How Did I Do That?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252018

Since this is Sunday, normally I would include something in today’s blog telling you that it is your last chance to enter our weekly Free Drawing and that the winner would be drawn this evening. But somehow I managed to completely forget about the drawing this week. They usually begin on Thursday and run through Sunday, and I totally blew it. My apologies. I promise we’ll have the drawing back next week.

Yesterday was the first morning we didn’t have to be up at a certain time for something, so we took advantage of it and slept in a little bit. It would have been a nice day to get the pontoon boat or the kayaks out on the water, but there are usually so many weekend warriors out there having fun on Saturday and Sunday that we try to avoid them when we can. Our schedule is flexible enough that we can go out any day of the week.

Instead, we put up some more paneling in the garage, finishing the front end of it. We still have one 12 foot long section to do on the right-hand side in the rear, and then the 20 foot wide back wall. That one will present some challenges, because there is a door, two windows, and a circuit breaker box on that wall. So it’s going to take a lot of measuring and cutting to get everything to fit together properly.

There is still some trim work to be done just for aesthetics, but Terry and I are very pleased with the way everything is coming together. And we have noticed that since we got the garage spray foamed, the temperature has been pretty steady out there. Several nights it’s gotten down to the low 40s, and a few days it’s been up into the upper 80s, but the garage stays between 70° and 80° day or night with no heat or cooling on in it. We think that even in the hot summer months, a window air conditioner might make it tolerable out there if we want to throw darts or something.

Then again, maybe we’ll do the smart thing and take off when it gets really hot. At least for a few weeks. After I said that we might go up to New England this summer, several people have invited us to stop in for a night or two along the way. We appreciate that, and we will have to see how things play out. After so many years of always having to be someplace for an RV rally, or speaking gig, or something, it’s nice not to have any schedule. We are really enjoying it.

A while back I was offered the opportunity to do some seminars on cruise ships. We have never been on a cruise, and taking one is on our bucket list. I love presenting seminars on all kinds of subjects, so the idea was appealing to me. But again, we would find ourselves right back into that scheduling thing. So I think if we do take a cruise we will just be passengers, with no obligations except to have fun.

I’m not sure what’s on the schedule for today. Maybe nothing, and that’s all right, too. I really need to park myself at my desk and get some writing done. The one schedule that I would like to keep is turning out at least four books a year. And with March just about gone, if I’m going to do that, I need to put my nose to the grindstone.

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Thought For The Day – An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass. – George Washington

Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “How Did I Do That?”

  1. Thank you for your post on the Cremont Historical Museum. We are full timers staying near Tampa. We’d been looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon. After reading your blog we decided to go there. The docents were very knowledgeable. While it didn’t take long to tour the buildings, it was a nice way to spend some time.

  2. Wow- never heard that GW quote before. Good stuff.

  3. I suggest a cruise on the inside passage to Alaska on Norwegian Cruise lines. It was great.
    I was on a Carnival cruise one time and that was enough. I would not go on another Carnival cruise.
    The Alaskan cruise was great.

  4. After full timing for many years, we are also off the road. We are taking our first cruise this year to Alaska as that was one place we never got to. We are taking the inside passage and are on Celebrity Cruise. Our travel agent has been great and we have a balcony, which everyone says is a must when going to Alaska.

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