at least till the power comes back on. The good part is it isn’t that cold outside, with the temperature sitting at 18 C | 64.4 F.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what develops.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 5/2022

And other than a few clouds, it surely is a good morning. The temperature waking up is still quite warm, sitting at 16.7 C | 62.06 F. And it will warm up even more as the day moves forward. We should also be seeing a bit of sunshine later on, too. Which will put front porch sittin’ on our list of things to do today. We try and take advantage of all the sun that is shinning down on us this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, caused by the heavy rain we had through the night. And I have to tell those that don’t live here, it rained. But in doing so, it lulled me to sleep last night.

On another note, I did manage to put in a full day’s work yesterday in the woodworking shop. Got lots done on the one of a kind Cobblers Bench I am working on. I should about finish it today other than the staining. I will take a picture later on today and post it here on my blog for all to have a look at. Let me know what you think.

I also went out to light the shop stove this morning but being so warm decided against it. Actually I worked with my shop door open all day yesterday which sure was nice.

With that I am off for a bowl of Porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work.

Oh, and this week’s Podcast will be live on here at 9:30 AM this morning. I felt up to adding it this morning.

Update on the weather here this morning: Strong south to southwesterly winds, with gusts to 70 to 80 km/h.
An isolated gust to 90 km/h is possible.
Or 55 MPH!

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 4/2022

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Starting things off, we are still in the midst of having summer weather. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F, and it will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. We will also see a lot of sunshine throughout the day. By the looks of things, this nice warm weather will remain with us for another week. Can’t beat that for this time of year. After that though, things will start to change.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, laid down most of the day trying to heal up what I hurt the day before. It is still bugging me this morning, but I am able to walk around some. So knowing that, I did light the wood stove in my shop to warm things up a bit. Once it is warm in there, I will let it go out, as I won’t be needing it with the temperatures rising. And I am not sure how much I will be able to do anyway. We will see. Life is a dilemma at times.

Other than that, not much happening in our small town. Other than the hunters roaming around in the bushes. It’s not like it used to be, that’s for sure. Years ago, everyone knew where everyone was in the bush. Today, well … you take your chances.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 3/2022

Good Morning!

It looks like another nice sunny day is shaping up for us in Port Loring. The sun is almost out of bed, as I am typing away here on my computer. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. There are a lot of trucks moving up and down the highway this morning. Lots of construction going on these days with new homes being built. Sign of the times, they say. Some people like it, some don’t.

On another note, I did light my woodworking shop stove yesterday, but decided to do some outside work in the bush by our home. Since it was a nice day. But in doing so, the issues I was having all summer started to come back, so I had to go lay down. It’s still bothering me this morning, so … I guess I will be laid up for a few days. I hope I didn’t mess it up like it was before, as I was just beginning to feel really good too. I have to learn, my limits and quit before things gets out of hand.

With that I am off for my breakfast and will then go and lay down for a bit.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 2/22

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning starting things off, but the sun will make its way into our area in a bit. Which will make it another nice day. It was so nice and warm yesterday that my wife and I quit early and sat outside, taking in the sunshine. It sure felt good, let me tell you. Highway 522 is bare and dry, which once again will make travelling good.

On another note, I worked steadily in my old woodworking shop all day yesterday, at least till front porch sittin’ entered into my mind. Today I will do the same. Other than that, not much happening in and around our small town. Well … deer season is closing in us, and there are lots of strangers roaming around the woods these days. So knowing that, care should be taken if out and about. And never go out into the bush without wearing a fluorescent orange coat. In doing so, you won’t be mistaken for a deer. Pays to be cautious these days, as the old hunters that once were, are far and in-between. Today we have a mixed breed out there, and as much as I hate to say it, a lot shouldn’t be carrying a gun. My opinion only.
With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in & around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 1/2022

Here it is November first. Man, time sure flies by, let me tell ya. One minute we are in the midst of summer and the next we are closing in on Winter. But you wouldn’t know it weatherwise.

Starting things off, we are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring. We also had a light shower earlier this morning. The temperature is still warm this morning, with it sitting at 8.6 C | 47.48 F. It will warm up more as the day moves forward. And we should also see some sunshine a bit later on. Can’t beat that for this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. For my wife and I we have all we need for a few weeks, so we will be staying put.

