While NASA just can’t seem to get it together to launch their Artemis rocket toward the moon, last night Space X had another successful launch from Cape Canaveral, carrying a bunch of Starlink satellites into space. They did another launch just a few days ago. Granted, their rockets are not as powerful and not going as far as Artemis, but they must be doing something right. Maybe the folks at NASA should walk across the launchpad and talk to the Space X people and get a few pointers.
I spent part of yesterday editing the last chapter I wrote for Big Lake Drunk, then I wrote another 1,200 words and edited them, then printed everything out for Terry to edit and proofread. But she won’t be able to do much of that for a while yet because tomorrow afternoon she is getting her second cataract surgery. Hopefully this will balance her eyes out, and once she recovers, which shouldn’t take long, she’ll be back to normal.
About 3 o’clock yesterday we went across the street to our friends Jesse and Jennifer’s house for a cookout. Terry made two big plates of cookies, one chocolate chip oatmeal and the other peanut butter, and of course they were a big hit with everybody. Jesse grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and we all had a good time.
Their friends Dennis and Tami were there, and Dennis fell asleep. That’s always a mistake. Being the obnoxious little cherub that I am, I “decorated” him and took his picture. Then I got the hell out of there before he woke up. He only looks dead, but Dennis is a big guy and I don’t run very fast, so if he caught me, I might really be dead!
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.
Congratulations Mary Maniaci, winner of our drawing for an autographed copy of Big Lake Quarterback, the 17th book in my Big Lake mystery series. Big Lake High School’s star quarterback seems to have it all. Handsome, popular with the girls, adored by the fans, and a talent that his coach is convinced will take him to the big time in professional football. So when Gary Gunkel goes missing a week before the homecoming game, some people in town believe he’s just a typical young man sowing his wild oats. But when the missing boy’s mother shows Sheriff Weber a series of gruesome threatening letters he has received, the sheriff agrees that there might be something more sinister happening. Even more startling, his investigation soon discovers another side to Gary Gunkel, a side that makes Weber question how much he really knows about the young people in his small mountain town.
We had 62 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – Sometimes I shock myself with the smart things I say and do. Other times I try to get out of the car with the seat belt on.
It’s their first time without using a Russian rocket engine in decades.