Before I get into today’s blog, I want to thank everybody who sent messages asking if I was okay after I reported that I was not feeling well the other day. Several people urged me to take a COVID test, but I already knew what it was, the typical summer cold I get once or twice a year. This has happened to me for as long as I can remember, and just like I expected, after a day of rest and taking several doses of Alka Seltzer Cold and Flu formula throughout the day and evening, I woke up feeling much better the next morning.
I had a doctor friend tell me once it’s because I push myself and seldom take a day off to just do absolutely nothing but play, or read, or watch old TV shows between naps. He insisted it was my body’s way of saying, “all right, we need a break.” Maybe so. I don’t have a medical degree.
In other news, I was up early Monday morning for the Artemis rocket launch that was supposed to go off between 8:30 and 10:30. However, it was scrubbed due to a fuel leak. At first, the folks at NASA said they would try again on Thursday, and then they changed it to Saturday afternoon. We’ll see what happens.
I’ve been busy working on my new book, Big Lake Drunk, and yesterday I printed out the first four chapters, somewhere over 10,000 words, and gave them to Terry to edit and proofread before they start making the rounds of my other proofreaders. This is the first of many chapters that will be coming as I work on the manuscript.
Terry probably won’t get to them today since we have an appointment at Kutryb Eye Center in Titusville for the doctor to take another look at the eye that he did cataract surgery on, and also as a pre-op visit for doing the other eye next week. Once we get done with that, we have a couple of other errands to run, so we will probably be on the go for most of the day.
It’s come to my attention that at some point a while back, there was an automatic update of the blog software or something, which caused some of the people who subscribe to the blog to stop receiving it. Others were only getting it every other day or every third day. Yet, some subscribers continued getting it on a daily basis with no problem. Nobody can seem to figure out what caused the problem or why it is so sporadic. I am urging everybody who has had any problems to go to the subscribe button in the upper right column and resubscribe again. If you get a message saying you are already a subscriber and you are getting the blog, you should be fine.
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. I’ll just have the fried chicken if it’s all the same to you.
Thought For The Day – Don’t break someone’s heart. They only have one. Break their bones. They have 206 of them.