Wednesday, May 13, 2009


~downcountrylanes with this post is going to take some time off. I started this back in the winter, when business was r-e-a-l-l-y  s--l--o--w and it has brought me lots of fun and laughs and helped pass some hours. However, spring has gotten here and while business has picked up some, it's just that my time needs to be spent other places now. I need to totally pay attention to my business. I need to concentrate on the 42 or is it 43 things I really should be doing at home at night. Lawns, windows, painting,'s endless. I told Clare a few months back to stand in our front yard and do a slow 360 and ask what did she see. I told her all I saw was work in every single direction.

While I may not get to everything that is on the list, I believe that with one less distraction, I will be able to perhaps stand a better chance. The computer, for me, needs to be fun, not a distraction for a place to spend countless hours. My speed at doing things is not where it once was and things do take longer to accomplish. My new house is suddenly twenty-two years old and it is showing wear in so many places. I need to keep at them, even if it is one tiny thing a day.

So dcl is going to sleep for now. Don't fret. I'll be back! I have so many pics from around town, and things I could have fun with, I know I could go on for a long time. But I need to step back and get back to store and house stuff. So as to not leave you with the story about public toilets as my last listing, allow me to post a picture that I always find comfort in, that always gives me strength, to carry on through the good and the bad. 

Thanks for being along for the ride, and I guess I'll see ya around..................

From Cat's graduation @ Hotchkiss,back in June of 07...


  1. Wow!
    THe kids are all grown up! You did a great job! And you look the same age as I remember 10 years ago ;-> I'll email you and let you know what's happening in Seattle. Can't get away that easy!
    Karen Lyons

  2. Rick,

    Don't be gone too long. I've really enjoy DCL. Have a great summer. Maybe we'll see you again in the fall?