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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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Another day closer

In another little town near here there is a restaurant that I've seen the sign for many times as we drove along the interstate.  It also says that there is a craft gift store there too.  Sunday afternoon I suggested we go to the store and look around for something to do.  We were pleasantly surprised to find it so much more than a craft store.
It was a little artisan village and in each of the buildings people do their art and craft there for visitors to watch and can buy their products.  There were only a few buildings that were open because it was Sunday, but we got to walk around the village, and peek in the windows.
A couple of shots of the village.

At the end of the village there is an old road that leads to an old bridge.  Front and back of the sign.

The bridge from below.
Standing on the bridge looking over the edge.
At this point standing on the old bridge you can see three bridges.  The first one we are standing.  Then the iron bridge and finally the bridge on interstate 68 just beyond that which you can barely see in the picture.  Three bridges from three different times.
Monday morning brought more rain so I delayed my morning walk until later in the morning.  I walked into town and around town and then met Ken at the library at 12:00.

This morning (Tuesday) I walked down the hill but instead of walking up the hill to town I turned right and went to the river.  Walked along some country roads and eventually walked one big 5.6 mile block, half of which was all up hill!  I got a good work out and walked less then usual!!  At one point I turned around here and took the picture.  It was a bit humid and hazy out.
I saw gold finches, red winged black birds, deer, lots of chipmunks, and a ground hog.  Road work was going on along one of the roads and they were the only people I saw.
I got back to the trailer in the nick of time because that's when the rain came.

The days are going by and each one brings us closer to moving into the house.  10 more nights in the trailer.

A happy day to you my friends.
happyone : )

Oh by the way, I was wrong about no wifi in the library.  They do have it and that is where I am right now posting this.  So we don't have to make the trip up to McDonald's anymore!! : )  Of course we are limited by the library hours.

My new word:
It's when you're able to view painful lessons as blessings.
A blesson is what happens when you see the blessing
in the lesson that your challenged with.
~Karen Salmansohn


  1. An unexpected artisan village. How neat! I hope the next 10 nights go fast :)

  2. What neat things you are finding! Interesting history lesson, too. Almost like a bit of time travel. Glad that you have a comfortable, quiet place to blog at the library! Interesting word that blesson.

  3. You keep finding more and more delightful aspects, of your move.


    That village looks like a marvelous place to visit...

  4. What a neat surprise with the artisan village. It will be a place for a return trip. Ah, ha! Now you will have to come up with another reason to go to McDonald's.:-)

  5. You might ck with the library people. Our library makes the wifi available 24/7 once your in the system.

  6. annnnd I need to hire u guys whenever I need to move!!!!

  7. Love that little artsy village... I'm sure you will check it out during the week... That is awesome.

    Love the bridge and river--and that entire area... Beautiful.

    Glad you found more wifi available.


  8. I love the history of your area. Also, that little craft village sounds so neat. So glad you found that you could use the WiFi in the library. I love the word for the day. I need to make that word part of my life because so many trials turn out to be true blessings.
    Enjoy your small town 4th of July!

  9. What a beautiful place, and lots of history, I have been away from blogging for a while, looking back over some of your posts i see you are moving, how exciting this must be, and your new home is so beautiful!. I know you are going to miss your walks by the lake, you have taken so many beautiful pics. I bet those dear animals that have seen you will also miss you too. And with the move you will be finding a new place to explore, I am so excited for you and look forward to you sharing of this new adventure.
    Enjoy your day.

  10. You find the most fun things to do!
    Glad you're enjoying your new area.
    It's raining every day here. We try to do things "between rain drops". MJ

  11. 10 days will fly (and less now, right?)

    That is one cool bridge. What design and craftmanship.


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