The events of the last few days have occupied a lot of my time, and I will admit that I have been rather snippy with some folks who believe that the insurrection we saw happening on Wednesday is all a plot by far left liberals or that COVID-19 is all a hoax. I just don’t have the patience for any of that nonsense anymore, and I spent some time deleting and blocking quite a few of them on Facebook. They have a right to their misguided opinion, but I don’t have an obligation to listen to it.
One person who disagreed with me and claims that this is all a plot by former President Obama, Kamala Harris, and Nancy Pelosi, said that she will never buy one of my books again. Damn, I guess I need to sell my Mustang and start looking into selling blood plasma so we can make ends meet.
I decided yesterday that I needed to push all of that to the background because it’s not doing any good dwelling on it, and I spent the day making some corrections to previous chapters in my new John Lee Quarrels book, Fresh Out Of Mojo. Then I wrote another chapter and proofread it. I’m more than halfway through now, and every time I think I know how things are going to turn out, those darn characters throw me a curveball and take off in a different direction. Talk about an independent bunch of cretins.
Meanwhile, Terry was busy with all the things that keep her from relaxing, from doing laundry to making a delicious batch of dark chocolate pecan fudge and making shrimp chimichangas with homemade red enchilada sauce for dinner, and all of it was delicious, of course.
Have you gotten your stimulus check yet? A couple of friends had theirs direct deposited into their bank accounts last week, and ours arrived in the form of a check. I know that for some people it’s going to be very helpful, but for far too many of our fellow Americans, it’s not nearly enough to help them through these difficult times.
Nobody seems to know what’s going on as far as the COVID vaccine here in Volusia County, Florida. As I wrote before, a couple of times they have had senior citizens waiting in their cars overnight in temperatures that dipped down in the low 40s, just to hopefully be among the first come, first served of 1,000 to get a shot. Now there’s talk that the county is going to be administering the vaccines on an appointment basis, but nobody really seems to know when or how that’s going to happen. We are sitting tight and don’t go out much, so we’ll wait until our turn comes. It’s comforting to us knowing that our daughter-in-law, Geli, who is a frontline healthcare worker, will get her second dose of the vaccine on Tuesday. We have been worried about her for so long because she deals with COVID patients every day.
I keep hoping we’ll be able to get the pontoon boat out on the water, but it’s either been windy, or else my back was acting up, or Miss Terry wasn’t feeling well, so I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen. I told her the other day that we either need to use it or sell it, because there’s no use having it take up space in the garage if we’re not going to get any use out of it. I am hoping for better weather soon so we can get out on the water. I am absolutely craving that as much as I do food or oxygen.
Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Free Ride, the thirteenth book in my pal Ben Rehder’s popular Blanco County mystery series. To enter, 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 this evening. Note: Due to high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – Contrary to popular opinion, Shepherd’s Pie does not actually contain shepherds.