Category Archives: News, Information & Events

This is the place to look for happenings here in Port Loring and surrounding areas. Also any news, events, pictures and things that you folks send me will be put in this category along with what ever I come up with.

Taking a look at Politicians In The US of A

You know, folks, it ain’t always easy these days to speak your mind about certain leaders. But I’ll tell ya, I got a soft spot for a fella who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, stand up for the country, and push for policies that put folks back to work, and keep the borders strong. There’s something to be said for straight talk and decisive action, even if it ruffles a few feathers.

If I lived there and if asked? “At the end of the day, I reckon it’s about doing what’s best for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”

Vintage Feather-Craft Aluminum Boat For Sale – Port Loring, Ontario

Howdy folks!

Got something special here for all you boat enthusiasts and vintage lovers out there. Up for grabs is my pride and joy, a classic 16-foot Feather Craft Aluminum Boat, paired with a sturdy 30 HP Johnston motor and a reliable trailer. This ol’ beauty is in mighty fine shape and ready to hit the waters again.

The Details:

  • Boat: 16 ft Feather Craft Aluminum, solid and sleek
  • Motor: 30 HP Johnston, runs smooth as butter
  • Trailer: Sturdy and road-ready, it makes towing a breeze. “New Bearings in trailer.”

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Timeless Charm: This ain’t just any boat, it’s a piece of history. Feather Crafts are known for their quality and classic good looks.
  • Condition: She’s been well taken care of over the years, and it shows. Everything’s in good working order, ready for your next adventure.
  • Perfect for Summer Fun: Whether you’re into fishing, cruising, or just soaking up the sun, this boat’s got you covered.


  • Life jackets and a new starting battery included – just add water!

Price: $3,600

Don’t miss out on this gem, folks. She’s a real head-turner and won’t last long. Come on down to Port Loring and take a look for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

Give me a holler if you’re interested or got any questions. Let’s make a deal and get you out on the water!

Contact: Email me at [email protected], or swing by the house at 11588, Highway 522, Port Loring.

Fair winds and happy boating!

George Walters

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Mornings in the Countryside on June 1/2024

Good Morning! “There’s a whole lot to be thankful for today, so let’s get to it.”

It’s another beautiful morning here in Cottage country. The sun is doing its job and the temperature is sitting at a comfortable 16 C | 60.8 F. Pretty hard to beat that. Other than the trees, plants, wildflowers and grass being so green. I have to tell ya it sure is a sight to see, so nice I did a YouTube Video of our property yesterday, which I will post on my channel when I find some time. Which is scarce at the moment with all that my wife and I have on the go.

On another note, yesterday my wife and I managed to get our grape posts, anchors and wire strung, and once finished we planted our young grape vines into their new home. Waking up this morning they sure look like they’re happy, so in two to three years we will have enough grapes for making jams, jellies and maybe a bottle or two of homemade wine. I can’t wait.

Today, I am planning on installing some bearings I bought on Amazon, for my water wheel on our new fishpond, as the wheel wasn’t turning like I wanted it to. So if things goes to plan, I should have it up and running later on today sometime.

Grand Opening Today!

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our gift shop this morning! Inside, you’ll find a charming assortment of items, each one handcrafted by my wife and me right here at home.

With many years of experience in woodworking and my wife’s artistic touch, we take pride in offering unique, high-quality products that stand out from the rest.

Why visit our shop?

  • 100% Locally Made: Every item is created with skill and passion, ensuring exceptional quality and uniqueness.
  • No Offshore Items: Unlike many stores today, pretty well all our products are made right here at our home.

In a world that’s constantly changing, it’s nice to find something genuine and made with pride. So if you have a few minutes to spare, why not come and discover the beauty of our handmade goods. We look forward to welcoming you!

Highway 522 is really picking up, traffic-wise. We’ve got boats, ATVs, you name it, all closing in on us. It’s a refreshing sight for a change, and folks seem to be eager to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind.

