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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Friday, July 27, 2012

A day in the country

No rain yesterday on the way up to the country but once we got here we had a thunderstorm with wind and LOTS of rain that came down in sheets.  That blew over and this morning when we woke up it was foggy but no rain.  I started out on my walk went down the gravel road and headed to town.

After about 3 miles or so it started to rain.  I gave Ken a call for him to come and get me.  I would have walked in the rain but we planned on having breakfast at Annie's Kitchen and I would have been soaked by the time I got there.

Once we got back to the trailer it continued to rain for a couple of hours.  When it mostly stopped Ken went out and I stayed inside for a while cleaning up.  When the rain stopped I went out and worked on clearing a trail down to the little stream, which by the way has dried up to just a tiny little trickle.  Seems hard to believe with all the rain.  The stream was a pretty nice one in the fall when we bought the land.

After lunch there were showers on and off.  Sometimes it looked like the sun was about to come out and then it would rain again and finally about 3;00 the sun came out to stay.

Ken worked on getting the fascia and the drip edge up around the front of tractor barn and the lower side and cut out the front of the building where the garage doors will go.

Here I sit taking a break and looking out at the forest from the deck.
I took this picture from where I was working on the trail looking up at the trailer and tractor barn.  Ken is hidden by the trees as he climbs up the ladder.
We cleaned up and went out for a bit to eat and then a stop a Lowe's once again to get tomorrows building supplies - shingles and one of the garage doors.

After we leave MacDonald's parking lot we have to stop at the store for some ice cream and then go back to the trailer and watch the opening of the Olympics.

Hope your your day was happy and bright.

Comment replies
Vee - We haven't actually seen a black bear here but have seen evidence of them and our neighbors see them regularly. 
There are lots and lots of rocks here and our land is all forest.   I'd like to make walking trails all over it.

Auntie - There is no Internet available where we are at this time.  There is down the road, just not up the mountain where we are. 

Thanks for all the thoughts on the name.  Some good advice there.  : )


  1. I am glad you all are getting rain. We really do need some here. At least it was a bit cooler today.

  2. I love the new bright and cheerful look of your blog! Your property is absolutely beautiful. You are so blessed to have such a peaceful and wonderful place to go on the weekends. Enjoy your time there!

  3. It's a lot of work this place in the country. You both seem to enjoy that!

  4. What a beautiful view, to relax and look at!

    Oh no!!!! Now you've done it!!!! You haven't SEEN a bear, but you have seen bear scat. Oh my! Now I have to worry about you, wandering around out there, taking walks all by yourself! Oh my!!!!

    I Know! "Auntie" put on your big-girl-panties and stop such silliness! OK. OK. I'll try....

    Mmmmm... Do you carry a can of Mace?

    "Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind
    in an imperfect world."

    ~Robert Silliman Hillyer

  5. Such a lovely location - when your buildings are complete what do you intend doing with your forest? Is the land just for your own enjoyment?


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