The Lamp Post

Episode 3: Here is a true story that took place years ago, while I was hitchhiking along a Highway here in Ontario, Canada. Great story which tells a tale of just how the mind works when no one is around to change it’s way of thinking.

Morning Report Jan 2/2020

Good Morning. Great looking day for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Or at least so far. Temperatures were hovering around 0.1 C | 32.18 F. We should continue on with these temperatures for most of the day. Looking out the sun is coming up and to me … the sunrise is as beautiful as the sunsets. Over night we didn’t have any more snow. Highway 522 is bare for most parts throughout, which will make travelling pretty good today. Myself I am working away here in some stories and things for my columns and Podcasts. Keeps me busy, and I enjoy doing them. With that I am off for my second cup of coffee, and remember to listen to my next Podcast Episode, which comes out every Friday. Great way to finish of the week!!

Morning Report Jan 1/20 Happy New Year

Well … a brand new year for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Amazes me sometimes just how fast a year goes by. But I will say this, my wife and I accomplished a lot in 2019, and good things too. Cool, cloudy morning waking up with temperatures sitting at -2.9 C | 26.78 F. Temperatures will stay about where it is now for most the day, cooling down a touch tonight. We didn’t have any snow overnight. As of now we have around two inches on the ground and we could see a bit throughout the day. Kind of a dismal day looking out. Even the birds aren’t visiting my feeder this morning. Maybe they are hung over from last night. My wife and I just laid back and watched a show or two on TV bringing in the New Year. Nothing special. But we were together and that is all that matters. With that I am off to put some more wood in my furnace, and will then get back to some work I have to do here on my computer.

Morning Report Dec 31/19

For the last day of 2019 we are having some light flurries here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Overnight we had around 1 inch. It’s not enough that I have to wake up my snowblower though. Which is okay with me. Not that I don’t mind the exercise now and then. Highway 522 is partially covered with snow along with icy sections throughout. Might be a good day to stay home and put your feet up. That’s what we intend to do today. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -0.6 C | 30.92 F. We could see around 3 inches of snow as the day progresses, and temperatures will remain the same for most of the day. Actually the long range forecast is pretty good temperature wise. On another note my lovely wife and I had a great Christmas with our son Karl. Got lots of new things added to my computers, and the new Podcast is up and running around the globe. Can’t beat that. Actually we have had so many people listening to my Podcasts, it crashed my Blog, so Karl had to update it so it could handle the traffic. It should be okay now. That makes me smile. So with that I am off for my morning cup of perked coffee and will enjoy the last day of 2019. And along with that …. Happy New Years to you all. GW

The salesman

Episode 2: This is  a true story that took place while I was growing up on the farm.  

Christmas 1955

First episode of my new podcast. Just One More Story by George Walters. Christmas 1955.

Morning Report Dec 24/19

Another pretty nice day here for us in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures have cooled down a wee bit sitting at -6.1 C | 21.02 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning which will make travelling good. We didn’t have any more snow overnight. A lot has melted, with maybe two inches here and there covering the ground. Other than that not much else happening these days. Quiet around town with a lot of folks heading off to the sunny south to get away from the cold for a month or so and others relaxing in their warm homes. With that my wife and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Don’t eat too much turkey tomorrow. LOL

Morning report Dec 23/19

It’s another nice looking day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning, warm temperatures, 3.5 C | 38.3 F and the snow is melting. Can’t beat that. It’s so nice outside I think I will wash our car. I have to admit after our last trip to town it doesn’t look too good. Be good to get all the salt and grime off it. And it will give me some fresh air and exercise doing it. Highway 522 is bare and dry so travelling will be perfect today. Makes things a lot nicer for folks heading off to family and friends for Christmas. One less thing to get stressed out about, as at this time of year most are. For my wife and I we are settling in and will just take Christmas as it is handed to us. Family and friends are dropping by what could be better. On the good side of the coin with this warm weather we don’t need the wood furnace burning away. The oil furnace is keeping things nice. It’s nice having both. Yesterday my lovely wife made up some cookies, brownies and today is pie day. I don’t think we will be lacking this year in the sweet department. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. GW

It looks like a really nice day is shaping up for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and temperatures are warming up. Waking up they were sitting at 0 C | 32 F. It will warm up more as the day progresses. Which in turn should get rid of a bit of this snow. Highway 522 is bare and dry. It will be a great day to head off to town to do that last minute shopping for Christmas. For us we are all set and my wife is in Cookie Mode today. Nothing like Christmas cookies to make this feller happy. Especially the kind with the sprinkles on top. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a good day.

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