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Morning Slice of life Oct 27/2020

Good Morning! So how you all doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are making out okay other than the normal aches and pains caused by the weather and maybe being a touch older. But we are still moving around complaining so things aren’t all that bad. It is a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning with temperatures sitting at -3.1 C | 26.42 F. It’s the coldest morning so far. It will warm up a wee bit as the day progresses but not much. Highway 522 is busy this morning with cars, pick-ups and trucks along with busses taking the kids to school. So in seeing that it seems a lot of folks got out of bed early this morning. For myself and my wife when we wake up we get up. It hasn’t always been that way but where we are at in life now we do what our body lets us do. If anyone says. “It must be nice to sleep in now and then.” We say, “yep it sure is. We earned it too.” LOL. Yesterday we took it easy once again. Both our backs aren’t the greatest so taking it easy for a few days is high up on the lists of things to do. They are getting better slowly. All that outside work getting things ready for winter took a toll on us this year. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then we will see what takes place for the remainder of the day. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right with this virus. It’s not getting any better. But in saying that the vaccines they are working on are getting closer to being had. Have a great day. It all boils down to how you make it. GW

Morning Slice of life for Oct 26/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0 C | 32 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now. And it will remain cloudy for most of the day with the possibility of some light flurries. Actually we did have some through the night, but nothing that is staying on the ground. Highway 522 is bare and dry with a few cars and trucks moving from East to West. Where are they going? Your guess is as good as mine. LOL. Hunting season for deer is closing in on us being the first two weeks of November, so I suspect we will have a few more coming into our area in a week or so. Yesterday I took it a bit easy as my old back is acting up, and I will probably be doing the same today. Seems it happens every year about this time. Crazy weather causes all kinds of things to take place. On another note we are burning some oil these days to keep our home warm. It’s not cold enough to burn wood yet, but I suspect it won’t be long before we light it up. The oil is nice as you just set the temperature to what you want and that’s all that is needed. Where wood you have to keep an eye on it and feed it constantly. Not that I mine though as it gives me something to do and keeps me fit going up and down the stairs into the basement. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, do some chatting, and then we will see what takes place. You never know what can happen throughout a day. Stay safe and do what’s right as I see now we are over the 1000 a day being infected here in Ontario. Sad to see as we could cut that in half if folks would just wear a mask and stop going to places like restaurants, churches, visiting and places like that. I am beginning to lose my faith in some human’s. At any rate not much we can do other than set a … good example and look after ourselves and family. GW

Morning Slice of life Oct 24/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -0.1 C | 31.82 F. Along with the cooler temperatures we are having our first bit of snow. Just light flurries, but still … it is a sign of what’s to come in the near future. Highway 522 is busy this morning with locals and a few hunters heading over for breakfast. For myself and my wife, we stay out of places like that, at least for now with this virus going around. Which is getting a lot worse. And besides that … there is enough gossip that goes around small towns, without me adding to it. LOL On another note, my vegetable garden is finished now for another year. I did have 4 nice tomatoes left hanging on one vine that wanted to grow. They started showing colour a couple of days ago, so I picked them and got them sitting in the window to ripen. As I said before, I am sure going to miss them toasted tomato sandwiches. Yesterday I moved some things around in the basement for a new freezer we bought. We do have one, but we thought a second small one would be great for meals that my wife is going to make. That way come meal time, she just takes one out and warms it up. Great idea I thought, as that way she has more time to do her painting this winter. If there is a will there is a way they say. She also says it is a way of making use of all the left overs. Freezers are getting hard to find these days with the virus in our midst, but they are out there if you search hard enough. I found ours at Best Buy. They even delivered it right to our door, free of charge. Especially with us living out in the sticks so far. Can’t beat that. Lately we have been buying a lot online. Reason being it saves us going into stores or driving. I kind of like it, as most things are delivered for free these days. But as I always say … TO EACH THEIR OWN. LOL Today I will be working here in the house, as my lovely wife has some things on the go she needs help with. After that, we will take things easy a bit and give our boys a call and see how they are making out. We do that every other day or so. With that, I am off for some oatmeal or Porridge as I like to call it and a cup of fresh ground perked coffee with my lovely wife. I am not sure if you know this? … But Porridge is one of the best foods you can eat for your heart, along with lowering and keeping your blood pressure stable. Eat a bowl of that every day and no medicine is needed. At least for most folks. Take care, stay safe and as I always say … do what’s right when it comes to this virus. Just because some don’t give a DAM! Doesn’t mean you need to follow in their footsteps! GW

