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Over Doing It

Over Doing It

Over doing it becomes easier as you get older.  When I was young, I’d know I over did it when the next  morning I woke with achy muscles.  While that happens still, it’s more likely that by the end of the day I am just completely exhausted.

The first task of the day was to mow the lawn.  It’s not an easy or quick chore.  It occupies the better half of a day.  Add weed whacking to the list and you’re talking about a LOT of work.

Real Deals

I probably should have called it a day after mowing the lawn, but Elizabethe suggested we go to Real Deals and get more pecan turtles.  At $1 a box ($6.50 a box on Amazon) they are a steal.

We drove to Real Deals in Lyons and purchased 36 boxes.  We then drove to Real Deals in Seneca Falls to see what else they might have that’s a steal.


Going to Sauder’s put me over the top.  When we got home I was so beat.  Talk about over doing it.  I really should have called it quit after the first Real Deals.

Print Competition

International Print Competition entries opens in just a few days.  Once I get my entries submitted that will be a load off my mind and I can concentrate on other, less pressing projects.

I need 3 painting merits, and only 2 photographic merits to earn two master’s degrees – one in art and one in painting.  It would have been way easier and faster to enroll in a traditional college and get a Master of Fine Arts degree.  I might have been cheaper too… but not as fun.

Wait!  Why am I calling this fun?   I’ve put myself through much torchure preparing for print competitions each year.

More Site Photos

More Site Photos

I shot more site photos today.  First thing in the morning I went to the Peter Whitmer Farm, Fayette Township, New York, and photographed a few items.   I ran in to the crew from the Church History Department again.  (The same people I’m taking these pictures for.)

On my way there I stopped at Wegman’s to buy some “rustic” looking bread.  The idea is to make it look like the first sacrament meeting in 1830.

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First Sacrament Concept

Sauder’s – Best Sandwich

When I finished there, I was off to Sauder’s for some shopping.  I bought some healthy snack alternatives.  Then, I had lunch there.

It was, by far, the best sandwich I ever had.  The girl behind the counter really piled it on.  It was a feast.

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Sauder’s Mega Roast Beef

Part of the secret to its goodness was I had her put onions on BEFORE she toasted it.  The onions melted in to the cheese were delicious.  Part II of the secret is horseradish AND italian dressing.

Veggie Snacks

Sauder’s has these veggie snacks.  I’m not sure if they are freeze dried, or how they get them like this, but they are almost like potato chips (only thicker).  My favorites are carrots and string beans.  I’m switching out salty snacks for these.



Hill Cumorah Pageant 2017

Hill Cumorah Pageant 2017

Hill Cumorah Pageant 2017 will be July 14, 15 and 18-22.  As always, make your reservations early.  Lodging goes quickly and few rooms are available on last minute notice.

First Trip

If this is your first trip to Palmyra, and you are coming during Hill Cumorah Pageant, 2017, here are a few tips…

  • Plan to spend a few days here (and feel free to contact me for suggestions)
  • Hill Cumorah (the trails) close at dinner time, so come during the day to hike the hill.
  • While you are hiking the hill, save your seats.
  • Visit the visitor’s center
  • Buy your dinner at the concessions (they support local youth activities)
  • My recommendation for the above is to get to the hill just after lunch (between 1 and 2 pm), and make it an afternoon and evening.
  • Earlier in the day, visit the Book of Mormon Publication site
  • The day before, or the day after, visit the Smith Farm

We’re also about 45 minutes away from the Peter Whitmer Farm and its visitor’s center.  Nearby is Sauder’s.  You have to visit Sauder’s.  Make a day out of it.  Visit Sauder’s and have lunch there, the Whitmer Farm, and then go down to Watkins Glen to see the waterfalls.

Church and Dinner

Brother Kevin Watkins talked in church.  He told a story very similar to my experience when Paul O’Donnell and I were put together as companions.  After the meeting I told him Paul’s and my story.  He got quite a kick out of it.

Sister’s Barrett and Crofts came to dinner.  I made Teriyaki Chicken, carrots and fried rice.

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Carrots, Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

After dinner I took some photos of Sister Crofts’ viola to submit to the church.

