Nov 172022

A cold front has descended on much of the country, including here in Florida, and what a difference a day makes! The high here in Edgewater yesterday was 82 degrees, and today the weatherman says we can expect the high to be just 62. That’s a big difference! Break out the long johns, baby, Daddy’s shivering.

But I won’t complain about it because it’s a nice break from the hot, humid summer. And if the weatherman is to be believed, which I would never bet money on, we have seen the last of the high temperatures for this year, and there is very little chance of any more hurricanes this season. That’s just fine with me. We are entering the best time of year to live here on the Central Coast.

If this keeps up, before long we’ll be getting the kayaks wet again and the pontoon boat out of the garage. I’m definitely looking forward to that.

But first, I need to knock off those last few chapters of my latest book, Big Lake Drunk. Terry is busy editing and proofreading the last six chapters I gave her, and I hope to be able to send them off to my other proofreaders very soon.

However, we do plan to take Saturday off to go to Mount Dora for the big Renninger’s Antique Extravaganza, which is always a fun getaway. Antique dealers from all over the country come there to offer their wares, and even if we don’t buy something (who am I kidding, we always do), it’s fun just to poke around the different vendor booths and see all of the goodies on display. I keep hoping I will find a nice oak or walnut coat rack to hang all of my hats on, and I would absolutely love to find an old or even nice reproduction cigar store Indian. I’m not sure where I would put it since my office is pretty full already, but my slot machine might have to find a new home if I did.

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.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Big Lake Scandal, the fifth book in my Big Lake mystery series. It’s the story about what happens when the richest man in Big Lake is murdered on the night he announced his bid for State Senator. The list of suspects stretches all the way from the small mountain town to the Governor’s office, and Sheriff Jim Weber’s investigation reveals a web of secrets, illicit sex, and shattered lives that teach him that nothing is what it appears to be, and that sometimes the people we think we know are not at all what we believe them to be.

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 Sunday evening. 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 – It doesn’t matter what you think of me because my friends inside my head think I’m amazing.

Nick Russell

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

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