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, October 15, 2013

Out with the old, in with the new.

 Thanks everyone one for your welcome back comments.  : )
It was warm again this morning at 55 degrees, there was some fog around but no mist.  When it got light I could see some blue sky in places and later on in the day we actually saw some sun. : )
I stayed around town this morning and walked up the hills behind my house, around the cemeteries, the ball park loop and on some town streets. 

The horse was out in the field by the Drane House.
When I snapped his picture he spotted me and started walking my way.
I zoomed in a bit here.
 I stood by the fence and he kept coming closer
and then he put his head over the gate.
 I put out my hand flat which he sniffed and then
I petted him a few times.  I think he likes me. : )
When I was walking around one of the cemeteries my phone rang.  It was my friend Mary Jo and we had a nice chat while I walked.
A most enjoyable walk this morning.
I walked 6.2 miles - 12,164 steps.
Sunrise 7:28
Sunset 6:38
We ate breakfast and then went to Lowe's to buy a new kitchen faucet to go with the new kitchen counters and sink we are getting this week.  We also got some blue paint and will be painting the kitchen (very little to paint as you can see) and also the family room which is open to the kitchen.
Right after lunch the counter men came to get started on the counters.  Here's the kitchen with the old counters.
Old counter tops gone!!! : )
Here the Corain is down to make sure it fits and to make any adjustments.
Once they made sure it fit they took it off again and it will go back to the shop and get the back splash put on and the sink hole cut out and the sink put in.  They will be back Friday to install it. 
The dish washer is gone now and we will have a cabinet there instead.  
I am so excited to be getting these new counter tops.  Very happy to be getting rid of the double stainless steel sinks too.  I just don't like them.  I love how the Corian sinks are molded right in to the counter top.  So smooth and easy for cleaning.
So, we will be without a sink for the next few days which sounds like eating supper out days to me.  : )

Hope your day has been sunny and bright.  
happyone : )
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary
is that little extra.
~Jimmy Johnson


  1. Oh my gosh I love that kitchen!! It looks inviting.

  2. It is pretty up that way. Having spent Friday through Monday in your neck of the woods, I don't believe it ever is sunny there and I want proof! ;^)

    Your counters will look really nice. It is nice to buy a place and make little changes that say "Karen and Ken."

    What a nice horse! Art

  3. Your kitchen is lovely!! The photos are lovely. I especially like the last one with the beautiful tree.

  4. It's going to be so nice. The color is nice and neutral and I know that it'll be a joy to work in. Yes, take advantage of no sink and no counters, though by Friday, you'll be more than ready.

  5. The new counters look really nice. The color goes well with your floor tiles.
    Most definitely sounds like meals will need to be eaten out.

  6. Your Autumn pics look FAB!!! and those counter tops are going to be FAB too when you get them installed!

  7. The new counter tops makes the room look much bigger and more cheerful. What a wonderful big place to work in.
    The blue paint will be a nice addition as well.

  8. Your kitchen is coming along beautifully. I enjoyed our chat as you walked. Mary Jo

  9. I like your country scenery pictures - especially this horse!
    I have always loved horses and would have one if I had a good place to keep one!
    Good to see you back!

  10. Dinner out with a great excuse for doing it - sounds great! I love these new counter tops. We have been talking about getting new counter tops too, so now you have inspired me again! These are lovely. Sounds like you had a great walk. Have a lovely day. Sure am glad you are back in blog land!!

  11. I would like Corian with the molded sink here. That is something to save my money for.:-) Can't live without my dishwasher though.:-)

  12. The new counter really brightens up the room and it looks great with the overhang gone. Nice!

    I got home late this afternoon. I miss it already. I'm so glad you and Ken chose such a wonderful area to live in. It's just beautiful!

  13. I would be thrilled with that new countertop and sink! I love how the new countertop is light colored.

    Love-love-love the picture of the horse at the fence! He looks so sweet and friendly!



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