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


Follow by Email

Monday, March 26, 2012

The past few days

It's been a few days since I've posted.  I didn't walk Friday or Saturday because Ken took a vacation day Friday and we went up to our land in western Maryland.  But I did do a lot of walking there!  Yesterday morning I walked 6 miles before church but today I DID NOT walk!!  Last Sunday I fell down the stairs but didn't get hurt and it didn't keep me from walking, this Sunday (yesterday) I fell again, though not down a flight of stairs.  We were at the old house and I noticed a birds nest up in a ledge house up on a pole that I had made and I wanted to see if there were any eggs in it.  Instead of getting the step ladder I climbed up on an old cast iron shelf thing that was there as a decoration.  Any way it came lose and I fell down on it on my right leg.  Nothing broke but it hurt and I couldn't put any weight on my leg.  My leg feels much better this morning but I still have to limp and don't think I'd be able to walk very far.  It was a stupid thing to do and I really HATE not being able to walk. 
We had a very nice day on Friday up on our land.  We finally decided on the location to build the first building which will be the shed to keep Ken's new toy in which we went into town to buy.  Here he is on his new Kubota.
The backhoe which goes on the back has to be ordered which will take a few weeks and then has to be put on the back of the tractor.  Then they will deliver it right to our land. 
There was a bit of a clearing here and we cleared it out more and marked it off for the shed.
The shed will be long enough to put the tractor in and an ATV.  We decided to add a second floor on the back end of the shed for storage which we can use for a room for us to stay in while we build our cabin.  Here's a rough sketch of it that Ken drew.
Friday was a nice sunny warm day but then later in the evening the clouds rolled in while we had dinner in town at Brenda's which makes very good pizza!!! 
We wanted to spend the one night in the back of the pick up truck so we brought wood with us and made a plywood box which we set in the back of the truck.  Ken had built parts of it during the week and we just laid the pieces in the truck on the way up and had to put it together once we got there.  It was big enough to stand up in and even had a door at the back.

We had an air mattress in the back and it was quite comfortable but it was quite an adventure spending the night in it.  We had to hurry while putting it together because it wasn't only clouds rolling in but a thunder storm.  We put a tarp on the top hoping it would keep out the rain.  We no sooner got everything done and the rain came.   Not a light rain but heavy down pours with lightening and thunder that lasted ALL NIGHT long.  God was certainly watching out for us because we stayed cozy and dry in our make shift camper.  We had a generator so we had lights back there with us too.  When morning came and it was still raining figured we just have to get soaking wet while taking the box apart, but it stopped raining just as we started taking things apart (we left the wood up there on our land under a tarp which we can use on the shed).  Once we were done and all ready to go it started raining again and rained the rest of the day. 
One more thing, look what Ken made me.  My own potty for the woods.  Now it just needs some walls around it. : )
Today I will be spending the day at home TRYING to stay off my leg as much as possible hoping that it will be fine tomorrow so I can get back to walking.  I already have clothes drying on the line and have done some basic chores around the house.  I am way behind on blog reading having been off the computer for a few days so that should keep me off my leg!!

Hope all is fine in your part of the world.
A happy Monday to you.
Every evening I turn my worries over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway.
~ Mary C. Crowley


  1. Oh my dear! We do stupid things. We do. We do. We do. -sigh- And then we repent, at leisure. -sigh-

    PLEASE, do not hurry that leg...

    Showed the New Orange Toy to husband and he was mighty IMPRESSED. WOW said he!!!

    And your own potty seat is the cutest!!!

    Now, ice that leg and lift it to a comfy position and settle down, to a whole day of reading blogs. "Auntie sezzzzzzz."

    Lots and lots of hugs... For your bruised leg and for your bruised ego. Do know! We all do some very stupid things, now and then. And you were even braver, because you told us. :-)))))))))))))))


  2. Wow! Now that's roughing it! I hope that there are no prying eyes...I'd demand a tarp around it at least.

    I'm so sorry that you got hurt. Hope that you heal quickly so that you can get back to walking sooner rather than later. Did you forget that you're not sixteen again? ;>

  3. Glad you're okay in spite of your falls.

    That's quite a piece of machinery!

    You two really have a pioneer spirit!!

  4. So sorry to hear about your fall. Dr. Kim thinks you should try to stay off of it and ice it to prevent swelling :) and Mom Kim thinks you shouldn't rush into over doing it until you're sure it's fine again. Hope you don't mind my unsolicited advice, but I have learned with my back sometimes it seems fine at first, but in a few days or even weeks the pain and swelling can kick in.
    Anyhow, this is going to be an exciting adventure for you and Ken. I look forward to hearing all about it. Ken's new toy looks very nice. Your new "toy" made me laugh. I think I'd need some walls around it. ;-)

  5. What an adventure you have had, the makeshift camper van is great. You are very resourceful. I think the toilet is fab....thats love, making you a toilet!
    Do be careful with your leg and I do hope it heals quickly x

  6. So sorry to hear of your accident - I hope you heal quickly but don't rush things. What an amazing wee cabin your husband made - I bet your holiday home will be fantastic - how exciting. The tractor will certainly be very helpful with some of the heavy work.

  7. Your shed is a very nice looking building. I'd be willing to live in that! Anyway I'm glad y'all are having such fun with this new project. You're really quite a pair. So sorry about your leg. Time to catch up on reading, knitting, and anything else you can do while resting your leg.
    Take care of yourself.
    Mary Jo

  8. I'm so impressed!!! Loved your homemade camper! Love the potty. Love the big piece of machinery. Love the shed.

    Sorry about your falls! I hope your leg is good enough to walk on very, very soon.

  9. So sorry abou your leg! Hope you feel better soon!
    I loved reading about your adventure at your property! Sounds like fun!

  10. Hi Karen, So sorry about your leg and your latest fall. Please be careful... Prayers for you.

    I'm so excited about your land and the work you are doing... I would LOVE something like that... Keep us posted.

  11. March 27th...

    Hope your leg is feeling better. But also hope you are still giving it, lots of TLC. Better in the long run, me thinks.


    "Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children."
    ~Princess Diana, Princess of Wales

  12. What an adventure you and Ken are having. And so resourceful of Ken to make that potty chair.
    Take care of that leg and get better soon.


Hello my friend.
Thanks for stopping by.
I'm hoping you will leave a comment.
Thanks. : )

My Recipe Blog