Monday, October 24, 2016

A Quilt Barn (8)

I'm linking up with Tom today on his The Barn Collective series.
Visit Tom to see other barns or post one of your own.
This barn built in 1937 or 8 and is owned by Dwayne Fratz
and is located on Accident Bittinger Road in Accident, MD.
The quilt block was donated by Linda and Hans Underwood
in honor of Linda's mother Martha Leese.
The block pattern is called Schoolhouse aptly named because it is right
down the road from the Accident Elementary School.
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A rare morning when I woke up and turned over and went back to sleep.
So I didn't walk until mid morning after I'd eaten breakfast.
There was a mix of sun and clouds, windy, and 50 degrees.

Walked to the post office and mailed off a package to a friend.
Remember John who used to wave at me who drove the big mail truck?
I mentioned a while back that someone else was driving the truck now.
Well I asked about John at the post office today
and was told that he retired.

My walk was a different one than usual today.
The other week when I was up at the cemetery and looked up over by the 
school I noticed in the distance a barn and it looked like it had a quilt square on it.
It was too far away to see clearly so I zoomed in a took a picture.  
Sure enough it was a barn quilt.
So today I walked up that way.  Here I've just walked past the school and if I was walking the Farm Loop route,  I would turn right here.
Today I didn't turn and continued straight up the road.  The barn in today's post is just up a bit on the right side of the road. 
They allow you to walk up their driveway to take pictures of the barn.
After taking the barn pictures I continued walking up the road.
The farm below is the dairy farm I walk past on the Farm Loop, and I took this
picture from the road I continued walking straight on.
I thought this house looked pretty with all the leaves in front of it.
They have some raking to do!
After walking up the road for a while I turned around and went back to town.
The road does loop around the mountain but it is 7 miles with some pretty
steep hills to walk up.
It was nice walking a different route and I 
walked 6 miles.
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Today we bought a couple of pallets of pellets for our pellet stove
which heats our house during winter and this should last us
through the winter.
Here the pellets are stacked up in a few different locations in the garage.
Each bag weighs 40 pounds so we got in some good exercise.
We got the snow blower down here in the garage too.
So now we are set for winter.
I usually don't spend much time taking on the telephone but today I talked
to three different people and talked at least 1/2 hour to each one.
With all that talking and walking, I didn't get much done around the house.

A happy day to you.
happyone  🎈
"Happiness is not a goal,
it's a by-product of a life well lived."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A couple of verses and a giant puffball mushroom

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting,
thou art God.

Isaiah 44:6 
Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel,
and his redeemer the Lord of hosts,
I am the first,
and I am the last
and beside me there is no God.
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A blessed Sunday to you all.
Jesus loves you.
happyone 🎈

 During my walk this morning I came across the biggest 
mushroom I've seen and just had to post a picture of it.
I've put my foot in the picture for a reference.
 I've done some checking on line and believe it to be
a giant puffball mushroom. 
Though this is one is by no means the largest one.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A snow shower and a wedding

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 The temperature did dip a bit lower and this morning it was 39 degrees when I walked.
But not the coldest morning so far.
There were very light rain showers from time to time, but I didn't get wet.
Just a bit damp.

Walked around town and didn't see anyone else out walking.
One of the churches in town is having a fair selling 
baked goods, donated items, and crafts, and people
where arriving to help get that set up.

Walked 6 miles
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Those snow showers that were predicted for this morning did arrive,
but after I'd gotten home.  
No big deal and of course they didn't amount to anything.
Hard to see the snow coming down in a picture but I did take one.
I made blueberry pancakes for breakfast and then afterward
we drove down to La Vale.
Ken's coffee maker broke a while back so we went to get a new one.
We had a 30% off coupon plus a $10 off coupon so got it for a great price.
 Also got a wet saw so Ken can cut ceramic tiles for a couple of projects.

Down in La Vale it was in the 40's and the sun was out so I'm glad
we went there and saw the sun.
Back home and it was 37 with showers.
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Elizabeth from church and Ben were married today and
we went to the wedding.  Wedding and reception both were at the church.
We just stayed a little while after the wedding but didn't stay for the reception.
Ben is taking her away to Texas.
They make a lovely couple and I wish them God's Blessings
and much happiness.

A happy day to you.
happyone 🎈
"I dreamed of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
he said one that would make me his wife."
~ Unknown