On another note, I worked in my woodworking shop all day yesterday on the Cobblers Bench I am making. Today will be doing the same. It’s nice to be able to do these things. To me, there is nothing nicer than to take a few pieces of old used lumber and make it into something beautiful that will last for years.

With that I am off for my breakfast that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then get to work.

In Closing, I would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 31/20222

Starting things off, it is a really nice day here in Port Loring. The sun is shinning, and the temperatures are staying quite warm for this time of year, sitting at 4.8 C | 40.64 F waking up. And by the looks of things, these warm temperatures will remain with us for another week or so. It won’t be good for the deer hunt, but the deer themselves are loving it. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good for those wanting to head into North Bay or ? It is possible we could see a few showers, depends on which way the rain is heading. Nature does what she wants and won’t be dictated to by us humans. I respect her motives.

On another note, I worked all day in my old woodworking shop yesterday, getting lots done on the Cobblers Bench I am working on. I also got energetic and in the afternoon and rearranged my whole shop. And if I do say so myself, it is lookin’ good. I enjoy my shop and even more so now, with everything being easy to get at and work with. It’s not a big shop as I used to have, but I can do anything in there that someone could in a huge shop. It’s all in how you go about doing things. Working by myself over the years, I had to learn ways of doing things on my own.

With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. Porridge stays with you a long time and is a very health food to eat. Other than the brown sugar, I add. But hey … I enjoy it. Haha.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 30/2022

It looks like another nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring. The sun is slowly rising without a cloud in the sky. The temperature isn’t or wasn’t all that bad neither getting out of bed, with it sitting at 2.6 C | 36.68 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. We did have another heavy frost overnight, but it is melting fast.

On another note, I did get up a touch early this morning and lit the shop stove, so it will be nice and cozy in there to do some work. Yesterday I did the same, but after a half hour of burning I let it go out, as if I didn’t, it would be too warm to do any work. Actually I had my shop door open all day which was nice. I enjoy working out there as it seems it gives me a different perspective on life, and I don’t get too wrapped up with myself. In other words, it takes my mind off of things, that are really not all that important. Today I will continue on with the old Cobblers Bench I am working on, I did get the top cut out yesterday along with the legs. Today I will finish turning the legs on my lathe, and if time will start assembling a few things.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. Enjoy your day, and if possible take advantage of this nice weather. I know we will be.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct29/2022

Good Morning!

Had a game of checkers with my old friend yesterday. You have to watch him all the time, as he has a tendency of cheating a bit when you’re not looking.

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So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. It is that time of year, when the older you get, the more the old bones hurt. Least it seems that way for me. Especially the damp, cold weather. Years ago a lot of Canadians headed off to Arizona for winter, where it is dry and warm as the dry weather made life more bearable. Myself, I have never been there, as most of the time years ago we headed on down to Florida. It’s a lot warmer down there. We also had a cottage there in Sarasota. It is getting built up now, which makes it hard to get around. But back in the 60s it was the place to be. I had a lot of good times while there. Amazing really that we were able to get there every winter. It wasn’t that we had a lot of extra cash, neither. Today when we could go we don’t, well … not all that much. It makes me kind of wonder about that. Highway 522 is bare, dry and quiet this morning. There are a few hunters moving around taking in the sights, The temperature waking up wasn’t as cool as yesterday, with it sitting at 3.3 C | 37.94 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward, and we should be seeing lots of sunshine, which will be nice, as I love sunshine.

On another note, I did light up my old shop stove yesterday, got it nice and warm in there, and never did anything. It was one of those days. It seems it takes me a day to recover from our trip to North Bay, whenever we go for groceries. Maybe it’s the shock from what it cost us for things, Ha ha. This morning I lit it again and after breakfast I will get to work on a project I am wanting to make for my lovely wife. It’s an old Cobblers Bench. They are a lot of work making, as I have made a few over the years for customers, but this one is for us. Which we will put in front of our couch here in the living room. It’s going to be like a Jersey Cow. As Jerseys have all the extras. Another old saying we had on the farm years ago. Ha ha.

With that I am off for a bowl of Porridge and a muffin and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Seems no matter what I start off with, things somehow change a wee bit. Have a great day and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 28/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring. A frost through the night took a grip on the land, and looking out my living room window, the ground is white. Kind of pretty in its own way. The temperature waking up was sitting at 0.3 C | 32.54 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Well … a wee bit. The good news is … we will see lots of sunshine for the next few days. So, I guess I can’t complain, But then again, it wouldn’t do any good to complain anyway. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling today quite nice.

