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, March 1, 2013

Building material auction

This morning it was 36 degrees with a mix of clouds and sun.  It's been getting lighter and lighter out each time I start walking and it's been nice not walking in the dark.  I am NOT looking forward to the time change coming up soon which will plunge me right back to walking in the dark again.
I took the picture just as I came to the lake.  I usually go to the right but kept left around the lake today.  I guess I usually go right because it just feels natural to me to go right.
I saw the heron flying over the lake.  Nice to see him again, it's been a while.
Quite a few cardinals around and saw a couple of red winged blackbirds down on the rocks by the edge of the water.

Very few people out this morning.
Started the month of finding a penny. : )
Added up the coins from last month which weren't many.
3 dimes, 2 nickels, and 9 pennies - for a grand total of 49 cents.
Sunrise 6:40
Sunset 6:00
We also brought a few movies home from the library yesterday too.  Last night we watch Chocolat.  It is one of my favorite movies and I've seen it a couple of times before.

After lunch we went to a preview for an auction that will be held tomorrow of building materials.  The timing isn't quite right for us yet to go to one of these kinds of auctions and buy anything but in a year or two when we build our cabin up at Happy Trails it will be perfect.  We aren't going to go to the auction tomorrow but just wanted to go and see what kind of stuff is there.
Here's a few pictures.
Outside stuff.
Inside stuff.  These are different colored sinks.
Door and windows.  There were several buildings like this.
The sunny morning turned cloudy, cold, windy and we saw a few snow flakes while walking around looking at stuff.

I've retired the February bookmark and have started using the March one. : )
We got a new series from Netflix today called Revenge and gave it a try this evening.  We watched the pilot and the first episode.  We liked it and will continue watching.

While watching I ate my snack, which is still most evenings ice cream.  I'm working on a container of chocolate chip mint right now.

For quite a while now I've been posting my blog in the afternoon but when I first started I would post at night.  I'm going to start posting at night again - at least for awhile. 

Hope you had a happy Friday.
Happyone : )
Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket,
then counting your blessing before they hatch.
~Ramona C Carroll
Comment replies:
Kim - same thing happened at the house at Savage.  I used to open the cabinet doors and draws right next to the stove.  I have oak cabinets now at this house and the heat didn't bother the wood.
Betsy - I'm old fashioned and like books.  I like the feel of a book in my hands when I read. : )

Sounds like no one really likes their self cleaning oven but as much as I don't like it, I still think it's better than the old way when you actually had to clean it.  I used Easy Off and what a mess that was!!


  1. While Site Meter was down, I blogged sporadically. Now that it's back up, I blog in the morning. Funny what little things affect how we do things. I'm wondering if walking to the left took you into or out of the light because my inclination would always be to follow the light.

    Interesting auction...some great windows and doors.

  2. Oh, yes! I'll take the self-cleaning oven over the Easy Off any day!

    I really prefer standard time over daylight savings. I wish it wouldn't change. My husband, however, enjoys playing golf in the afternoon with the church golf league int he summers, and the time change allows them to finish nine holes.:-)

  3. I'm with you liking books, real books, to read. I love the way they feel and even the way the ink and paper smell. When my youngest was little (and even sometimes now) he will put a book up to his nose and smell the paper and ink before he reads. The building auction looks like a great place to get what you need for your cabin. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. You get out early enough, to see the 3-minutes-of-beautiful-sun-light, at dawn! :-)

    Have fun, looking at what's available, for building in the future!

    Me too! I like the feel of a book in my hands. Well actually, I've never read, any other way!!! ,-)

    When our eyesight gets bad enough, we'll go to Kindle. But, so far, we haven't had to. :-)

  5. Chocolate Chip Mint is my favorite ice cream :)

    You'll love Revenge!! It's a great show.

  6. I'm off to Garrett County this afternoon. I'll be thinking of you. I've watched Revenge from the start. It's a night-time soap opera. Have you watched Parenthood? It's one of my very favorite shows . You and Ken should try it. Have a happy weekend!


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