Bug Report: For the past two days or so, the Black Flies haven’t been all that bad, which is sure nice to see. The mosquitoes are out there, but the dragon flies are cleaning them up, along with a helping hand from the birds. Mother nature is better than any bug spray. We just have to have patience.

With that I am off for my morning breakfast that my lovely wife has prepared for me and will then get to work on that water wheel.

You all have a great day, and I will leave you with this: “Fix the fence while the sun’s shining, not when the cows are out.”

Fishing Times for Saturday

Major Times
7:59 AM-9:59 AM
8:23 PM-10:23 PM

Minor Times
2:18 AM-3:18 AM
2:54 PM-3:54 PM

Day Rating: I give it a 2-star rating out of 5 for catching a few.

Fishing tip of the day: “If you see Raccoons, Herons or Beavers near the water, chances are there’s fish around. Those critters know where the good spots are.” GW

Insights from a Country Sunrise on May 20/2024

Good Morning! Where the challenges of country living builds character, and the rewards are as sweet as homemade pie. Especially rhubarb, and this is the time of year for it.”

Here in Ontario! It’s Victoria Day—time to light up the BBQ, enjoy a drink or two with friends, and enjoy the long weekend! At least what’s left of it.

The good news is so far it’s been down right nice weather wise, and on top of that the Black Flies hasn’t been too bad. Which was fine with my lovely wife and I as we had a lot of outside work that needed doing. We still have more to do, like tilling up our vegetable garden, and then planting things we enjoy eating. Which we will do today, well some of it, like our potatoes and lettuce along with our zucchini, and cucumbers. Then later on in the week we will get to planting our tomatoes.

Yesterday my wife and I opened up our small cottage which is all set to go now for anyone that wants to rent it. We are going to take reservations now for June, July, August and September. It’s a nice clean cottage, comes with TV, Star Link Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning If Needed, along with everything you need to cook with like utensils, and a brand anew barbecue that sets along-side a checkerboard. Kind of nice to be able to cook your meal and enjoy a game of checkers while you’re waiting. The cottage is comfortable for two people, no pets, located right here on our property, walking distance to all the amenities. Anyone that is interested can get in touch with us at: [email protected]

Highway 522 has really gotten busy traffic wise, with trucks and cars towing boats and trailers, loaded up with things for camping or what ever. It will continue on like this now till fall.

Bug Report: The Blackflies have been bad, but with the wind we had yesterday it was actually quite pleasant out there. On the other end of the stick, them blood sucking parasites the mosquitoes are just starting, brought on by the warm weather. And it won’t be long before the deer flies makes their appearance. Those guys, once they find you, don’t leave you alone. They follow you everywhere, or until you send them to meet their maker. Which I do occasionally. But it’s all part of living here in the country.

Wisdom I learned over the years: “Life’s like a stubborn mule. Sometimes you have to coax it, sometimes you have to give it a nudge, and sometimes… you just need to sit back and let it be stubborn.”

With that, I am off for my morning bowl of cereal that my lovely wife has prepared for me, and then we will both head on out to our front porch, and take in our beautiful piece of property here in paradise, while enjoying a hot cup of cocoa with a marshmallow on top. Yea… I know life is sure rough.

You all have a great day and I will leave you all with this: “A good day’s work, a hot meal, and a drink or two with family or friends – that’s all a man/woman really needs.”

Fishing Times for Monday

Major Times
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
10:21 PM-12:21 AM

Minor Times
3:37 AM-4:37 AM
5:35 PM-6:35 PM

Day Rating: I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 today for catching a few. Good Luck!

Fishing Tip of the Day: Get to Know the Fish, study the habits and preferences of the fish you’re after. Different fish have different tastes and behaviors, so tailor your approach accordingly.

