Light And Honey

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142022

In a blog post a while back titled Let There Be Light (And Wind) I told you about the 22-inch Jinweite ceiling fan that Terry ordered off of Amazon and we installed in our bedroom. As I said in that blog post, I liked it so much that I had Terry order another one for my office. It arrived the other day and we installed it yesterday.

The whole process, taking down the existing ceiling light fixture and installing the new one, took no more than half an hour, and it really brightened up my office. Having a fan that I can aim in different directions or just let oscillate to move the air around is very nice.

A blog reader told me that they have two of the same units in their family room, and it’s a bit of a hassle because each one requires its own remote control. I’m not sure what the difference is, but with ours, either remote works for either fan. In fact, I have to be careful to point the remote directly at the fan in my office, or it turns on or off the bedroom light and/or fan at the same time.

In other news, I have mentioned before that when our son Travis and his wife Geli recently bought their place in Alabama, it came with a beehive. They had already planned on getting into beekeeping, so this was an added bonus for them. Right after they got the house, they opened the hive and took some honey out, but they didn’t know enough about it to know how much they could harvest and still leave for the bees to survive.

Fortunately, country folks are always happy to lend a helping hand, and one of their neighbors, who is also a beekeeper, came by last week and introduced himself and offered to help them get off to a good start. He came back yesterday and they opened the hive after Travis and Geli first put on their protective suits.

Once the frames are removed from the hive, Gila uses a special tool to scrape the honey off.

When Travis called me, he said he was amazed at how much honey there was. This is how much honey they got from just six frames, in a five-gallon food grade bucket, and Travis said they have two more frames in the hive still to go. When we were there last month they gave us about half a jar of honey, and I told him to be sure to save some more for us. It’s delicious and better than anything you’ll ever find in a store.

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 Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series. 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 – Maybe oxygen is slowly killing us all and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work.

Nick Russell

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

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