My Kid Hates Me

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182023
 

For a long time I have labored under the misconception that my son Travis and I were pretty tight. As a single father, I did the best I could by him, and though we have butted heads sometimes over the years, I really thought we were okay. But I guess I was wrong. My kid hates me.

Otherwise why would he have convinced me to leave hot and muggy Florida, where the skeeters and gators fight over who gets to eat you and move to cold and rainy Alabama, where the mud swallows your shoes and the frigid winds cut you to the bone the moment you step outside the door?

Travis keeps telling me it’s not always like this. The way I hear it, come summer the sun bakes the ground and the Florida skeeters send their mercenary cousins up here to devour people before the tornadoes can take them and their houses to Oz. Thanks, son. 😊

When we opened our window blinds yesterday morning, we found that we had a new delivery. When we bought our house, the inspection revealed that both the house and the garage needed new roofs, and we factored the cost of that into the deal. The replacement is scheduled for next week, and sometime before we woke up yesterday the materials were delivered. We never even heard them!

While Terry was busy unpacking boxes and putting things away to organize her kitchen, installing new towel racks in our guest bathroom, and doing laundry, I was busy doing computer stuff yesterday.

Now that I had finally located all of the cables I needed to connect my Dell desktop, backup hard drive, and laser printer, I had to get everything hooked up correctly and plugged into my battery backup. I had neglected to save my research notes for my next Tinder Street book to the external hard drive and was eager to get to them so I could start working  on it.

I have been having a lot of problems with the computer for a while now and had already made the decision to replace it with a new 17-inch Lenovo ThinkPad, which I ordered just before the end of the year. I really like the larger keyboard and monitor of a desktop computer so I plan to use a wireless keyboard and my 27-inch monitor with the laptop. Last year I bought a 15-inch ThinkPad to replace my Dell laptop that had given up the ghost. In the past I only used the laptop when we were traveling away from home, but having used it here at our new house over the last few weeks, I have been very impressed with the ThinkPad. As for Dell, I used to think they made a good product, but the last two I have owned have been less than reliable. It was time to move on to another brand.

The weatherman says the low temperatures and cold wind we had yesterday are going to be relaced by sunshine and highs in the 80s by the end of the week. I sure hope that’s true, but I have a nagging doubt that my rotten kid bribed him to say that just so I’d be disappointed again.

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 – Maybe eating cookies wasn’t cheating on my diet. Maybe going on a diet was cheating on my cookies.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “My Kid Hates Me”

  1. Just wait til summer and you will one more thing to eat on you, Chiggers!!

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