I Found More Hours

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242022

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote that there are just not enough hours in a day to do all of the things I need to get accomplished. But at least for yesterday, I found more hours.

As I said in that blog, I had an eye appointment at the VA Medical Clinic in Daytona Beach yesterday afternoon, but I also said I’d been fighting a nasty sore throat for a few days. At first, I thought it was my CPAP machine, but then I realized there is so much pollen in the air right now that everybody is sneezing and coughing just like me and complaining about itchy eyes and stuffy noses and sore throats. Ahh, yes, I remember feeling that way whenever the pollen gets high. I took a couple of ChlorTabs, one every four hours, and sucked on throat lozenges during the day, which helped a lot.

Even so, wanting to be completely safe, I called the VA and rescheduled my appointment. That saved me about a 45-minute drive each way and at least an hour or two waiting to be called in and taken care of. I made good use of the time, making corrections to some chapters in my new Tinder Street book that Terry had suggested when she proofread them and then writing two more chapters.

After a delicious dinner of pork tenderloin sandwiches, we settled in to watch some television. We recently discovered a series called The Village on Amazon Prime that we are enjoying. It covers the 20th century through the recollections of the oldest man in England, starting just before World War I. There are only two seasons available so far, but it’s supposed to continue through the decades. Since I’m telling pretty much the same story for the same time period but from an American viewpoint in my Tinder Street family saga, I find it very interesting, and I’m making notes as I watch for some events that happened during that time that I need to investigate further.

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.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of The Vigilante by W.R. Hill. It’s the tale of a former CIA covert operative who left the business and settled down in a picturesque small New England town, wanting nothing more than a quiet life as a homemaker and a mother. But when an act of violence shatters that dream, she puts her old skills to work again, taking the law into her own hands.

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 US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day Have you ever looked at someone and thought “shut the hell up” and they weren’t even speaking?

Nick Russell

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

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