Category Archives: Morning Chat

Morning Chat Jan 11/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures though have risen substantially sitting at -1.3 C | 29.66 F. It will warm up a touch more later on. So not a bad day temperature wise that’s for sure. And along with that the winds have changed from the north to the south-west which, usually brings in warmer temperatures. For how long … who knows. The downside of the warmer weather it could bring us some more snow or even ice which I don’t like. But it is winter … so anything and everything is on the table for our area. Highway 522 is wet throughout this morning, but travelling should be okay being that the temperature is in the mid-range. On another note I worked in the shop all day again yesterday on a wall cabinet for our cottage. It’s about finished now other than the door which is done, where my wife is going to do a painting on the front of it. Once that is done I will stain and urethane it and install it in our cottage for all to enjoy. That is when ever this virus is finished annoying us humans. Which might be awhile by the looks of things. I don’t think this year will be much better than last year, if anything it will be a lot worse. Today I decided to do some changing around in my woodworking shop making things easier to get at. Problems arise when you have all the toys but don’t know where they are located. LOL Some days it takes me a half hour to figure out where I put things. LOL So that is about to change. I think. The trouble with a small shop is that there is only so much one can do or move things around. I wonder if there is woodworking shop designer out there LOL LOL At any rate … I will do what I can. It can’t be any worse than it is now LOL Sheesh. So with that you all take care and stay safe. Chat tomorrow.

Morning Chat Jan 10/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy frosty morning here for Port Loring, Ontario Canada. Kind of unusual for this time of year. But it is nice to see with the trees all covered with white frost. Highway 522 is bare and dry, and if we are lucky we could see some sunshine on and off throughout the day. Which will make it nicer. Temperatures are still cool this morning sitting at -16.4 C | 2.48 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. On another note I have been keeping busy in my woodworking shop working away on a new wall cabinet for our cottage to be. It’s coming along and should be finished today, other than staining and painting, which I will get too in a day or so. Other than that not much happening in our small community these days. With that I am off once again for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe. It’s getting pretty bad out there virus wise these days.

Morning Chat Jan 9/2021

Good Morning! We are having a touch of sunshine this morning, but it is cold. The temperature getting out of the sack was sitting at -16 C | 3.2 F. It will warm up a bit but not much. This is the kind of weather where your firewood starts to pay for itself. The other alternatives to wood heat, are still too high in price to talk about. LOL Looking out Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning. It also has been quite quiet, not much traffic … as, well, simply put, with the stores being closed down no one has any place to go. Which I believe is a good thing with this virus now well over the 4000 mark a day here in Ontario alone. But as I say there is no one to blame, than the people themselves. The old saying is … give certain folks enough rope they eventually hang themselves. The trouble with that saying in this instance, is that they take a lot of others with them that shouldn’t be taken. Such is that. On another note I have been busy in the woodworking shop these days working on projects for spring. Not for our store mind ya, as opening that would be inviting this virus to our door. The things I am working on is for us and our new cottage. The thing I like about it, is that it keeps my mind focused on what is important in life. With that bit of info under your hat I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife and a bowl of oatmeal. After that I will see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. You just never know. Take care, and do what’s right.

Morning Chat Jan 8/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cold morning here In Port Loring Ontario, Canada. The sun is going to be with us for most of the day, which will make things a bit nicer to be outside. Temperatures getting out of bed were sitting at -16.9 C | 1.58. Highway 522 is bare and dry, and quiet these days with everything being closed down. Yesterday they announced that we will be shut down up here in the north for another two weeks. Which is a good thing. I am hoping they will extend it even further after that. As things are getting pretty bad. They need to keep things closed up tight till the vaccine is made available to everyone. Then things should start to improve. The thing is … we have to give up some things to get out of this mess. No other way. Yesterday I started to work in the shop but got distracted with some things here in the house. Today I think I will be working in the woodworking shop on some things I have in the works. I just put some more wood in the shop stove that I have been keeping going since Christmas. Feels good going into a warm shop. I also lit the wood furnace here in the house which is really nice. There is nothing like the warmth that comes off of wood heat. Especially on cold days like today. With that I am heading for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store. Stay safe and do what’s right for you, family and friends.

Morning Chat Jan 7/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cloudy day starting things off here in Port Loring, Ontario Canada. We should see some sunshine a bit later on this morning. One can only hope. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, so if it is absolutely necessary that you have to travel … your good to go. LOL. We haven’t had any more snow for the past few days, which is okay by me. Temperatures have stayed quite warm, but it is cooling down some this morning with it sitting at -8.5 C | 16.7 F. It will remain cool for the next few days before warming up a bit. Kind of nice for our area. On another note … my wife has been busy with orders for some paintings and I have been busy working on some new cupboards for our cottage. Which is keeping us busy. Today I will be doing much the same. It’s nice to have a shop that I can make things in. It is also nice to be making some things for us, rather than others. LOL Not complaining mind ya, as the woodworking business has held our head above water so to speak, for the past thirty years or so. Before that it was farming. Which I actually miss in some ways. I don’t miss the politics that surrounds it these days. So with that I am off for my morning cup of tea and a bite to eat with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store. Life is full of mysteries. Take care, stay safe as this virus is getting stronger every day.

Ontario reported a single-day record of 3,519 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, January 7/2021, as well as 89 more deaths of people with the illness — the deadliest day so far of the entire pandemic.

It should also be noted that we now know that people without symptoms spread the virus in more than half of the cases, which is just one more reason why we all should be wearing face masks’ and staying away from folks’.

And the worst part is that a lot of folks still believe that this virus isn’t all that bad. Makes me shake my head. But … such is people.