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

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Still getting settled and a few pictures

64 degrees this morning and cloudy with a bit of a wind.
The sun came out for part of my walk but it was one of those days
when there were periods of rain and sun.  Even had a thunderstorm.

Walked down the hill and then up the hill to town.
Stopped at the post office to mail off a Netflix and then to
public works to drop off the water bill from the old house.
Made a loop around town and then headed back home.
Saw 4 deer near my house run across the road in front of me.

Pretty quiet around town.
Walked 6 miles
 
A few of you mentioned if it was safe to walk and wondered about traffic.
When I left my house yesterday only 2 cars passed by on the windy
country roads.  There is hardly any traffic at all and when someone
passes they all wave and move way over to the side.
Even on the main road there is not much traffic and there
are nice wide shoulders.
I never listen to music or anything and I am aware of my surroundings.
So no need to worry.  😊

 After breakfast I took the car up the road to get a set of new tires.
Ken picked me up and we went to the old house.
 I vacuumed the whole house while Ken got some loose ends packed up.
We loaded the freezer in the truck and took it home.

We are still busy setting things up and we still have pictures to hang
up.  Some things we just don't have room for and we are thinking of taking
a load to an auction.

Some pictures of the house.  My phone doesn't take very good
inside pictures but here they are anyway.
 



That's about it for today.
Sure looking forward to my ice cream this evening.

Hope your day was a good one and you smiled often.
Life is Good
happyone πŸ’•

Monday, August 20, 2018

A New Walk

Well, it's been pretty busy around the new house the past few days
but things are settling down now.
We've made many trips back and forth between houses.
Still some odds and ends at the old house.

Haven't taken any pictures of the house but will soon.
Thought today I'd take you along a new walk route.
There will be many pictures of what I see along the way but
for today I'm just showing you my route.
Leaving my driveway.
A mile later at the end of my road and I made a right and went up the hill.
After I got to the top there was a nice long hill to walk down that was another mile.
 Turned right and walked along this road that crosses a river.
Walked along the road until I came here and made another left turn.
It took me back over the river
and to the main road
where I turned right and walked up a 2 mile hill.
Then turned in here.  If I kept going up the road it would take me to town.
Back to my road and home to complete a Loop.
This route is only 5.2 miles but it is up and down some pretty steep hills.
I figure it is more of a work out than my usual 6 miles.

This morning it was 58 degrees and cloudy with a bit of a breeze.

Nice to have my computer back and on line.
No time to visit with you all this evening but hoping to catch up with you
tomorrow.

Hope your day was a good one.
Life is Good
happyone  πŸ’•

Friday, August 17, 2018

Moving In

A nice cool breeze this morning kept the 64 degrees feeling nice and cool.
Nice to watch the sun coming over the mountain from the cemetery.
Walked up and down all the streets in town.
Lisa was out running and said a good morning as we passed by.

There are quite a lot of geese over by the town pond
and they cross the street and spend some time in a yard.
While crossing the street they leave lots of deposits in the road
and it is an obstacle course walking past.

The horse family was out in the pasture and Little Star is
getting pretty big.  They didn't even look up so I didn't take their picture.

Walked my usual 6 miles
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Ken didn't go to breakfast with Edd this morning so I made
us the pancakes he would have had.
Ken went up to the house after breakfast.
I was at home getting some laundry done and baking
Chocolate Chippers for the kids at Sunday school this Sunday.
Also got a few more boxes packed up.

Finished the yellow baby blanket. 
I made it with a white/yellow variegated yarn and though I like
how it came out it is just different than I thought.
I thought that each square would be variegated but the length
of the colors were too long for that.  I think it has a nice blend
of yellow and white.  I didn't arrange the squares in this order but 
sewed them together as they were made.
The next blanket I'm going to try to make a gingham pattern.
Got the idea from Blogger friend Lisa who has made a blanket with 
that pattern that turned out beautiful.

After lunch we started bringing more stuff up to the house.
The final inspector came and gave us the all clear to move in.
Oh Happy Days

We worked all afternoon and brought up three full pick-up loads
and put everything were it goes.  
Even have some pictures on the walls.

Went back to the house for supper, just had left over pizza.
Then went back to the new house with a small load
and now we are back at the old house for one last night.

Had to bake a second batch of chocolate chippers for the kids at
Sunday school for Sunday and now I'm ready to sit
down and rest.
Snack tonight will be four fresh baked cookies.
And I'm off to eat them right now.

Hope you had a good day and you smiled often.
Life is Good
happyone πŸ’•

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