Blog Information

Hi Folks I just wanted to let you all know, that Karl my son is upgrading my Blog and Weather Station, which will take a few days to complete, the main part is still working, like where I do my morning posts and things, but the weather station and a few other things might take a bit to sort out. We have had a huge increase in traffic here at the Blog since I started my YouTube Channel, which is called Reviving The Simple Life, that Karl figured he had better upgrade a bit. Which he is doing, but he is a busy guy these days, which means he has to work my stuff in when he finds time. But rest assured, he will get to it. Anyway, I thought I would let you know what is going on, as I have gotten a lot of Emails mentioning that some things at the Blog here isn’t working properly. Have a great day. GW

Old Timer’s Almanac: A Glimpse into the Past for Today’s Soul on January 11/2024

Good Morning! And as my old Dad used to say. “The early bird catches the worm, but an old feller knows, sometimes it’s just nice to watch the world wake up!

My Dad had a lot of sayings like that, as did Reg and Laura, the folks that raised me in the early days of my life.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear of snow and ice this morning, and it’s still very quiet, which is normal for this time of year. You could say that: “Traffic on 522 moves like the town gossip—slow, winding, and with a few unexpected twists. You’ll get there eventually, just like the latest rumour.

Yesterday once again I worked away getting used to this new camera I bought for taking YouTube Videos and I think I am getting the hang of things. Today I have a few more things to get straight in my mind and will then see how it works in the real world. It has been a challenge … let me tell ya.

On the subject of my YouTube Videos, I am real happy to see so many folks enjoying them, as every day more folks are subscribing. Now some have asked why, at this time in my life, am I doing this? Well the simple truth of it is, is that over the years I have learned a lot, and truth told I just want to share what I have learned. As if I don’t, I feel way down deep, all that I have learned would have been for nothing. And the best part is it doesn’t cost anyone a cent, other than a few minutes of their time, and subscribing to my channel, which there again doesn’t cost a cent. Personally, I think that is a pretty darn good deal. I added a link to my Channel Below where you can watch my videos and subscribe.

Well, that wraps up our morning chat, like a blanket around a cup of hot cocoa. Have a great day and stay safe. I am off for a bowl of oatmeal that my lovely wife has prepared for me and will then see what the day has in store. GW

In The News Today

President’s Choice Chocolate Has Been Recalled Across Canada. The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may contain almonds which are not declared on the label, So for those with nut problem they could cause problems, and for those that doesn’t … well, I will leave that part with you.

Carbon Tax In Theory

In simple terms, it’s like this: Canada trying to tackle environmental issues alone won’t make much of a difference. The problem of climate change is something that affects the whole world, and it needs everyone to work together to fix it. Making laws to reduce things like greenhouse gases isn’t solely the responsibility of either the national government or the local governments. The federal Liberals tried to make a law that would apply a kind of tax on things that harm the environment, like carbon emissions. This was meant to apply to the entire country, in theory. But because it’s a big, complicated issue, it’s causing a lot of trouble for regular folks like us here in Canada. Which is what has been happening for as long as I have been alive.

“The Spirit of October 23/2023: What’s Happening in Our Cottage Country Home”

Good Morning, everyone! Today is a remarkable day, where the stars align – it’s the 23rd day of the 23rd year.

Waking up we are in the midst of some a heavy frost But, on the flip side, the sun’s shining bright, and the sky’s as blue as a robin’s egg. It is a touch cool though, with the temperature sitting at -2.8 C | 26.96 F. And the water in our bird bath is frozen solid. But it is getting on in the year when we can pretty well expect anything weather wise.

On a different note, yesterday was quite a busy day for me. I purchased a brand-new laptop, along with a sleek docking station. The interesting part is that, despite my familiarity with computers, I had never owned one of these modern marvels before. I knew right from the start that setting it up would be a bit of a challenge.

Fortunately, with my son Karl’s expert guidance throughout the day, and his ability to remotely resolve any lingering issues, things started to fall into place. It was impressive to see how smoothly everything began working. The reason for this tech upgrade was simple: now, all the data and applications I had on my main computer are readily accessible on my laptop. Whether I’m on the move or away from home, I can simply disconnect my laptop from the docking station and carry my digital world with me.

