Friday, August 28, 2015

Feeling at Home in the Country

What have I been missing?

I can't begin to tell you how at home I feel
in a totally new place. 

I had to get a new Social Security card.
(Oh yeah, I have a job! That's another post.)
The trip was to another TN town, Gallatin.

I passed a Yard Sale!

I did a U Turn and headed back 
with no money in the pocket.

I saw quite a bit of rusty, crusty.

Does anybody else, find a rusty paint bucket appealing?
I just can't help myself. 

I wanted to take this home, 
but I opted for a box full of junk instead.

This adorable little rocker is cute, but 
the slats had been made with pallets.
Pallets are hard to sand smooth enough for my babies.

There was lots of old farm equipment.

The gentlemen there was precious.
He told me all about what each piece was used for. 
He reminded me of my granddaddy.

He had chairs from every era and
tables from every era.

I liked the mid-century school desk
but really have no place for it. 

There was so very much to see. 
Probably the best yard sale I have ever been to.
It was priced to sell too. 

Tennessee is filled with so much farmland. 
It's country-side is beautiful!
This was just a shot from my window. 
So much more beautiful sites that I didn't get a shot of. 

Of course, these precious ones are my reason for being. 

My baby girl had tubes this week.
She is fine, but not fine enough for photos.

It's a Wonderful Life,


Update on Hutch:
Please continue to pray.
He has a long road ahead of him.
He is obviously upset from the news
that the process is going to be longer than expected.
We are praying for an easy journey with
no complications and no side-effects.
For a young man, this is devastating.


  1. So glad to hear that you are feeling more settled in! xx

  2. Looks like an awesome yard sale! Still praying for Hutch.

    Many Blessings,

  3. Yay for the job and for loving your new home.
    Praying for Hutch!

  4. Dearest Bonnie, what a dandy yard sale full of trinkets and treaures :) The gentleman sounds like my Grandpa Don....he had a story for everything! Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend. Love and hugs!

  5. An outing in the country breaths Life into the body! That garage/yard sale looked awesome, so much to get your creative juices flowing! Praying for Hutch! Blessings to you, Cindy xoxo

  6. That looks like a great yard sale:) I know you are enjoying your little ones, my reason for being also! I will be praying for Hutch, each and every day! I know that the news is really hard on him:( Have a blessed day dear Bonnie, HUGS!

  7. Wonderful...I always love a good yard sale, friend. Keeping Hutch in prayer....Blessings

  8. Sounds like you had a good time browsing at the yard sale. You didn't buy anything? I will pray for Hutch. When I was 19, 20, and 21, I spent much of my time in the hospital (almost 3 full summers). It is amazing what a blessing a physical challenge can be! It gives you more empathy for others, you learn to communicate and get along with ally ages and types of people, and makes you fully rely on God! I will pray that Hutch will find the blessings in all of this. Sometimes it takes years!

  9. I felt I was there with you at this terrific yard sale. I love flea markets and yard sales but I am getting rid of some of my stuff right now, lol... Praying for Hutch...

  10. bonnie, I am praying for the young man in need. I am going thru needing prayers for my I know what that is like. I loved the photos of the little ones holding hands. Too cute. Hope you are loving your"new" life there. I am going back to your previous posts to check up what I have missed. Bless you Bonnie. xoxo,Susie

  11. What a wonderful time you had! I loved going to the sale with you - thank you for all the photos! A new job? I must have missed some posts so I will be doing some reading to catch up!


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