We live on the central Florida coast, just about exactly halfway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. If you have been reading the blog for very long, you have seen our pictures of rocket launches that we take from our yard, or sometimes from our private fishing pier on the Intracoastal Waterway. I was never into Star Wars or had much at all to do with outer space, but it’s always a thrill to me to see a rocket lift off.
But, to be honest, we’ve seen so many of them over the the four years we’ve been here that we kind of take them for granted sometimes. I guess the folks down at Cape Canaveral wanted to get my attention, because now apparently they are sending off stealth rockets.
A rocket was supposed to go up last Thursday or Friday and the launch got scrubbed, as happens quite often due to weather or technical difficulties. The last I heard, it was rescheduled for Sunday about midday. Even if we are not outside to see the launches, we always hear the rumble and feel the vibration of the booster rockets when they make their reentry and land. But not yesterday. The rocket launch went off sometime while we were having brunch, and we never even heard it. That surprised me, because usually, you can’t miss it. We’ve had them wake us up from a sound sleep sometimes. Yesterday we were definitely awake, we just did not hear the darn thing at all. Yes, I think it was a stealth rocket. That’s the only explanation I can figure out.
I won’t bore you with the details of yesterday, which were basically me working on my new John Lee Quarrels book, and Terry weaving. But I will show you a picture of the beautiful loaf of bread she made yesterday, along with a delicious apple crisp. We had some of the crisp last night for dessert, and we may have French toast with the bread this morning. I think we’ve got some turkey left over from Thanksgiving in the freezer. Hmmm, turkey sandwiches for lunch. There’s a thought.
We are certainly enjoying the cooler weather, although today it is supposed to get back up to around 80 again. Then the temperature will drop down into the 70s the rest of the week. It just doesn’t get much better than that, as far as I’m concerned.
Are you looking for something good to read while you wait for my next John Lee Quarrels book? Have I got a deal for you! Now through the 17th, my pal Cameron Lowe is giving away free copies of his e-book A Shot at Us on Amazon. That’s right, free! How can you get a better deal than that? The book is a contemporary love story for the ages. Spanning a decade and a half, readers will fall for a colorful cast of lovable characters in a fictional city in eastern Montana. Cameron tells me that A Shot at Us is inspired by the classic Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life. Check it out, and leave Cameron a good review.
Congratulations Jenise Harper, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Toxic, the first book in Leigh Hull’s new Gamer Files series. Find out what happens when professional gamer and cosplayer Athena Dellis’ friend and teammate is murdered at the annual comic book convention. From murder to nerd love, Toxic is the perfect book for geeks who love a good story. We had 37 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – When you do squats, are your knees supposed to sound like a goat chewing on an aluminum can stuffed with celery?