Well, as you can see, I didn’t win the big Powerball jackpot last night because I am still here spreading joy and sunshine this morning. I did win $7, which is not all that great of a return on the $20 I spent on tickets. But honestly, that’s okay. If I were to become suddenly rich, I would miss my kids and all of my friends. Not enough to give them my new address somewhere on a Caribbean island, but I would miss them.
Since I’m not rich, I am still at it, working on Big Lake Drunk. I got in another 5,000 words yesterday, which is a decent writing day for me. And I have to make a correction. I made a mistake in yesterday’s blog, reporting I had written 7,300 words. It was actually 9,300 words, and I updated the blog to say that. It definitely feels like I am on a roll, making up for lost time.
Did you set your clocks back? The official time was at 2 a.m. today, but Terry did ours before we went to bed last night. An author friend of mine says she doesn’t change the time on her clocks until sometime on Sunday when she watched a stupid TV show or gets hung up in a conversation that is going nowhere. She says she waits to reset them back then to get back that hour of her life that she wasted.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that we are supposed to have some coastal storms this coming week, and as saturated as the ground still is in some areas from Hurricane Ian, there will almost certainly be more flooding. Between the storms and all of the building going on around here, displacing so many critters, people are seeing all kinds of wildlife in areas where you don’t expect them. I told you about the water moccasin the Spectrum repairman and I saw in the canal next to our house a week or so after the hurricane, and yesterday somebody sent me this picture of an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake seen not far from our place. They have to go somewhere, but when they are that close to homes and kids, it’s not a good thing.
Today is your last day to enter our Free Drawing for an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.
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 this 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.
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 – It’s ironic that the two o’s in cooperate insisted on having their own separate sounds.