It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you.
Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my favorite author, what do you recommend, Nick? She doesn’t care about going online and Facebook and such. We have a computer for internet access.
A. Terry and I both have Kindle Paperwhites and we have been very happy with them.
They have an ad for other books that pops up when you first turn the device on but that is all, and it’s not intrusive.
Q. I asked you back in May about the RF nerve ablation you had done to your back. My back pain continues to get worse and I am to the point where I have to do something. Any updates on your experience, Nick? Would you do it again?
A. As I told you back in May, I had my ablation done in mid-June of last year, and things are still good. I have occasional pain for other injuries and aging, but not the debilitating type I suffered with for so long. When and if the nerve regenerates and the pain returns, I won’t hesitate to have the procedure done again.
Q. Now that you have both had your COVID booster shots, and I seem to recall that you also got shingles vaccines, what about the flu shots? You can’t be too careful at our age.
A. Actually, Terry and I plan to get our flu shots today while we are out running errands and grocery shopping.
Q. We are fed up with Verizon and the price going up all the time. Didn’t you switch to something else a while back? Are you happy with it?
A. After many years with Verizon we switched to Consumer Cellular. We have unlimited calls, text, and data at a fraction of the price we were paying and the service has been excellent.
Q. Ten years ago when my wife was facing a serious health issue, Miss Terry gave her a little silver pocket angel that she still carries and cherishes to this day. She is fully recovered now and always remembers how much that meant to her. She wants to get some of the same angels to pass on to others. Can you tell me where Terry got them?
A. I am so happy to hear she is well now. Here is the link to where Terry currently buys the angels, which she still passes out to those facing a challenge.
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.
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Thought For The Day – If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you will always be right.