I’ve been up long before the sun rises on each day for weeks now. This odd occurrence began just after I wrote a post about never being able to catch the sunrise on each new day. Strangely enough I never miss a sunset, as the naps have not commenced for me as of yet. But, I’m certain they shall given the passing of time that falls on all of us at one point or another.

My pup is quite confused by each of my early morning adventures sitting on a bench just outside my patio door. She saunters, slowly down the deck stairs, taking one landing after the other ~ I have three…

The gentleman who built my deck worked very hard the first year I was in my home, making sure that I would be content with this deck as I aged. He knew that I had a joy for gardening and would be making compost bins in the yard and perhaps growing on the upper deck. So, each landing after a few stairs works beautifully for me, resting on each or setting pots on them.

I remembered we sat at the kitchen table as he asked a number of questions about the plans I had for the back yard, I was not sure as to why actually until I hit my fifties. Now I know the rest of the story…His reasons for so many questions. He was thinking ahead, way ahead.. by almost 20 years…Now, that’s a fine man and woodworker…


September 12th 2016

This was the morning that I realized why this man put in so much effort when building my patio deck with extra wide stairs, in case I needed to pull my wheelbarrow up to the upper portion of the deck, which I have many times with ease as each step is doubled in size as well. Giving me firm and steady footing when doing this as I approach 60 years old ~ (Young)

He planned this deck for me and the years ahead when I’d no longer be working 12-14 hours days to provide for my two children. Even with my bad knees I can have a chair on those bad days just to sit on the lower levels, if I need it. I am so thankful to this wonderful woodworker who also became a good friend.  Friends do often come and go, but the memories will last a lifetime and for that I am truly grateful for friends such as yourself reading this post and another amazing SUNRISE…

And, my pup has been enjoying many naps during these past weeks, since I’ve been up so early so has she… My little pup is snoozing right now as I type this post.. Sweet dreams Lil pup….



Until next time


32 thoughts on “A sunrise like no other…

      1. vinnieh, I’m so happy to hear you say that, because this is my purpose in life to send out a little good and have the ripples spread far and wide.. I’m so please it made it across the pond.. wink… Have an even better day and evening ~ oh and keep smiling ~ It makes others wonder what you’re up too.. try it

        Take care, good friend… Laura

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  1. What a lovely slice of life you’ve shared. I rarely see the sun rise, either because I’m busy getting ready to head to my office, or because I’m sleeping in on a precious weekend. But like you, I do often see the sunset.

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    1. Vanessa, thank you so much for your visit and your kind comments. The only think about being awake before the sunrise is around dinner time I’m ready for a little snooze.. I barely make it through the evening news, falling asleep during the next show on the list of many on my P.V. R. .. wink.. Take care lovely lady… Laura

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    1. arlingwoman, I knew at the time he was building a massive structure and wondered why the runners for the steps were so big, not realizing at the time I would one day need the extra wide steps for the gardening items.. The old deck when I bought this home was so tiny and the stairs went straight down.. I think there were over 13 steps…small steps…So, he worked magic constructing this multi level deck for me.. He even had to move two cedar trees in the process. Thank you for your comments my dear, and I wish for you a wonderful day.. Take care, Laura

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