Channel Update 2021
Hey guys joe here i got a quick update video for you today we're going to check in on the ford in the woods and i'm going to give you an update about what's been going on ah it's been some time since i've been at the fort i haven't been here since i shot my last.
Video and there's a few reasons why i'm coming on into the fort here today everything looked pristine there wasn't a drop of snow in here there's some rabbit tracks some snowshoe hair tracks actually out all around the fort and i followed them around the back side of it and in through the only opening that.
There is in the for this little uh side opening here that i could barely squeeze through and there was snowshoe hair tracks all the way into the fort here so it means they're using this as some kind of shelter from the cold or at least the elements uh snow wind so that's pretty awesome to.
See pretty happy about that as you can see above me here this can be an issue but this is solid like it's uh it's on there it's it's ice that had it's snow that has melted and turned to ice so we got to get rid of this right away.
Oh that too oh holy smokes other than that everything's golden so we'll get to that and we'll sit down make a french vanilla get some fresh vanilla and talk about what's been going on lately oh no okay we're gonna climb up on top of there.
Okay we're up here we up here about six inches maybe that's the uh piece of ice yeah that's no joke it's holding up quite a bit of weight yeah i'd say that those tarps are well worth the money so how's everybody doing it's been some time.
Hope you're all doing well in this new year i hope that you all had a good christmas and new year's and everyone's doing well and healthy and as best as they can be it's been a while since you've seen me and i do apologize there are things beyond my control so this year was the first year since we.
Moved away that we decided to stay home for christmas obviously um and new year's i don't think we've spent one new year's with emerald in the nine years that she's been alive now every year she'll be babysat by my mom or will his mom we would throw a new year's party or go to a new year's party thrown by.
A member of our family or friends or things like that so this year we spent it without emerald and autumn it was fun oh my my lens is fogging up from the smoke sorry one second yeah hopefully that's a little bit better for you so i don't remember where i was but.
Basically we spent it we've started the new year's with emerald everything was good uh we had to go down to toronto to sick kids hospital for autumn she's been having a problem with her eye ever since she was born she's two and a half now and she's had two surgeries on it plus.
Tubes put into it and then they decide it's nothing worked right so ninety percent success rate nine percent success rate blah blah blah nothing works and um her eye is about a quarter of the size the other eye it's always gunky you've seen in videos gunky crusted up um.
Infected just always she can't see it or always wet or what having to clean it off she's always like my eye my eye if you're a parent you understand it's like the worst thing to see your kid and just duress i know it's not the biggest deal in the world could be way worse but like i don't want it to happen and.
There's fixes for it right so anyways finally get the ct scan done figure out we have to go to a plastic surgeon in toronto it's the only place to do it and we don't want to wait any longer because the doctor says it can clog the one side of her breathing right.
Which isn't good so cosmetically and now potentially dangerous so we're gonna get our appointment and it's for downtown toronto can't go anywhere else this we have to go with sick kids finally we do it and we get a hotel in downtown toronto we stay there she has a surgery done i go with her.
Because will went with her for one of the surgeries and she has a problem with blood whenever she sees it she kind of just faints and that could be potentially dangerous if she hits her head on the floor or whatever so we need someone there who's going to be able to be able to walk out with the.
Baby anyway so i go with her and i had done that for the past couple uh doctor visits if you have kids you know what i'm talking about again sometimes they want mom sometimes they want dad and they're on that kick for quite a while she's on the mom kick right now or at.
Least she was so it was a little bit hectic we do it again not touching anything we're like trying to be as safe as possible past the surgery and then they come and get me and she's done and she's ready to go but she's not awake and i've i've only ever experienced where.
You have to stay until you're fully awake eating something out of the anesthesia before you can go and she's out like she wakes up oh my god it's back out you know what i mean like mumbling thumb the motor mask they're like she's ready to go we know you have a long drive home she'll be.
Sleepy all day but it'll be a good uh a good time for her to sleep in the car i told him we have a seven hour ride back to north to the zoo to st marie so they knew where we were going they knew everything and they were telling me to take her against my better judgment after about.
An hour i finally said okay she still wasn't awake i carried her back to hotel like limp you know dead weight in my arms wouldn't eat wouldn't drink nothing we're at the hotel we're supposed to check out and that day and drive but it's like what if something happens on the seven hour.
