"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Monday, August 10, 2015

Out and About

Hubby found a part time little retirement job delivering a weekly local newspaper.  It is a motor route and takes about 4 1/2 hours to complete.  We realized right away that this is really a two person job.  He drives and I put the papers in the boxes.
We deliver in the general area where we live.  It is fun to see what's new in our little neck of the woods.

                          Come and join us.

Country roads and wildflowers.....

And I guess we have some quirky neighbors......

And a totem carved from a dead tree on a corner of the road.  I have no idea who carved this or why they they put it there.  It has been there for many years.

Our route even takes us past Lake Michigan....

I have been tempted to take pictures of mailboxes.....it is amazing how unique some mailboxes are, and it's also amazing how beaten and broken some mailboxes are.  I am surprised the post office will even leave mail in some of them.

Sick kitty update:
Salem is not doing very well (and neither am I).  His insulin is supposed to be delivered Tuesday.  Honestly, I am not sure he will live that long.  He isn't eating but will drink a little canned food mixed with water into a slurry.  I am having second thoughts about trying to treat him.  It is so hard to see him like this, and I wish I had put him down right away instead.  If he lives til we get insulin I will give it a try but if he doesn't respond really well I am ready to let him go.  

Have a great week,

Til next time, 


  1. That newspaper delivery route is gorgeous and worth the effort ! I'm so sorry about the cat; it is so difficult to know when an animal is suffering and when it should just be euthanized. Do as you feel it, there is simply no rule. XXXX

  2. Sorry to hear that Salem isn't doing well. Hopefully the insulin will have a quick and positive effect. Doing that paper round isn't really 'work' - it's such a nice route.

  3. Bless his kitty heart. I know you'll do what you know is best for him. Hugs
    I LOVE the paper route! what fuN!

  4. It is so hard to watch an animal suffer and hard to let them go.

    Your pictures are great. Nice of you to help along the route as well.

  5. Nice that you have such a pretty route to take while delivering the papers. I would definitely be photographing those mailboxes. Would be fun to see them on your blog. I'm very sorry about your kitty. It's so hard to see them sick. Part of being a good owner is knowing when to let them go. Hugs.

  6. Oh that is such a pretty route you get to see each week and your neighbors are definitely an interesting lot. The mailboxes sound like fun! I'm very sorry about your little kitty. It's so hard to say goodbye, but sometimes it's a decision that is the best for them. I'll be praying for you Marilyn.