This week ended well. The battery in my car was the original battery that came with the 2003 VW! So yes, I do believe it was time for a new one, don't you? The car is now starting and running normally, thank goodness.
Work ended on a good note as well. We accomplished some tasks that we'd been trying to get done for a few months and they actually went smoothly, which is a real treat for us IT folks.
Flowers are in bloom up here on the Ridge and I think Benjamin and I are going to take a hike down to the train tracks today to see what we can see. I always hope to find "treasure" on these walks. The first time we walked this path, we found a Tennessee Box Turtle shell. The shell's size told us that the former owner had been at least 30 or 40 years old. They have a life span of 30 - 60 years and based on the size of the shell (full grown is about 6 inches in diameter), you can guage its age.
I think we might look in on the cemetary in our neighborhood as well. Yes, we have such an interesting little area here. I need to get over to the Ridgetop Museum soon. I am interested in the history of the land where our house is. I do know that the Watauga Sanitarium once stood on this land, but I would like to know more about it and the history of this land...just to satisfy my own curiosity. I bet there are some interesting stories about this little town.