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Morning Slice of life Oct 22/2020

Good Morning! So. How’s everyone doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are fine so far, staying home when ever possible and doing things around the house here. Truth be told … we are doing as we have always done for most parts, other than travelling or visiting folks and family. But … we stay in touch on the phone or on the computer. I suppose there is something to be said about these high tech gadgets we have today. LOL But in saying that, I am all for things that makes life easier and more interesting. Highway 522 is busy these days with campers and locals moving around. Getting to the point I don’t know to many folks anymore, with them moving here from other towns and cities. Temperatures waking up were somewhat cool sitting at 4.2 C | 39.56 F. Things will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. We did see some sunshine this morning but at the moment it is cloudy. There are warnings up for our area saying: Rain, at times heavy, expected this evening into Friday. Rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm are expected. Or around 2 inches or so, if you’re using the old scale, which I do. Seems to me that the metric system makes everything sound so bad when it comes to weather. LOL So knowing that, I guess I will finish up some of my outside work this morning. Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop once again on a few projects I have on the go, and if I get time later on this afternoon will carry on. I enjoy it out there when it’s cold outside. My small wood stove keeps me warm, and being around my tools and equipment always seems to put a smile on my face. We have had frost for the last few nights, but in spite of that I still have around six tomatoes ready to pick which I will do today. I am sure going to miss them, as them store boughten ones have no taste whats so ever. We don’t buy them. But the good part is, my wife did a bunch up this year making them into Chili Sauce and things. So we will be getting into them in the coming days. With that, I am off for some pancakes this morning for a change that my lovely wife is whipping up from scratch. They sure are tasty, let me tell you. After they are put down the old hatch, we will then enjoy our morning cup of fresh perked coffee, and then get into our morning chat. It seems we are never at a loss for something to discuss. I would say that is a sign of a great marriage. LOL Take care, stay safe in these trying times … and do what’s right. GW

Morning Slice of life Oct 20/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We did have some light rain overnight, but I am thinking later on we will see some sunshine. Which will brighten up a weary day. To me, it doesn’t matter what kind of day is upon us if the sun is shinning, I can handle what comes along. Highway 522 is still quiet but in town our small stores are busy. I suspect it is because of all the new folks that have moved into our area fixing and building things. As a matter of fact … I went to Home Hardware yesterday to pick up a few things and say hi to my friend Steve who works there, great fellow and knows everything there is to know about a lot of things. It’s handy as I can walk there as it is right across the street from where we live. While there I noticed lots of people browsing around that I didn’t know or seen before. LOL. Sign of what’s to come I suppose. Some folks like new folks moving in … some don’t. To each, their own I say. To me … it doesn’t matter one way or another at this stage in my life. But I will say this. The price of properties in our area have almost doubled in price since this virus struck and every piece of property that comes on the market for sale, is sold very quickly. That is if the price is reasonable. That is nice to know, but the thing is, if you do sell … where do you go? For myself, I sure wouldn’t move to the cities that’s for sure knowing what we do today. But here again … it’s up to the individual. On another note. Yesterday I did do a full days work in my old woodworking shop on some cabinets. Later on I clipped off the stocks from my garlic I have hanging in the shed. I put them there when I dig them, so they can dry nicely throughout the summer months. Now I will put them upstairs where it is cool, and we should be eating fresh garlic all winter long. We didn’t have as much this summer for some reason. Not sure why that was, and the cloves are small. Hmm … have to give that some thought. Everything else I planted was great. So I guess I shouldn’t complain. Today I will do some more work in the woodworking shop once again. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Oh! And for those living where it is cool. Just in case you didn’t remember! … Today is the day you bring out your Long Handles to wear. I got mine on and they sure feel good. Actually, my lovely wife ordered a new pair for herself today. So you see … they aren’t just for men, pretty ladies like them too LOL. Although … hers does look a touch sexier than mine. Stay safe and do what’s right.

This Morning’s Slice of life Oct 19/2020

Good Morning! Cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It did go down quite cool last night, and we had ice in the bird bath. So it looks like winter is edging closer. Still no snow yet though. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 1.9 C | 35.42 F. It will warm up a few degrees as the day progresses. Yesterday our power was off all morning. I decided to hook up my generator we have, which took care of things till it came back on. The good part is that the generator got a good work out, which is needed now and then. Today I have some outside work to do which will keep me busy for most the day. After that I will take it a bit easy as my old back has been talking back to me these days. They say now, the scientists … that weather affecting ones back and joints is a myth. LOL Well let me tell ya. What they are saying is a myth … as my back says different. It happens every fall and lasts for a couple of months till things gets back to a partial normal. LOL Once summer arrives with the warm weather I start to feel a lot better body wise. On another note Highway 522 is slowing down, as most of the hunters are already here and set up in the bush somewhere. Here again … I will leave that kind of thing to the young. I can’t see myself sitting out in the bush at my age, where it is cold and wet for any length of time anymore. LOL With that I am off for a boiled egg with some bacon this morning, that my lovely wife is making for me. She is one great cook. Along with good lookin’! LOL. Take care and stay safe. Things are getting a lot worse out there, with this virus. GW

