Catching Up With Us

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152022

Terry and I have been trying to catch up with things that got neglected, or we just didn’t get around to doing in the month that we were on the road visiting family members in Alabama and Arizona. That included a lot of e-mails I received while we were gone. On average, I get over 100 e-mails a day from readers of my blog and books and people with questions about RVing or writing and self-publishing. And that’s not counting the obvious spam ones that slip past the filters and have to be deleted.

No, I don’t need you to help me improve my blog’s search engine optimization, I’m not going to publish your “free articles” that are basically very thinly veiled advertising, I’m doing just fine and I don’t need that $25 million that the nice man in Nigeria wants to put in my bank account, and I’m too old and fat to keep up with all those hot college girls and horny housewives that want me.

I try to check my e-mail at least a couple of times a day, and while we were on the road I answered any of them I could that were pressing. But there were still a ton of them that got put on the back burner that I have been working my way through and answering.

Meanwhile, Terry has a mountain of bookkeeping to deal with, sorting receipts and recording our expenses during the trip so our accountant will know which ones are business-related and which ones are not. But you know what they say, a woman’s work is never done. Especially if she’s married to a man like me, who is all thumbs. We got home to find that the ice maker in our refrigerator was frozen up, and she’s been trying to figure out what to do about that. Meanwhile, the drain on one side of our kitchen double sink developed a leak, so we had to stop at Lowe’s the other day and pick up replacement parts. We figured if one side is going bad, the other may not be far behind it, so we bought the parts for both sides.

And then there are lots of pictures we took during the trip that need to be sorted so I know which ones I will be using in future blog posts.

All of that being said, we are not the only ones playing catch up. I think our bodies are letting us know that we are not kids anymore. Between all of the traveling, sleeping in strange hotel rooms, time spent with our family members, and having to get up very early Monday morning after a night when neither one of us slept well, we are both worn out and just don’t have much energy right now.

We know there are things we should be doing, but it’s taking a while to get back in the swing of things. I just could not focus yesterday and ended up in my recliner sleeping for over two hours. Terry is like the Energizer Bunny and she keeps going and going, so while I was doing that she was doing several loads of laundry and other chores around the house. I honestly don’t know why she puts up with me. But she admits that all she really wanted to do was go back to bed and sleep. We will both be turning 70 this year, Terry in just a few days, and apparently it’s true. Getting old is not for sissies. Hopefully we’ll get our batteries recharged soon and back to whatever passes for normal around here.

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. Thanks, Thomas Schlater, but I think I’ll stick to Miss Terry’s homemade pizza.

Thought For The Day – Forget about the zombie apocalypse that will never come. Worry about the idiot apocalypse that we’re in the middle of right now.

Nick Russell

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

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