Sunday, December 18, 2011

Our Sunday

At 8:20 this morning I was awakened out of a sound sleep by the Lowe's delivery guy calling, stating that they would like to make the delivery of our new refrigerator this morning rather than this afternoon. As the old refrigerator had rapidly lost its cooling ability during the day yesterday, I agreed and went downstairs to tell John. We rounded up coolers, and started emptying the old refrigerator and got ready for them with John staying home from church. When they arrived, the dogs were of course very excited and eventually I had to shut them up in John's office so that they would stop trying to "help" the men do their job.  They had to take off the back door to be able to get the old one out and the new one in. All in all it took them a bit over an hour to get everything done. Then we had to put all of the foodstuff back in the new one.

Later today I received a phone call from an old friend whom I haven't seen for several years and we had a great conversation for about an hour. We have been friends on Facebook, so we kind of knew what was more or less going on in each other's lives, but it was so good to talk! Being on the phone that long is usually exhausting for me, but it I was very glad we had the chance to catch up.

After resting for a while, my dear husband thought I needed to get out of the house for a drive, so we loaded the dogs in the car and off we went. As we were going down the road, I realized that I did need to get out and was so thankful for such a thoughtful husband! We stopped by Dunkin Doughnuts for a decaf latte (no doughnuts!) and then drove on down Highway 25, trying to decide what we should head toward. We hadn't been to Poinsett Bridge in awhile so that's where we went.

Poinsett Bridge was built in 1820, and has a beautiful 14 foot Gothic arch over Little Gap Creek, which probably runs on into the Saluda Reservoir nearby. It's wide enough for a carriage to cross, and was part of the original toll road that ran from Charleston SC to Asheville NC. It's named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, of Poinsettia fame. The bridge is part of the Poinsett Heritage Preserve and is now part of a hiking trail; the area is pristine and beautiful!

We all enjoyed it immensely! I could not do much walking but they have recently made public access easier and there were benches, so I could sit for a while. If you are not familiar with the bridge, I encourage you to Google it and see the wonderful pictures taken by many other people. The image above is from a postcard.

Now I am quite fatigued, but it was a good day. And I am thankful for it! My hope is that I can do some art work this week, I have not been able to in a while. So perhaps I will have something to share later!

Come see my latest postcards I've received on Postcards Buffet!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you have gotten the new frig in and loaded. Happy that you got to get out and especially like that you got to see that bridge. You are blessed with a very thoughtful husband! I kept one of those postcards out to keep, from the bunch that you sent me for mailing. It's a very interesting bridge and I kept it out hoping that one day I could maybe be able to visit it. I am looking forward to more of your art! Love you!


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