Another Ring

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202018

Okay, I have sat here quietly doing my thing for months now and I haven’t whined or sniveled once about the weather. But I’ve about reached my limit with it. I really, really wish it would start cooling down. Instead, in the last week the temperature has gotten even hotter, hovering at and even exceeding record temperatures for this time of year. The weatherman says it’s because Hurricane Florence sucked so much moisture out of the local atmosphere, making it even warmer than normal here. Okay Florence, we get it, you suck. Now stop it!

In a blog post last week I told you about the Ring doorbell we installed at our front door. I liked it so much that I ordered a second one from Amazon, and yesterday Terry installed it on the door in our carport that goes into my office. They both connect to the same Ring chime/Wi-Fi extender, and I was able to set different ring tones for each one, so when someone pushes a doorbell we know which door they are at.

Terry and I have spent the last two days like we have a lot of our time lately, with her weaving and me writing. She tells me she is almost finished with her current project, a beautiful rug, and I’m almost finished with my newest book, Strawberry Slugbug. It’s book 5 in my John Lee Quarrels series and I should have it wrapped up this weekend. For any of you who are interested, here is a sneak peek at the cover, which was created by the very talented Elizabeth Mackey. Elizabeth has created all of my book covers for the last few years, as well as covers for many best-selling authors I know.

Today we have to take a break from the writing and the weaving for, you guessed it, more medical appointments. Terry has one at 11:15 in New Smyrna Beach, and then another one at 1 o’clock in Titusville. That seemed like it was cutting it pretty tight, but the folks at the first office told us they close for lunch at noon and assured us we will be in and out by then. It’s about 32 miles from one doctor’s office to the next, so we should be able to make it, barring any unforeseen difficulties. But I still prefer to have a little more buffer than that. I hate being late for anything and always try to arrive ahead of time.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audio book of undone, the first book in my buddy Jason Deas’ new Burt Bigsley mystery series. 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 (first and last) 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.

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Lazy people fact #5679386452000167. Admit it, you were too lazy to read that whole number.

Nick Russell

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

  5 Responses to “Another Ring”

  1. Here’s another helpful aspect to the Ring camera. When my son and his wife were evacuated due to fires in NorCal last year, they and neighbors were not allowed back into the enclave where they lived until many days later. Meanwhile, the fires edged closer and closer. Fire officials do not tell any residents of evacuated neighborhoods details of their neighborhoods (one reason being the officials would have to be updating everyone nearby, constantly, thus taking time away from the fire fight). My son and wife were able to check on the fire’s progress toward their house with the aid of their Ring camera. It was peace of mind when they had no other information about their home.

  2. We’re up in Maine right now, I had to put on long pants & a sweatshirt yesterday. That means it’s about time to take the house on wheels & go look for somewhere warmer!

  3. Well, I’ve been whining all summer long. Normally, we don’t travel in the summer but this year we did. Starting in CA, we went through NV, ID, MT, SD, NE, KS and have been in OK all of September. It’s been hot & humid everywhere we’ve been, 90 to 95 and still is. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to rain several inches in OK and I’m looking forward to it, never thought I would say that.

  4. I just finished reading “undone,” and really enjoyed it. The character of “Mick” seemed strangely familiar. 🙂

    Looking forward to reading “Strawberry Slugbug” when it comes out.

  5. I get your laments on the weather. We lived in Houston for 20+ years, and it never seems to end. We now summer in western Wyoming, and winter in central Texas. Best of both worlds. BTW, I grew up in Minnesota, so can you say climate schock?

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