COVID kept us close to home for the last couple of years, and even though we are not RVers anymore, we definitely have hitch itch. So Terry and I have been talking about making some trips this year. Besides, our accountant says that if we don’t get some more business deductions, we’re going to be paying Uncle Sam a whole bunch of money this time next year. Fortunately, by buying the new truck in December, we were able to save some money on our 2021 income taxes.
We definitely want to run up to Alabama to see my son Travis and his wife Geli, and that may happen pretty soon. They are set to close on a house out in the country with acreage by the end of the month, and when that happens, we want to go and check it out. The pictures we have seen of the place look very good.
Our granddaughter Hailey graduates from high school in May, so we may make a trip to our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona for that and to see Terry’s parents in Mesa.
We have also talked about going up to Savannah, Georgia, for a few days. We love that historic old city, and there are story ideas everywhere you turn.
I also want to go to Ohio to do more research for my Tinder Street books sometime this summer. Whenever we take trips like this out of town, we combine business with pleasure, dropping off sample copies of books at bookstores and libraries, touching base with other authors I know, and gathering ideas for future books and blog posts.
We have to work all of that around a couple of medical appointments we have scheduled, but that hitch itch definitely needs to get scratched.
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 audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. Of all the novels and nonfiction books I have out, I have to say that Dog’s Run is probably my favorite. It’s a gritty tale that is loosely based upon an actual crime that took place in that part of the country when my father was a young police officer there, and I warn you in advance that there’s some rough language, but it’s appropriate to the time and place. This is also the last audiobook code I have for this title, and I don’t know if I will be getting any more, so enter now because if you snooze, you lose.
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 – I ate 11 times and took 5 naps and it’s still today.