Category Archives: Morning Chat

Morning Chat April 11/2021

Good Morning!. It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature climbing out of bed this morning was sitting at 14.7 C | 58.46 F. These temperatures will continue for most of the week. We will also see some rain entering into our area later on this afternoon, and will continue to rain off and on, right up until Thursday. After that mess is out of the way we should see some sunshine, but it will remain cool for the next two weeks. Not much we can do about it. Early in my life on the farm, I was taught to take advantage of the nice days, which my wife and I have been doing here where we live now. Then on the not so good days I get busy and do other things that need doing inside or in my woodworking shop. I keep on calling it my woodworking shop, but truth be told I do a lot more in there than just woodworking. I have to admit it is nice having a place, to do these things. It has saved us a lot of money over the years, with being able to do these things myself. On another note my wife and I went to North Bay yesterday to pick up our groceries that we order online. We also dropped off some goodies and things for our son at his apartment. We don’t go inside we chat in his parking lot and then on the phone on our way home. Furthermore, we don’t go to any restaurants or stores which keeps us busy. Most of all the other things we need, we can buy right here in town. And right now our own small community needs all the help it can get. I know as with our small store being closed for over a year now my wife and I sure notice the difference. But not much we can do about it other than take care of ourselves. I suspect we will be dealing with this for a few more years. There were 3,813 new cases Saturday, and I am sure it will rise even more in the coming days. If we all do what we should be doing like staying home the numbers should start to drop within a week or so. The trouble is, as soon as the numbers drop, they start to open things back up, which accelerates things once again. It seems a lot of us humans are a brute for punishment. I seriously believe, and I hate to say this, that the only way that some, not all mind ya, the only way they will take this serious is when a loved one becomes infected, gets very sick, or ? Anyways … that is my rant for this morning. With that, I am going to enjoy a couple pancakes with an egg, topped off with our local Maple Syrup which came from my friend Mike Clapperton. You can’t beat his Syrup let me tell ya. Nice fellow. Take care and stay safe.

Safety Alert For Port Loring Ontario

Public Safety Alert

Issued at 11:00 Thursday 08 April 2021 Importance

HIGH Recommended Action

A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, vaccines, exercise or work. It’s the law. Stay home, save lives. Learn more at Ontario.ca/covidresponse Description

A stay-at-home order is in effect. Only leave home for essential purposes such as food, health care, vaccines, exercise or work. It’s the law. Stay home, save lives. Learn more at Ontario.ca/covidresponse Area Description

Ontario Issued By

Provincial Emergency Operations Centre

Morning Chat April 6.2021

Good Morning! Starting things off here in Port Loring, Ontario we are seeing some sunshine. We will see some clouds entering into the picture later on, with some light showers in the latter part of the day and into the night. It was a bit cool getting up with the temperature sitting at 3.5 C | 38.3 F. It will warm up as the day progresses. Highway 522 is bare and dry which is to be expected this time of year. On another note my wife and I did get some work done outside yesterday, and today we will continue on. With that I am off for some pancakes with an egg on top that my lovely wife is preparing, and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat April 5/2021

Good Morning! It’s another sunny day here in Port Loring, Ontario. It is a touch cool getting out of bed with the temperature sitting at 0.8 C | 33.44 F. A touch above freezing. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward, and the sun should remain with us all day. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning making travelling good. That is if you have to go anywhere. We didn’t have any frost overnight. Things have been greening up a lot these days with my lawn looking better every day. Nice to see. Pretty soon the Dandelions will be among us, and I hope everyone digs a couple from time to time and makes a cup of tea. Can’t beat that to get the old immune system up to par. Just make sure you dig them in a good area that isn’t contaminated. Yesterday my wife and I worked outside all day, moving some lumber into another area, that we are going to use to build our outside shower house. Now I have room for our boat, which we uncovered yesterday as the tarp I had covering it was leaking, and the water was getting into it. Today once it dries out I will put it under the car port for the summer. It needs a good cleaning at the moment. Which I will get to in the coming days. With that I am of off for my morning bowl of cereal with my lovely wife, and will then head on off outside to enjoy the nice weather. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat April 4/2021

Good Morning! It’s a sunny morning for a change here in Port Loring, Ontario. It is a bit cool though with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at -1.9 C | 28.58 F. Things will warm up as the day moves forward. After today, a lot of warmer weather will enter into the picture, and we should see our highs reaching 17C/64F nearing the end of the week. Which will sure make it nice for being outside. Yesterday I didn’t do too much outside, but my lovely wife did finish up the raking out back of our house. Things are looking pretty good around the place now, and will continue to get nicer once the plants start to grow, and the grass starts to turn green, along with the leaves on the trees. Can’t wait. Through the night we did have some more frost which is rapidly melting with the sun that is upon us. Pretty well all our snow has left us, other than a bit that is left at the end of my driveway by my woodworking shop, where it was pushed into a pile throughout the winter. But it will be gone by the middle of the week I am sure. Highway 522 is bare and dry. Today I will do some outside work getting things ready to build our shower house for the cottage. Going to take a lot of work, but a little at a time things get done. And as I said before we would like to get a lot of the hard work done before the Black Flies enter into the picture, along with the mosquitoes. We will see how that goes. We are still lighting our wood furnace every morning with it being so cold, but I suspect that will come to an end shortly. On another note the Snow Drops a little white flower is blooming in our gardens showing off. I have to admit they are sure nice to see every spring. They don’t last too long. Lots of new birds are also coming back to our area, like the Robbins, Crows, Geese, Ducks and Seagulls. Every day a few more enter into the picture. Which my wife and I enjoy. Soon their offspring’s will be brought around for us to see as they seem to do that every year. With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. I have always said that you can make plans but never plan the results. Take care and stay safe this virus is getting much worse these days here in Ontario.

