Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gord the Weatherman article

This week, our local Newspaper, the Huntsville Forester wrote an article about my new weather website It shows weather webcams throughout Ontario as well as the latest Environment Canada forecast and the Driving conditions

Thanks to Tamara and Brent at the newspaper for their support!

You can find the complete version at

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winter has come Early

Last weekend Winter came and it hasn't left!

We had heavy wet snow last weekend which took down trees and power lines. We lost our power for Sunday and Monday. Our guests were okay as we have a generator for the water system and the cottages have gas cooking stoves and are heated with gas fireplaces which don't need electricity to run.

... As long as the toilets flush we're good to go!

One sleepy guest thought that we were trying to tell him to go home early by turning off his power. ... We wouldn't do that!

There's lots of deer around looking for acorns from our oak tree in the light snow. I've been trying to get a picture of them but its usually dark when I see them.

Here's a photo I took this morning of our bay on Lake of Bays starting to freeze over.

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Happy 80th Birthday Grandpa

Grandpa Bill Morrison (and Grandma Grace) has been there to support us throughout the years as Suzanne was growing up and when we decided to escape the city and move to Beauview in Huntsville. He's done a lot of painting, cleaning and woodwork over the years. Some of our guests will remember them from our hot dog BBQ's.

Here's a photo of Grandpa Bill surrounded by his family at his 80th birthday party held this past week at Morrison jr' s house in Orono.

He shares the same birthday as Mickey Mouse who is also 80 years old this week. (He gets a lot of Mickey Mouse stuff for presents)

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Anniversary Nancy and Gord!

This week we celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We picked November the 11th so that Gord could remember it. It's also Gord's little sister Sandra's 50th Birthday, so she reminds him too.

Thirty years ago we were both working in downtown Toronto at Yonge and Bloor as office workers at two Insurance company Head offices down the street from each other, with less than an hour commute. You could smoke in the office (Gord had a guy that smoked Turkish cigarettes in the desk next to him that smelled like he was burning trash.) computer programming was done with punch card decks and you could get a seat on the subway.... a different world!

For the last 15 years, we have been here in Muskoka at the Beauview Cottage Resort. It doesn't seem that long ago. We're glad we made the move up north.

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