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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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Latest house pictures

Nice walking weather this morning.
49 degrees and sunny with a few low hanging clouds around at first
but they were soon gone and it was a beautiful sunny day.
A paving crew around town the last couple of days.
The road up to the cemetery at the top of the hill was crumbly with some 
pretty big ruts in it. Look at it now.
A few other roads in town are being done also.

Walked all over town and around both cemeteries and the ball park loop.
Didn't see any people out walking but did see the usual bunnies
and a few deer.

Walked 6 miles
Found a penny πŸ’°
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Left the house at 9:00 to go to church for Blankets for Babies.
Don't have to eat breakfast because one of the woman brings breakfast.
Today Donna brought a variety of bagels and butter and cream cheese.
I had a French toast bagel which I never even heard of before.
It was very good and really did taste like French toast.
I just put butter on mine, but syrup would have gone great on it.
It was Pam's turn for the devotional and she told us her testimony.

There 11 of us there today.

In the afternoon Ken and I went up to the new house to see the latest work.
Driving through town the Rolling Pin Bakery had a new banner blowing
in the wind which said 'Ice Cream.'
Of course we had to stop and check it out.
It was soft serve and pretty good.  
We both got small chocolate cones and sat out front on a bench and ate it.

Then we continued on our way to the new house.
Here are the latest pictures.
 The back  
White door is to the garage and will be painted red.

Detail over the kitchen box window.

The front
Door is to the walk out basement.
Cinder block will eventually have stone on it.

Left the house and stopped by G & W, the lumber yard in town,
and picked out materials and colors for the front porch.
They should be delivered in a couple of days.

Even though I had an ice cream cone this afternoon,
I'm still having my ice cream later while.  😊

A happy day to you.
happpyone ❣️

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
~ Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Driving to Staunton

Just a quick 3.3 mile walk this morning.
52 degrees with sunshine and no wind.  A beautiful morning
Walked down the main street in town and around the cemeteries
twice and one around the ball park loop.

A quick walk because we had to leave the house at 8:00.
Picked up the church trailer with the Roman's books that have
been assembled and dropped them off in a warehouse in 
Staunton, Virginia.  It is a 3 hour drive one way from home.
Picked up the next pallet for us to
assemble which is another 20,000 and brought them back to church.
All set now to have a Fingerprint Ministry day next week.

Near there is a huge antique mall and we spent almost 2 hours
looking around there.  It would take days to look at everything there.
Just looked and didn't buy anything.

While Ken did the driving I knitted and finished one dish/wash cloth
and just got started on another. 
Got the trailer back to church at 6:30 which left us a half hour
before the Wednesday night service began.
After we got home from church it was nice to sit down
and have a nice bowl of ice cream.
That's been my day and now after a little reading it will be
time for bed.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone  πŸ’•

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A little sad but happy

A cloudy morning when I started walking at 6:30
and 66 degrees with no breeze.
Walked the Farm Loop.

A few cows were in the front pasture at the dairy farm.
Farther along the loop I stopped to take a picture of one of the corn fields.
The corn is about 4 1/2 feet high.
When I got back to town and had 2 more miles to walk I felt the first
drops of rain.  Not long after that it started raining in earnest and
I got pretty wet.  It was a nice rain, with no wind and the kind of rain
that is nice to walk in.  Besides I was getting pretty warm and the rain
felt nice and cool.  After a mile it stopped and I started drying out by the
time I got back home.

Walked 6 miles 
Found a nickel
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After breakfast we went to the stone place with the dump trailer
and got a load or redish small stones.
Then we spread it around on the top of the lower driveway and
along the path and some more steps that Ken made out of rocks that leads
up the the upper driveway.
We've had rain showers and sun on and off all day.

After lunch we went to Walmart and on the way home we
stopped at Tractor Supply to look around.
Bought these two pictures of cows and chickens on tin.
Thought they'd look nice in the kitchen at the new house.

A bit sad today because our son David decided to go back to Asheville, NC.  
I am really surprised that he stayed around here as long as he did.
To say he enjoys moving around is a bit of an under statement.
It sure was nice having him near to us for these last 8 months.
I am happy for him though because he is happy,
but I will surely miss him.
Hope your day was a happy one.
Life is Good
happyone  πŸ’•
"Having a place to go - is a home.
Having someone to love - is a family.
Having both - is a blessing."
~ Donna Hedges

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