Morning slice of life Oct 16/2020

Good Morning! Well …. to start things off it is a bit cool this morning with temperatures sitting at -1C/30F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. But it will feel cool. Great day for doing some outside work that takes some energy. LOL Highway 522 is still quite busy caused by hunting season. Today I will work away on cleaning up some leaves. I like to mulch them and lay them on top of my vegetable garden and come spring work them in. Makes for some great compost and doesn’t cost me a cent. LOL We also have to clean the eve troughs out and if I have enough left in me I will take a tree down that fell with the wind we had the night before last. It is kind of hung up on another so, that should be interesting. After that I am thinking a rest will be in order for the remainder of the day. With that take care, and I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and bowl of cereal, oatmeal.

Morning Slice of life Oct 15/2020

Good Morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It has warmed up a wee bit, with temperatures sitting this morning at 57F/14C. It will remain there for most the day. We should see some sunshine a bit later on and into tomorrow, but then back into rain. The long range for the whole of winter, with what I see within Nature we will be having not so cold temperatures, and if the pattern holds we will see a lot of snow. So …. it might pay to get the snowblower or ? Ready to go! I think mine is okay, other than waking it up after it’s summer’s rest? Lazy old thing. But it does fulfill its duty when the time comes. LOL Highway 522 is fairly busy these days with campers, trucks and things moving into the area for this year’s hunt. A lot of new folks are also moving into the area, as I see lots of U Hauls going up and down the highway. But then again, every home within a decent price range that comes up for sale has been sold within weeks. Reason being a lot of folks now realize, that the cities aren’t the place to be. Hmm, I have been saying that for years. On another note my wife and I went to town yesterday and picked up our groceries we apply for online. Then we go in and when we are at the store we call them, and they bring it out to us. We have a couple we go to. Can’t beat that, and we aren’t subjected to the virus if it is around the immediate area. We feel better doing it this way. There are two new cases now in North Bay, with them saying they got it from the community while out shopping. So that tells me there is more out there. It will get a lot worse, before it gets better. But … we did have a good time while there as it feels good to get out and about and breathe some new air. Not good to stay cooped up at home all the time. There will be enough time we have to do that in the coming weeks, once the snow and cold makes it’s way into the area. I am not looking forward to it for most parts. If it stays mild it won’t be so bad, other than pushing snow. LOL While in town we saw our youngest boy Karl in the parking lot of his apartment, from a distance for a bit, then had our lunch my wife packed for us in a nice spot where we could watch people. They call it being … nosy! LOL We then poured ourselves a nice coffee from the thermos we brought with us, and headed on home taking in what is left of the leaves. I have to say they still are quite nice and made our trip just that much nicer. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a toasted pea meal bacon sandwich. I enjoy that from time to time. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right for you. It is getting worse out there. Oh! It might pay to stock up a wee bit with some canned goods, not that I think there will be a shortage, but if we get the snow I am thinking this winter it will be nice to have extra in the house to feed off of. Have a great day. It’s all how you make it. GW

Morning slice OF LIFE Oct 13/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well and had a great Thanksgiving. For my wife and I we are having our Thanksgiving today as yesterday we had a lot of work to be done in the old woodworking shop. Today I will continue on with things but my wife will be making a nice turkey dinner with all the trimmings and homemade cherry pie made from Montmorency Cherries for desert. They are sour so a touch of sugar has to be added. But in saying that, there isn’t any cherries better than them for making pies. We used to grow them many years ago when we had our farms in Niagara. Along with a lot of other things. Today highway 522 is quiet but there has been a lot of campers coming into our area. I suspect it because hunting season is upon us. Good to see folks out and about doing what they love. The good thing is they should be able to keep their distance being out in the bush. LOL Let’s hope they do just that. The weather here in Port Loring, Ontario Canada was really nice yesterday and I suspect once this rain moves through we should be seeing some more of the same for today. Which will make our Thanksgiving Day just that much better. Our boys are staying at their home this year not venturing to our place. We feel it is best to stay apart for the time being with them living in other cities. The crazy part is a lot aren’t doing that, with taking a chance. Also, one contributor to spreading this virus is those that goes to church. Right now in my mind they should stay home. What ever they do there … they can do at home. And hey! It’s not forever. But to each, their own I say. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. GW

