Better Late Than Never

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062017

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my good buddy Greg White a belated happy birthday. Greg’s birthday was yesterday but somehow I managed to miss it. I’m not sure how that happened, because the Google calendars on my phone and computer are supposed to send me notifications of birthdays and the dates bills are due and things like that. But it was only after I saw Jan’s post on Facebook wishing her hubby happy birthday that I realized I didn’t get the notification.

Come to think of it, I haven’t been getting any old notifications for a while. Maybe I’d better call Chris Yust at C&C Insurance and see if I’m still covered. Apparently I paid the power bill, because the lights are still on. Honey, is today our anniversary?

We’ve been getting a lot of rain here the last couple of days. I don’t know exactly how much, but it’s being measured in inches. And along with the rain, we’re also getting a lot of wind. Gusts up to 25 mph. For a while yesterday the wind was blowing so hard that the rain was coming down sideways. I love the sound of the rain and sometimes I will open the door of my office, which opens onto a carport, just so I can listen to it. But when I tried that yesterday I had to close it quickly because rain started coming through the screen door.

After running some errands yesterday morning, Terry and I drove down by our fishing pier to see if any work has started on repairing it from the damages sustained in Hurricane Irma. Not yet, because they have not been able to get an engineer in to check it out. But the community managers here say it will definitely be rebuilt. We are all looking forward to that because it is a focal point of our little community.

With all the rain we’ve had coming down, yesterday the water was so high that it was lapping at the top of the pier. And the weatherman says there’s more on the way.

Yesterday was another writing day for me, and I logged another 6,000 words on my current work in progress. I’m closing in on 50,000 words, and if I keep this pace up I should finish it in a week or so.

After seeing the ad for our Winnebago diesel pusher at PPL Motorhomes, somebody asked why it was priced at $51,995 when we were only asking $45,000 when we were trying to sell it ourselves. The folks at PPL sell a lot of RVs and they know the market. Will they actually get that much for it? I don’t know, but their appraiser said based on his experience at the dealership, which sold 2,500 RVs last year, that’s where it should be priced. I didn’t question his judgment. I figure if he doesn’t write mystery novels, I shouldn’t play RV salesman.

Terry and I found it interesting that while we were on our way to Houston to drop the motorhome off at PPL, two different people who had looked at it previously and either couldn’t make a decision or keep a commitment contacted us wanting to know why we were doing that, because suddenly they wanted to make us us an offer. No problem, it’s sitting at PPL waiting for you to go make a deal.

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Thought For The Day – I don’t mean to brag, but this puzzle says “2-4 years” and I finished it in three months.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Better Late Than Never”

  1. Nick,
    For those people who waited to offer you a deal I have this quote:

    “Strike while the Iron is HOT”.

    Good for a thought for a day.
    If they cannot figure it out look it up.

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