Jul 102022

We awoke yesterday morning to the sound of our neighbor Jesse Bolton putting the hurricane shutters on our windows. Yes, it’s that time of year again. June through the end of November marks hurricane season here on the Florida coast. Last year Jesse installed the hardware for the clear polycarbonate hurricane shutters and put them on for us. Then, when the season was over he removed them and we stored them in the garage.

The corrugated shutter panels fit into special channels above and below each window and are easy to install and remove. They are held in place with stainless steel wing nuts attached to studs on the lower channel.

We hope this season will be a repeat of the last couple of years when we escaped hurricanes hitting our area, but we know it’s always a possibility. Thanks Jesse. As always, we appreciate you.

I spent the day like I have spent most of my days lately, working on my new John Lee Quarrels book. I read through the last four chapters I wrote and corrected any blatant errors I saw, then printed them out for Miss Terry to edit and proofread. When she was done I made her corrections and then sent them off to Judy, my second proofreader. She’s always very fast, and by the end of the evening she had them back to me. I will make her corrections this morning before sending them to Roberta. I also wrote one more chapter by the time Terry told me dinner was ready.

And what a dinner it was, one of my favorites, shrimp scampi linguine. I dare you to go to any restaurant in the world and find a dish that compares to it. They may come close, but they can’t match her special blend of ingredients, topped with love.

After dinner we watched the last three episodes of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Going in, I thought this was a chick flick type of series, but boy was I wrong! Just like Terry, I was hooked from the very first episode. Check it out on Hulu or Amazon Prime. You’ll be glad you did.

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.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for a hardcover edition of the RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.

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 US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – Every time the universe sends me a sign I’m like, okay, but I think I’ll wait for a signier sign.

Nick Russell

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

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