Our town

Is it Wednesday already?  My schedule is all kinds of messed up now.  I worked all day on Monday since it was really busy.  I do work on a 24-hour urgent care now and so the work is crazy all over the place.  It is busy in the morning, then slows down in the afternoon, then picks up again at night.  That means that I run out of work during the day and if I want to get in a specific number of lines, it means splitting my shift.  I must say that is tiring. It’s like working 2 jobs, only for one pay!  Uck.  I hope it smooths out more with the holiday done and kids back in school.

Anyway, today is the last day of this beastly heat.  I know I shouldn’t complain because of how bad our winters are, but I don’t like extremes on either side.  I have been a cranky pants with the humidity.  I sweat way more than John (such a lady) and even riding in the cooler mornings and my forearms are covered in sweat.  Just in case you wanted to know that.

I brought my uber camera along for this morning’s ride to breakfast.  Here is our downtown:


It’s early enough to be quiet and not many cars yet.


Can’t afford anything here, but it is nice to window shop:


This building is my favorite to look at:


It’s really well kept.

It’s quite a charming downtown. The only thing missing is a lot more retail. There are a handful of shops, but it is hard because you need a lot more for it to be succesful for drawing people in, which then makes me want to open a retail shop.  😯 



I took about a dozen shots of breakfast playing with settings.  The thing I am enjoying most about the Rebel so far is the ability to change where to focus in a shot instead of the camera deciding.  Now I have allll the power!

I have been practicing my bird shots.  Little Chickadee!



I call them Chicka-dee-dee-dee a lot since that is the sound they make. 😀  They come right up to our window feeder and eat seed, much to Pixie’s interest.

I have been working on my projects, too, with it being hot out.  Welcome to my mess:



Three projects in progress – a chair, the trunk and a picture frame on the table.  I have totally claimed this basement room to do all my stuff. John called it Lori’s Workshop.  I am currently hiring elves, btw.

I have all of the copper polished up on the trunk now.  It seems that it was covered in some sort of reddish paint, which you can see in some spots,so I don’t know if I will try to remove that or leave it as is.  I like the copper.



Now to  scrub and sand the wood and get this lady shining!

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19 thoughts on “Our town

  1. Fran

    Oh how fun that you showed us a little of your town. Loved it. I always like to look at where other people live.

    You are already making beautiful photo’s with your new camera. You are ready to go on a hike and take beautiful nature photo’s 🙂
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  2. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    That building has a LOT to look at – decorative area on top of decorative area on top … Very neat.

    I find myself talking chickadee back to them, maybe because it is so recognizable and repeatable. My neighbors must wonder about me walking around my yard by myself and then suddenly bursting out with “chicka-dee-dee-dee” a couple times in succession. As long as I don’t start doing crows and blue jays.

    1. Lori Post author

      It is a lovely building. I love that they took the time and detail to accentuate all the ornate features.

      I talk to the birds all the time. I actually talk to a lot of wildlife. They don’t like me, but I like them.

    1. Lori Post author

      I do like having that room. The nice thing is that it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter because it is near the furnace room. Plus there are windows to look outside since it is a walkout basement.

    1. Lori Post author

      It was a village in the mid 1800s and became a city in the early 1900s. I do believe the downtown had a fire at some point, but I don’t remember when that was, before 1900 I think.

      The Jenny Lind is by far and away my favorite trunk so far!

  3. L

    Great shots with the new camera. I love your downtown. We have been to Lake George two yrs in a row and will go again this October. We found that coffee because of your blog. Thank you! GF is such a neat place, and your park downtown is nice, too. Hubs loves your part of the country! Me, too.

  4. Helen

    Your downtown reminds me a lot of the one where I live and the one where I work. My hometown downtown has been revitalizing for the last decade. It definitely is so much better now, but honestly would benefit from more retail as well. Not to mention that those of us who live there but work elsewhere often find downtown things – other than the restaurants – closed on the weekends. That’s not user friendly in any way.
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  5. Biz

    I’ve never been to your neck of the woods but it’s on my bucket list – I’ll let you know when I decide to make a trip up there – what season would be best to go?
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  6. Alissa

    That looks like a lovely downtown. Our town has had so many shops open up and close over the years. People keep trying, but it’s hard to keep the shops open in a small town area. It’s too bad!

    I am loving the bagel shot that you took. Hmmm… should I get a new camera? I really don’t need one but I’m really coveting the nice photos you took!
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