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, October 21, 2017

A look in the house

This is what I'll be looking at when I look out the kitchen window at the new house
when I'm doing the dishes.
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This morning on my walk it was 41 degrees and the sun rose at 7:34.
Once the sun came up it was a nice sunny day with a few clouds.

Early Saturday morning is a nice quiet time around town with
no school or people going to work.

Had a nice walk all around town.
Didn't see any other people out and about.

When I got home I realized that I didn't take any pictures.
Walked 6 miles
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After breakfast I did a load of laundry and got that hung up outside and
then we went to Happy Trails and spent the whole day there.

We had a big fire going and burned up all the scrap wood from the house.
Got a lot of brush burned too and have started clearing out where the
driveway will be.
The day zoomed by and we didn't get everything done that we wanted
to but did get a good full days work in.

Except for the linen closet, small broom closet and a closet in the second
bedroom all the interior walls are done.

I walked around the house taking pictures of all the rooms.
Kind of hard getting good pictures but hope this will give you a 
good idea of the floor plan.

Taken coming in the house from the garage.
The mud/laundry room.
The washer will go just to the right which I couldn't get in the picture.
Framed out there on the right is a small half bath.
Out of the laundry room and looking in to the kitchen.  
Not having a dining room but just a big kitchen.  
Opening will be French doors.
 The pantry is on the left side of the room across from the French doors.
Pantry there again on the right of the opening where the stairs will go down
to the basement.
Living room.
 This picture is taken standing against the back of the house and is in our bedroom. Straight back on the right is a walk in closet.
To the left of that is the bathroom.
The room on the other side of the bathroom is the second bedroom
which we will use as our office.

 Looking forward to sitting in my comfortable chair for the rest of the evening.
Life is Good
A smile from me to you.
happyone 😊

"Start living now.
Stop saving the good china for the special occasion.
Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God."
~ Mary Manin Morrissey

Comment replies:
Sharon - No, no one lives in the Drane house.  Check out the link below the posts that says DraneHouse to read about it.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Walk, seeds, pizza, and books

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52 degrees and sun rise was at 7:33 this morning.  
One of those random walks around town for me today.
After a couple of miles I ran into Cathy and walked a couple of miles with her.

The Rolling Bakery bakes donuts on Wed, Fri, and Sat and they
sure smell good!!  The other morning  when Ken was up at the building site
one of the concrete guys bought a dozen and Ken had one.  He said
they were better than Krispy Creme.  I have yet to try one.

There have been a few businesses in this building but they never last long.
There was a bar and a cafe while we have been here and most of the
time the building has sat empty.  Just heard today that another business
will be making an attempt.  This time a PIZZA place.  Sounds like a great
idea to me.  Sure hope they make a good pizza and it works out for them.
Walked 6.2 miles
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I took the seeds from the biggest sunflower that grew in the yard this
year and put them in a baggie.  Next year I'll plant them at the new house.
 Ken went to Lowe's and bought a few pieces of trim and some white paneling
to put in the cabin by the kitchen area.  Then we went up to the cabin
and dropped them off.  Stopped for a quick look at the house site.  The
laundry room wall was going up when we were there.

Came home for lunch.
Ken went back up to the house while I walked to the library.
I mentioned that I was reading The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
that was on my to read shelf at home but the print is so very tiny.
I though if they had a copy at the library the print would be bigger.
No copies at all at the library but I did put it on reserve and
should have it on Monday.
While there I got out books 3 and 4 of the Mitford Series and started
These High, Green Hills.
Now I'm reading four books at the same time.

Cut down more dead flowers this afternoon.
This time the cone flowers in front of the dining room windows.

Another beautiful sunny day in the high 60's and tomorrow
is to be just the same.

Life is Good
A smile from me to you.
happyone 😊

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
It is not that we seize them,
but that they seize us."
~ Ashley Montagu

Thursday, October 19, 2017


 What a beautiful dark blue sky.  One of the bluest I think I've ever seen.
Spotted an airplane up there and zoomed in.
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A random walk for me this morning all over the place.
No Cathy today.  
The temperature was 37 degrees and the sun came up at 7:32 and
was a nice clear, sunny day.

Walked down by the Drane house and saw both horses out in the pasture.
They have started putting the new roof on the Drane house.
The car dealer in town is getting black top on their parking lot
today replacing the gravel one.

Walked 6 miles
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Today I drove to church for Blanket for Babies day.  
There were 9 of us there making blankets.
I started a new weave-it blanket and made some blue squares.

After lunch I went with Ken up to the building site again.
The outside wall by the garage side was put up today and the top
plate holding everything together was done.
 The only interior wall left to do is the laundry room
and the closets.

Another good weather day for house building.  What a blessing it has
been to have such good weather at this time of the year.

No ice cream for me tonight.
I'm having some apple crisp that I made.
Maybe I'll put a dollop of whipped cream on it.

A smile from me to you.
happyone  😊

"Nobody gets to live backward.
Look ahead, that is where your future lies."
~ Ann Launders

Comment Replies:
Adam - They did a terrific job on the concrete on the garage floor!!  We are very happy with it.

Connie - I give our builder home made cookies.  😊