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

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Starting the deck and a visitor

This morning when I left on my walk to town it was
64 degrees and pretty much stayed there all day.
It was cloudy and looked like rain so took along my umbrella.
Felt a few raindrops but they didn't amount to anything.

 Walked down the middle of town.
The town was having its annual yard sales and saw a few people
getting ready for that.

Some of you may remember me talking about Joe, who worked for the town, 
who I saw driving around in the town truck doing his work.
He'd always wave and sometimes stop for a little chat.
He retired and I hadn't seen him in a least a year.
 Well today I saw him in town and we had a nice chat.
He said he still sees me walking most mornings when he drives to town. 

I continued walking over to the ball park and walked around the loop,
back through town, and home again.

I saw a wild turkey running up the road. 
Tried to get a decent picture, but no luck.

 Rebecca was out walking again and saw her 2 times.

Walked 5.6 miles

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 My daisies live on.  😀
The first blooms this year on the plants I brought over from the old house.

After a breakfast of pancakes we went outside and got started
on getting the Trex put down on the deck.
It was a bit slow going today.
Had to stop for a while when it rained.

Then we had to go to the drugstore to pick up Ken's medicine.
Home for lunch.
Then back to work.
Worked a bit and then it started raining again so about
2:00 we called it quits for the day.

The rain didn't last long and soon the sun was shining.

Here's the progress so far on the deck.

Pastor stopped by today with his face mask on to see how we were doing. 
We stayed out on the front porch. 
Nice to talk to him in person instead of just seeing and
hearing him on FB church times.
Appreciated the visit so much.  
Just made me feel good to know that he really does care.
He is not only our pastor but our friend too.
I know you read my blog once in a while Pastor,
and if your reading today, want to say thanks for all you do.

That's going to be it for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
Life is Good
Find the good in your day.
happyone ❤️ 

Quite a few people commented yesterday about the expensive cheese at Firefly
Farms.  Don't think many local people shop there.  Tourists stop by on their way to the lake and they also send things to a shop in NYC and I'm sure other cities as well.  Everything isn't as expensive as the $28 cheese but that was what I remembered the most!!


Tom said...

...a thunderstorm came through her about 2PM and the ground happily soak up this much needed rain! It will nice to see the completed deck!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice of your pastor to drop by.

Your started new decking looks good.

All the best Jan

Rose said...

So glad you have got a start on the deck..it won't be long now.

Vee said...

You'll be finished in no time! How nice to have a pastor who visits!

ellen b. said...

That is some nice looking decking for sure. What a nice thing for your pastor to stop by and see how you are doing!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

you will enjoy your deck and how wonderful that you are getting it made! It is always good for a pastor to take time to visit! Have a good weekend!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Karen- Hope the days are warm and clear so that you and Ken can finish the Decking. What you've done so far looks really good. Regards. kEV.

eileeninmd said...


The Daisies are beautiful. The deck is looking good. It is very nice of your pastor to stop by and visit! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

In the local market, the market stall selling French cheese collapsed. There was de Brie everywhere.

God bless.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Oh, the deck is gonna be grand! That was so nice of you pastor to stop by. What a sweet, kind gesture.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ps...the daisies are so pretty!

bill burke said...

The deck is going to be a beauty when it's done. How nice that your pastor stopped by to see how you were doing. My grandmother used to have a priest come by and say Mass for her when she was very old. She was in her 90s then and hardly went out.

Granny Marigold said...

It took me a minute but then I got Victor's little pun. Good one.

Your deck is going to be quite a big one. I'm sure once you get to working on it it won't be long until it's finished.

Susie said...

Well girl, you and Ken got it started. It won't take long on a good clear day. No rain interruptions. It will last a life time and you will enjoy having such a nice place to relax. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm sure that deck will look great once it's done. How wonderful of the Pastor to drop in on you!

Jeanette said...

Such a great idea to put the close line right in the deck like that!