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, July 21, 2012

A good days work

A cloudy and cool morning and no rain at all on my walk.  Today I turned right at the end of the road and went past my horse friends.  They looked up and watched me walk by.   I walked along this country road and didn't any people or cars.
But I did see this beautiful scene.
A couple of weeks ago I took a picture off a bridge looking down on a road.  This is for you Vee- This is from the road looking up at the bridge.
Was I got back to the main road I turned right and walked along here up the hill.  It may not look very steep but it is about a mile and a half all uphill.  I good workout for sure!
This route was one big walk around the block and was 5 miles long.
Ken was busy while I was walking and put the little window in on the top floor.  After breakfast we both went out to get started on the sheathing on the roof.
We saw a heron fly right over our clearing and then a few minutes later saw a little hummingbird.  What a contrast between the two birds but both incredible to see.

At lunch time the tractor building looked like this and we were quite happy with how much work we got done.
It was a good weather day for working.  Cool, cloudy and in the 60's and no rain.  We had a couple minutes of sun but that was it.

I brought the chocolate chippers I made up to Ron our neighbor and he was most grateful.  Still no sign of mystery wife!

A full afternoon of work and left with the tractor barn looking like this.

 We cleaned up, had supper and then left for home at 7:00.  That was a great time for leaving traffic wise.  Very light. We were home before 10:00
I'm about to go sit in my chair and have a little bowl of ice cream.  We'll probably be going to bed late tonight.

Hope all is well in your part of the world and that you had a sunshiny kind of day.


  1. Sounds like a great day, Karen, for both you and Ken... Loved walking with you on your walk. What a gorgeous area.

    Hope you sleep well tonight and have a blessed Sunday.

  2. You both got a lot accomplished again today. You are doing a super job.

  3. Lovely scenery. You are making lots of progress on that tractor barn. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  4. Wow. You did get a lot accomplished. It's looking really fine. Thanks for the other shot; now I'll go back and find the first and put them together.

  5. Your walk sounds especially nice with the cooler temps. I am enjoying getting a glimpse of the sights you see in your new area.
    You are getting a lot accomplished and it looks great!

  6. Making amazing progress. So glad the weather was so great, for working too.

    Mmmmmm, has this neighbor ever said he has a wife??????????????

    For some crazy reason, this reminds me of the scene in the old flick "Elephant Walk," with Elizabeth Taylor. Remember that one???? She goes down to the first dinner party, expecting to meet the WIVES of her husband's male friends and neighbors.

    Nope! No wives, had they. -gigggles-

    "The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise.
    It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us."

    ~~Ashley Montagu

  7. It's really coming together GREAT!

  8. Your building just keeps growing - it's a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. Looks like great walking country - lovely views.

  9. I missed quite a few days of your blog. Just catching up. But my how the building has grown. Great progress.


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