Jesse Makes A Door

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192021

I’ve told you before about all of the things our neighbor Jessie Bolton does to help us with projects around the house, and we always appreciate him. He just finished another one that we really wanted to get done.

When we bought the house, the door in our guest bedroom had a hole in the back of it from the previous owners’ grandkids. We thought it wouldn’t be a big problem to replace it, but as it turns out, it was an oddball size and nobody had such a door in stock, and ordering one made to fit would cost a small fortune. That’s where Jesse comes into the picture.

I asked him if he knew of someplace where we could get a door and Jesse said there was no reason to waste time or money with that, he would just make one. And he got the materials and did! I’ve never known anybody who made a door from scratch before.

Jesse works full time and is always involved in projects for people, so it took a while for him to get it finished, but he did, and we couldn’t be happier. One of the problems he was running into was that he was working in his carport, and with the high humidity here in Florida, he couldn’t get the stain to dry. So he brought it over here and did the staining in our garage, which made it a lot easier.

Yesterday he hung the new door, which required power tools, so I was not allowed to get too close because Jesse needs all of his fingers and toes, and we all know what a klutz I am.

And here’s the finished product. It looks great and we really like it. Thanks, Jesse, you’re the man!

Last night we watched The Beguiled on Netflix. It’s a remake of the 1971 movie by the same name that starred Clint Eastwood. I have to say that 50 years between the two films did not do the audience any favors. That’s a waste of 90 minutes of our lives that we’ll never get back.

I told you in yesterday’s blog that Go Daddy had messed up our e-mail again, and after spending a couple of hours on the phone with them on Sunday, they promised me it would be up and running by midnight. But by noon yesterday it still wasn’t working, so after another hour wasted on the phone with Go Daddy’s tech support, I reached out to my tech guy, David Carr, and he managed to get things working again. However, any e-mails that might have been sent since Friday never showed up. So if you sent me something from midday Friday through yesterday afternoon, I’m sorry, but I didn’t get it.

Congratulations Karin Huth, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Buck Fever, the first book in my friend Ben Rehder’s immensely popular Blanco County mystery series. If you’re not a fan of Ben’s books you have no idea what you are missing out on. Wacky characters, great humor, and superb writing. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed. We had 42 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. 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 – If you can’t look back at your younger self and realize what a fool you were, you are probably still a fool.

Nick Russell

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

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