Stormy Weather

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142016

With my new book finished, I’m already planning my next writing project and will be jumping headfirst into that soon. As for Big Lake Abduction, the one I finished on Tuesday evening, Miss Terry started proofreading it yesterday. She was laughing by the second page, so I hope that’s a good thing.

I spent much of the day yesterday catching up on email and other things I had neglected while I was busy finishing the book, as well as reading a few blogs I was behind on and logging onto Facebook to see who is the most corrupt politician in the world, who we should hate, who we should love, and what at least two dozen adorable kittens were doing.

Well, if you think kittens are adorable. Okay, who am I kidding? Even though I’m a dog guy, I love kittens. Cats, not so much. But I do like cats more than I like yappy little mutts, which I don’t really feel should be card-carrying members of the canine family. But I digress.

Sometime in the early afternoon our friend Al Hesselbart stopped by for a visit. Al’s Newell motorhome is still in the shop and he needed to check his email, so rather than him sitting outside in his hot Jeep to log onto the campground’s WiFi, we told him to grab a seat inside and do it while he was here, taking advantage of our motorhome’s air conditioning.

When Al left we ran some errands, stopping at the post office downtown to mail off some orders, then finding a UPS store to return a package to Amazon, and then we went to Midwest Gun and Range, a gun shop with an indoor shooting range not far from Elkhart Campground. I did some target shooting there a couple of years ago, and wanted to make sure they were still open. One of these days I may sneak away for a while and get a little practice in.

If you live in a motorhome, or any kind of RV for that matter, you always have to be aware of the weather. And this time of year in the Midwest there is always a chance of strong storms, and even tornadoes. That’s one reason I always tell people to be aware of their surroundings, know what county they are in, and keep a good weather radio handy.

Yesterday afternoon a big storm system came through the Michigan/Indiana border region with heavy rain, strong wind, and quarter size hail in some areas. We were under a storm warning until after 1 AM. I took this picture as the storm was coming in. The rain was pounding our Winnebago’s roof so hard on for a while that we had to shout to carry on a conversation, but that was about as bad as it got.

cloudy sky small

Good news for fans of my friend romance author Mona Ingram! She just released More Than Forever, the seventh book in her popular Forever series. Get your copy now.

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Sentinel In Elysium, the first book in my buddy George Weir’s excellent Elysium Chronicles mystery series set in a small Texas town. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Sentinel in Elysium cover

Thought For The Day – I’m not sure about an inner child, but I do have an inner idiot who surfaces every now and then.

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