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


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Gravel in the church garden

I didn't go for a walk today but did give my ankle a workout!

We left this morning at 7:30 with the trailer hooked up to the truck
and went to the quarry to get a load of gravel.

Next stop the lumber yard in town and picked up some plastic
sheeting and a couple of rails for the fence
and then to church.

When we got to church we put down the plastic and then
covered it with the gravel. 
It has a lot of dust on it and after it rains will look more red.

The end result.

Sure looks better than this before picture.

We took a lunch break and then finished up around 2:00.

Once at home we got the tools put away, got cleaned up and
then it was time for sitting out on the porch.

David and Liz were just getting home, checking out the mail box for mail
and saw us sitting on the porch.
They came up the driveway and sat there with us for a while.
❤️ I love when they pop over for a visit. ❤️

Some of you might wonder if we still have a dish of ice cream
each evening.  YES.  Not every single evening but certainly most.

Thanks so much taking the time to read my blog.
A happy day to you.🙂

Walking was a habit that was to stay with him all his life.
- Anuradha Kumar -


Tom said...

...what an improvement!

Deb said...

Wow, you and Ken do a lot of service at the church. That is so wonderful. It looks like you made a big improvement with you labors today. I am glad that your ankle is healing. That is so nice that you get to see so much of David and Liz. What a blessing! See you again tomorrow.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure is nice to live up there and get to enjoy nature sitting on your porch! Take care

Mari said...

That was a lot of work! But it looks so nice.
I enjoy pop in visitors too. People don't seem to do that as much as they used to.

Vee said...

Yes! It looks so much nicer. I'm sure that your ankle got a work-out. Always nice to have family stop by. Porch visits are great.

William Kendall said...

Most evenings I'll have some ice cream.

Ginny Hartzler said...

You made a really nice little spot!

Retired Knitter said...

Hope that ankle is getting well enough to walk on soon. I know you must miss your walks.

Ann said...

Wow, that's a huge difference in the garden. It looks fantastic.
If I have ice cream in my freezer I will have some every night until it's gone.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you for your work at the church.

God bless.

eileeninmd said...

Looks beautiful, you did a great job!
Take care, enjoy your day!

Lisa said...

OK, I just love the church garden idea. How precious! A quiet place to sit and pray. It looks nice.
My mom will eat a bow of ice cream every night. She says it makes her sleep better.


Kerin said...

Job well done!
Happy to know that you are on the mend.
Very nice to have pop~in visitors, and it sounds like you had a nice day.


Henny Penny said...

It looks really nice! You and Ken are such hard workers at home and at church. I'm always telling my daughters to come see us any time...to pop in and surprise me. But they both live a little more than an hour away in opposite directions. Kinda hard to pop in. I would love that. Glad your ankle is feeling better.

KEV. Robertson. said...

You've done a splendid job of it at the Church - what a transformation!

Galla Creek said...

What a great improvement. Worth your effort.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love how neat the church garden looks.

Granny Marigold said...

That sure made a big difference in the looks of the church garden. You and Ken did a great job.

ellen b. said...

The two of you did a nice job on that area at church. I like it when we get pop in visitors, too. Hope you are having a nice weekend.