A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122021

Yesterday was a very fast day and I don’t know where the hours went. I had planned to get some writing done but time got away from me and that didn’t happen. I started the day as always, answering emails, including a lot of congratulatory messages on yesterday’s announcement about achieving my $1,000,000 goal in book royalties. Thank you, everybody, I really appreciate your kind words in the blog comments, on Facebook, and by email messages.

We had berries and cream for breakfast and split an egg bagel, and then I was back at my computer, trying to help out some friends who are broken down and stranded in their RV, sending them a list of mobile techs near where they are who might be able to come out and help them. Then I exchanged a series of messages with another friend whose husband is in the hospital battling COVID. Will we ever get a handle on this disease?

While I was doing all of that, Terry re-bagged the groceries we bought for the Christmas food drive to make them easier to load when they came by to pick them up.

A little later our friends Jesse and Jennifer came over and visited for a while, which is always fun. We solved quite a few of the problems of the world and decided that we would celebrate that by going to Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet in Daytona Beach today. It’s always been our favorite, but they have not been there yet.

After Jesse and Jennifer left, I drove the new truck down to our friend Jim Lewis’ house so he could check it out, and he was very impressed. Jim suggested that since Terry says she likes the new truck so much, when the original one I ordered gets delivered to the dealer we should trade in her Chrysler Pacifica on it and be a two truck family. I told him Terry was way ahead of him on that and had already suggested it. She’s always preferred pickup trucks to cars since long before I came into the picture.

Back at home we had dinner, watched a couple of episodes of The Zoo and the news of the terrible tornado destruction in Kentucky and Indiana and other areas, then it was time to write the blog and call an end to our fast day.

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. I guess the sign painter was having a sale on apostrophes when he did this job.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free 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. 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 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 – Apparently, it’s only appropriate to say “Look at you! You got so big!” to children. Adults tend to get offended.

Nick Russell

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

  3 Responses to “A Fast Day”

  1. Since you mentioned Covid, how is Miss Terry’s brother-in-law doing? Because you two are important to us, those you love are also important to us. All those with Covid and those who care for them, as well as those who have lost someone to this disease are in my prayers.

  2. I’m quite pleased to see you pass the 1 million mark, even considering it over a 10 year span. Congratulations!! Just curious as to why you think you need 2 vehicles plus the Mustang. Not being critical, my wife and I went from 2 vehicles to 1, and you could count on 1 hand the times in a year we needed the 2 at the same time.
    Hey, continue your progress.

  3. Barbara, he is out of the hospital but still has a long way to go to be fully recovered. Thanks for caring.

    Roger, we don’t necessarily “need” two vehicles, but we find it comes in handy now and then, and it’s okay to have things we don’t always need but want.

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