Nothing New Here

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272022

I wish I had something interesting to tell you in today’s blog, but I don’t. My back was giving me fits all day yesterday, and I spent most of it relaxing in my recliner after chewing a couple of my medical marijuana gummies, hoping for some relief. They don’t get me stoned, but they do take the edge off the pain.

Hurricane Ian is predicted to track more inland now, and the latest models seem to be coming together to show it making landfall somewhere around Tampa and then going north up through the center of the state. Since Florida is not all that wide, we will definitely get our share of wind and rain, but we won’t get a direct hit. I say that with the caveat that when it comes to the weather, anything can change at any moment.

We are as prepared as we can be, and today will be spent doing final things like storing away our trash can and recycle bins, which are on the carport, inside the garage, along with some planters Terry has outside. We don’t want anything to become a missile that could cause damage to anything or hurt anybody.

We will also be placing sandbags outside the garage door and my office door. Our house is bilevel, and the front half and our front door are elevated enough that we won’t have to worry about any flooding there.

Fortunately, the last time they were here to visit, our son Travis and his wife Geli filled a bunch of sandbags we had and stacked them against the wall in the garage. All we need to do is carry them outside and put them where they are needed.

So, we are as ready as we can be. Again, as I said in yesterday’s blog, we may lose power and I won’t be able to post for a day or two, and I am not going to hold a drawing this week because of that possibility.

If you are in the area that will be impacted by the hurricane or are traveling to get out of the region, stay safe. It’s going to be an interesting week.

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 – We don’t walk away to teach people a lesson. We walk away because we finally learned ours.

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “Nothing New Here”

  1. Hey Nick. Stay safe with this hurricane headed to FL. I have 2 daughters that live in Tampa Bay. Oldest daughter took her dog, cat & husband and evacuated. Youngest daughter isn’t going anywhere which scares me to death. She keeps saying they will be fine. 10ft surge??? There isn’t anywhere in Tamp Bay that will survive that. All I can do is Pray. Take care

  2. caveat* – the n/e quadrant is the beginning – then east & s/e –
    – as the wind shifts direction so the storm goes north
    caveat*- watch the barometer!

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