I didn’t get any writing done Wednesday because Terry had an appointment with her eye doctor down in Titusville to replace the plugs that they do every four months or so for her dry eyes. She’s been having more and more of a problem with it, and even expensive eyedrops haven’t helped, so he gave her some samples of prescription drops to try. She said they burn her eyes quite a bit when she first puts them in, but hopefully, they will help resolve the problem.
I made up for not working on Wednesday by cranking out 6,000 words in my new John Lee Quarrels book yesterday. I never know what the exact word count is going to be on a book until I’m done, but I am somewhere around two-thirds of the way into it now and I’m still hoping to have it out by the end of the month or else very early in February. Once that’s done I’ll start on my third Tinder Street book for all of you who keep demanding another one in that series, which is quickly becoming my favorite of all of my work.
The other day I mentioned that I couldn’t get the Samsung Smart TV in our living room to connect to the internet when I wanted to show Terry a movie on YouTube. Like anything else, whenever you have a technological problem, ask a kid. In this case, the kid was my son, who is in his 40s and isn’t a kid anymore. He told me that all I had to do was go to YouTube on my phone, select the video or movie I wanted, and then push an icon on the phone’s screen to share it on the TV. I did, and it worked great. Thanks. Travis!
We are still trying to get our COVID-19 vaccinations, and things are beginning to move at least a little bit here in Volusia County, Florida, but not nearly fast enough. Instead of making senior citizens sit in their cars overnight for a chance at the vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis, now they are doing it by reservation. Of course, when you try to call or go online to make a reservation, they are already booked up immediately. They have also started doing vaccinations at some of the Publix grocery stores in our area. I don’t care where we get the darn thing, I’d just really like us to get it, and then the follow-up dose.
A couple of weeks ago, I told you that our daughter-in-law, Geli, got the vaccine, and then on Tuesday of this week, she got the second dose. She said that except for a bit of soreness in her arm, she felt fine after both of them. Since Geli is a frontline medical worker dealing with COVID patients all the time, it’s a big comfort to us to know that she’s got it.
Several people have asked what’s going on with Terry’s AeroGarden, so here’s a picture I took yesterday. Things are really growing, and she has already harvested some of the basil, chives, and cilantro. If you look carefully, there’s one red strawberry, and I’m licking my chops waiting for it to get ripe. There are some smaller strawberries on there as well, and now the cherry tomato plants are starting to bud up and should be producing fruit. Overall, Terry is thrilled with her little home garden.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. 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 Sunday evening. Note: Due to the 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 – I once had a hen that could count her own eggs. She was a mathemachicken.