When I return home, it’s as easy as plugging my laptop back into the docking station, and I’m all set to dive into my work. It’s remarkable how far we’ve come in recent years with these advancements in technology.

Forging ahead today I suspect it will be a day of getting acquainted with all the new features, as my son figured since we have gone this far he might as well install the new version of Linux which is called Fedora. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s miles better than anything Microsoft offers. Along with that, you don’t have to worry about viruses. And what’s even better, it’s free.

I’ve also recently purchased a variety of items to create content for my YouTube channel, which is a new adventure for me. Adapting to this will be a learning process, as it’s quite different from my previous experiences. Although the equipment I needed was a bit costly, I’ve decided to embrace life to the fullest after working for 76 years. Making these videos will not only allow me to enjoy life but also share the knowledge I’ve acquired over the years. I’ll be covering topics like natural remedies, woodworking, gardening, farming, and more. On a related note, I want to express my gratitude to those who have reached out via email or my landline to show their excitement for my upcoming videos. However, it will take some time for me to become comfortable with all the new equipment, so please bear with me during this transition.

Now I am off for my lunch that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work here on my new computer. You know, the amount I spent on this high-tech gear could easily surpass what I paid for my first car years ago, and then some.

With that piece of information tucked away,; “May your coffee be strong and your Mondays brief.” – GW

What’s Happening In Cottage Country On July 21/2023

Good Morning!

It is looking like our rain has ended here in Cottage Country, but it is still cloudy. We should see some sunny breaks off and on throughout the day, with a possible shower here and there. But after today things are looking real nice weather wise, with lots of sunshine returning to our area. And along with that, our temperatures are looking quite nice. Which is okay with my wife and I as we have some outside things to do.

Highway 522 is very quiet these days other than the locals moving around. There are a few tourists also taking in the sights that we have to offer.

Bug Report: No problems in that department these days. Things are nice.

On another note, I worked outside yesterday for most of the day getting an old trailer frame ready for a new floor and sides. Today if it doesn’t rain I should be able to make it look like something. But we will see how that works out, I plan my day, but I never plan the results. In doing so, I am never disappointed. I have found that it’s a good way to go through life.

With that I am off for a bagel that my lovely wife is making for me and will then head on out to my old woodworking shop and make some sawdust.

Have a great day! GW

Summer Cottage For Rent in Port Loring Ontario

So after a lot of work, we now have a small cottage for rent here by our home. Sleeps two. None Smoking, No Pets. It has everything one needs and then some.

Other than a nice location, it comes with a barbecue on the deck and a fire pit with free campfire wood. All utensils, air conditioning, electric space heater, Small Fridge with small freezer, High Speed Internet (Star Link) … Satellight TV (Shaw,)

It is also walking distance from two restaurants, two hardware stores, gift shops along with the LCBO almost right across the street. And to top it off, we are surrounded by some great places to fish.

We also have a small gift shop on the property and a vegetable garden with lots of fresh veggies when in season. Nothing like a tasty toasted tomato sandwich.

For more information, pricing and dates, you can call us at 705 757 1640. Your Hosts George & Ruth Walters.

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Fire Ban For Port Loring Info

A note by the Argyle Fire Department here in Port Loring issued on July 11/2023 at 3:54 PM

Hello everyone, I’m sure it’s news that a lot of people want to hear, we have just been informed that the fire ban has been lifted for our area. We are still under the no daytime burning ban which means you can only burn from two hours before sunset until two hours after sunrise, we would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during the time of the fire ban and thank you for keeping our area fire safe. Thank you.

Open For the Season!

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Located at 11588 Highway 522, Port Loring, Ontario, Canada.

Howdy, folks! ?

As the sun peeks over the horizon and the sweet scent of summer fills the air, we’re thrilled to announce that our humble gift shop here in Port Loring, Ontario is throwin’ open its doors once again for another season! It’s a time of renewal, a time to celebrate the craftsmanship and love that goes into every piece we create.