Morning Slice of life Oct 11/2020

Good Morning! We all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Kind of nice being it is a Thanksgiving weekend. And while I got ya. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and that, that turkey is the best ever. Well … if you are having a turkey. Turkeys to our family on Thanksgiving is tradition. But with this virus going around things have changed slightly with our two boys staying home and not dropping by. But in saying that we will chat on the phone and things. We will also drop off a turkey dinner for our youngest as he is the closest. So all in all, things will work out. Not much more we can do. For the past two days my wife and I have been so busy I didn’t have a chance to get on here for my morning chat. But should be okay now. I think. LOL you just never know what a day might bring. Highway 522 was quite busy for the past few days. I suspect it because of the Holiday weekend and folks are going here and there picking up things. The LCBO as busy that’s for sure here in our small town. LOL Today I will continue on working in my old woodworking shop on some cabinets. But first I have to clean up my mess I made over the past two days. Small shop doesn’t take much for a feller like me to mess up. But as much as it seems I am complaining … I am not LOL. It’s nice having the equipment to do these things that need doing, or making, or fixing. LOL So with that, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and a bowl of oatmeal and then will get to work. Stay safe and do what’s right. Especially on this Holiday weekend. The amount of people getting infected right now is staggering. Well over the thousand a day now, if the truth was being told. Hang in there. GW

Morning slice of life Oct 8/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well. Weather wise it is a bit cloudy here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. Temperatures have cooled down somewhat sitting at 3.9 C | 39.02 F. It will warm up some though, as the day moves forward. We should see some much-needed sunshine shortly. Actually we should have sunshine now for the rest of this week, and into next week too … with temperatures being quite nice. It’s fine with me as I do enjoy being outside. Highway 522 is slowing down some days, but it has picked up with the hunters coming into our area. It will get busier closing in on November, as that is when deer season opens in our area. On another note, I did do a bit of work outside yesterday, in spite of the rain, and today will finish up a few things that is need of doing. Then I will work in my woodworking shop on a couple orders, and some cabinets for our cottage. So … lots to do these days. With the virus here in Ontario they are saying that the numbers are down a touch, logging in 583 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday and one more death. The only thing with that is, they aren’t doing the testing like they were doing, so them numbers are far from the truth in reality. I would say now … what they say, you should double it for a more accurate account. At any rate … the only thing we can do, or at least for those of us that do care of what is going on, is to take extra precautions for ourselves, friends and immediate family. With that I am off for a piece of toast with some local honey that came from an elderly lady friend of ours near North Bay Ontario. (Dam that honey is good!) LOL and a cup of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife. Can’t get a much healthier breakfast than that. LOL Other than the bread. But then again … if you make your own bread it’s not so bad. Oh! And remember it is always best to eat something before drinking coffee the first thing in the morning. Even if it is a piece of toast or bagel. Reason being … it is easier on the body. Coffee is good for you in moderation, but there are some precautions you need to take before drinking if first thing in the morning. The afternoon is fine on its own. Food for thought, you could say. Take care my friends. Stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning slice of life Oct 7/2020

Hi Folks! How you all doing this morning? Good I hope. Ruth and I are fine so far and taking precautions every day in hopes we stay away from the virus. Hard to do with what is going on in the world today, with some people not doing as they should. The thing I see more and more every day, is that a lot of people are saying …. well I am following the government’s guidelines to the letter. I have to say here and now, that not all these Powers That Be’s guidelines are the best. The thing they should be doing is using their own common sense, as everyone has different things going on. At any rate, such is life. But it does make me shake my head in wondering where some folks brains are located. LOL So with that off my mind. We did have some heavy rain through the night here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Around 2:00 AM we had a heavy down pour that lasted for a half hour. Woke me up. Temperature wise it has warmed up a lot with temperatures sitting at 11F/52C. It will warm up a bit more, as the day moves forward. We will also see some more showers off and on throughout the day. Overnight things will clear and if you do happen to have a few things in your garden yet. It might be a good idea to cover things up a bit. I am going to do that myself, as I do have a few tomatoes and things that are still doing quite well in spite of all the cool wet weather we been having. Tomorrow we should be back to some sunshine, and then things are going to warm up quite a bit. So things are looking pretty good in the days ahead weather wise. Best we enjoy them while they last. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee, with my lovely wife and maybe, a bowl of Raisin bran. I don’t have it very often, but every so often the urge hits me. LOL Moderation is the key to everything I always say. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Morning Slice of life Oct 6/2020

