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Morning Chat Dec 15/ 2020

Good Morning! It’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. There are a few clouds, but the sun is managing to show itself. Yesterday we had another 2 inches of snow, not enough to get my snowblower out. I will wait on that as it is very cold this morning with the temperature sitting at -18.6 C | -1.48 F. It’s the coldest morning so far this winter. Things were crunchy when I went out to put some wood in my shop stove. Highway 522 is bare and dry for most parts, with a few icy sections throughout. Travelling should be fair today other than putting up with the cold. It would be a good idea to put a heavy blanket in your car and keep your CAA number handy just in case. You never know what might happen in this part of the country. Yesterday I worked on a Christmas show for my podcast and will continue on with it today. It’s too cold to be outside today. I might bundle up and go for a quick walk around the paths I made on our property. For some exercise. I will see how ambitious I am later on. Other than that not much happening in and around town these days. Folks I suspect are getting ready for Christmas which isn’t that far off. It’s amazing how fast this year has gone by. With that I am off for a cup of tea with my lovely wife, and will then see what the day has in store. Life’s a mystery. Take care, stay safe and look after yourselves, family and friends. And most of all … stay out of the crowded stores and don’t have company come over. Talk on the phone or ?

Episode 51: Girls

Episode 51: Good morning folks. Today I have a story lined up for you … that I am hoping, won’t upset some female species. I suppose the only way to find out, is for you to give it a listen. If I might suggest … it would be in your best interest to listen right to the end. Have a great day, and stay safe.

Morning Chat Dec 6/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature was sitting at -7.9 C | 17.78 F. It will warm up but not much as the day moves forward. The good part is we should see some sunshine later on today, tomorrow and the next day. That will be a welcome change. It seems no matter how cold it is, if the sun is shinning everything is better. Highway 522 is bare and dry for most parts. There are some icy sections here and there, so care should be taken on the curves. On another note my wife and I went to North Bay yesterday to pick up some groceries we order online. That way we don’t have to go into the stores. It was a nice trip in and back home. It’s good to get out once in a while and breathe some new air. While there we visited our son from the parking lot at his apartment, dropped him off a few homemade dinners his Mother made for him, and then drove around a bit, just to take in what others are doing, virus wise. And from what I see it’s not good, as the parking lots around the stores were full, along with the stores. It was actually hard to find a parking spot to eat our lunch that my wife made for us before we left. I am not sure where folks minds are these days, as with shopping online and curb side pick- up what more could you ask for? Bars and restaurants that are allowing folks inside in my mind is a bad thing. I say if you have to eat, get take out. If you want a damn beer, pick up a case and go home and enjoy it. Heck!! You can buy a case of six for the price you pay for one or two, at a bar or restaurant. And the thing is we are so close to having a vaccine. Just one more month. If it was up to me, I would close everything down completely for two months. Airports, churches, you name it. Leaving only the stores open we need to survive. To me the help we need right now, is right in front of us, but a lot of people just don’t give a damn, and they will keep on thinking that way, until they are made to do what’s right. The powers that be, should have nipped in the butt in the very beginning and stuck to their guns. If they had done that, it would have become a part of our life like some other countries. It wouldn’t have been nice, but we would have gotten by saving a lot of people from dying. Anyways, that is my rant for this morning. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and will then get to doing some woodworking, in my shop today. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right, to ease this virus from spreading.

Morning Chat Nov 28/2020

Good Morning! Well it’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It is a touch cool though with the temperature sitting at -0.9 C | 30.38 F. It will warm up a wee bit, but not much. The snow we had has left us, but we did have a heavy frost overnight, which is making things a bit icy. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning and there isn’t much traffic moving around. Mostly locals. Being that the weather has been kind of crappy I have been staying inside. I have lots to do, writing stories for my columns in newspapers, magazines and working on my Podcasts. Today I will do much the same. I will however get out for a walk for some exercise a bit later, once the ice has melted. We don’t need to slip and fall. Not much else going on or happening in our area these days. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife and will then let the day unfold around me. Take care, stay safe and do what is best for yourself, your family, and others with this virus. It is getting a lot worse at the moment. Crowding in on us here in Port Loring. Not here yet that I know of, but close.

Morning Chat Nov 26/2020

Good morning! It’s a cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. A real gloomy day actually, looking outside. The temperature isn’t all that bad though sitting at 3.6 C | 38.48 F. And it will warm up even more, as the day moves forward. Not to shabby nearing the end of November. We will also see some rain in the morning hours. Tomorrow however we should see some sunshine for a change. Which will be nice. Highway 522 is bare and dry so far this morning so travelling will be good throughout. There isn’t much traffic these days with a lot of folks staying home. Which is a good thing I am thinking. On another note I finished up another Podcast yesterday and will continue on with another today. So with that I am off for a cup of tea with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has to offer. Take care and stay safe.