Ontario is reporting another 3,009 COVID-19 cases yesterday and 16 more deaths.

The Fuel of the future

Now here is a video that my Cousin sent me, of what we should be looking at here in Canada and across the world. Makes a lot of sense for sure, and it is something that will help our world immensely.

Morning Chat April 3/2021

Good Morning! It’s another cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at -2.5 C | 27.5 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward but not by much. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the morning, and possibly some light flurries or rain this afternoon. Tomorrow though things start to change for our area with warmer temperatures entering into the picture. We didn’t have any snow overnight, but we did have a frost and everything is white and frozen being so cold. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning with pretty well, everyone staying at home. I suspect Easter has something to do with that. For my wife and I every day is the same, and we make the best of each one. On another note my wife and I did a bit of work outside yesterday being so nice and sunny. Today I have some wires to run from one computer to another, which I will get at after breakfast. And after that I will take things easy and work away here on another Podcast, and maybe a new story. I will see how it goes. With that you all take it easy and have a great day. It’s all up to you. GW

Morning Chat April 2/2021

Good Morning! It’s a sunny day here in Port Loring Ontario, It is a bit cool though with the temperature sitting at -6.3 C | 20.66 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. And by the looks of things now, it will start to warm up a lot come Sunday, and all next week is looking pretty nice too. I am thinking my wife and I will be doing some front porch sittin in the coming days. We … also have a big job to do outside getting ready for an outside shower and things, so I might get into that if I feel up to it. I would like to get a lot of it done before the blackflies enter into the picture. Then when they arrive I will work on installing a new wood stove we bought in the cottage, where I can get away from them blood sucking parasites. So lots to do. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good, but it’s best if you stay home. I see they have a lock-down for all of Ontario starting tomorrow. Which is a good thing, and I have been saying it all along. IN doing so it will give folks time to get the vaccine, along with bringing down the numbers, as it is getting real bad with folks getting sick, and the death rate is rising a lot too. The problem was that if you close one town down, and not the rest, people just up and go to the towns or cities that aren’t locked down, which in turn spreads it even more. I also feel that they should have closed down a lot more stores like all the churches along with the schools. The Bottom line is, that a lot of people don’t care, and they won’t care … until they become sick, or someone in their family becomes sick or? What a shame that is. At any rate … I don’t want to get to thinking on them things today. Why? Well … it’s my birthday, and all I want to think on today is good things. You know … I had a feller call me yesterday to wish me a Happy Birthday, and he went on to say. You don’t look that old! I thanked him, and then I got to thinking about that statement. And you know what? I am still thinking about that statement LOL Have a great day and stay safe. GW

Happy Birthday, George!!

Morning Chat March 31/2021

Good Morning! Last day of the month, and it’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. It is a touch cool with the temperature sitting at 3.1 C | 37.58 F. It will remain cool for another couple of days, and then things will start to warm up to where a feller or gal would enjoy being outside. If lucky these clouds should start to move out of our area around lunch, and maybe, we might see some sunshine. Got my fingers crossed. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning in-spite of the showers we had overnight. Yesterday I stayed in for most of the day with the weather being so windy and things. I was planning on some front porch sittin’ but that wind kind of changed our minds. So we had our afternoon coffee inside chatting. If there is one thing my wife and I enjoy, and do well … it’s chatting. We always seem to have an endless supply of topics. And you know! They are all interesting too LOL LOL. I chalk it up to being married for 50 Years. Actually … we both just had our 50th year anniversary of being married, the day before yesterday. We sure have been a through a lot together. I did finish up another Podcast and will work on another today. I enjoy doing them for folks, and it does keep the old mind off things that are upsetting. Especially these days. On another note, we have still been burning wood in our wood furnace. I suspect I will light it again this morning. When not burning wood we burn oil. I have to admit … that I am getting a touch lazy in that department, as this winter I burned wood all day, and then I let the oil furnace come on through the night. Kind of nice, as we don’t have to get up. On the real cold nights I do. So with that bit of information out in the open, I am off for my morning bowl of cereal with my lovely wife, and will then see what develops. You just never know. Take care of yourselves and stay safe. GW

Morning Chat March 30/2021

Good Morning! It’s a sunny day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It is a touch cool though, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at3 C | 37.4 F. It will warm up a lot as the day progresses. If lucky … we should be able to get some front porch sittin’, which would sure be nice. Looking forward to it. The warm temperatures will only remain with us today though, and then things will begin to cool back down for around four days before it starts to warm back up. Typical weather for our area this time of year. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, so travelling will be good. That is if you have to go anywhere. On another note yesterday I worked away here on a podcast and finished it. I like to get them stored up, so come summer I don’t have to be sitting inside the house. I get enough of that all winter. And this year … my wife and I have a lot of outside work to do. It’s going to be a busy year for us. But that is okay, as it keeps us at home, and our minds active. Once the vaccines are readily available, we will have a look at them. My wife and I will only be willing to take the Pfizer Inc with BioNTech SE and Moderna Vaccines. There is just to many issues going on with the AstraZeneca Vaccine for us to feel comfortable taking it. First they said that the old shouldn’t be taking it, then they say the young shouldn’t be taking it and just the old. And now there is the possibility of blood clots. There is too much up in the air right now, and I have a gut instinct telling me that my wife and I should wait. I know they say that the risk outweighs the alternative, but I am not so sure about that statement. We are taking precautions to the fullest and will continue to do so for now. A few more months will tell a lot. You do what you feel is right. With that I am off for my morning bowl of cereal with my lovely wife, and will then see what mischief I can get into. Or so my wife says. Life is good in a lot of ways. Take care and stay safe, the virus is getting a lot worse at the moment here in Ontario. GW