On another note, my wife and I took a trip to town (North Bay) yesterday. We were in need of a few things for winter. This is the time to pick these things up, as there are some good deals waiting to be had in certain stores. I did pick up a real nice pair of winter lined leather mittens for $10.00 at Giant Tiger, over by Sobeys. In this country, you might as well throw finger gloves in the garbage. Gas prices were sitting at $1.77 a Litre, not as bad as it was earlier in the year. Still too damn much, though. The groceries we bought yesterday, were also a touch expensive, but we did pick up a few things that were being sold at a good price. Kind of surprised us. While there, we bought some lunch and ate it in the car, taking in the sights. We enjoy doing that. We had so many places to go we didn’t get home till after dark, and by the time we got to bed it was around midnight. Any longer and we might have turned into a pumpkin. That is an old quote we used years ago. Ha ha.

Funny how things goes. While shopping and going to places yesterday, my intuition was telling me that we had to be careful going home, it kept nagging at me saying we had to keep an eye open for deer and thing. I had a not so good feeling. So paying attention to them feelings, about halfway home I looked over at my wife and said. “You know, I think I will slow it down to around 70 just in case.” She said she thought it was a good idea too. Two minutes later, out of nowhere, there stood a huge moose right in front of us. By not going too fast, we were able to come to a stop. Watching it slowly move off into the bush. If I had been going the speed limit, and not following my intuition, we would have definitely hit it. And you know … you sure don’t need to be hitting one of them. A deer is bad enough, I know, as I hit one that ran out in front of me coming home from Florida one winter. It made a heck of a mess of my car, let me tell you. At that time in my life, I was young, and I didn’t take heed of my instincts. After that I did, and over the years it has sure paid off. With a lot of things, actually. Like last night. You know, I think we all have that gift, but most folks today doesn’t recognize it, being that a lot have been protected too much throughout their lives.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast and will then see what the day has in store. Enjoy your day and stay safe. We noticed a lot of young folks coughing and sneezing in the stores yesterday. We were happy we both were wearing our masks and using a lot of hand sanitizer.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 27/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning waking up here in Port Loring. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at -1.8 C | 28.76 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward, but them warm temperatures we were having are gone. At least for a while, as where we live you never know. One day it could be warm, the next day we could be up to our ears in snow with icicles hanging from our nose. I am hoping it will be a warmer winter than last year. Reason being we wouldn’t be burning as much oil or wood. And with the price of oil, gas and wood these days, it makes it hard on us older folks and others, that doesn’t have much $$$ to spare. The good news is we are having some sunshine this morning, which will make it, at least, look nice outside. Highway 522 is bare, dry and quiet this morning, but it is early. I should also mention that we had a heavy frost overnight, as looking out, the roof on my woodworking shop is pure white.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much outside yesterday with it raining for most of the day. I did clean up my shop a bit and got some wood out of storage to start another project. After that I finished up another Podcast for Friday morning, and by the time I had that all finished up, it was time to have supper and put my feet up. All in all, a pretty productive day.

With that, I am off for a bowl of hot porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe, as there is a lot of sickness around these days. The hospitals are filling up in the Southern part of Ontario. This virus isn’t done with us yet. You put it, the Flu and colds together, it makes it kind of rough on folks. And a lot could be avoided if

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 26/2022

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up in Port Loring. We won’t be seeing too much sunshine today. We might however see some rain, which will cool things down some. Tomorrow we should see a return of the sun if things go to plan. Highway 522 is bare and dry, so far, this morning. There are still lots of hunters moving into our area for the deer hunt that starts next week, It will get even busier nearing the weekend.

On another note, my wife and I worked outside on a few projects yesterday, getting a lot done. We like to take advantage of the nice days when ever we can. Today, being that it is going to rain, I will clean up my shop getting it ready for another project. My part in making the … new one of a kind end table is finished, now my wife is going to work her magic painting a scenic picture on the top. She is an amazing artist, and people have bought her paintings from all over the world. Once I clean up my messy shop, I will finish up another Podcast that I have been working on, which I will post live Friday morning.

