Saturday, July 31, 2010


We have been working at getting the outside of the house painted. Carol finished the front this week. Got all the windows cleaned and the storms put yesterday. Most of the rest of the house is done with exception of the trim and windows. Finally got the LP orfices for the stove this week, so that is fixed. Was not a problem to replace them, just a problem in getting them.
We have put up a couple of bird feeders around the house. Has been interesting watching the different kinds of birds that use them. Sparrows, finches, woodpeckers. The doves eat off the ground under the feeders. Earlier in the week a couple of families of turkeys walked up the road in front of the house. They looked as if they were taking an evening stroll. It is so nice to be able observe God's creatures in their natural settings.
The left picture was taken yesterday, 7-30-2010. The right picture was taken September 2009. What difference. God Bless all.----johnnyb

Sunday, July 18, 2010


First month

A few lines to recap our first month here in our "new house". We moved on the 12th of June. Everything went pretty smooth. We are still moving out of the other house, but are close to being done. Moving in is easy. Moving out is the hard part. What do we do with all this stuff! We have pared down a lot. Gave a lot of stuff away. A lot to the Bargain Box in town. Somebody will use it. Most everything on the inside is done. A few things left, but will be winter jobs. We are getting closer to getting the outside painted. Three sides have a base coat. Front and all the trim remain. We had a nice garden, but it got hailed pretty bad last week. Most of it will come back. We don't have the parts to change our kitchen stove to propane yet. Been on back order for about 6 weeks. Friday night the hot water heater went out. It was blowing fire out the bottom. Burned the vinyl floor under the tank. Glad we caught it. Other than that everything is going ok. We really like it here. Very peaceful. It is so nice sit outside early in the morning and hear only the sounds of the things that are the beauty of God and His creation. May He bless you all as you follow in His footsteps daily.---johnnyb

Friday, July 16, 2010


Just a quick note to let to let anyone who may have wondered what happen to us, we got moved on the 12th of June. I have no new pictures yet. Did have a good garden going, but was hailed last week. Some things may make it. We love it here. Very peaceful. Just got our internet hooke up today. Will be writing more later.--johnnyb