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Viola Head


Three Hours Early

Three Hours Early

I was three hours early to a meeting today.  That happened because I assumed it was at the usual time.  I should have read my e-mail.

After my networking meeting I drove straight to Waterloo, New York (about a 45 minute drive), to be told, “That meeting doesn’t start until 5pm.”


I went out to the car and checked my e-mail and sure enough, the meeting had been moved to 5pm.  You would think I would have known this since I was asked to conduct the meeting.  3 hours early is better than 3 hours late… I guess.

I used the time to grab a bite to eat.  I then drove to the Whitmer Farm and took some photos.  It was a bit chilly, but the sunshine felt good and the blue skies made for some awesome contrast in the photos.


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Fayette Chapel, Fayette, New York

I still had time so I decided to go to Sauders.  Wow, am I glad I did.  The new Sauders looks GREAT.  What a nice store they will have when this is complete.  (Which, it looks like it is getting very close to completion.

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The NEW Sauders

Finally, 5pm rolled around and our meeting started.  Here are a few pictures from the meeting…

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FLPP Members Socializing Before the Meeting

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My Friend Monroe

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My Salad from the Salad Bar

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Michael O’Neill’s presentation at FLPP

Monday Drive to Sauders

Elizabethe and I decided to go to Sauders today. A could 13F outside and we’re driving. Yeah, we really wanted to visit Sauders.

The parking lot there was nearly empty.  (Not too many people out shopping on a Monday morning when it is so cold outside.)  But, that meant there were no lines and we got better than their already good service.

The good news is, we now have bacon.  I also picked up some ham hocks, some shaved ham, and a ham shank.  (Can you see a pattern here?)

I read about this high school student who is suing her parents for support.  She ran away from home because she didn’t like the house rules, and now she’s suing for support.  I think if I were the judge, I’d say to her, “Fine.  I’ll allow your suit only if your parents file a counter suit for the past 18 years and all the food, clothing, medical, dental bills, and so forth.”  I’d follow it with, “Are you sure you’d like to proceed?”

Yeah, I know a judge can’t do that, but it’s crazy.  It’s also crazy that some guy is suing McDonalds because they didn’t give him enough napkins.  There has to be some sort of means to stop such frivolous lawsuits before they waste people’s money.

A Break from the Rain

Our day started off with a trip to drop off the mission group portrait at the mission office, followed by a trip to Everson’s Maple Syrup. Les was there and gave our guests a very nice tour of the sugar house and explained the full process. They picked up a bunch of goodies, and I bought two gallons to replace the two gallons we used this last year.

Les also showed the girls the chicken coup and gave them three eggs: A regular hen egg, a bandy egg, and a duck egg.

Les Everson Showing Eggs

Les Everson Showing Eggs


I took our guests to Sauder’s and it was wet and raining the entire way there. They enjoyed Sauder’s, and we picked up some of their sandwiches, and headed to Watkins Glen.

Part way there, my phone rang. The caller ID said it was Judy. I said, “Judy, did you butt dial me?”

She started looking for her phone, and she then realized, she didn’t have her phone. The last she recalled having her phone was when she took the girls to use the bathroom.

I gave her my phone to call Sauder’s, and sure enough, someone had turned it in and they were holding it. My guess was the dialed the last number Judy called (my phone), and that was the call I got from Judy’s phone.

We got back there, Judy got her phone and purse back, and we were back on the road. The girls we hungry, so we stopped at the Peter Whitmer Farm and ate our sandwiches. The rain stopped while we ate our lunch, and we enjoyed a dry lunch. While we were there, they wanted to check out the cabin.

By the time we got to Watkins Glen, it was about 5pm. We hiked the canyon, and then headed home. We no sooner left Watkins Glen and it started pouring again. We lucked out. We did not have to eat or hike in the rain.

Our Guests at Watkins Glen

Our Guests at Watkins Glen


By the time we got home it was about 10pm, so we skipped dinner and just had some snacks. (Stuff we bought as Sauder’s.)

Clouds and Sauder’s

I managed to get some work done on the kitchen floor.  I finally got the mop boards up, and installed the threshold between the hall and the sitting room.  The muggy heat made the task exhausting.

