The Day After

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262018

Well, it’s almost over with for another year. All that’s left is stuffing all the boxes and wrapping paper in the recycle bin, taking the decorations off the Christmas tree and hauling it out to the curb for the trash man to pick up, taking down the Christmas lights and any other decorations you had outside, and cleaning up the mess. Oh, and let’s not forget the crowds filling the stores to return gifts they don’t want and taking advantage of the after-Christmas sales. Then it will finally be over!

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be glad to see an end to all the holiday hype. Maybe it might be possible to get in and out of a store in less than 45 minutes when all you want to do is buy a bottle of aspirin

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas, and I want to thank everybody who sent Christmas emails, Facebook messages, and posted blog comments. In all there were well over 200 of them, and I just don’t have the time to reply to everybody individually. But please know that you thinking about us at this time a year is much appreciated.

We had a quiet Christmas that started with calls from Terry’s parents and then her sister in Arizona, followed by my daughter and grandkids in northern Arizona, then from my son in Alabama. In mid-afternoon, our friend Jim Lewis came over and we went to Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet in Daytona Beach for dinner. The place was packed, but as always, the food was excellent.

If you have been trying to access my buddy Greg White’s Our RV Adventures blog and have not been able to connect with it the last few days, it’s because there is a glitch somewhere in the Go Daddy server that hosts both his and my blogs. Greg and Jan are both fine, just frustrated that they can’t seem to get things right on Go Daddy’s end so the blog will post and stay up. Greg tells me that it sometimes is live for a few minutes, and then it disappears again, coming back after anywhere from hours to minutes later. Hopefully things will get resolved soon.

Long time reader Debbie Cohn from Highland Park, New Jersey contacted me to tell me about a program that a lot of vets do not know is available to them. The Exchange, the oldest and largest Department of Defense military retailer, offers honorably discharged military veterans tax-free online shopping with military-exclusive pricing and special credit options. This is available to all eligible veterans for life. For more information, visit

This picture is not very clear because it was taken at night of a vehicle in the next lane from us, but the vanity license plate reads FAILURE. How messed up must your life be, and how low must your self-esteem be if your vanity plate says FAILURE? Why do I think this is someone who really should have gotten some self-help books for Christmas?

Speaking of books, my buddy George Wier’s latest release, Neptune’s Forge: An Antarctic Mystery, is available for free today only on Amazon. George is a great guy and an excellent writer, so get it while you can.

That’s about all I’ve got for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more, including announcing our next free prize drawing. Since it’s going to be the last drawing of the year, I wanted to go out with a bang. I guarantee you, it’s one you’ll want to get in on!

Thought For The Day – I Googled all of my symptoms this morning. Turns out all I needed was biscuits and gravy.

Nick Russell

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

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