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 20, 2012

A day of work

On the drive up to our land yesterday we went through a few heavy rain storms and it was raining when we got there so we passed up our road and went right to Brenda's for a late supper (7:00) of pizza.

Woke up to a cloudy morning and left on my morning walk into town.  On the way I saw a few rabbits who ran off as soon as they sensed me there.  No way could I get a picture of any of them.  Walked my usual route around town, through two of the cemeteries and this little loop path around by the ball field.  There is also a short trail through the woods just behind the bench that I walked along too.
Walking up to the cemetery I walk between some corn fields.  
The corn in western Maryland seems to be doing quite well.

At the very end of my walk it started to rain.  Ken picked me up at the edge of town and we went back to the trailer and had breakfast.

I walked 5.4 miles.
While I walked Ken put up the soffit on one side of the roof which is the white stuff up under the eaves.
The rain kept us inside the trailer for a couple of hours but then Ken went out in the drizzle to work anyway, while I kept busy inside.  After a while I too went outside.  I kept busy taking nails out of wood which we reused to make the bump out and then helped Ken with the bump out.
Here's the bump out framed out.
And here it is with the sheathing on it.
The bump out will be either a place for a work bench or shelves to put tools on.

I came back inside after the last picture but Ken stayed out and did a little more work. 
It rained on and off all day so we think we got quite a lot of work done in spite of the weather.  Hopefully tomorrow the weather will be better. 

We had breakfast and lunch at the trailer so went out for supper to Brenda's again.  This time I just got a salad and a calzone.

Went to Lowe's for more building supplies for tomorrow and then to Walmart and now here we are in MacDonald's parking lot once again.  I look forward to a nice cozy evening in the trailer watching a little television and having our snack which tonight will be a few Oreo cookies.

Hope your day has been a good one.


  1. Holy Moly----You made chocolate chippers and are eating Oreos instead... I believe I'd give the Oreos away and keep the Chippers to eat myself. ha ha

    You all are getting quite a bit of rain, aren't you? But your little shed is looking good... Love the 'bump out'.... You both are so talented.

    Hope tomorrow is a good day.

  2. It is amazing how much work the two of you have accomplished in the short time I have been reading your posts. Good job!

  3. It is so great that you enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Have a great weekend.

  4. It's always a surprise to find that I've not commented when I know that I have visited. Now I remember what happened...John came in and wanted to see progress on the building so we went back a few to see the roof. John commented on Ken's gymnastics on the ladder while putting up the weathervane. (John is always worried about folks on ladders.)

    You accomplished a lot in a day that wasn't particularly cooperative. I imagine that you'll do the same today whether it cooperates or not.

  5. the cornfields shots are beautiful...I always love reading about your walks...

  6. Dad didn't put soffits on our cabins.
    But then, he did have to knock down a bird's nest almost every Spring!

  7. Even with not totally perfect weather, you managed to get things done. :-)

    Any more on the issue of how to get internet hookup, there?

    "I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful."
    ~Pete Hamill

  8. I'm enjoying reading your blog again and seeing the progress on your land.


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