Dramatic Clouds

Before leaving to go to Sauder’s, I stopped to take photos of these clouds.  They were cool and dramatic.  (You’ll find these clouds available on LensCandy.com as royalty-free textures!!! http://www.LensCandy.com )

On the way to Sauder’s, Paul and I stopped at a produce store on the 5 & 20.  They had quite a selection of jams, jellies and salsa.  They also had cheese (expensive cheese).

After shopping at Sauder’s I managed to grab a few shots before heading home.

Rocking Chair at Sauder’s

Star Shaped Hole

Gazebos at Sauder’s

When I got home, I made some cucmber-apple jam.  I’m surprised more people don’t make cucumber jams and jellies.  Cucumber has a great taste in jam.  After making a batch of cucumber-apple, I made a batch of cucumber-peach.

Homemade Apple Cucumber Jam

A Place for the Tractor

Sauder’s delivered the shed for the tractor today.  Now I can get it and the lawn stuff out of the garage.  Well, after I make a ramp for the tractor.  I need to make a ramp up to the shed floor (about 8″).  A few 4x4s, 2x4s and some plywood and it will be good to go.

Our new Sauder’s Shed

Yesterday I forgot to post some of the 101 things.  So, today is your added bonus.  You get 31-40.

  • Get your back adjusted at Family First Chiropractic (214 E Main Street)
  • Visit Village Hall and say, “Hi”, to Mayor Vicky Daly
  • Buy some potpourri at Mackinzie’s (138 E Main Street), say, “Hi”, to Mary
  • See and spend a night at the Liberty House (Liberty & Main Street)
  • See and spend a night at the Beckwith Mansion (213 W Main Street) – Come in and say, “Hi” and we’ll give you a tour of the mansion.
  • See the “Gables” (217 W Main Street)
  • Buy some candles at Mulberry Hollow (213 W Main Street), say, “Hi”, to Roseanne
  • Picnic at the Palmyra-Macedon Aqueduct Park (far west end of the village on Main)
  • Go fishing off the old aqueduct triple-arched bridge
  • Visit during Hill Cumora Pageant (late July)

Sauder’s, Watkins Glen and the Whitmer Farm

After the First Monday Event (www.palmyra-ny.com) we visited Sauder’s.  I think Amber and friends must have spent well over $100 for candy and snacks there.

From there, we visited the Whitmer Farm in Fayette, NY.

Peter Whitmer Log Home

After that, it was south to Watkins Glen.  Everyone loved Watkins Glen.  Even though it was raining on us, and we were wet, we still had a great time.

At Watkins Glen

Sauder’s Shed

I picked up Elizabethe from work and we headed out to Seneca Falls to go to Sauder’s.  I want to get a storage shed for some of my studio stuff so I have more room in my studio.  The village code says I can have a shed, without permits, as long as it is no bigger than 150 sq ft.  So, off we went to look.

They make one in 10×14 feet which puts it in the limit.  So, we picked Cape Cod style and we having them paint it with green trim to match the studio, house and garage.  It will have a door in the front center with a window on each side just like the studio.  It’s going to fit in nicely.

It will kind of look like this one (but white and no double-door on the side).

Cape Cod Shed

You know, you could almost live in one of these sheds.  I was looking at a bigger one that was 12×20 and had a loft.  Add some plumbing, electricity and it would be cozy, but livable.  (I’ve stayed in cabins with kitchens, bathroom and bedroom that were smaller.)

This will get all of the prop walls, chairs, stools and that sort of stuff out of the camera room and into the shed.  That way, I can pull it out when I need it, and only when I need it.

Elizabethe got a call from the Doyle’s and suggested we just grab a sandwich and head home to meet Dave and Sandy.  (Yeah, twist my arm to get me to buy a Sauder’s sandwich.)  I got a roast beef mega sandwich with the works, and we headed home.

The Doyle’s had never been to the house so we gave them a tour.  Like most people, I think they were blown away by the basement.

Tired, we retired to our room to watch some TV and relax.  I broke out the cinnamon bears.  Nothing like a good, fresh cinnamon bear.

Sauder's Cinnamon Bears

Soon, it was time to put the bears to bed.