With that I am off for some homemade pancakes my lovely wife is preparing for me, and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 25/2022

Well it is a nice day for sure waking up here in Port Loring. Not as nice as yesterday, as we are in the midst of some clouds. The temperatures also have cooled down a touch, but it is still nice sitting at 14.4 C | 57.92 F. It will warm up somewhat as the day moves forward. After today though things begin to change with rain moving into our area tomorrow which will cool things down for Thursday. But in saying that, the sun will return on Thursday. After that it is touch and go. But it is that time of year when we can expect anything. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. There were a few people moving around yesterday, mostly hunters, as I have been seeing a lot of orange in the vehicles going by our home. Oh, they did shingle the roof on the LCBO yesterday, Just in case you’re interested. Ha ha

On another note, we and I did get a lot done outside yesterday. My wife got a lot of things painted and stained outside that she will be painting scenes and things on for customers. It’s nice to get them done up outside, as it keeps the fumes out of our home. Myself I cleaned up my shop a bit, did some welding on a project I am working on, had lunch and then got busy vacuuming and washing our car. I also managed to get a coat of wax on it. After that, I lubricated things up and called it a day. We even had enough time left in the day to enjoy a coffee on our front porch, soaking in some of that free Vitamin D. We like to try and get all we can of that going into winter.

With that I am off for my breakfast a bowl of porridge and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe, a lot of people sick these days in our area.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 24/2022

Good Morning!

Once again, we are in the midst of some really nice weather here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 10.7 C | 51.26 F, and it will warm up as the day moves forward. Hard to believe we are having weather like this. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, with quite a few pickups and campers moving past our home. I suspect most of them are deer hunters, as deer season is fast approaching. The first two weeks in November is when things get started. At least for those using rifles. So knowing that care will have to be taken when out and about. I stay out of the bush this time of year. Also, you have to keep a good eye out for the deer along the highways, as they can be moving fast trying to get away from the hunters, and if you hit one … they can do a lot of damage to your vehicle. Then again, we here in the north have to always be on our guard when driving, as you never know when one might run out in front of you. The thing that a lot doesn’t realize is that if you see one, there is usually more close behind.

Yesterday being so nice outside, my wife cut down a lot of our flower plants in our gardens, and I trimmed up some trees. We then raked a few leaves and cleaned our eve troughs. After that we sat outside on our front porch taking in the beautiful day, along soaking up some needed Vitamin D. All in all it was a great day. Today I am thinking of vacuuming out our car and washing it. If I have enough wax, I might give it a coat, which will help it get through the winter, protecting it from all the chemicals that they are putting on the road these days. My wife and I take advantage of the nice weather when ever we can. We have been doing that for most of our lives. I have always worked with the weather, and it has worked for me, I always seem to get things done at the right time. I guess that is the farmer in me.

With that, I am off for a pancake with an egg on top that my lovely wife is making for me. After that, we will see what develops. One day at a time. Hell, sometimes it’s an hour at a time.
In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 23/2022

I had one of them swings growing up on the farm.

And it is … once again a really nice day, weather wise. The sun is shinning, and the temperature is or was sitting at 9.9 C | 49.82 F. It will warm up a lot more as the day moves forward. It’s what you would call a Fall Summer’s Day. Highway 522 is bare and dry and the traffic is almost nil this morning, being Sunday. Most folks around here take it easy on Sundays. For myself, it doesn’t matter what day it is, they are all the same to me, I enjoy them all. Kind of how you look at things.

On another note, I worked in my old woodworking shop yesterday and today my wife and I are planning on cleaning our eve troughs. They shouldn’t be as bad this year, as we had to take down a lot of the trees that were close to our home throughout the summer. They were getting up there in size along with being quite old. We didn’t want a storm to come in and knock them down on our house. But in saying that, for what we took down we planted a few new maple trees which will look real nice in the coming years. Remove and replace, I always say.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store … other than what I have planned. You never know.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario on Oct 22/22

That’s Where we Will be in a bit.

Good Morning!

And it is a nice morning here in Port Loring. The temperature is like summer, waking up sitting at 11.3 C | 52.34 F. It will warm up more with lots of sunshine as the day progresses. We could see temperatures for the next four days or so reach the 70F/21C mark. No reason to not get outside today, that’s for sure. I know I will be. Front porch sittin’ is on our menu for when we have our coffee this afternoon. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, just the way I like it. And if it was up to me, it could stay this way all winter.

On another note, I have been working in my old woodworking shop these days. I put most of the day out there yesterday and will probably do the same today. I did light the shop stove just to take out the coldness from last night, but will let it go out now, with it being so nice outside.

