Weekend/Short Term Weather Forecast – Maple Lake Ontario – Haliburton Highlands – 01.08-09.10 (below)
Haliburton Highlands Weekend Weather - 01.08-09.10 through afternoon
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands for Friday will be cloudy with clear breaks with a low temperature of minus 11°F. Saturday morning and afternoon will be clear and sunny with temperatures rising from minus 4°F to 11°F.
Saturday overnight will have mainly cloudy periods with temperatures dipping to minus 4°F.
Sunday Jan 10, 2010 weather forecast through afternoon
Sunday evening forecast
There will be scattered flurries Sunday overnight with a low of 13 degrees F.
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Weathercast Haliburton Highlands Jan 11-18 2010
Haliburton County – Maple Lake Weather Long Term Forecast 01.1.10 (above)
Long Term Weather Forecast – 01.11 – 01.16.09 (below) – Haliburton Highlands – Maple Lake, Ontario
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands for scattered flurries for Monday with a high of 20°F. Overnight Monday there will variable clouds and a low of 11°F.
Tuesday expect a few flurries, a high temperature of 17°F and lows dipping to about 6°F.
Wednesday, expect scattered flurries and a high of 24°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to be 8°F.
Thursday, expect scattered flurries and a high of 27°F. Nighttime temperatures should be about 20°F.
Friday brings a few flurries and a high of only 11°F. The low on Friday night is expected to be a brisk minus 15°F.
There will be a few flurries on Saturday. Expect a high Saturday of 20°F and an overnight low of minus 17°F.
It’s difficult to put into words the feelings one has when about to embark on a trip that will keep them from home for the better part of a month. I have a to-do list in my head which I really should transfer to text–if I could find the time.
Last year I burnt up quite a bit of time at the Lake by working. Cottage County installed the base station for internet at (on, actually) our cottage so even though I swore I’d take a week off from work, I never did.
This year is decidedly different in that work has changed considerably. I’m doing more work independently but with that comes more juggling of saying “stop!” to it for the duration. As much as Canada doesn’t seem like a foreign country as far as mail service it is. Certainly in terms of internet access to a number of United States-based websites it is. Both these restrictions may prove either incentives to work less or work more.
Trying to find a workaround for them could consume large chunks of time and may ultimately prove fruitless. If I just say “no” to work completely then I won’t have to fret about getting access to the websites which provides a good deal of substance which I transform into content (I create content for put simply, things I like). I suppose it would be smart to find out just “how ” restrictive using the Canadian internet will be . (Is there such a thing? It’s probably using the Internet in Canada, right?). I hear so much about China and North Korea and other countries being crazy restrictive. I suppose I’ll find out soon enough.
I can keep my freelancing gigs to a point but there’s also a point where I’m defeating the purpose of vacation. Ten days to go and I’m juggling so much that I’m not even worried about the weather.
Guess it just proves that old saying about everything being relative. I do hope we get some good weather though. I’ve been watching the forecast for Maple Lake and right now, I see the first couple days of vacation ( should I say “holiday”?) look good temperature-wise though there is rain one day. The upside of regular rain is less fire hazard (though one must always be cautious–we are in the woods after all). The downside besides literally putting a damper on things is the bugs! My cure for too many bugs generally has been to stay in the Lake but not in the rain. See? Fret. Fret. Fret. Always wanted to be a Type “B” personality–never got there.
And where are all the people on Maple Lake who were supposed to sign up for Internet so our fee could go down? Don’t you know you can get television, too? No separate service, simply be slightly savvy and you can find your programs through the Internet and since it’s high-speed and since if you live on the Lake you cannot be far from us–the base station–your reception should be good. What are you waiting for? I’ll come over and show you the ropes as I’ve already –with son and spouse– gone through it. I’m seriously concerned that if people don’t sign up I’ll lose my service because I cannot see paying for 12 mos. of service and using it for barely one month. OK. I’d say I’ve fulfilled my fretting requirement for one day. Have a good one!
Sincere apologies to the small group of folks who read Maple Lake Ontario that the site has been unpredictable in it’s availability over the past couple of weeks.
I was using a host company that became increasingly less dependable and after trying to work with them to resolve the difficulties only to have them suggest ultimately that I take down most of this blog _permanently_ to “fix it,” I opted for another host for the website that had been recommended by a number of fellow bloggers.
It’s understandable now if you are wondering, “Was it her own fault?”
