Tuesday, February 19, 2013


How many of you have ever picked up a 'lucky penny'?  You know the one...heads-up, so it's supposed to bring you good luck if you pick it up?
That's what we did over a week ago.  The very day Giles picked it up, ten minutes later our transmission went out on our vehicle...mechanic had it over a week, but finally called yesterday to say it was ready. We went today to pick it up and more good news...Might need a new water pump. Ok.
Driving home, all of a sudden a loud pop, then 'knock', 'knock', 'knock'...Oh mercy! Not another problem.  Called AAA...(everyone should have AAA) to come get it. He does...takes it to our 'go-to-guy' to check it out. Lucky us! Seems a rock (WHAT? A ROCK?) somehow found it's way into the brake lining and broke it. Ok.
Moral of this trivial message?  DO NOT PICK UP A PENNY, NO MATTER WHOSE HEAD OR BEHIND IS SHOWING. IT IS NOT LUCKY!   Still, we are Blessed!  Hope you are...
P.S.   Late note...turns out it's not the water pump, but the radiator! WHAT?  GRRRRR.... Drat that dang penny! 
On our way into town today, Giles handed over all the pennies in his pocket and asked me to toss them out...Give some of that 'luck' to someone else...  Mercy, I hope not.  Still Blessed!!!!!

Friday, February 1, 2013


If you've got 'cabin fever', next weekend will be a good time to fix that. WINTER IN THE VALLEY is the place to be for all your primitive antiques, folk art, make-dos and country needs/wants!  Hope we'll see you there...  http://www.picturetrail.com/antiquesinthevalley