Good Morning! I hope you all are well. Ruth and I are doing okay so far. This morning we are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, but it isn’t as cold. We could see some light rain off and on throughout the day. If lucky we might see a touch of sunshine off and on too. But for most parts it is looking like rain for today and tomorrow. Highway 522 is quiet this morning with just locals moving around. Yesterday we went to town to pick up a new pair of boots for my wife, as hers I don’t think would make it through another winter. LOL Man are things expensive these days. Seems it takes no effort at all to spend a $100.00 or more these days. So did that and picked up our grocery order that they brought to our car. Makes it nice, as that way we don’t have to go inside the store and take a chance on catching that virus. Every bit of precaution is a help. After picking up our groceries we had our lunch in the car, along with a coffee my wife brought with us, and then headed on home. We did see our son and talked to him outside for a few minutes. He was picking up his groceries at the same time we were. Couldn’t have planned it any better. LOL On another note the trip to town was nice seeing all the leaves in full colour. A lot have dropped though, and I suspect they will be all gone in another week Today I will get back to doing some work in my old woodworking shop. My wife is going to make a pumpkin pie with our pumpkins we grew this summer and if she has enough time she said she is going to make an apple pie with some fresh Cortland Apples we bought while in town yesterday. So that should be a nice treat for tonight. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a piece of toast with that fresh honey we bought the other day. With my lovely wife. It seems that honey is addicting as coffee is these days LOL. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

Morning Slice of life Oct 5/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s a foggy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We did have a wee bit of rain through the night, and early this morning on the rooftops we had a touch of frost. I kind of didn’t want that as I do still have a few tomatoes ripening on the vines. But in saying that … I suspect they made out okay. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0.9 C | 33.62 F. It will warm up some, and we should see some sunshine once this fog is burned off. Then back to rain for tomorrow … but after that, things are looking pretty good, with sunshine for the remainder of the week. Which will make things nice for finishing up some outside work I have in mind. Yesterday I worked in the woodworking shop all day on some new projects for the cottage, which kept me busy. Today my wife and I have some things to do inside and once that if finished up … we might get a bit of front porch sittin’ in with a drink or two. Highway 522 is slow these days with mostly locals moving around. As I say … I am not sure where they go all the time as we only have three stores in town LOL. Oh well, it’s good to see them out and about. As long as they do what they are supposed to health wise for themselves and others. With that … I am off for my fresh honey and toast and a cup of homemade perked coffee with my lovely wife. That honey tasted so good yesterday, I figured I would have it again this morning. LOL Good for you too. In moderation of course. Take care and stay safe.

Morning Slice of life Oct 4/2020

Good Morning! It is a touch cooler this morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 37 °F/3 °C. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Which will make things nice for working outside. We also should see some much-needed sunshine today and into tomorrow. But then we are back to some rain for a couple of days. I am hoping the rain will pass us by, as I do have some things outside that I would like to do. Like painting the outside of the cottage. But, I have found that you can’t buck Mother Nature. She does what she wants, in spite of how powerful us humans think we are. LOL Highway 522 is real quiet this morning, but it is Sunday. A day of rest for some. For me … every day is the same, and when it comes to rest, I …. well, I rest when I need it. Which could be any day or hour for that matter. LOL On another note, the grass has slowed down a lot in the growing department, but I suspect I will have to cut it one more time in a few days. I like to put my bagger on the mower, as I can then gather the leaves and put them on my veggie garden, which in turn lets them rot through winter, and come spring … I have free fertilizer. I then till it in and get to planting. What could be better than that? Nothing. So with that bit of information under your hat, that is if you wear a hat, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and maybe …. just maybe I will add a piece of toast with some fresh honey I picked up from a friend of ours last week. Honey you know … has a lot of great values in the health department. And with this virus going around we humans could use all the help we can get. Only the raw honey has what is needed to help us. Also, the great thing is, that for most parts it lasts a long time, without going bad. It is a bit expensive though, around ten dollars for a quart size tub, but there is a lot of work that goes into it. On the bees part that is. LOL Take care, and stay safe. It isn’t getting any better out there that’s for sure. We are closing in on the 1000 a day here in Ontario. And I suspect it will get worse than that. I also think we haven’t seen anything yet compared to what will take place in a month or two. The only help we got is ourselves folks!

