Guess what we woke up to yesterday morning? That’s right, more rain! I don’t mean to snivel, but I’m getting really tired of rain. Just about the time we have two or three good days and it starts to dry out, we wake up to this mess again.
Yeah, I know I shouldn’t complain. People in the Midwest and New England are dealing with a lot worse weather than we are right now. And while I feel sorry for them, I’m just shallow enough to care more about my discomfort and frustrations than theirs.
But the rain didn’t stop me from actually getting some work done yesterday. I got my old Dell desktop computer boxed up and ready to give to my son and got my 17-inch Lenovo ThinkPad up and running and set up on my desk. I’ve also got it connected to an old monitor and am using a wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard.
I know there is a way to set up the monitor so that I can have one thing on its screen and another on the computer screen so I can jump back and forth easily when I’m doing research. I just haven’t figured out how to do that yet. Right now I’m just getting the same image on both screens. I’ll probably have to call my buddy Frank Butterfield and have him talk me through it. I bought a router that’s supposed to let me plug a lot of different components into it, but so far it’s not working out the way I had hoped it would.
At any rate, I am finally back to writing after a long hiatus during our move from Florida to Alabama and then getting settled into our new house. I’ve started working on A Changing World, the fifth book in my Tinder Street family saga, and so far I’ve got almost 7,000 words in. It’s good to be writing again!
While I was doing all of that, Terry was busy with a lot of things around the house, from attaching new pull chains to some ceiling fans, to laundry, unpacking boxes, paying some bills, and making a delicious Mexican dinner of shredded beef tacos and refried beans, all from scratch. That made my tummy very happy!
During the afternoon our friend Crystal Abrams stopped by. We bought our house from Crystal and her husband Justin, and every once in a while we still get some mail delivered here for them, so she came by to pick it up. We really like Crystal and Justin and we feel like we didn’t just buy a house from them, we also acquired new extended family members. It must be true because their kids refer to us as Uncle Nick and Aunt Terry.
While she was here, Terry gave her a couple of caps she had knitted, one wool and one Moreno and silk, for their four year old daughter Kimber. A little later Crystal sent me these pictures of Kimber wearing her new caps. What a cutie. Crystal said she loves them and she loves her Aunt Terry.
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 – I tried donating blood today. Never again! They ask too many stupid questions. Whose blood is it? Where did you get it? Why is it in a bucket?
As inconvenient as it is my friend, this is a test of your new roof and better now than later. Obviously, watch for leaks, particularly under any valleys or ridges. Have someone poke their head in the attic access and look for any ‘running’ stains.
You’re so near so much rock and roll history there too. Muscle Shoals! If you head up Nashville way, stop at the Farm in Summertown, Tenn. which used to be the largest hippie commune in the world but now is just a long-haired sub-division with a lot of good blue grass players. Enjoy your new home!