Y’see, we’ve been as busy as a beaver on a dam, handcraftin’ a whole slew of new goodies that’ll surely tickle your fancy. Our shelves are brimmin’ with one-of-a-kind creations made by none other than my talented wife and I.

But the true joy of this season lies not just in the display of our handmade items, but in the reunion of some mighty fine friends. The stories shared, the laughter, and the memories—we treasure each one.

And if you’re new around these parts, fret not, for our door swings wide to welcome you with open arms.

So, my friends, old and new, why not drop by and let your eyes wander, and your imagination soar as you discover the artistry and craftsmanship that lies within our small gift shop. Hell, there is even a story behind every piece, a tale of passion and dedication that we’re proud to share with y’all. We even have books that I have written to prove it.

Maybe we can have a game of checkers before you leave while sitting on our porch. As my old Dad used to say: “Playing checkers is like tendin’ to the fields—strategic moves and careful planning. Just like harvest time, it’s a test of wits and patience, where every move counts. Ain’t no rushin’ in checkers, just like there ain’t no rushin’ in farming. It’s a slow dance, but mighty satisfying when you see your pieces fall into place.”

Hope to see you all this summer!

[George & Ruth Walters] at [Handcrafted Creations]

Our Gift Shop

I’m happy to inform you that my lovely wife and I will be reopening our small gift shop on June 1! It’s been a long winter, and we are excited to welcome back all the fine folks who came before and … to make some new friends too!

I can’t wait to see you again and catch up on everything that’s been going on. We’ve got some mighty fine new items in stock that I think you all are gonna love; and we’ll be sure to have some of your old favorites too.

So if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in and say hello! We’ll be happy to see you. Thanks for your support, and we’ll see you real soon! GW

Computers With Tiny Replicas of Human Brains

Are you ready for a mind-boggling idea? Scientists are working on creating mini-brains that can power our computers. Yes, you heard that right! These mini-brains, called organoids, could revolutionize the field of computing as we know it.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Wait, we’re going to put tiny brains in our computers?
But don’t worry, these organoids aren’t sentient beings (at least, not yet). They’re created in a lab using stem cells, and they’re essentially tiny replicas of human brains.

So why are we so excited about these little blobs of brain matter? Well, for one thing, they could help us create more efficient and powerful computers. Organoids are incredibly complex structures that can mimic some of the functions of a real brain, such as processing information and recognizing patterns. By using organoids to power our computers, we could potentially create machines that are better at tasks like image recognition, natural language processing, and even decision-making.

But that’s not all – organoid intelligence could also help us understand more about the human brain and how it works. By studying these miniature brains, scientists could gain insights into conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll be able to use organoids to grow replacement brain tissue for people with brain injuries or diseases.

Of course, there are still some ethical concerns to consider when it comes to organoid intelligence. We need to be careful not to create anything that could be considered conscious or sentient, and we also need to make sure that we’re not exploiting these tiny brains for our own gain. But overall, the potential benefits of this technology are pretty exciting.

So the next time you hear someone talking about putting mini-brains in our computers, don’t be alarmed. It might sound like science fiction, but it could be the key to unlocking a whole new world of computing. And who knows, maybe one day our computers will be smart enough to tell us their own jokes – although I’m not sure I want to know what kind of sense of humor a mini-brain would have!

How Printing Money Effects Canada

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented economic challenges to Canada, and the government’s response to the crisis has included a significant increase in the amount of money in circulation. However, while printing more money can help stimulate the economy in the short term, there are significant risks associated with this approach, and we need to be aware of the potential consequences.

The fact is that we cannot keep on printing money indefinitely without serious repercussions. Inflation is one of the primary risks associated with an increase in the money supply, and it can quickly erode the value of our currency. As prices rise, the cost of living increases, and Canadians’ purchasing power declines. This can lead to a vicious cycle of wage and price increases that can be challenging to reverse.

