Thursday, September 16, 2010

Checking In

Thought I would say a quick HALLO to everybody. Hope you are all having a wonderful day so far and that it will continue.

I got to tell ya, living in the country is wonderful. It really is. Except for the Internet. That is becoming somewhat of a problem for me. It isn't that I can't get on the Internet, no, it is the fact that you can't get nothing but Hughes Net, a satellite dish, out here. They give you limits. During the day I am not allowed to up- or download more than 375 MB, which is nothing when you want to upload your pictures or watch something on U-Tube. One picture and you are done. You can up- or download all you want during the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM, but honestly, who is up during those hours? Not me. I like to sleep than. But I guess I have to bite in the sour apple every few days and either stay up or get up really early, so I can do so. Otherwise I will not be able to show you what I am working on or even work on my web site. You would think that they would make it more convenient for everybody. That goes to show once again, how spoiled we get with the Internet and how much we really use it.

But I didn't get on here to gripe, but to show you a little bit of my surroundings as promised. So here we go:

This is our lovely deck behind the house, where I have been enjoying my cups of coffee in the morning. It is so peaceful, just listening to the birds and watching the sun come up.

You see that little white building right there behind the porch? Well actually when you walk in it, it isn't that small. It has been used as a craft room by it's previous owner and there are still crafts left behind. Most are not usable anymore. This weekend we are planning on cleaning it all out, tear down the walls and floor and put all new. After that we are adding some nice shelves and a sewing and cutting table, and it will once again become a craft room. Will take before and after pictures, so you all can get a looksy too. As you can imagine I am very much looking forward to that. Can hardly wait to be able to use it.

This is the wood shop, where the previous owner built kitchen cabinets. It needs a lot of work. Next week it is supposed to get new walls, new siding and a new roof. After that it is going to be used as a wood shop again. It still has all the saws anybody could need to make yard signs, etc. There will be plenty of time this winter to work on new things. Something else to look forward to.

This is the country road we live on. Every morning and every evening I have been waling with the dogs and they just absolutely love it. Lots of places for them to check out and sniff and plenty of space just to run and play. For me it is good exercise and I hope it will help me drop a few pounds.

So this is it from my little corner of the world today. Make your day special and keep on smiling, because than the world will smile with you!


  1. Reminds me of where I grew up in Idaho. I'd love to have a little shop like that for all my craft goodies. Can't wait to see it all finished.

  2. Hi Erika,

    I love the solitude of living in the country. I grew up as a city girl but have been in the country now for about 15 years. We are close to little towns all around us but have the best of both worlds here.

    One tip to help you save you a lot of space for uploading is to resize your pictures. I usually resize the pictures for my blog to small, making each only about 20 to 50 something KB. Its allows for plenty of detail to be seen by viewers. You may have an option on your computer when you right click on an image, you will see "resize pictures" where you can select small, medium, large, or custom. If not, you can download it here - it makes resizing pictures quick and easy.

    This is assuming you have Windows 7 or Vista - or you can always just do it yourself in a paint or photo editing program.

  3. Looks like a lovely spot for a home. Lots of room, and you don't have to worry about other folks griping about the dogs barking.

  4. I am sooooo happy for you Erika - you needed this! Such peace and harmony is good for the soul. I do the same thing in the morning. I get up before everyone else (it's still dark out) make coffee and drink it outside listening to the birds and watch the day break. I love mornings when it's quiet and eeryone's still sleeping.

    You found the perfect place!

    Doris and Gizzy

  5. Hallo Erika. Ich sende dir herbstliche Grüße aus der Lüneburger Heide. Es ist echt kalt und ungemütlich. Kein schöner September. Da warten wir lieber auf den gldenen Oktober.LG Inge


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