Morning Slice of life Oct 3/2020

Good Morning! It’s a pretty nice morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 4.2 C | 39.56 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. I am thinking it will remain mostly cloudy, but we could see some clearing and if lucky some sunshine later on. Highway 522 is slowing down a lot these days, which in my mind is a good thing. Especially with the amount of people getting infected with this virus. I would say that the figures are way low to what they really are. I wouldn’t hesitate to say, they would be about double of what we are hearing, and will continue to rise if folks don’t start to take things serious. I can’t see where some people’s logic is these days. If we don’t put things in motion to slow it down, we will lose control of the situation, if we haven’t already. My son living in North Bay told me yesterday he was happy to see some students, now starting to wear a mask while congregating outside the schools and parking lots around town. That to me is a good thing. Now we need to get our older folks and mid range to start doing their part. When my wife and I were in town we seen restaurants full, with no one wearing a mask, or for that matter taking any precautions what’s so ever. They are the ones that is causing a lot of our problem. If asked I would say stay home. Make your own coffee, its better anyways, or get take out, and eat or drink it in your car, outside or take it home and relax with a good movie. Stay out of churches too. They are about the worst places you can be in. Talk to family members on the phone instead of visiting them in person. I can’t see why so many folks are so blind to what is truly real in life. Makes me laugh, as some of these people say they base their life around science. And then they head on off to church or a restaurant for lunch or dinner. Bottom line is, the only way we can control this virus and make things tolerable is if we start doing what is right and take the blinders off. Our health officials are good in part here in Canada, but we as an individual have to do our part. I would also say if asked that folks needs to take the blinders of with a lot of things. What a lot have believed in for most their life, in reality isn’t real at all. Anyways … that’s my opinion on things at hand this morning. LOL. Take care, and stay safe.

Morning Slice of life Oct 2/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It also has become a touch cool too. We could see temperatures rise a bit and a bit of sunshine as the day moves forward. But all said … it is starting to look like Fall. Most of all our leaves are down in certain areas now. It was quite a show this year, that’s for sure. I missed a few days here on the Blog as you all noticed. Not that anything was wrong as a lot have asked, it’s just my wife and I have been extra busy getting things ready outside for winter. But I think, we have things all set now for what’s to come. We also had some friends drop by for a visit yesterday which we enjoyed while outside from a distance. Today I will get started working in my old woodworking shop on a corner table I have in the works, and then onto a cabinet for our cottage that will hold some groceries, plates and things. They will be nice added features, when all said and done. It’s nice having my shop to make these things for sure … but it is even nicer having the know how. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. No breakfast this morning. Have a great day and stay safe, this virus is growing every day, which makes the chances of getting it … just that much easier.

Morning Slice of life Sep 29/2020

Good Morning! I hope everyone is well and staying healthy. Waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada we are seeing a wee bit of sunshine. But temperatures have dropped a lot. At the moment it is sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F. It will warm up a touch … but not much. The sunshine though should stay with us for most the day. Then we will be back into rain for two more days with even cooler temperatures. So things are changing weather wise. Sign of what’s to come. But in saying that … I am not ready for seeing any white yet. Highway 522 is slowing down a lot now, with folks moving back to the cities and cottages being closed up for winter. Yesterday my wife and I kind of took it easy. Today I will get back to working in my woodworking shop. I am in the midst of making a wall cabinet for our new cottage, and then I am going to make an end table for the one corner of the cottage. That should keep me busy and out of trouble my wife says for a week or so. On another note we do have most of all our outside work done up for winter. The vegetable gardens are put to bed for the long sleep. We still have one small garden with some tomatoes in it that we are using daily. But it won’t be long, and they will be finished too. The grass has slowed down a lot, so that makes me smile, as we won’t have to mow much anymore this year. The leaves on the trees are falling fast this year. We are right in the middle of it right now. It sure is a sight to see. But the time line is short. With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning. Raisin-Bran. LOL I like that occasionally. Not the best health wise, but not so bad. Moderation is the key with food these days. Once finished, a cup of perked coffee with my lovely wife should get me ready to do some work. Take care and stay safe. This virus is getting worse.