Moreover, printing more money can also lead to a rise in interest rates, as lenders demand a higher return to compensate for the increased risk of inflation. This, in turn, can increase the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, which can slow down economic growth and reduce investment.

But perhaps the most significant risk associated with printing money is the risk of national bankruptcy. If we continue to increase the money supply without corresponding economic growth, we could end up with a situation where our debts exceed our ability to repay them. This could lead to a severe economic crisis, with high inflation, rising interest rates, and a potential default on our debt obligations.

So what can we do to avoid these risks? One option is to reduce government spending and focus on balancing the budget. This can help prevent the need to print more money to finance deficits, and it can also help restore confidence in our economy among investors and lenders.

Another option is to focus on economic growth and job creation, which can help boost tax revenues and reduce the need for deficit financing. This requires investment in areas like infrastructure, innovation, and education, which can help create new jobs and stimulate economic activity.

In conclusion, while printing more money may seem like a quick fix to our economic challenges, it is not a sustainable solution. We need to be aware of the risks associated with this approach and take steps to address our economic challenges through more responsible and sustainable means. By doing so, we can ensure a stronger, more stable, and prosperous future for all Canadians.

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

Good Morning!

Our actual cold weather appears to have left us for the year.
The trees, animals, and air currents are all predicting a shift in the weather.
The evenings, however, will stay cold until the end of the month.

This morning we are having lots of sunshine shinning down upon us, and it will continue for the next week. If you can find a nice spot out of the wind, you would be wise to wake up one of your lawn chairs. I brought ours out a week ago and set them on our front porch, which is on the south side of our home. The temperature sitting out there while enjoying our afternoon tea got up to 80 F. Just as nice as if you were in Florida. Today we will do the same.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

On another note, I am still working away on this new novel I have in the works. It’s been a long time coming. I think I started it twenty years ago. But with so much going on in my life, I set it aside. This year I decided to finish it. At any rate, that’s what I will be doing today.

With that I am off for some waffles this morning that my lovely wife is making for me and will get to work. . Stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario on March 6/2023

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Hello and good morning!
I hope everyone who reads my blog is staying healthy.
My lovely wife and I have been doing OK these days, both of us feeling much better than we have been.
It’s difficult enough to get through life without having to deal with illnesses on a daily basis.

Moving along, it is a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. I don’t predict we will be having too much sunshine today. Tomorrow, however, it should return.

My wife and I have been sitting on the front porch for an hour or so, for the last three or four days, soaking in some much-needed Vitamin D3.
It also feels great on the skin.
It makes a person feel alive and motivated, wanting to do things

The temperature has been well above the freezing mark for a while now, and will continue for the next week. Which in turn will get rid of a lot more snow. I myself, am ready for seeing green … instead of white. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good.

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

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

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning, waking up. We didn’t have any snow or rain through the night. The temperature at the time of this post was sitting at -2.5 C | 27.5 F. It will warm up above freezing, as the day moves forward. Which is fine with me. As we still have some ice on our buildings. Highway 522 is pretty well clear of snow and ice this morning. Which ought to make travelling fair.

We have lost a few inches of snow so far with the warm temperatures, but we still have a foot left in certain areas. The melting is more noticed around the trees. Meaning the trees are getting ready for another years of work. Sure is amazing how Nature works if you take the time to notice things.

On another note, I did get a lot accomplished on my new novel I am working on yesterday. My mind is on a roll. Ha ha. I am enjoying it, as it is a complete change from what I usually do or write about. Lots of Characters that want to be noticed. Ha ha. Today I will continue on.

With that I am off for a bowl of Vector Cereal, I kind of like it … as it has lots of protein in it along with other good things. The only issue is it isn’t cheap. Coming in at around $11.00 a box. But they do have sales, occasionally. Which eases the pain. I also found it helps with what is ailing my wife and I. A wee bit.

Have a great day and stay safe. GW

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

Works For Me

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!