Morning Chat Nov 23/2020

Good Morning! Well … we all woke up to a winter wonderland here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. I do see though, that we aren’t alone, as a lot of other folks have had snow too. But in saying that it is a sign of what’s to come, and it is almost the end of November. To be honest … I thought we would have had snow before this. But I am not complaining, as I am not a great lover of snow. But it is nice to look at LOL. Highway 522 is wet with a bit of snow here and there, but for most parts it should be still okay to drive on with no issues. For Ruth and I we got everything we need, so we don’t have to go anywhere. Actually … Kerry our friend who owns a garage here in town, nice fellow … is going to put a set of snow tires on our vehicle shortly, which will be nice when we get a lot of snow. I kind of figured, since the tires on our car now, are getting a touch wore out … it’s time LOL. It seems there is always’s something to take a feller’s hard-earned money. At any rate, with the snow on the ground I will be working inside on some more Podcast’s today, which will keep me busy. It’s nice to be able to do what ever we want. With that … I am off for some French Toast for breakfast. I will change that to English Toast LOL, with a touch of syrup. After that I will have a cup of tea, with a touch of chocolate with my lovely wife, and I will then let the day do as so chooses. Take care, stay safe and look after yourselves and others.

Morning Chat Nov 22/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature is sitting at -2.4 C | 27.68 F. It won’t warm up too much more than it is now. We could though have some snow entering into the picture today and into tonight. Which could amount to 2 or 3 inches or so. It kind of depends on which direction the snow tracts. Highway 522 is bare and dry so far and quiet. Which is a good thing. Yesterday we went to town to pick up some more supplies, as I am thinking there will be some hard times ahead, with this virus. As it is getting worse every day. And stocking up a wee bit would be a good thing. Pays to think ahead. All my life I have always had a back up plan, which in turn paid off many times. While there we visited our son in the parking lot for a bit, It’s always nice to see him. It’s just to bad we couldn’t spend some more time with both our boys. But safety comes first. We are working on the issue though, as once we finish up this cottage we worked on all summer, they will then have a place to come to, for a visit. That way we can be together, but apart LOL. But that won’t happen till next spring. After we visited our son and picked up our groceries along with a few other things, we headed on home. I have to say it was a nice day for a drive. It should also be noted that groceries are sure getting expensive these days. Everyone is trying to make an extra dollar. I can’t say I blame some of them. But there are those that like to overcharge us hardworking folks. While in town we also saw that Walmart in North Bay is or was closed, as someone started a fire in the clothes section. I guess they were trying to make a point about something. I have to say, there are sure some idiots out there today. All that these kinds of folks do, is make things just that much harder. They say it takes all kinds to make up this world of ours. I say we could do without a bunch of them. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will then get to working on another Podcast. I do have some great shows lined up for the coming months. Take care, say safe and do what’s right when it comes to your health, and others.

Episode 48: Messages Through Words

Episode 48: Hi folks. How you all doing today? Good I hope. Today’s Podcast is a bit unique in its own way. I hope you enjoy. ‘Messages Through Words.’ Great Story!

Morning Chat Nov 20/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see a wee bit of sunshine as the day progresses. I hope so, as it makes the day a lot nicer. You can’t beat the sunshine for getting folks outside wanting to breathe in some fresh air. At least in the country. LOL The temperature waking up isn’t to bad sitting at 9.1 C | 48.38 F. It will remain there for today. With all these clouds a feller is hesitant about getting out of bed. LOL Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, along with hardly a car or truck moving around. Yesterday I worked all day on another Podcast and will do the same today. It’s nice to be able to work at home where it’s safe, dry and warm, with lots of food and coffee to drink. LOL Can’t beat that. On another note, we had a visitor at our bird feeder for the past few days, which was an old crow that hurt his wing. I would suspect it got hurt when we had that wind storm a few days ago. My wife and I fed him and things, and in about three days he was up and flying. Made us feel good seeing him get back to his old self. We enjoy watching the crows and other birds throughout the year. We feed them ever morning which keeps them coming back. With that I am off for some bacon and eggs and a cup of coffee with my lovely wife. I enjoy them every so often. They aren’t the healthiest things to eat, but in moderation, most everything is fine. Take care, stay safe, and do what’s right for you with this virus going around. It’s getting worse every day.

Morning Chat Nov 17/2020

Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature waking up was sitting at -3.6 C | 25.52 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is at the time of this post. But we should see some sunshine later on in the day. Which will be nice. Tomorrow will remain cold, and then it will warm up somewhat for a couple of days, and then back to cold. But it is understandable, as we are crowding in on December. Actually for us, the weather has been quite nice so far this year. I have no complaints. But that will change, as I hate the cold LOL and winter is on our doorstep. Yesterday I kind of took it easy as did my wife. Today I will be getting back to working on some podcasts and stories that I have to get ready for different papers and such. My life is in transition mode you could say. From being outside, to being inside. Not that I am complaining mind ya, as I am not, it is a welcome change. I would get bored if things always stayed the same. LOL. Highway 522 is quiet these days which is a good thing. The fewer people moving around, the better it is with this virus in our midst. With that I am off for a raisin bun. One of ten we made yesterday. Along with a loaf of bread LOL. We made them a bit different this time, the old way. I am not sure if you can remember? But years ago the bread that was available, was either white or brown. Not all these other kinds we have today. And all the bread was made in an oven, not in a bread maker. And you know. I kind of liked the old brown bread. So …. we made some. I have to tell you … it sure is tasty. Take care my friends, stay safe, and do what’s right to protect yourself. We are closing in fast, on a vaccine that I am hoping … will bring things back to a somewhat normal lifestyle.