Morning slice of life Sep 28/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s a not so good day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada weather wise. We had some heavy rain early this morning and at the moment it is cloudy with some lingering showers. Temperatures have cooled down some and will continue to drop throughout the day and into tomorrow. We should see some sunshine tomorrow which will make it nice to take in the colours that Nature has to offer. Traffic for Sunday was quiet, but I suspect it will pick up as the day moves forward. The virus is increasing its toll on us humans here in Ontario. We are closing in on the 500 a day mark, almost to where it was when it started. At this time we need to take extra care, but it seems there are a lot of people that just doesn’t care. So in knowing that, we that do care have to take extra precautions when around people like that. Not much else we can do. On another note, I did manage to get the curtain rods all up in our new cottage and my lovely wife hung them up. I have to say that curtains sure can make a home. LOL Today I have some inside work to do, so my wife and I will be doing that. With that I am off for a bowl of Oatmeal and a cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right.

Morning Slice of life Sep 27/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s another really nice day shaping up for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and temperatures are sitting at 20C/68F. Can’t beat that for our area at this time of year. The leaves are out in full force with colours galore. But by the looks of things our nice weather will be leaving us in a day or so, with lots of rain on the horizon. Yesterday I did get my vegetable garden tilled up. Was quite a job as my old rototiller didn’t want to run right. But I managed to get it running long enough to do what needed to be done. I will work on it through winter, or next spring. Always something to take the fun out of things. LOL Today I will get them curtains hung up in our cottage, or at least put the rods up for my wife. Not that she couldn’t do it herself, but it’s a bit easier for me to do, with her not being the tallest of women LOL. After that I am thinking we will do some front porch sittin’ with rain in the forecast for tomorrow. The good part of having rain tomorrow we will see how them new eve troughs work … that my wife and I installed on our cottage a couple of days ago. LOL Highway 522 was quite busy yesterday with people coming and going from all over. I would think they are taking in the colours, closing up cottages or heading home. Can’t say I blame them. On another note I noticed the virus is taking its toll on us here in Ontario. We were well over the 400 yesterday and climbing. But I suspected it would, with all the opening of stores and schools and groups of all kinds. It seems that the younger ones aren’t taking things serious these days. But then again, I am finding there are a lot of us older folks that aren’t taking things serious neither. I have to admit, I am loosing my faith in humanity. Not much we can do I guess. At any rate I am off for my morning cup of coffee and some bacon and eggs on this fine Sunday morning with my lovely wife. Take care and stay safe. No one can do that but you. GW

Morning Slice of Life Sep 26/2020

Good morning!. It’s another really nice sunny day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Yesterday I got tied up with other things first thing, so as you can see I didn’t get to doing my morning post. Yesterday though was a beauty of a day with temperatures like summer. Today will be much the same. We could see a passing shower later on in the day. These nice temperatures will remain with us until Tuesday or Wednesday. After that they will drop a lot. So if you have some outside work that needs doing, this is the time to get at it. For my wife and I, we are pretty well all set for winter, other than I still have to till up my veggie garden. I like to do it every Fall. I might do that today and get it out of the way. I do still have a few plants on the one end still producing some fresh veggies, but I am thinking I can work around them. I kind of got the feeling that I had better get it worked up. We will see. LOL After that I will help the wife put up some curtain rods and new curtains she bought awhile back. They will pretty well finish up the inside of the cottage. So happy about that. It took my lovely wife and I all summer to complete. I still have to hook it up to the septic system, but that will have to wait till next year … as I haven’t the time ... or energy to do it this year LOL. Highway 522 is or was really busy yesterday with campers and trucks moving from East to West. But it was Friday, and Friday’s mean the weekend, and the weekend folks like tend to celebrate a bit. LOL. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and a bowl of oatmeal LOL. I enjoy the oatmeal a lot, or as we used to call it Porridge. I should mention that there is nothing better for keeping a person’s blood pressure on track … than oatmeal. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. Which I know you will. GW

Morning Slice of life Sep24/2020

Good Morning! Well … it’s a cloudy morning here waking up in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. A bit hazy over Lake Memesagamesing. Highway 522 is busy this morning with lots of trucks moving east and west. So many they actually woke me up. I kind of overslept this morning with it being so cloudy. But then again if my wife and I want to lay in bed an extra bit in the mornings … we do so. LOL She says we earned it. Probably right. The leaves are sure turning colour-fast here in our area. Looks beautiful. I will take a few pictures for those in the USA that couldn’t make it up this year because of the virus. I have heard from a few of my friends from the US which is nice. I feel bad for them not being able to travel into Canada. But … hopefully next year things will change. Not good at the moment though, and truth be told they should stay home as we are getting more and more cases every day. Reason being … business’s and some aren’t doing what they are supposed to be doing. I keep on saying. I don’t know where some peoples minds are. I do see that right now, it’s the young between 20 and 40 that are getting it and passing it on. At any rate, such is that. Yesterday I got a spurt of extra energy and painted the trim on the cottage to be, and installed a new eve trough with my wife’s help. Should help a lot in moving the water away from the building. I should have done it years ago. Amazing how some things slips through the cracks. LOL I did do a bit of work in the old woodworking shop, cleaning up my mess. I have to admit as my wife says I sure am a messy Marvin from time to time. But, that’s the joy of having the equipment and know how to do these things. Over the years we have saved thousands doing things ourselves. Probably wouldn’t have today, what we do have if it wasn’t for being self efficient. Anyways … enough of that. I hope you are all well and staying safe. I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, do some serious chatting LOL and then get to work. I have a bunch of perennial plants to move today. Should keep this old feller out of trouble. Oh! If you click on the pictures below they will enlarge for better viewing.