The Robbins we saw yesterday have left, or at least I haven’t seen any this morning. Most birds have left for warmer weather, but a few choose to linger around occasionally. Which is nice to see. My lovely wife and I enjoy watching them.

With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then let the day unfold around me. Have a great day and try and get outside for the next few days, so you can soak up some of that good vitamin D. There is none better than what the sun has to offer.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Yesterday’s Snow Getting out of Bed.

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 4.8 C | 40.64 F. The snow we had yesterday didn’t amount to anything, and melted before the day ended. Actually, our temperatures are going to rise for the next few days into the low 60s F. It will feel somewhat like summer after what we have been having. This damp cold weather plays havoc with the old body, that’s for sure. These so-called specialists say it has nothing to do with how the body feels. I say live in mine for a few days. Ha ha. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning with a few more hunters coming into our area, setting up things for the Deer hunt, which starts on the first two weeks of November.

On another note, getting out of bed, I saw a lot of Robins seeking out them nice juicy worms throughout our lawn and gardens. They always seem to drop by on their way south for a day or so. It’s like they want to say goodbye for now. I thought I heard one say … “See You In The Spring”

Yesterday I worked in the house here on a Podcast which is live now. Today I will work on another for a while, while my shop is warming up. I have a one of a kind coffee table in the works that I would like to finish. I have the base cleaned up and old wash tub, and the top is glued up waiting to be sanded. So … lots of things to do if I want to do them.
With that, I am off for some homemade pancakes my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in and around Port Loring Ontario on Oct 19/2022

It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at 3.4 C | 38.12 F. It’s cool enough that could see a flurry here and there throughout the day. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, as we are having some light rain at the moment.

On another note I did get my snow tires and oil change done yesterday, but we found that my brakes aren’t all that good, so he ordered some parts for that which we will get done in a few days. It always seems something comes along to take your money these days. I don’t know how many times we had to install new brakes and rotors on our vehicle since we bought it, but it has been a few, that’s for sure, along with other things too. They sure don’t make cars like they used to do.

Today I will take it easy as I am not moving like I should be, so best to stay put for a bit. I never know what a day might bring these days.

With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and, well … we will see. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada

Hmm, I can actually remember when those old plough’s were used. They are so old the spelling checker doesn’t recognize the word, ha ha.

It’s once again a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We did have a lot more rain yesterday and through the night. At least it wasn’t snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those in need of some groceries and things. The temperature has cooled down some, with it sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F getting out of bed.

Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop for most of the day. I am making a one of a kind coffee table using an old wash tub for a base. Once I finish it, my wife is going to do a painting on the top. I will take a picture of it when all said and done. I enjoy doing things like that.

Today I have to take our vehicle down to Kerry’s shop, so he can put on our snow tires along with checking out our brakes along with an oil change. I like to change my oil twice a year, once in the spring and once in the Fall. After that, we should be all set for the winter. Having to go into North Bay for groceries every so often, snow tires are a must.

With that I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get on with my day. Stay safe, I hear a lot of folks sneezing and coughing when I was out yesterday. I am glad I wore my mask and put sanitizer on my hands before I Ieft the house.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 17/2022

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We did see a touch of sunshine yesterday, but that was about it. A touch. We also had a lot of heavy rain through the day. Today will be much the same as yesterday, other than we could see a few flakes of the white stuff. I won’t mention what it is really called, as I don’t want to encourage it too much. The temperature waking up was sitting at 4.3 C | 39.74 F. It will warm up a bit, but not much as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good.

On another note, we still aren’t burning any wood in our wood furnace yet. As if we did, the house would be too warm. So until it gets colder, we use our oil furnace. Speaking about heat sources. For the past five years, the Powers that Be have been trying to switch everyone over to gas and propane along with electricity. Now that they have done so, the price has almost doubled. It’s easy enough to say that they are doing this to save the environment, but that is the furthest thing from the truth as in all honesty, none of the other countries are doing anything … which cancels out anything we do. If anything, these other countries are producing more coal and things than they ever were. Unless everyone does their share, nothing will change. My opinion on the subject is we here in Canada should be looking at ways of making what we have, like gas and oil and coal, more efficient, so we can use them. There are ways, but some folks believe that their way is the only way, and work very hard at pushing it on others. We also need to be building more refineries here in Canada, so we can make our own gas and oil instead of relying on others, as we are doing now. If we did that, our country would be more self efficient, and we would be able to drop the price of our gas and oil down to half of what it is now, which would eliminate a lot of our problems we are having today. Improve what we have now, not do away with it. All that is happening by not using oil and gasoline is making other countries use more and get rich. They are laughing at us. Anyway, not sure how I got on that subject. Oh, ya, I mentioned that we haven’t turned on our wood furnace yet. Ha ha.

