The stove was purchased in the early 90's when I got a raise. I loved it and it was so exciting and innovative with the microwave overhead. Then I saw the Maytag double oven/glass top stove in the late 90's and replaced this one with that. But the 2nd oven on the maytag, was a pizza/fish stick oven and it wasn't as helpful as I'd hoped.
This stove above has sat unused for years at the lake property garage. It took Tom years to put an outlet in for it , but then it was 100 ft away from the trailer making it impossible to use. I used a toaster oven up here for years.
My Maytag stove was then killed by a power surge. With little funds I suffered at home with the cheapest stove sears sold. Until 2 years ago I bought my "real" double oven (with glass top) stove that allows us to bake up to two 28 pound turkeys! LOL! We bake so fast now its comical! We love it.
Here in the woods the electrician put the wrong adapter in for this stove. He put a "newer" plug-in that doesn't fit. So next year. :o)
The refrigerator was a huge blessing in the late 90s. We'd previously suffered with a small portable dorm size refrige and our tiny trailer fridge for quite a few years.
The little freezer is 24 years old. We love this freezer. But we do need a bigger one. Till then we make do! :o)
This day threatened rain. Every day has brought beautiful smiling skies, a Gift from God.
My gazing ball (right), a memory plaque of my daughters in heaven (poem) on the stake. A trellis for flowers soon.
Left of the arbor gate is my dad's old red wheel barrow. We used that my entire childhood up north while building his cabin. It's so small it looks like it was for a child compared to what we use now.
The underneath wood holding the wheel on the wheel barrow is (rotten) shot. Tom couldn't fix it. My son in love is taking welding classes, maybe he can weld a metal piece to attach the wheel! The wheel is made of old iron. Then I could sit it up and plant flowers in it.
To the left is my little chair to sit and contemplate. I have only had time to admire it- LOL!
I hope that if you click on this photo, that you can read the beautiful poem. After it posts I'll try it. If it can't be read I'll type in the beautiful poem.
I miss my girls terribly. My daughter Angel was always so helpful and kind to me. Even when we disagreed, she was kind. Her last note to me said "Mom I'm sorry my heart is not right with God right now." Life was not easy for her. She fought Bi polar depression. My heart ached for her.
My daughter Molly fought a degenerative disease so bravely.
My daughter Joy was a fragile tiny angel wishing to return to Heaven at 5 months.
I miss them here so much, but they are where my heart yearns to be.
If you click the photo to enlarge it, it looks so "welcoming". It's our driveway into our property.
The first feeling we have is sadness in leaving.
Until our sinful human hearts remember.
God did not have to gift us this time here.
He did not have to gift us this property, or the new construction.
He did not have to form us as a family filled with His LOVE!
God owns everything, God is everything!
He has shared such an abundance with us we are completely humbled. We Thank Him and give Him the Glory!
To know that Heaven is so much more than this and He offers it freely as He just keeps on LOVING us with all our imperfections.
He never stops giving.
We have done absolutely nothing to deserve this.
THANK YOU God! We PRAISE YOU God!!
If you do not know God, Please give Him a chance to show you His Goodness!