Dec 272022

As the old saying goes, if you don’t like the weather, wait half an hour and it will change. That’s seems to be true here in Florida. We had freezing cold temperatures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and snow was falling in southern Brevard County, south of us. Yet the weatherman says it’s supposed to be in the 60s Wednesday and near 80o on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. From one extreme to the other.

But it could be worse. Watching the terrible situation in Buffalo, New York, and across so much of the country, we have no reason to complain. I heard from a blog reader on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who said it was so cold his pickup wouldn’t start even with a block heater plugged in. And a long haul truck driver e-mailed me to say thanks for releasing Big Lake Drunk on Christmas Eve because he was stuck in a truck stop in North Dakota, and the highways were all blocked, but at least he had something new to read.

Speaking of Big Lake Drunk, I have heard from several readers who have already completed it and say they enjoyed the story very much. Like many authors I know, even with 50+ books out, I am still anxious until the feedback starts coming in. I am currently reading Tied Up In Knotts, by Karen Knotts, daughter of revered actor Don Knotts. She writes that even with all of his success on the Andy Griffith Show and in movies, her father still fretted over every performance, wondering if the audience would accept it.

Terry was feeling a bit under the weather yesterday. I told her to just relax and take it easy, but we all know that never works with her. She still made breakfast and did a load of laundry. She was feeling a little better by evening, and we went to Beef O’Bradys for dinner and then stopped at Publix to pick up a few things.

Today I will finish sending out my free authors’ newsletter and then I have some errands to run. It’s going to be a busy week for us because we plan to make a quick trip up to our son’s place in Alabama on Sunday or Monday. I’m glad it will be warmer there than it was a few days ago.

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 – Why is it called rush hour when traffic moves at its slowest then?

Nick Russell

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

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