Going To Be Busy

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102022
 

I remember my sister complaining once when we were kids that she was bored, and our mother handed her a rag and a can of Pledge and told her to go dust the furniture. Mom said she was never bored because she was always too darn busy to have time for it.

If that’s true, and knowing my mom, it probably was because she was right about most things, Terry and I certainly won’t be getting bored anytime this month. Yesterday evening Roberta sent me the last chapters of my new John Lee Quarrels book that she had just finished proofreading, and today I will make her corrections and then print out the entire manuscript for Terry to go over one more time before I start the e-book formatting process. We had planned an outing to the shooting range in Titusville today or tomorrow, but I’m not sure if we can work that into the schedule or not. We have to be down in Titusville Friday afternoon for a preoperative appointment for Terry about her upcoming cataract surgery.

On Tuesday of next week, we have to go to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for a checkup on the Interstim device that was implanted in Terry a couple of years ago. The next day I have an MRI scheduled for my back to see if the increased pain I’m having is due to worsening damage since it feels like the RF ablations I had done in June have not really helped at all.

We’ll have a couple of days off after that, and then Monday, the 22nd, I meet with one of my doctors to go over the MRI. On Wednesday, the 24th, Terry has cataract surgery on her right eye in Titusville and then goes back the next day for a postop appointment as well as a preop for the left eye, which will be done on September 6th. I sure am glad gas prices have come down because we’re going to be putting some miles on!

Some readers have messaged me asking about the shooting I reported in yesterday’s blog. According to the police, a man went to a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting, looking for his former girlfriend. She was there with another man, and the shooter killed him immediately and then took her hostage. Several other people that were in the meeting escaped and called the police. There was a standoff that lasted several hours before a SWAT team entered the building and found the bodies of the first man, the woman, and the shooter, who had committed suicide. What a terrible tragedy for everyone involved.

I was dismayed by someone on a local Internet forum saying it didn’t really matter if junkies got killed or not. I guess that person is too dense to understand, but someone who goes to an NA meeting is trying to deal with their addiction and get better. And no matter why they were there or where they were in their recovery, they were still someone’s child, someone’s brother or sister, or father or mother or friend, and they didn’t deserve to die like that. They also don’t deserve idiots spouting off online just because they like to show the world how stupid they really are.

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.

Thought For The Day – Never look down on anyone unless you are admiring their shoes.

Nick Russell

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

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