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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Monday, April 29, 2013

Back to Happy Trails

Thank you all for you kind comments and happy wishes and congratulations on our new home.  Only one unkind comment but I just deleted that one!!

We are back up here at Happy Trails again.   We were just home for the day yesterday.  We left early this morning so I didn't walk.  It's been a day with lots of clouds and rain every so often, but also at times it looked like the sun was trying to come out.
We stopped by Amy's office to drop something off to her.  I'm glad she is our realtor and we don't have to deal with the listing one any more.  I'm sure she got in some trouble for all the lies she told. 
Of course we drove by the house to take another look.  It will be hard to wait until we can live there but we will learn some more about patience. : )

Ken loaded up the truck yesterday with some things that we can store in the tractor barn and then unloaded it all when we got here.
I stayed inside the trailer and did a couple of cross word puzzles and read.  I would have helped but he likes to put things a certain way and that is fine with me.  One of the times it looked like the sun was going to come out, I walked around a bit down a trail or two just to get a little walking in.

Last week Ken took the blade of the hand plow he bought at the farm auction and attached it to the side of the bucket loader on the tractor.  It is perfect for clearing out the side ditches on the road and driveway so the water can run freely.
This picture is looking out of the door of the trailer.  That space we are clearing down there is the site of the future cabin.
We went to Lowe's to get some lumber for another shed we are going to build before we start on the cabin.  This shed will be up at the very top of the driveway.  This one will be smaller and only one floor so it should go up pretty quickly. We ended up not getting anything though because it started raining again.

Once again we are using good old McDonald's Internet connection, but come August we should be in our new house with our very own! : )

I wish you a happy Monday.
Happyone : )


  1. I can't imagine anyone leaving you an unkind comment. =(

    That Ken of yours is certainly an inventive guy! Great idea with attaching the blade of the hand plow to the bucket loader.


  2. Congratulations.
    I enjoy your blog sooo much. I had hoped to meet u one day. But since your leaving the area that probably won't happen.
    We love the mountains and the Deep Creek area.
    Keep on enjoying life.

  3. Theres always gonna be haters...dont let em make u crazy. You guys should enjoy your new place...

  4. Oh will it take till August, to be in the new house and have Internet connection? Nahhh, you'll probably be in before that....


  5. Hi, I cannot imagine getting ANY bad comments on your GREAT news... Gads--that is horrible!!! Shame on them.

    I am THRILLED for you two --and enjoy following your progress... In fact, I'm a tad jealous!!!!! ha

    Hope some more good news happens and you won't have to wait 'til August...


  6. I went back to see if I had left the unkind comment. Don't mind me, I'm a little ditzy these days. You have so much to keep you busy this summer!

  7. Hi - I am excited for you and your new home. Glad you aren't letting some "nay-sayer" steal your joy. By the way, when I spoke in my church last Sunday, I mentioned you and your blog because I love the way you radiate the light of Christ with your example and focus on the positive and happy in your life! You are my role model for happiness! Enjoy your day.

  8. Good grief! Who on earth could leave YOU an unkind comment? This is such an exciting time for you, and I am really happy about the developments with the new house. I hope for a quick sale of the townhouse for you!

  9. There are always going to be naysayers and negative people in the world. So good that you focused on the many people that are happy for you. Have fun with all of this! Art


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