Nope. Don’t worry, I triple checked on that myself but the giant fumble in forgetting to fully transfer Maple Lake Ontario over to the new sever was not my doing. Being a brand new customer I should have had as my new host trumpets, them “do all the file transferring” for me. It should have been as simple on my end as essentially plugging in in a new address to send the Maple Lake Ontario name to it’s new host. “Should” being the operative word here.
They forgot to move the Maple Lake Ontario files and I ended up dealing with a succession of people at the new host, two of whom told me it was not their responsibility to help with that. One, I caught when he “found something” on his end (duh!) and he let out an involuntary “oh-oh.” With that he said he’d put in a ticket–but failed to get complete information so my website languished yet another day.
Again, I apologize to anyone that may have come back here after getting essentially nothing for two days.
As you may have noticed, in order to make some pocket money and pay hosting fees (and this year buy myself my first full-length winter coat in a decade–50% off at Old Navy) I do some posts for which I am paid well, pocket money.
I choose who advertises here and believe me, I turn down far more than I accept. But my point is the advertisers have a right to have their posts that I wrote on their behalf be accessible and my new hosting company prevented that, too.
I’m not sure what to do. At this point I’m adopting a wait and see attitude because there’s not too many other options.
I love to travel whenever and wherever finances permit. I guess that’s no surprise–given that I’ve dedicated this blog to a place that affords me the opportunity to see many interesting things as I make my way to and fro’ several times a summer–not to mention the unforgettable sights I see once there.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate that just about everyone has an interesting story to tell and their stories are often coloured by their place of residence or the various places they’ve been.
For example my friend “E,” who now lives near my parents about 700 miles from here and with whom I’d very much like to spend some time, spent most of her life in Australia, her native land. I have always wanted to travel to Australia and will someday but until then, hearing first-hand tales from an Australia native is as close to being there as I can be. I would love to share some of her amusing tales of growing up Aussie but she has a particular fantastically humourous way of relating her life story. I have to have her varbatim contribution. She is that funny. It would be neat to (with her permission) switch on a little recorder and later use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to transcribe a post of E. sharing her story. If you are unfamiliar with what I call “the Dragon,” make sure to have a look atDragon Reviewsand get a good feel for it by takingDragon’s typing speed test!
Back to my Aussie friend. What has made her life even more fascinating to me is that now she lives in an area of the country that is trying to make changes intrinsically to morph itself from slums into middle class neighbourhoods. She has a condo with her spouse and because she lives in this uncharted territory she constantly witnesses interactions that must boggle her mind though she puts an amusing spin on them when writing of them. I can’t even begin to get a grip on what it must be like to be an Aussie ex-pat transferred to the seedy side of a big American city, witnessing drug transactions from your back porch, gunshots as a semi-common background noise, drunks staggering past, between you and your little path to your front door–moments after they’ve taken a wee on your front gate. :p
The Dragon could take me a long way in committing to the written word so much of what is conveyed but ends up either lost in translation or forgotten due to my imperfect photographic memory. That’s kind of how I envision Dragon NaturallySpeaking–as my photographic memory-travel blogging assistant.
Even though I’ve stated that the month-plus that I spent in total at Maple Lake this year was fantastic there is one disappointment that resulted from the rainy weather. A lot of the activities that I’d planned to participate in–especially those outdoors–either got canceled (like the Stanhope Airport August Fly-in) or weren’t feasible due to the rains making the ground damp for days on end. Most any trail-related activities would have called for hiking boots which in normal circumstances wouldn’t have been needed as the trails I was planning on visiting were not challenging. They were more footpaths. This year, muddy footpaths.
I don’t blame the weather for me not getting out and about on the handful of non-rainy days. On those days I couldn’t tear myself away from Maple Lake as who knew how long the non-rainy weather was going to last?
I also messed up a bit in my plan for before and after photos of the little fix-up projects we indulged in–putting up new drapes, painting a bit, put down grass seed and nurturing it, as well as the extensive outside work that spouse did. On that last count I did take photographs of the newly-improved groin, and the great-looking beach that was a result of it. I also documented the finished sets of re-purposed steps that spouse made by hours and days of digging out old, forgotten near-boulders that the years had covered with sand and piecing them back in a fashion where they could resume their job of helping to keep the bank in place.
Anyway, we have lots more plans for the future and after we vet them with my Dad I’ll be sure to shoot before, during, and after shots to share here.