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, October 6, 2014

Making a trail at HT

An old building down one of the side streets in town.
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Though it was 35 degrees yesterday when I walked it was warmer than it was supposed to be.  This morning it was 45 degrees and once the sun was up a mix of clouds and sun and finally lots of sunshine.  I walked around town which includes the two cemeteries and loop around the ball park.

No people outside walking yet and just a few cars out on the main street.  Seemed less cars than usual.

A couple of rabbits were hopping about and I stopped to see the two rabbits that live where Lone Chicken used to live.

I walked 6.2 miles.
No coins yesterday but today I found a dime.
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Right after breakfast we both went up to Happy Trails and spent the whole day there.  We brought lunch with us which was chicken sandwiches made with the left over chicken from Saturday.  We sat at the picnic table listening to the quiet.

Ken cut some trees down,  dug up stumps and carted them away and filled up holes in the road.

I continued making more of the trail from the cleared area up to the upper road.  Lined more of the trail from this part.
Cleared out brush and continued lining this part of the trail.
And finally reached the upper road.
Looking left from the top of the trail down the road to the wood shop.
Looking right from the trail down the road.  
We cleared fallen trees and limbs up and down both ways along the road.   Ken did a lot of chipping the other day and today he dumped two tractor buckets full of chips and dumped it down at the start of the trail I made.  Then I put the chips down on the trail until I ran out of chips.  As you can see we need a lot more chips.
It was a full day of work but fun work.  The weather was sunny and I don't know what the temperature was but it was good for working.  About 3:00 we felt a few rain drops but they soon stopped and the sun came back out.  We left for home at 4:00 and on the way the rain came down pretty hard.  We timed it perfectly.

Since it is Monday and half price pizza day at Brenda's we went there for pizza again this week for supper.

Now we are home and I am ready to sit down and relax, watch a little television later and have some chocolate ice cream with left over cherry pie filling on top.

Hope your day was a happy one and you smiled often.
happyone  : )
Reading about nature is fine,
but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books.
for they speak with the voice of God.
~ George Washington Caraver

Three Things That Made Me Smile Today
  1.  Walking through the leaves at HT
  2.  A picnic lunch
  3.  Finishing the trail up to the road
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FurryGnome - no pictures train pictures lately because Ken hasn't been working on it.  Too many outside projects.  Once winter sets in, he will go back to it.


  1. Phew! Y'all must be exhausted. Great work at Happy Trails.
    Mary Jo

  2. A nice walk, even though it is chilly.. Sounds like you two are making progress at HT. We had pizza too, YUM. I love the nature quote. Have a happy day!

  3. There's hardly anything nicer than a walk in the woods in fall. Nice to have your own trail to follow!

  4. Late reading this! You had a very busy Monday! Pizza at Brenda's was a great reward!

  5. Autumn has come to your area - a very beautiful capture, looking down the road at the start of your post!
    Looks like you are making great progress with the building of your trail.


  6. I'm very impressed with the work both of you are doing at Happy Trails. Your walking path is really going to be something when you get it finished.

  7. Brrr, that's a wee bit chilly for me! It does make for good working weather outdoors, though. I like your trail, and the colorful carpet of leaves.

  8. Hi There, I love walking in Fall ---and hearing the leaves crunch under my feet. That is SPECIAL. I love what you are doing at HT.... Love your weather... We had a couple of mornings with cold temps --but it's milder now with RAIN. We finally have gotten quite a bit of rain here. Love it.


  9. hi Karen!

    So glad you like the ensemble I created with the Pink Gingham Dress! Fun boot, all right.
    These photos are so great and you can see every leaf so clearly. nice!

    ♥, Renae

  10. Oh I LOVE your Trail!! and that quote is sooooo true!

  11. I love the photos of the trail. Day out in the fresh air sounds nice.

  12. Are you building this trail? Looks like a lovely place to walk. Walking through leaves in the fall is something to smile about.

  13. I tried leaving a comment from up in Maine, but I see it didn't take. Your trails will be so cool when finished. It is such a nice property. I love looking down a trail and wondering what it goes to, what is around the next bend. Art


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