Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072019

Because we lost so much time running around to doctor appointments this last week, yesterday Miss Terry and Beverly spent most of yesterday proofing my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. With all of that done and the corrections made, I sent it off to my third and final proofreader. It won’t be long now, folks!

Terry and Beverly both agreed that this book is grittier than most of my other ones, which they both seemed to enjoy. And they both said they were blown away by the way things worked out in the end. To be honest, so was I, because I didn’t see that coming!

Several readers have asked how it’s working out having Beverly living here with us. It’s been an adjustment for all of us, but overall I think it’s come together very well. It seems like all we’ve done since she got here is run to one doctor appointment after another. But that’s because she has a number of serious health issues and we’ve been getting her set up with all the different specialists she needs to see, going to initial appointments with them, and things like that. I think we are getting past most of that now, and hopefully things will slow down a bit. Terry and I are just grateful that we are in a position to be able to help her and give her a safe, comfortable home.

Somebody else asked if I have followed through with the visits we made to a couple of the local trap ranges, and if so, how much shooting I have done so far. No, there just has not been time, but it’s something that I am still very interested in pursuing. But the flip side of the coin is that I have a beautiful pontoon boat and a couple of kayaks and I only live 800 yards from the water but still never seem to get the time to use them. And let’s don’t even mention all of the kites that I never get in the air. Do I really need one more hobby that I don’t have time for? And it’s not just me. Terry never seems to have time for weaving anymore, either. Something is wrong with this picture.

It seems like when we were traveling around the country, publishing the Gypsy Journal and working RV rallies, we had a lot more time for the things we enjoy doing than we do now that we are living in a house. What’s that all about? I know that some of our health issues have put a damper on things, but I think we need to sit down and reassess some of our priorities.

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.

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Thought For The Day – I accidently went grocery shopping on an empty stomach. I am now the proud owner of aisle 6.

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “Two Out Of Three”

  1. You know the old saying Nick – if not now, when? Let’s face it, we’re both chubby old guys who have had heart and other problems. Will you be healthy enough to do all those things you moved to Florida for in a year, or two or three or five? You can always find plenty of reasons to put things off another day but when time runs out and you don’t have any good days left how much will you regret?

  2. I know exactly what you mean about the time thing. Ever since we moved part-time into a house it seems we have no time for all our firmer on-the-road hobbies. Not sure why? I guess there are more distractions in a house, as odd as that seems.

    Wish you all the best with the transition of Beverly living with you and tackling her health challenges. It’s never easy, but very worthwhile. Living with an older parent I know those challenges.


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