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, May 26, 2012

A walk in the country

Here I am back at MacDonald's again for this post.  We didn't get all that much work done today, but did get a start on the shingles.  It is pretty high up there and I'm really nervous for Ken being up there so high.  I don't go on the roof, it is just too steep for me but I did hand the shingles up to Ken two at a time. He did four rows of shingles and this is what it looked like at the end of the day today.
We started out this morning with breakfast at MacDonald's.  I had the maple oatmeal and fruit and I must say it was very good.  Lots of fruit in the oatmeal. 

We did end up spending the whole night up there on the second floor but it did have its problems.  My air mattress kept loosing air and I got bit by a bug that had crawled up my leg.  It was not a pleasant night!!  We are staying another night and this time we are back to sleeping in the truck.  Won't sleep inside again until that room is all enclosed.

Ken started in on the shingles right away after breakfast but then stopped for a while and we had a little fun instead of just working all day.  While Ken played around on his tractor I went for a little walk to town to visit the cemetery.
I've just come to the end of our driveway here.
 The gravel road ends here and I turned right and headed down the hill.
At the end of that road I made a left.
 And walked along here
 Until I got to the main road.
Just coming into town is a cemetery and I stopped in there to look around and take a few pictures.

Then I turned around and headed back.  Here's a farm I passed along the way.
 I walked 5.6 miles on very hilly roads in the hot sun and the cold bottle of water I had when I got back was MOST welcome.

I took more pictures and will be posting some on my other blog during the week.
Haven't had time to visit you all but once I get back home will catch up.
Hope your day was a good one.
I'm signing off now get one of those little hot fudge sundaes at MacDonald's.


  1. I loved your walk. How beautiful. Now you have two great places to roam. I loved the wildflowers on the side of the road.

    I hope Ken is very, very careful on that roof. I can't imagine doing that!

    I hope you have a good night sleep tonight.

  2. That walk looks lovely and the building is coming on well by the look of it. I didn't know Mac D's did anything but burgers!.....but haven't been to one since the children were little.

  3. I can understand your concern about that roof. I am not good with heights. Sometimes people feel that it is something you can overcome, but I don't believe that.

    I see the upper level has a window. Good idea.

    I can understand not wanting to get bit. The bugs seem worst this year and I got a bad bite on my leg just walking my grand-dogs. No shorts without bug spray for me this year

  4. So sorry about the shingles -- they can be so painful!! :) (Kidding -- I know you weren't talking about THOSE shingles!)

    The area looks lovely and you now have so much more to explore!!

  5. That's a beautiful view of the farm and grounds. I can almost smell the fresh air.
    You two please be careful; I so don't want either of you to get hurt.

  6. You have chosen a most beautiful part of the countryside to buy land - lots of lovely walks - I am looking forward to seeing more photos of the area. I hope all goes well with the building - take care.

  7. The area looks so pretty!!

    PS - I've been eating a lot of the McDonald's fruit and oatmeal lately being at the hospital so much. I think it's yummy!

  8. Except for the hot sun bit, it looks like a wonderful, scenic walk. Beautiful pictures!

    So glad that Ken is going to do something different about the roof. That is way up there and steeeeep.

  9. Your new place is in such a beautiful part of the country. I know you will have many photo opportunities on your morning walks there.


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