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, July 17, 2015

Another work day

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I walked this morning in the sunshine with a temperature of 58 degrees.  Walked down past the Happy Trails road, turned around and walked back to town around the cemeteries and the ball park.

Saw a few people out today. Lisa running.  Rebecca walking.  Another man walking his two dogs.

The corn is getting quite tall now and the ears of corn are growing.  I am 5' 5" and the corn is taller than I am.  Most of the corn grown in my town are not for people but for the animals.
I walked 5.5 miles.
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Back up to Happy Trails first thing after breakfast for more cabin work.  Work was slow going today.  Getting the two sheets of plywood on the top front posed a bit of a challenge but we finally got it up there.  Before we did that though, we had to take down the scaffolding inside and move it out to the porch.  In the picture Ken is on the scaffolding nailing up the plywood.
I planned on just being there in the morning and then going home in the afternoon, but didn't want Ken to be so high up working on his own so I stayed the whole day with him.  You can see how high up he is and I do worry about him.  So if you think of us once in a while, please say a little prayer that God keeps him safe.  Thanks.  : )

We also put a tarp over the roof rafters to protect it from the weather.  We will need three days in a row of dry weather to put the roof on.  Here I'm looking up at the tarp from inside.  It is starting to feel like a cabin now. : )
 We put a wrap on the plywood which is a seal and vapor barrier which will be on all the plywood.   This is how we left the cabin at the end of the day. 
When we got home we took our showers and then went to Annie's Kitchen here in town and had club sandwiches for supper.  Only ate half of mine. 
Once we got back home I mowed the lawn.  Didn't feel like it, but it is supposed to rain and didn't know when I'd have another chance to get it done.  Once it was done, I was glad I did it.

Sat down to write a blog post earlier this evening and the Internet was down here for a few hours.  Glad that it finally came back and here I am. : )

Hope your Friday was a happy day.
happyone : )
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do,
and you've done it.
~ Margaret Thatcher
Comment replies:
Lindy - You answered your own question. : )  Yes, the roof rafters will be exposed on the inside.


  1. Love the blog pic! It's so beautiful where you live.

  2. OK. I got up this morning and read your blog. I'm exhausted just from reading all you did yesterday! I'll send up a prayer for safety for you two as you continue this project. Mary Jo

  3. I love the pretty flowers, the corn around here is for the animals too. Wow, the cabin is really moving along. I do pray you and your hubby keep safe while working there. Have a happy weekend!

  4. Catching up on your past few days. Looks like you two have been moving right along with the cabin. I don't blame you for worrying about Ken way up there. I'll say a prayer for his safety.
    The wildflowers in your first photo are so pretty. I think they would make a lovely bouquet.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Hello Karen, I'm sorry that it has been a while since I've been by. You and Ken have really been hard workers to have made all that progress in the last few weeks! It is really coming along.

    I enjoy hearing about your walks each day. I saw my doctor on Tuesday after and he said he wanted me to start walking every day. It won't be the five+ miles you walk every day, but for the time being I'm doing what he asked, which is 30 minutes a day. How long does it take you to walk your 5 miles?

    Have a great weekend!

  6. I would love to have those temperatures to walk in. Lucky you!
    The cabin looks great. As does your supper.
    Take care and enjoy your weekend.

  7. Hi Karen, I love being able to follow the progress on the cabin up at HT. So many great photos of the work … it is really coming along nicely. I really like the red rafters! Pictures the last few days I really like: Wildflowers, corn getting tall, Ken working up high on the cabin, Great butterfly pic, and sunny skies. You do a great job of posting the daily routine. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I'm truly impressed with your carpenter skills on that cabin! There is a saying about corn - "knee high by the Fourth of July!" I'd say this corn is doing well if it is a tall as you are! You and I are about the same height.

  9. Has been a day when nothing I have done shows. How does one say it took me hours to move all the photo files from 2013 and 2014 to my exterior hard drive...like I said, looks like nothing. Now you two! When you do a thing, it shows!

  10. Cabin's looking good! It's like magic, when you finally get the roof on it's like you suddenly have a building!

  11. I've made a habit, when I read your blog posts, of always reading your verse at the top first. It's always a blessing. Just wanted you to know :)
    The cabin is coming along so well! I wouldn't leave my husband alone up there either. That's the second time recently you've said you didn't really want to mow the grass, but afterward you were glad you did. :) Congrats on the hard work so far on the cabin. It will be so nice when you are finished! Just like Mrs. Thatcher said.

  12. As I recall, last Thursday and Friday were beautiful here as well, but not as cool as where you live. Great weather to work outside.


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