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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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun at the auction

I didn't sleep so good last night which is unusual for me.  I woke up at 1:30 and didn't go back to sleep until 4:30.  I usually wake up at 6:00 but didn't get up until 6:40 so was a bit late on getting outside for my walk.  I walked the same route as I did yesterday.  It was a beautiful Fall morning.  Lots of sunshine and cool.  There was quite a breeze too and I loved listening to the sound of the wind blowing in the trees as my feet rustled the leaves on the path.  Most all the people I met on the paths looked they were really enjoying being out there. 
The only wildlife I saw was two deer in one place and three more in another. 

When I got home Ken was sitting at his computer looking at an advertisement for an auction that was taking place today and asked if I wanted to go and of course I said yes.  We ate a quick breakfast (English muffins), I got ready and we left a little after 9:00 and went to Mt Airy where the auction was.  It was an estate auction of the contents and the house itself.
We stayed at the auction for 3 hours or so. 
Here are a few pictures of our time there.
 The Crowd
 Some of the furniture to be auctioned.
 Some old cans are up for bidding.
 Here is Ken, happy with his $5 purchase of a small sturdy work bench that will be in the garage after he paints it up.  
With Ken in his bright orange sweatshirt he was easy for me to find him in the crowd.  It was pretty chilly and he didn't bring a jacket so just wore that because it was in the car.
I wanted this nail keg and Ken bid on it but it went for more than I wanted so spend.
 I thought maybe it would go for 10 or 15 dollars.  He quit bidding when it got to $22 and it finally sold for $47.50.
We left before they auctioned off the furniture and the house itself.  It was a fun day and we enjoyed being there.
Leaving the auction we drove into Mt Airy and had lunch in town at a nice place with good food.

We then went to the old house and dropped off the work bench where Ken will paint it before bringing it home.  We made a stop at Weis for ice cream and then finally here we are back home.
That's been our day so far.
Hope your enjoying your Saturday as well.
Happyone :-)

One last thing. A few people mentioned in the comments yesterday how much they like key lime pie. I thought I would share the recipe with you.  It is so simple to make and takes hardly any time at all. 

One 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup Lime Juice ( I used Nellie & Joe's Key West brand, but I'm sure any would do).
Combine milk, eggs yolks and lime juice.
Blend until smooth.
Pour filling into pie shell and 
bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Allow to stand 10 minutes before refrigerating.
Just before serving, top with freshly whipped cream.


  1. Well, that recipe might be easy enough for even me! Funny, but I had the same kind of night Friday - when morning came, I was very groggy!

  2. Mt Airy... That has a ring to it. But don't think it's the same one, I'm thinking of. :-)

    Bright orange sweatshirt! Wisdom!!!

  3. That estate sale looks interesting.
    Thanks for the KLP recipe!

  4. Boy, that looked like fun. The day was perfect as well.

  5. I like this.. i should attend an auction.. it looks so much fun.

  6. Auctions must be the way to go with the price on the item you wanted. I think that orange sweatshirt looks great on Ken and what better color to show up in and it is October, after all.


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