	

Morning Slice of life Sep 23/2020

Good Morning! The sun is shinning, but we here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada are in the midst of a lot of fog. Once it burns off, it should be a great day for doing just about anything outside. Temperatures will rise to near 23C/71F. Kind of like summer weather for a change. Highway 522 is busy with mostly locals moving around. There are a few campers and things moving up and down the highway. I should also mention that the leaves are sure looking nice this year with lots of colour. For the next week or so it would be a worthwhile trip around the area to take in what Mother Nature has to offer. After all, she is the best artist on the planet. Next to my lovely wife that is. LOL Yesterday I got a lot done in the cottage to be and today being so nice I will do some work on the outside of the building itself. That is … if my old back and hip allows me to. I must have hurt it a bit yesterday. Always something. LOL. On another note I did mange to get most of my large vegetable garden cleaned up for winter. Kind of sad to see all the vegetables gone for another year. I still have a few tomatoes for sandwiches left, which we are enjoying every day. I am sure going to miss them, as the ones you buy in the stores have no taste at all. But in saying that, my wife did do up a lot of preserves this year, which will be very tasty throughout the winter months. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around me. You just never know these days what a day will entail. Take care and stay safe. The rates of infections these days are closing in on the 500 a day mark. Not good. GW

Morning Slice of life Sep 22/2020

Good Morning! Once again we are in the midst of sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It should stay with us for most the day. And along with that, temperatures will rise up to near 70F/22C. And continue on through most the week. Great weather for finishing up some things I have to do around the house here. Truth be told Mother Nature is working with me this year. Well … actually she has worked with me for over 70 some years now. All I do is mention I have to get certain things done, and she always has given me time. Now and then she cuts it close, but for most days it all worked out. Yesterday I worked putting together a new bed in the cottage, it’s a full over a single bunk. Looks great and should be nice and comfy with the new mattresses we bought. Today I will bring in the new sofa bed we bought along with the kitchen table I made. Add a few other things, like curtains, new fridge and utensils along with some shelves, pictures and things … I am thinking it will close to being finished. At least for this year. Once finished I will post a picture or two to show you what we been up too LOL. Highway 522 is pretty busy once again with locals and a few tourists moving around. With that bit of information under your hat … I am off for my morning cup of coffee. No breakfast this morning. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Slice of life Sep 21/2020

Good Morning! Things are looking nice weather wise here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning with just a few floating clouds in the sky. What could be better than that? Not much. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. It will get even warmer tomorrow and the next day with temperatures feeling like summer. But in saying all that, we had better enjoy them as they will be short-lived with cooler temperatures moving back into our area next week. Hmm … it seems Mother Natures gives … but it also takes back when ever she wants. Highway 522 was a wee bit busy yesterday with folks moving around. Mostly locals out doing what ever LOL. Yesterday I finished hooking up the new sink and taps for our cottage to be, and surprisingly I had only one small leak which I managed to fix. Amazing … as it seems over the years I have had issues when it comes to plumbing. LOL. Then in the afternoon I dug out the old corn stalks for my wife, so she can use them to decorate the outside of our house for Thanksgiving. Which by the way is edging it’s way closer. I have to admit my lovely wife can take anything and with a flick of her Witt … it is made into something beautiful. Even food. Yesterday she made up some more sweet pickles for winter. They sure are tasty let me tell ya. Today I will work away on some things in the cottage and in the afternoon I will do some front porch sittin’. Just because I can. My wife is going to do up the last of our tomatoes, so they don’t go to waste. With that I am off for a bite to eat this morning and after that I will enjoy a cup or two of fresh perked coffee with my lovely wife, that she makes so tasty, and then get to work. Take care and be safe. This virus is more dangerous now than it has ever been, with more cases being added every day. And with the kids back in school it will get worse. Hang on to your hat is the old saying, as we are in for a ride.