With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal with a piece of toast and then see what the day has in store. Stay safe, there is a lot of sickness going around these days. Might be more if these so-called Powers that Be keep raising the prices of things. No one will be able to eat or have a place to get out of the cold this winter. In all my years, I haven’t seen our world be in such despair.

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What’s Happening in and around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 16/2022

Well … actually, not much is taking place in our small community these days. Overnight we had some heavy downpours, along with some high winds thrown in for good measure. Waking up, the temperature was sitting at5.8 C | 42.44 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is right now. The sun will be a lazy riser this morning, if it shows itself at all. Looking ahead we could see up to 1 inch of wet snow on Tuesday and following that on Thursday we could see another 2-4 inches of the wet white stuff. Kind of depends on what the temperature will be. Highway 522 is wet and quiet traffic wise these days. The hunters aren’t having a good year, that’s for sure. But as I said before, the critters are happy.

On another note, I decided to tackle cleaning up my woodworking shop yesterday. It took me most of the day. Least now when I get the urge I can do some work out there. I enjoy my shop when I am feeling good. I do have a few projects that I want to make through the winter for our store come spring. After I got my shop cleaned up, I took it easy for the remainder of the day.

Today I might do some more straightening of things in the shop, and maybe get to working on a coffee table that I have in mind. It will be a one of a kind project. It should keep me out of trouble for a while.
With that, I am off for some pancakes my lovely wife is preparing for me, and will then see what the day has in store. You never know what might take place. I start off in one direction and end up going in another. Keeps life interesting, to say the least.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In and Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 15/2022

Popeye Chicken Dinner

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, wet morning here in Port Loring. The rain just started, and it sure looks gloomy out there. On days like this, I like to turn on our lights, along with my computer, turn up the heat a notch and enjoy what our home has to offer. TV is fine, but we only watch it in the evening hours. The temperature waking up was sitting at 9.8 C | 49.64 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. And with that said … the rain will stay with us for the next 4 days or so, and it is possible that some light snow might enter into the picture off and on. Highway 522 is wet this morning and the traffic has settled down to just a few locals moving around.

On another note, my wife and I decided to head into North Bay yesterday to pick up some groceries and things. It’s the closest for us and have more than we need. Actually, it turned out to be a real nice day, with the sun coming out for most of our trip in and back home. There are still some leaves on the trees, but they are falling fast, and I suspect after the weekend we won’t see them again till next year. Sad to see them go, but the trees do need a rest. While in town, we decided to try out the new Popeye’s Chicken place on Lake shore road for lunch. I have to admit, it was pretty tasty. We had the Crispy Chicken sandwich with some fries as show in the picture above. The only thing I recommend is don’t order large fries if you’re not a big eater, as they give you a lot. So many we had to take over half home. I guess that is okay for some. But for us, it is too much and if you have to warm them back up, they don’t taste all that good. A bit pricey, with our lunch costing us $29.00 for the two of us. Not the healthiest meal either, but we don’t eat out all that much, but once in a while we enjoy trying something new.

While in town, we also picked up some Northern Spy Apples at the Garden centre on Lake shore near Highway 11. They sure are tasty this time of year, and if you’re wanting to make pies, there are no better apples to do it with than the Northern Spy.

After we had lunch, we headed on home, enjoying a perked coffee that my lovely wife prepared for us before we left home. All in all, it was a great day. An expensive day after buying groceries and a few other things, but not much you can do about that. We are lucky to be able to do what we do.
With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal which will make up for the not so good food we ate yesterday ha ha. Have a great day, make it a great day. GW

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 14/2022

An old farmyard on the Canadian Prairies. Click On Image to Enlarge.

Good Morning!

