Sunday, September 26, 2010

I was Blessed!

After months of bidding, loosing the bid, bidding again and then winning the bid, getting our mortgage, the house is finally ours.  With all due pomp and ceremony, the keys were delivered Thursday night.
Such a lovely home, lots of work ahead, but it will be fun and worth it.  Next chores...moving 500 concrete  roof tiles, removal of about 40 pigeons, a new garage door, yard cleaning( a little over an acre), about 200 feet of new fencing(needed for the pups), a new front door to choose, deciding where to put the doggie door, new shutters, finding a missing rack for the microwave and oven, new racks for the dishwasher and picking out interior house colors, so the painting can begin.  These are just a few of the things to do.  Any offers? Looking forward to a cool evening to enjoy this fireplace in the master bedroom.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Fairy Door

 A Fairy door...actually this one is located in the Jefferson Market and Cakery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  There are various locations and sightings of these small doors through out the downtown area.  I was hoping to be able to go to this part of Michigan sometime this summer, visit some of these sites and also where my family lived and farmed.  My ancestors  settled in this area around 1836.  My Dad's Father's family came from Germany, my Dad's Mother's  family came from Western New York State.  A history book of this area describes the Latham family and surprisingly there are actual photographs of the family.  Next year with wings on, I will be able to go and visit.  There are more fairy doors to locate and I know more relatives to meet. Jefferson Market and Cakery


PATIENCEPatience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance/anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. It is also used to refer to the character trait of being steadfast.Or which you can wait for things.   And it's the latter meaning that I am abundently aware of this weekend.  Will keep you posted.  All human wisdom is summed up in two words - "wait and hope”.