Drive home what if she doesn't wake up what if she's choked anything she's not awake and i'm driving up to to north the north where there's not even accessible doctors all the time so it's like i couldn't in my best judgment leave there with her that day so we.
Booked the hotel another night stayed another night called the hotel or hospital like oh yeah everything should be fine whatever six hours later she wakes up right and maybe it is all normal i just to me i i couldn't believe it anyway six hours later wakes up and uh his groggy groggy groggy.
Blood just coming out her nose like crazy pulled the gauze this might be a little bit graphic but pulled the gauze out and just water works with blood coming out and uh and her eye too so her nose and eye just completely full of blood for probably a week after anyway stay there.
The night drive home the next day and all is well autumn is back to normal the tubes are still in there and her eyes stop bleeding but now it is completely watery all the time like it was before the doctor did say we have to leave it in.
And wait to see the results until the tubes are out and that's another month away or so we don't have to go back down to toronto sick kids thank god we can do it up here in the sioux and they're going to deal with it here sorry i'm just going to put some water on here.
Anyways she's back to normal and we're waiting to see if the surgeon this surgery worked or not and i'm hoping that it did so because we went downtown toronto we had the quarantine when we came home so we went her appointment was on the.
Seventh we got home around the 10th and we had to quarantine for two weeks right so emmy didn't come with us emerald stayed at home with the neighbor and uh her friend switching back and forth and then this lockdown came right so we're home we're quarantining and then i don't know if you guys in the states know but ontario is in like a.
State of emergency right now until like february 9th or i heard it might have been extended to the to the 20 something meaning we're not a lot we're supposed to be at home we're staying stay at home order right like no no associating all the stuff's closed again everything's like shut.
Right right right right down only essential stuff you know like the lcbo the liquor store and the dispensaries essential things like that right but that also means that i can't upload so i have to cut this video to about 10 minutes and it's probably gonna take me two or three days at home to upload this video.
That's the reason the main reason i haven't put out videos right i was quarantining for those two weeks with my family at home and i spent that time to actually be there and be present with my family and not think about what future videos i have to post and what sponsorships i have coming up and and.
And planning or preparing for the next trip or unloading gear from the previous trip this is my life i'm not joking i'm not exaggerating this is my life and i appreciate it and i love it but i do need time with my family as well and i took those two weeks just to relax to relax with my family at home.
We went sledding a couple times we played a lot of uh nintendo switch me and emerald um playing board games with the whole family me and autumn cuddling in my bed watching her tablet things that i don't normally do and it feels good and it's good to be around and.
Yeah in other news i haven't had a haircut in months anyway i wrote down a little bit of a list so i didn't forget everything i wanted to tell you guys um so the quarantine went well everything was fine we did what we legally needed to do.
We weren't sick at all we stayed uh careful and safe everything's good yeah emerald turned to nine uh recently so that was good too she was uh we got her a pinata and we all beat it up downstairs tripper tripper's doing good um he's.
Almost back to normal the the last surgery he had that second surgery if you guys didn't know um so they went in they put a brace in the one that already broke and they put a new bolt in and then they the one that didn't break they just put a bullet in uh.
And he had some downtime after down time after but not as much down time as the first uh surgery and he's good to go like he's uh almost ready to start coming on trips again with me which i'm very excited for and i'm super stoked about it too because like uh.
It was a concern there for a little bit as touch and go obviously we're not going to go on crazy extended backpacking trips and i don't want to take them in the deep snow any any of the movements that are going to be hard on them you know like plowing through the snow or or digging or anything like that.
Toasty we're gonna wait on and maybe not even do but definitely wait on but he's good thank god thank the doctors i'm very very excited and happy that that happened you guys will be able to see him in videos soon yeah our lockdown it's uh it's crazy uh it's what it is though.
We're trying to follow the law as best as we can so um yeah it should be lifted mid-february and then everything should go back to normal and i'll be able to upload vid normal videos from uh the office in town where i upload from.
So that office is closed we're not allowed to go there um i keep moving the camera and the smoke keeps going towards it but i've even tried i don't know if you guys have no uploads uploading speed and like downloading speed or two different things you could go.
