Success (I Think)

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132021

David Carr from Carr Communications has been busy the last few days moving my blog from Go Daddy to a new host, and I think he’s been successful. There were several times during the day yesterday when people couldn’t get to the blog, or if they could, there were no photos or something like that wrong, which was all part of the migration process. But I think that’s all behind us now. I’m looking forward to being able to not having to argue with Go Daddy on an almost weekly basis and being able to focus on the things I really need to get done.

So what did I do yesterday, besides standing by and talking to David by Instant Messenger as he was doing things? Well, I wrote another chapter in my new John Lee Quarrels book, proofed it, and then researched a couple of things to make sure I had them correct. As it turned out, I had one right and one wrong, so I had to go back and make some changes to the chapter to remedy that.

One of the great things about living on the Atlantic coast is that we get lots of seafood. Of course, we have not been going to restaurants since we got back from Arizona in March, but there is plenty of fresh seafood to be purchased at the local grocery stores and at Gary’s, our favorite meat market. The last time we were there, Terry got some nice cod fillets, and that’s what she made for dinner yesterday. They were the best I’ve ever had anywhere in my life.

After dinner, while Terry was doing the dishes (I keep offering to help her, and she keeps telling me no), I read over the chapter I wrote earlier to see if there was anything else that needed to be corrected, then we retired to the living room to watch TV. Two of our favorite shows were on, Finding Your Roots and This Is Us, and both were excellent episodes. I would love to sit down with Henry Louis Gates Jr., the host of Finding Your Roots, some time and spend an afternoon talking to him. Actually, listening to him. He has a brilliant mind.

Speaking of television, Sunday night, we watched the premiere of All Creatures Great And Small on Masterpiece Theatre. If you are familiar with James Herriot and his books about life as a veterinarian in rural England, you’re going to love this remake of the 1970s TV series. We are hooked and have it set to record automatically.

We have Samsung smart TVs in our living room and bedroom, and I was trying to access YouTube on the living room TV last night to show something to Terry, and for some reason, I couldn’t get it to open. In fact, I couldn’t do much with it at all. There was a message on the screen saying I needed to update our web browser, but every time I tried to update it, I got a message saying the update failed, or else that there was no update available. I don’t know what that’s all about, but I’ll have to do some research and figure out what I’m doing wrong. I tried the same thing with our bedroom TV and had no problem at all.

And finally, 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. This one is courtesy of my friend Jim Harper.

Thought For The Day – During my recent colonoscopy, I had my doctor write a note to my wife telling her that my head is not up there!

Nick Russell

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

  8 Responses to “Success (I Think)”

  1. Finding Your Roots is one of my favorites as well.

  2. I have never read All Creatures Great And Small but after seeing the Masterpiece production, it’s on my ‘to read’ list. I thought the first episode was well done and look forward to the next one.
    Best wishes to you and Miss Terry!

  3. Glad you are finally getting your Host problems resolved.
    Dinner looked yummy.
    Be Safe and Enjoy.

    It’s about time.

  4. The posts may still be in the migration process, but for the link to “previous,” it takes me to the post from January 10. Likewise, the link on the 10th for “next” takes me to today’s. The posts for January 11 and 12 disappeared (although, I have not played around with seeing if I can access them another way).

  5. Barbara, just scroll down the page from today’s blog, the previous blogs are all there.

  6. Hi Nick!

    Your problems connecting to you tube are probably as a result of firmware in the smart tvs. Many as I have found just get a roku or fiestick because their firmware update better when you tube, netflix, etc changes their apps. Smart tvs are usually only “smart” for several years and then the apps update, leaving the TV behind.

  7. I’ve read and reread “All Creatures Great and Small.” The Masterpiece version is… not much like the books so far. The 1978 BBC series with Christopher Timothy and Robert Hardy (who y’all may know as the Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter films) did mirror the books, so I suppose that has been done. But Mrs. Hall entreating Siegfried on Jim’s behalf, and then James running out to the calving to “prove” himself… well, not as good as the books to me. His actual first case, as written, probably took some liberties with the truth too. But it was a hell of a lot more dramatic, and then, far from berating him, Siegfried backed him right down the line.

    I am rather liking the new Siegfried, and getting used to the new James. But, I am wondering at some of the dynamics they’re portraying, and I hope that I can get out of the books enough to take this new presentation at face value. I do have a definite bias toward print, however!

  8. Nick, I did find the previous blogs another way, but they are still not showing up in the list here. It shows today’s (14th) followed by the 13th, then skips to the 10th. I read the blog on my Kindle Fire, so am not sure if that makes a difference. I would send a screenshot, but am not sure how to do that with this device. It is not a huge deal to me, but just thought your new internet guy might be interested.

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