Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Purchase



Write Now Prompt: March 14th

Aaron sat there watching the flames flicker and listening to the wood crackle and allowed his mind to roam. It went to that day he bought the 80 acres of farm land. He woke in the morning feeling really good about what was to come. He knew he was taking a big risk and that it could put him in the poor house if anything went wrong. But Aaron Stimple was not a man who wanted to sit on the side lines.

He got up early that morning, showered and had breakfast before he headed out for the two hour drive to meet with Mr. Camden, the owner of the property, and his lawyer to go over the proposal he had drawn up for the purchase of the property. Aaron felt it was a good deal for all involved and besides it was all he could afford for such a risky venture.

The land it self was way out of the way with only one way in or out but it was perfect for developing into a neighborhood community. Hoping it would attract people tired of living in the city and wanting a quieter place to live in to invest in property. Yes Aaron looked at this as a turning point in his life. 

Aaron arrived for the meeting and put on the presentation that he put together and he felt very confident until Mr. Camden and his lawyer stepped aside to confer. It was at this point Aaron realized the worst, there could be no denying it, the proposal was a complete failure.  Or at least that was what he thought. The two men conferred for what seemed like an eternity. When they finally came back Mr. Camden reached out his hand to Aaron and said “ it seems like we have ourselves a deal Mr. Stimple.”

Feeling good about himself and what the future held for him, Aaron walked back to his rubbing the chill off the back of his neck,


Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Write Now


March 20 to March 26 Happiness.


Sign on a door at one of the condos that I maintain ushering in the first day of spring.


Leaving a home at the beach the van in front of me stopped in the road.  When he moved there was a seagull with a loaf of bread in the road.  As I was passing another seagull flew right into him. While those two rolled around fighting a third seagull come out of the sky grabbed the bread and flew off with it.


Family movie night is always a happy thing.


ok so Sundays are always a day of relaxing but finding something to be happy about for 100 days in a row and reaching the three quarter point is a good thing too.



Sign hanging in a customers bathroom.  gotta giggle


Did a spring clean at a home for a party today. When I was done and looking back at the home I thought how I like the feeling of accomplishment I get when I finish a job.


Have not seen these in years  gave me a moment nostalgia.


Happiness can find itself in many forms, it could be a smile or a memory or just something that made you giggle. Till next week   be happy.



Posted by on March 26, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy


A Week of Happy: March 12 to 19

My first blog award, a surprise and a smile. 

Thank you to CeeLee.


Piggyback in a window.


Came across this whilst out on the road, made me giggle. hehee


This weeks movie of the week.


Sundays are made for relaxing and I got to do a little bit of it this Sunday.


One of my customers got a puppy,  so cute.


Crazy calendars gotta love em.


Had a half hour between jobs. Sat on the side of the road with the window open listening to the birds singing.  Ahhhhh  the sounds of spring.


It was an interesting week to say the least.

Hope you all had a good week as well.




Posted by on March 19, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy


Prompted:The Beginning of Something…..Different




Aaron threw another log on the fire, it was a cold winters night and the oil had run out days ago. He sat there in the light of the fire as the electricity has been off for weeks now. As the warmth from the fire started to warm him up he sat thinking about what had happened.  It has been months since he has gone out of his house. All the savings used up just to keep the necessities and now that was all gone.

Aaron Stimple was a fairly prosperous contractor. Building and selling houses. It started when he got the new property. A single sale from a retiring farmer just selling out his unused fields. Simple  enough, or so it seemed. Then it started, slowly at first, glimpses out of the corner of his eye. Then quick, hazy views. It was when the ghostly images started to hang around that Aaron started to think he was going crazy. When they started to talk to him he knew he was over the edge. Home was the only place he felt safe, so home he stayed.

He was startled as the phone rang, which was strange, since they had disconnected it weeks before. He looked at it with a kind of stunned blank look, Was he imagining it or was the phone really ringing. He slowly approached the phone, reached out and picked it up.

“Hello Mr. Stimple” said the voice on the other end. “My name is Rick Spangle. Your application to the Paranormal Investigation Agency has been accepted for review pending a face to face meeting. Our interviewer will be out to see you in two days time,”

With a shaky voice, Aaron said thank you and hung up the phone. Paranormal Investigation Agency, he thought. I have never heard of them let alone applied for a job to such a company. He sat in his chair staring at the flickering fire and wondered if maybe he really had gone crazy.




Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Write Now


This week in happy review


Louie and Huey in the window watching their mom go to work,  gotta love funny pups.


Gotta be the coolest stapler I seen in a while.


Post-it note pad on a desk. Comment says “just file it under “who cares?””


Saturday nights movie. OK movie good family conversation

Last Stand

Looking forward to the coming spring and summer planning ahead for some weekend trips.


Come out of a customers house and started the car and Bobby McFarren started a singin.


First day with a temperature over 32 degrees.  Had a nice ride with the windows open. 



I am really having a really fun time and am finding myself finding all kinds of things that either make me feel good, give me a giggle or just make me smile in general.


Posted by on March 12, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy


Winters Slumber

Winter in New England is usually full of snow and cold. This year has been no different. It has made some of my days longer than usual and not given me lots of time to keep up with my happy days on the blog.

I am going to give a quick up date on some of my favorites happy items and then try to keep up on a weekly basis after today.


KIttys and doggies

Cleaning houses for a living brings me into many houses and gets me seeing many pets

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Family Movie Nite

Saturday nights are movie night in our home.

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Winters Beauty

Some great scenes from the winter this year.



Posted by on March 6, 2014 in 100 Days of Happy