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
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Decided to take my walk around the loop in the basement.
Figured we wouldn't be doing any concrete work today
because of the rain so we went out and did a few errands
in the morning.
One of our errands took us to the library to pick up a couple of books that
I had on reserve.
I also picked up the first two books of the Laura Ingalls Wilder
series. Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie.
So many people have read this series when they were kids
but for some reason I never did so I decided to read them.
Did a few other errands and had lunch while we were out.
I was planning on reading this afternoon.
BUT the rain stopped and though the sun didn't come out
the wind dried things up and we decided to do some more
I am very happy to say that we FINISHED the job.
Worked from 1:30 - 5:30 and finished another pallet
plus 12 more of the third pallet and so used up 54 concrete bags.
We almost quit after finishing up a pallet but was so near the
end we decided to push on and finish. So glad we did.
What a good feeling to be done.
We will keep the extra concrete bags that we didn't use
for some other project.
Sorry no pictures for today.
This evening I'll be watching an episode of Midsomer Murders,
making some weave-it squares for the latest baby blanket,
have a brownie with ice cream again, and then reading till bedtime.
It's been a good day.
Hope your day has been a good one too.
Life is Good
The air had a nice crisp fall feel to it which made it good walking weather.
The only thing that would have made it better was if the sun was out.
Walked to town this morning.
Went straight through town, turned around and walked back.
Then took a loop around town on the outer roads
and then back home.
Ken went out to breakfast with his friend Edd while I was walking
and he passed me as I was just getting to the last hill to walk up
before getting home. He stopped to see if I wanted a ride. He already
knew what the answer would be but just asked anyway. 😊
There must have been no school today because didn't see any
school buses and even though there is never a lot of traffic there
was even less today.
☁️ ☁️ ☁️
Did the usual morning chores around the house.
We had three pallets of concrete bags delivered at the house.
Was easier to have them delivered than to go pick them up.
The man was very nice and brought the pallets right up the
driveway and put two of them in the garage and we had him leave the other
one out because we would be using it later today.
Sometimes when things are delivered they just leave
them at the end of the driveway.
We spent the afternoon mixing up concrete and once again putting it
in those holes in the cinder block.
Ken mixed and I filled holes.
This time I had cotton gloves on inside heavy duty rubber gloves
and my hands were fine and
I used a shovel instead of a large McDonald's cup.
I was standing above the work so it was easier with a shovel.
Last time I was below so the cup was easier. Too heavy for me
to lift the shovel up.
Anyway we got a whole pallet done.
This picture shows where we are working and there are the
42 empty bags of concrete that we used.
I bet you can guess what we will be doing tomorrow. 😊
A happy day to you.
Life is Good
"If you always give, you will always have."
~ Chinese Proverb