Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. We did have some showers through the night, but the good news is we didn’t have any more frost. Not that I had my vegetable garden planted yet, mind ya. I was going to plant it today, but the way things are going weather wise, I think it’s best to wait for one more week. The way our weather is looking, anything is possible at the moment. Hmm … something like the world is right at the moment.
Highway 522 is slow today caused by the weather not being so good and the price of gas, and the uncertainty of what is happening in our country. I suspect economy wise, things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Hate to think that way, but that is the way it is.
On another note. I took my car in, so Kerry could install a wheel bearing yesterday. It was quite a job for sure, being rusted solid. But he got it done. It is a lot quieter now, running up and down the highway. Always something these days it seems with things going wrong. But it is cheaper than buying a new car, that’s for sure. We also managed to get our grass cut for the first time this year. Sure looks nice out there now. The first time is the hardest, after that things get a touch easier. A touch, I say. Ha ha.
Today I think if the rain holds off I will plant my potatoes as they are underground. The frost won’t bother them any. I also have some grass seeding to do in some spots. Between them two things and what ever else pops up it should look after my day.
With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge this morning that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then get to work. That is, if it doesn’t rain. Doesn’t look all that good out there at the moment. Stay safe. GW
A glass of wine.
To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine and those who don’t and are always seen with a bottle of water in their hand:
As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.
In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstrated that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) – bacteria found in feces. In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop annually.
However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and fermenting.
Water = Poop,
Wine = Health
Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid, than to drink water and be full of …..
There is no need to thank me for this valuable information: I’m doing it as a public service.
I would also like to mention here this morning … That our home IS NOT FOR SALE. What happened was:. Some outfit in Spain has it on their website saying it is for sale, with pictures and everything, when it isn’t and there is no way we can get them to take it down without paying them, and you know as well as I do … that paying them isn’t the answer. I tried everything but they won’t do it.
They say it takes all kinds in this world of ours. I say this is one kind that we can do without. Anyway, I would appreciate it if you would spread the word. Ruth and I are very happy right where we are. Thanks and have a great day. GW
First off, this morning, Ruth and I were so sad Io hear, that we lost a very good friend the other day. Randy Booth. He was a great man. I got to know Randy through his brother Kerry, and over the years we became friends with the family. I hunted with him and enjoyed his humour when ever we got together. There wasn’t a year that went by that he didn’t drop by our home for a visit, where we shared some memories, experiences and laughter. He was a one of a kind guy. Our condolences go out to all the Booth family.
You can reach George Walters at: [email protected]
Good Morning! It’s a darn cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. So cold, the icicles have packed up and moved out of town. Can’t say I blame them, neither. Ha Ha. However, the sun is shinning, which I suppose is something to be desired. Highway 522 is snow and ice covered from one end to the other, so care will have to be taken. But other than the cold, travelling should be pretty good if you take it easy.
Being so cold, I had to get up a few times through the night to put a bit of extra wood in our wood furnace. While up, I took some temperature readings, which went something like this.
-29.9 C | -21.82 F 12:28 AM
-31.7 C | -25.06 F 2:14 AM
-34 C | -29.2 F 5:40 AM
-34.5 C | -30.1 F 6:21 AM
-34.8 C | -30.64 F 8:16 AM
So as you can see, it got cold and stayed cold all night long, and it’s still darn cold out there now. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Tonight shouldn’t be as cold, but it will be cold enough.
The oil and gas companies are loving this weather. It never ceases to amaze me, that we here in Canada have more natural resource’s, like oil, gas and things, and we here in Canada pay the most money for it. You would think they would give us a break from all these high prices. If they did that, this country would move ahead leaps and bounds. But if they did that, they wouldn’t be able to collect trillions of dollars in tax money, so they can give it away. And they aren’t giving the money away to the working man, or woman that are paying all these taxes, that’s for damn sure.
Have a great day, stay safe and dress warm, if out and about. GW