Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx


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Saturday, September 23, 2017


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This morning I had a quiet random walk around town.
It was a  beautiful sunny morning and 55 degrees.

Walking around one of the cemeteries I saw four deer come out of the corn field.  Two adults and two little ones.
 I thought for sure a couple driving around town was going to stop and ask me for directions but they never did.  They passed me a few times after turning around. 
The wife probably said, why don't we stop and ask that walker for directions,
and he said no, I know where I'm going.  😊

The town pond is started to look better now.  Nice with the fountain in it and I noticed along the edges of the pond some cattails coming back and there is some yellow flowers around too.
Walked 6.2 miles

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I did some laundry and when I went to hang it up outside saw that some 
animal and chewed through two of the lines and several pieces of the
line was on the ground.  Maybe squirrels or chipmunks getting nesting material?
Ken had my lines fixed in no time and my wash was blowing in the breeze.

This afternoon I finally got the lawn mowed for this week. 
Probably won't have to do that chore too many more times this year.
I was going to do a little more cutting of the dead daisies 
and pulling weeds but ended up sitting in the swing.
It was like a summer day here this afternoon.
A happy day to you.
happyone 💗

"There ought to be a way to combine 'autumn' and 'morning' into one word, 
the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity."
~ Terri Guillemets

Friday, September 22, 2017

Morning Sky

No fog this morning and we had a beautiful sunrise.
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This morning it was  55  degrees when I started out on my morning walk
and a mix of sun and clouds.

A random walk around town today.
Saw Lisa running up by one of the cemeteries
and walked around the other cemetery with Cathy a couple of times.

She left and then I continued walking a bit more before going home.

Only saw two rabbits today but they were BIG ones.

Walked 6 miles
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 Didn't get much done today, but you need a day like that every once in a while.
Didn't take any pictures of the house today but the garage footings
are all poured and Monday they will do the block.

A happy day to you.
happpyone  💗

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
~ Dr Seuss

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A split walk

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Yesterdays pictures of the progress on the house.
Foundation block of 14 courses done.
Looking at the back
Looking at the front.
Big opening is for French doors walking out of the basement.
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60 degrees and another foggy morning today when I walked. 
Had a quick walk around town, just walked a little over 3 miles.
Part of it walking with Cathy.  Just learned she is a  C Cathy not a K.

Once I was home we had breakfast and then I went up to the building site
at HT with Ken.
Excavating for the foundation of the 3 car garage was getting started.
I stayed around watching and walking around a bit for an hour or so
and then walked back home which gave me my 6 mile walk for the day.
Took this picture as I left the driveway
and this one as I rounded the curve to walk down the hill.
Doesn't look like much in the picture but it is pretty steep walking.
Once I was back home did a couple of things around the house and Ken
was home at lunchtime.
We both went back after lunch.
The excavating for the garage footing is now done and awaits the inspector before
the concrete can be poured.

The posts for the porch was excavated also.
Exciting to be getting a nice big porch. 
 I like to walk around watching what is going on, other times I go
hiking around Happy Trails, and other times I just sit up here where I have a
good vantage point and watch.
Nice to see things moving along at a good pace.
It still seems like a dream to be able to build this house in the woods.
How blessed we are.

A happy day to you.
happyone 💗