Waking up here in Port Loring this morning, it is a bit cloudy. It is also wet, caused by all the heavy rain we had through the night. I have to say it rained pretty good too. I do however like to listen to it fall on our roof at night. It seems to lull me to sleep. It reminds me of when I was young many years ago as my bedroom was upstairs, and we had a steel roof. You could say, memories of the good old days. The temperature getting out of the sack was sitting at 5.2 C | 41.36 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. And taking a look at my weather station, we could see some sunshine today. But it will be short-lived, as more rain is in the forecast for the next few days. And I hate to mention the word snow, but we could see some flurries later next week. Highway 522 is bare and wet once again this morning, and the traffic is slow these days.

On another note, I was going to head on out to my woodworking shop yesterday, but decided to stay inside where it was warm and dry. And you know … I can do that. Ha ha. Some say it must be nice. I say yep it sure is, but my lovely wife and I earned it too. For most of our life, we worked from daylight to dark.

Today I will see what develops. Now I am feeling somewhat better, my mind is on doing all kinds of things. I just have to choose cautiously, as I don’t want to be laid up all winter. My mind says okay let’s do this, but my body says hold … up there a minute partner, and think this out.

With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and a piece of toast that my wife is making for me. Then I will see what the day has in store. Stay safe there is a lot of sickness spreading around these days, and it will be quite bad for the next month or so before things settle down.

Funny in one way, as when we were all wearing masks, you hardly ever heard of anyone catching a cold or flue. Actually, no one even needed the flu shot. Makes me wonder why more of us aren’t wearing them these days, especially going into winter. For my wife and I we do when ever we go into stores or where there is a lot of people. We also use hand sanitizers before and after too. We feel it is a lot better than getting sick. But, as I always say. “To Each Their Own.”

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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 13/2022

Fresh Cream For Your Coffee This Morning

Good Morning!

Well, starting things off, it is a rainy morning here in Port Loring. We did have a lot of rain yesterday and through the night. The winds yesterday weren’t all that bad, but last night they got up there a bit. Highway 522 is bare and wet this morning, and it has been quite busy with a lot of trucks moving around. Most of the trucks are from our local construction. There are also a lot of hunters still coming into our area and a few folks just wanting to take in the changing of the leaves. I have to admit they have been putting on quite a show this year with some exceptional colours.

Yesterday I didn’t do all that much, kind of took it easy. Got rested up after the Thanksgiving weekend. I did however work on another #Podcast which will be posted here on my Blog come Friday morning at 9:00 AM. Other than that, not much else is happening in and around our small town.

With that information under your hat. I am off for a bowl of oatmeal for a change. Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well! GW

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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct12/2022

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Red Pepper Jelly, Homemade From Our Peppers

Good Morning!

Starting things off it is a rainy, windy cool morning here in Port Loring. Outside doesn’t look inviting one bit. But it is that time of year when you can expect just about anything. We could see some strong wind gusts of 70 to 90 km/h throughout the day, accompanied by some thunder and lightning. So all in all not that nice of a day. Highway 522 is or has been busy with lots of hunters moving into our area. Not so good news for the hunters, but good news for the critters. It seems nature has her ways of looking after their own occasionally.

On another note, my lovely wife and I did take a trip yesterday, taking in the leaves. I have to tell you they were sure nice. Couldn’t have picked a better day. Lots of sunshine along with the temperature being quite nice too. We took some pictures, stopping here and there, and then later on picked a nice spot overlooking a lake and enjoyed a danish and coffee that my wife brought along with us. We enjoy doing things like that. The only thing is we don’t do it enough.

With that I am off for some breakfast and will then see what the day has in store. Oh … I will post a few pictures here on my Blog a bit later that we took of the leaves yesterday. Have a great day.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring Ontario, Canada on Oct11/2022

It looks like a real nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring. It is cool with the temperature sitting at 0 C | 32 F getting out of bed. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. If you want to take in the colour of the leaves, today would be the day to do so. After today the weather is going to be rainy and cooler which will cause the leaves to drop. Highway 522 was busy yesterday with folks moving around trying to find things that were open. We had a few drops by our store. Today, my lovely wife and I will finish closing up our cottage, and might put in one more row of garlic. I did plant a few rows already, but I found some garlic I missed this summer, so I will plant it, better than just letting it go to waste. We did have a great crop this summer. Actually, everything grew well this year.

With that I am off for a bite to eat and will then see how I am feeling. I take things one day at a time these days. Enjoy your day.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on October10/2022

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Morning!

