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 31, 2016

Quilt Barn (9)

Linking up with Tom again this week for his Barn Collective Series.
Another Barn Quilt from Garrett county Maryland where I live.
The owner of this white washed barn is Kenney Signs, Inc.  
It is near Finzel between Rte 40 and I68.
This block is the 'Circle of Life in Garrett County'
and depicts the four distinct seasons we have.
This block was the winning entry in the Quilt Block contest.
It was designed by Ginni Neff.

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Saturday I was up and out of the house at 6:30 but not to walk.
We were in the car.
Ken went down to Tomonium (3 hour drive one way)for the big train show 
there at the fairgrounds.
On the way he dropped me off at my friend Mary Jo's house and we
spent the day together.  Had a great visit and we had lunch out.
Ken picked me up on the way home.
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 Sunday I woke up late at 7:30 so didn't get to walk yesterday morning either.  
I like to be home at 7:45 to give me enough time to get ready for church. 
Sunday afternoon was beautiful. Sunny and 70 degrees. 
It seemed more like spring so I went for my walk then.
My neighbor Sharon two doors down from me was out walking too.
I walked 3 miles on my own and 2 with Sharon.

This morning I was back to my regular walk.
It was 42 degrees and very dark and I walked around town
under the street lights.  When it lightened up a bit and the sky had that
glow to it, I walked the cemeteries and ball park loop.

Didn't see anyone else out walking.
I saw Chuck from our church in the parking lot of the post office.
He is an electrician and was doing a job at the PO.
He was surprised I had already walked 6 miles this morning.

 It wasn't til after I was back home that the sun came up over the mountain.
Sunrise was 7:45.
Walked 6.3 miles
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 I made blueberry pancakes for breakfast and then we headed out to Happy
Trails to get started putting the 'slab wood' siding on the cabin.
Taken on the cabin deck
Here we have put the starter piece on and two boards.
Here's a closer look.
We measured, cut, painted and then put up the boards.
The paint is watered down and is like a white wash except this is blue.
By lunch time we had this much finished.
Look at the size of these boards.
By 4:00 we were ready to quit for the day and this is how we left it.
We got MORE done on this first day than I though we would,
but we got LESS done than Ken thought we would.
Came home got cleaned up and then headed out to Brenda's
for half price pizza night.
Stopped at Lowe's and another stop at the Shop and Save
to get some ice cream before heading back home. 

Life is Good.
A happy day to you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

"Many people, who should have been rejoicing for what they've achieved,
are rather regretting just because of one reason;
they looked at what someone else was doing.
Comparison eliminates contentment
and then kills inner joy."
~ Israelmore Ayivor


  1. What a fabulous barn, love the dormers and the quilt block sure is s winner. I'm always amazed how people keep designing new blocks. That live edge siding that you are using is so popular in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State. Thanks for your visit and please stop back again real soon.

  2. I love the barn, it is a beauty. I would love to have a cabin like that.

  3. That is just about the prettiest barn I've ever seen! I agree with you - great progress on the cabin at Happy Trails!:-) You know how to fill a day!!

  4. Very interesting quilt block. And I love how your cabin is coming along! Those big boards must be great to work with. I like the blue wash you're using.

  5. The cabin is coming along nicely.It will be a wonderful retreat.

  6. Cool barn. You are continuing to make good progress on the cabin Have a good week!

  7. I love the barn quilt and can see why it was the winner.
    Your walk has taken on some beautiful autumn colours!
    Happy Trails is looking very happy indeed!!
    Have a wonderful week :)x

  8. Hello, love the quilt barn. I have been birding at a place called the Finzel Swamp, maybe it is near the barn. Years ago I took my son to a lot of train shows at Timonium. You are doing great with your walking. Pretty scenes and photos. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  9. Another beautiful built barn!
    The cabin is looking great! I do think you got on well with the siding.

  10. Our neighbors have a quilt barn too...the only one I've seen in this area. You inspire me with your walking!

  11. Great progress on the siding on your cabin! You two make a very productive team! Loved today's quote. Left you an e-mail yesterday. MJ

  12. With the time change next week, you shouldn't have to walk in the dark for awhile. HT is coming along! Have a lovely day.

  13. My, my...you sure do get around! You are kicking my butt into gear to get out there and walk a little more than just to the mailbox. The cabin looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Don't ya just love the beauty of Autumn? Aloha!

  14. Those slab boards are a good look and the blue is good, too. I think you got a lot done. That Ken is a hard taskmaster! =D

  15. Lovely to catch with all your news and see your photo's too.

    That quilt barn looks good, and you and Ken are making good progress at HT

    All good wishes for this new month

    All the best Jan

  16. What a beautiful barn--and in such good condition! Enjoyed seeing the lovely barn quilt. The leaves in your area are beautiful, and good to hear you are enjoying as wonderful of weather as we've been having. Our high today was 71--unbelievable for November 1st in Iowa! I just made blueberry pancakes for breakfast yesterday!

  17. That quilt square on the barn is a beauty. I love the colors. Your morning walks sound so great. When I am off work, (I teach school.), I love to walk as everything is waking up.


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