I paused as I walked over the two footbridges around the lake just to take in the beauty of the lake. I try never to take this beautiful place I have for walking for granted. : )
I walked 6.2 miles.
********************All night long one of the smoke alarms started beeping about every 5 minutes or so telling us to replace the battery. We both just fell back asleep and didn't bother with it during the night.
Ken went off to work in the morning and I went on my walk. When I got back home there was the beep again. I tried to take it down to change the battery. Didn't have much luck and couldn't even find the battery in it!! I got the cover off and then a very loud beeping starts and a voice saying FIRE, FIRE over and over again. The next thing I picture happening is fire trucks showing up at the house!! While I tried to just stick the whole thing back together it all went quiet. I just couldn't get the cover to stay on and now the cover is just hanging from the rest of the alarm by wires from the ceiling. I'm afraid to touch it again because I don't want it to go off. I'll just have to wait until Ken comes home to get it back together and put in a new battery. In the meantime every so often all day long I'll have to hear that BEEP BEEP. I've turned on the television just to drown it out.
********************While at the library yesterday I looked up a few books that people had recommended on their blogs but every one I looked for was checked out. I'll have to put them on reserve and then just go pick them up.
I did end up with one book though, Distant Hours by Kate Morton. I was looking for The Forgotten Garden by the same author which was out so thought I'd try this one.
I'll start it later today sitting out on the deck so I won't have to hear those BEEPS!!!
The beeping is a pain but if that is the worse thing that happens today I'll still have had a very good day. : )
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
Enjoy your day.
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kerri - The first book was A Caribbean Mystery and it kind of leads right into Nemesis.