Starting things off, I hope you all are having a great Thanksgiving. We had our Turkey dinner on Saturday as our one son had to leave for home yesterday, so he would be back for work. He said the Highways weren’t all that bad till he hit the QEW. Other than that, he had a good trip up and back. Yesterday we took it easy chatting to our other son who is leaving today. All in all, we have had a great time.

On another note, it is a touch cool out there, waking up with the temperature sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward with some sunshine, too. Which will make Thanksgiving Day quite nice. Highway 522 hasn’t been all that busy for the past couple days, but that is to be expected being a Holiday weekend. The leaves however are sure nice right now, and I am thinking we will be taking a drive to take some pictures in the coming days, before it’s too late. With this cold wet weather they have been dropping a lot. They sure look pretty right now though. Even nicer when the sun is shinning on them.

With that I am off for a cup of fresh perked coffee my lovely wife is making for us and will then have some sausage and eggs for a change. Occasionally we enjoy something different.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 7/2022

It’s a cloudy, cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 2.4 C | 36.32 F. It will warm up a bit, but not much as the day moves forward. We are also having some rain, which will ease off after lunch. The long weekend isn’t looking all that good weather wise. But you never know, all we can do is hope for the best. We have our oldest son driving up from St Catharines for Thanksgiving and will go back home on Sunday. We were hoping for nice sunny weather, so they could take in the nice colours on their way up. It is also windy out, which is knocking down the leaves. I did get the mowing done yesterday, but with the leaves falling, you would never know I did it. Highway 522 is wet this morning and quiet. I suspect the highways will be busy today and into the night with folks travelling for Thanksgiving. We are still having a lot of hunters moving into our area, which will continue until the end of December, that’s when hunting season is over.

I also got our shower-house outside closed up for winter yesterday and will close up the cottage after Thanksgiving. After that, we should be all set for winter. I still have to move my snowblower to where I can get at it, but there is lots of time to do that.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then turn on some heat in our cottage, getting it nice and toasty in there for our son and his family.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 6/2022

Good Morning! Click on Picture to Enlarge.

Bear Tracks going across our garden.

Waking up, we are seeing a few clouds, but the sun is … trying to show itself. Yesterday was real nice, warm and lots of sunshine. With that said, we could see some rain this afternoon and into tomorrow. But it looks as if we will have some sunshine over Thanksgiving. The downside, it will be a bit cool after today. Highway 522 is bare and dry with lots of hunters moving into our area for the bear hunt. Actually, there has been a bear walking around our house now for the past few weeks in search of some of our apples. I posted a picture of his tracks in our vegetable garden at the top of the page.

On another note, my lovely wife and I did get a lot of outside work done yesterday. And now we are pretty well all set for winter, other than closing up our cottage and shower house. I am thinking I might turn off the water and put some more antifreeze in the toilet bowl as it is going to be well be low freezing tomorrow night. Today, I will mow our grass for the last time this year. As much as it is a lot of work, I will miss it. Being not well all summer, I missed out on a lot of the outside work. But the good thing is I am able to do some things now. So I have that to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

With that I am off for my breakfast and will then see if I can get our lawn cut.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on October 5/2022

It’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring. The temperatures have also warmed, with it sitting at 7.3 C | 45.14 F waking up. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Actually, today will feel like summer with it being so warm. Great day for getting the last of our outdoor things done up for winter, Highway 522 is bare and dry with a lot of hunters moving into our area. There will be a lot of them now right through till the end of December. Which is normal for this time of year. The animals like deer, moose and bear along with a lot of different birds are very active these days. It’s as if they know what is taking place and are working real hard to evade these folks with guns and bows. Can’t say I blame them, either.

On another note, my lovely wife and I went to town yesterday to pick up a few things for Thanksgiving, and I have to tell you, the leaves on the trees were beautiful. Colours of all kinds. We sure enjoyed taking them all in as we drove along. I would say we are right in the middle of things now and if you’re wanting to see the colours then this is the time to do so. In another couple weeks they will be mostly gone. Even quicker if we get some more rain along with some heavy frosts. I

We had a good trip to town and a good trip back, stopping off at a roadside park to enjoy our lunch. Sure was nice chatting away, taking in what nature has to offer. As I said many times, I enjoy doing that more than going into a restaurant. Lot cheaper too.

Today I will finish up some outside work being so nice outside and will then see about some front porch sittin’ Have a great day and get outside and enjoy the nice weather. You won’t be able to do so in the near future.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.