Morning Report Feb 10/2020

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Overnight we had around 5 inches of snow. Highway 522 is snow covered throughout with icy sections thrown in for good measure. So if out and about care should be taken. The plow has been through over night and should be making its way back through again shortly. Temperatures aren’t to bad, a touch cool sitting at -3 C | 26.6 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. The clouds should leave us in a bit, bringing in sunshine for the rest of the day. That’s what I like to see. I guess I will have to wake up my snowblower this morning and clean out the driveway. So the clean up will take most of the morning I suspect. It will give me and my wife some fresh air an much needed exercise which is a good thing. With that bit of information under your hat, I am heading for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Little late this morning, slept in for some reason. I guess we must have needed the rest. The nice thing is … we can do that. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 9/2020

it’s a cloudy morning for us here in Port Loring Ontario. We are also in the midst of some light flurries. We could see an inch or so and maybe another inch through the night. The good news is, it isn’t as cold as it was yesterday with temperatures sitting at -10.8 C | 12.56 F. It will warm up more as the day moves forward. And tomorrow should be even warmer. Sunshine today will be scarce, but we might see a wee bit later on in the day. It would be nice and it would help those that aren’t feeling that good. We didn’t have any more snow overnight. Highway 522 is partially snow covered caused by the flurries we are having now. There are a few icy sections through out so care should be taken if out and about. Today I will be working away on some stories for my columns, and maybe finish up a Podcast I have been putting together. With that I am off to put some wood in the furnace, and then enjoy a cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report Feb 8/2020

Good morning. I hope you are all well. It’s a very cold morning here in Port Loring. Temperatures getting out of bed were sitting at -25.9 C | -14.62 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. Tomorrow warmer weather will enter into the picture. If so I might even wash the car. I hate looking out seeing how dirty it is. It’s like watching $60,000 rusting away right before my eyes. You know it’s cold outside when you see your windows covered with ice. But seeing that you know there is enough humidity in your home, which is a good thing. We didn’t have any snow overnight. Highway 522 is pretty well bare and dry throughout, which will make travelling good today. There are a few icy sections. Other than being a touch cool it would be a good day to get some groceries. My wife and I picked up ours last Thursday, so we are good for a week or so. On another note our wood furnace is earning its keep for a change. The heat it puts out sure feels good. It only takes around four large pieces of split wood to heat the whole house for the night. Great furnace, let me tell you. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat with my lovely wife. Have a great day and if out make sure you dress warm and keep your mouth covered.

Morning Report Feb 7/2020

My wife and I have been away for a few days for a much needed rest. That’s the reason I have not been doing my morning report for the past few days. But back now.

Not to bad a day so far this morning. It is a touch cool though with temperatures sitting at -12.7 C | 9.14 F. Actually even though it is a bit cool the sunshine we get today should make things feel a bit nicer. One can only hope. Highway 522 is partially bare. Which will make travelling pretty good later on today. No reason not to head on off to town for supply’s. We went yesterday so we are all set. No snow overnight which is okay with me. It will get quite cold tonight so an extra blanket will be needed when retiring for the day. With that I am off to do some work in the basement as we have been modifying things. For the better if I do say so myself ha ha. Have a great day.

A House or a home

Episode: 8 A true story that took place many years ago. The feelings of how the lady that raised me wanted her home to be kept while raising children.

Morning Report Feb 3/2020

So to start things off we are in among some clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. We should see more sunshine as the day progresses. Temperatures though are pretty nice sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. We didn’t have anymore snow overnight. If we do get any it will be on Thursday. But until then we will have sunshine. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout these days which makes travelling good. So no excuse for not heading off to North Bay or ? for groceries. With these warmer days we haven’t been burning as much wood or oil which makes it nice. If temperatures stay on the warm side for the rest of the winter which I think it will we might get away with only 6-7 cords this year and only one tank of oil. That’s amazing really for this area. But we are seeing a lot of changes in our climate. Nothing abnormal I don’t believe, as over a 100 years ago it did the same as it is now, just the other way around. Nature has a way of doing things and there is nothing we can do about it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store. You just never know.

Morning Report January 31/2020

It’s a cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. But if things goes to plan we should see a wee bit of sunshine as the day progresses. On the good side of the coin temperatures will warm up some today. At the time of this post they were sitting at -7.4 C | 18.68 F a touch cool but not so bad. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout which will make travelling good. No snow overnight but, we could see a bit of snow later on this afternoon and into tonight. On my bird feeder report, about the only ones visiting these days are the blue jays and morning doves along with some little guys. The strange thing is we have seen Robins now for the past two weeks. Actually we seen one Robin sitting in the tree by our store on the first day of January. Kind of tells me that things are changing with our climate. I think too with the earth shifting a bit each year, it might mess up the birds fight patterns. Anyways … I am off for my morning cup of coffee and put a piece of wood in the wood furnace. When the wood furnace is going you would think your in Florida its so warm. Nice to have though, especially in this country. Have a good day. GW

Team Work

Episode: 7 Here is a story of how things get done … if you go about it as a team.

Morning Report January 30/2020

Cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -13.5 C | 7.7 F. The good news is the sun is shinning for a change. It should continue for most of the day. There was no snow overnight which makes me smile. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout which will make travelling good. With these cooler temperatures I have lit my wood furnace once again which is doing it’s job nicely. It always amazes me just how nice wood heat feels. I can have my oil furnace perking away, which is nice too, but when the wood heat starts the old body seems to like it just that much more. With that I am off to put another piece of wood in the furnace and then will enjoy a cup of coffee. That first cup of the day sure tastes good. Don’t you think? That is if you like coffee. There are a lot of good properties in coffee, in moderation of course. Have a great day. GW

Morning Report January 29/2020

It’s a cloudy day waking up in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should be seeing lots of sunshine later on today and into tomorrow. No snow overnight so cleaning the driveway won’t be necessary. But … I do have to clean a pile that fell in front of my shop door off my roof. Other than that things are looking good with no snow in the forecast for the next few days. We will get some cool nights but the daytime temperatures for the remainder of the winter will be well above normal. So that is good thing as it will help folks with their heating bills a lot. Highway 522 is bare and dry so travelling will be good for the next few days. One of them days we will head on into town for some items we are in need of. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and then let the day do what it wants. Have a great day and stay warm. Sometimes just a chill can take a toll on a person. GW

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