Mar 122023

Terry and I both love the sound of wind chimes and she has a small set of bamboo chimes that hang here in the house. Every once in a while a breeze from one of our ceiling fans or somebody passing by will move them just enough to give us a gentle little sound. But you know how it is in life, bigger is always better, right?

A few days ago we were at the Ace Hardware in Northport and found a display of beautiful Wind River Corinthian Bells. Made with powder coated aluminum tubes that are individually hand tuned, the soft, rich sound of these things is beyond beautiful. Click the link provided and listen to the sample, I think you’ll agree. We bought a set of the biggest ones, in the scale of G, and Terry hung them on the deck behind our garage. Even the slightest air movement makes them hum, and just a little bit of breeze treats us to a symphony of sound. We love them!

Yesterday was another good writing day for me, about 4,000 more words in A Changing World, the fifth book in my Tinder Street family saga. When I finished up for the day I printed out five more chapters for Terry to begin editing and proofreading.

I have been craving some of Terry’s delicious fried chicken, and I must have been a very good boy because yesterday that’s what she made for dinner. Big, juicy, delicious breasts that just can’t be beat by any restaurant in the world.

About the time she was cooking them, our neighbor TJ from across the road sent me a message asking if we liked crawfish. That’s something I can take or leave, but Terry absolutely loves them, so he brought her over a big bag full of hot crawfish fresh out of the steamer/boiler. Fried chicken and crawfish, now that’s a southern meal if I ever heard of one!

The weatherman is predicting storms with quite a bit of rain and wind for our area for part of the day today, which makes it an excellent day to stay home and keep on writing. I’m way behind and really want to get this book out, but at the same time I won’t rush it and cut corners. The story and my readers deserve better than that.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for a $100 gift certificate donated by Joyce Counts from JG Wood Signs to be used to order one of their custom made signs. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to win a wonderful gift. Check out their website, they have an amazing variety of beautiful signs for your home, RV, or any place else you can think of.

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 – Based on the look on your face, I’m going to assume that I thought out loud again.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Chimes, Chicken, And Crawfish”

  1. Love our “G” wind chimes. Not cheap but we have had ours for 10 years I think. They have been hanging almost full time ( take down for storms) in Oregon and now our home in Florida. They still look and sound new.

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