Outside of a tim hortons a starbucks somewhere where has free free wi-fi and stream a video stream a movie that's totally fine but if you're trying to upload from there totally different story it's like you'd be sitting there for two days right especially with the hour long videos that i do.
I've even gone as far as to go to a hotel before when i couldn't get into the uh office to upload and rented a room to upload from their internet before like but but elon has answered the call we are we just got approved for skynet i mean starlink.
I keep calling it skynet because he seems like a war overthrower but we'll see what goes on but uh elon is promised through uh starlink that i'm gonna be getting good upload speeds good download speeds the whole nine yards so i will be able to upload.
From home and we got approved for it um we're on like the beta stage i guess so there were some people uh near my place who got approved like a month ago we were all bummed oh because we didn't get it but then we got it the other day we got approved we signed up everything's good so we're just waiting for our.
Package in the mail was like 800 bucks to start up but that's less than my monthly bills right now internet bills right now and i'll be getting good internet as opposed to garbage internet that i can't even upload from so thank you elon.
This is my new kooksa clp bushcraft carved it for me thanks a lot buddy super good uh friend and supporter of the channel go check him on instagram clp bushcraft he's out of texas i believe he's a really nice guy craig anyway.
Uh emerald was out of school as well uh up until now they finally let them back and we kept her a week after they let them back because most people didn't send them back uh trying to just not go back after christmas so we kept her back an extra week but she's back to school now which is good i still do have.
Huge news coming this year if you remember last year uh maybe around summer time or fall i started to tell you about it i have a huge project uh i can't even tell you anything about it but it will come out this year you'll learn about it this year.
And um it's going to be amazing super super super stoked for you guys to see this i wish i could tell you more but i really can't promise that it's going to happen it will happen sooner than then later very stoked on that i think that's it i think that's it guys.
So honestly again here's the gist of it i have to cut this video down to about 10 minutes so that i can upload it at home and i'll put in the comments if you are interested in how long it took i'll put in the comments or even the description uh how long it took for this 10 minute.
Video to upload from home i'm expecting it to take two days at least i'm gonna upload it i'm gonna start uploading at night and then we'll see and it's probably going to run through all of my data for the whole month but i need to get this update video out to.
You guys i keep getting comments where are you joe and i do appreciate it it's just i have no venue to upload these videos from so am i like i've had offers before from people who live in sault ste marie for me to come use their place and stuff it's just we're legally not allowed to.
Do that now you know what i mean so it's kind of screw me over a little bit everything is okay i'm not slowing down i'm not stopping i have no intention of doing anything but keep it going hard i just right now can't give you the content even if i were out to film it so.
Maybe from this video a solution will happen a lot of times when i say i have a problem in videos a solution comes to me through email uh comment whatever so maybe a solution will come but elon's package is in the mail i'm gonna get it probably next week and i think we'll be right away on the.
On the internet and if that's not the case this lockdown ends in about 20 days i believe so i will start going out now that our quarantine is over and i'll start filming videos and i'll just have them in the queue and ready to upload um.
Ready to get them out to you guys so i hope everything is okay with you guys i know most of my viewers are in the u.s and there's a lot of crazy stuff going on lately and uh it's just probably best to look at the bright side if you can and i appreciate all the support appreciate all the big views lately.
I really do uh appreciate that this allow this is my job you know i mean that you guys allow me to do this uh for a living my family is good um trippers on the mend we're getting a puppy i forgot we are getting emerald a puppy so that will be in the videos in a.
Little bit no i'm not going to make a focus of it at all it's not going to be outdoor puppy it'll be emerald's dog for at home um but yeah people are always interested in that so that's kind of fun but yeah anyways thank you thank you for always being there thank you for always.
Watching you guys rock and um yeah there's no slowing down no stopping and just waiting i'm just waiting until i'm allowed to post until i can legally go somewhere to post so this all affects us in different ways and i can't complain.
You know i mean this is this is just a hiccup in in my career in my job and what i have to do some people got screwed by this so okay guys that's gonna be it for today i'm gonna finish this up close this all up and get on out of here probably go shoot an overnight video soon like i said get it in the queue.
And uh be ready to upload when i can you guys have a good one stay safe try to be happy and be kind make someone else happy i'm gonna go watch peppa pig
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