Apr 222023

I think our bodies have pretty much recovered from the beating we gave them the other day when planting the garden. If our son Travis and his wife Geli hadn’t been here helping us, I think Terry and I would both be in traction.

But, of course, you know that nothing slows my bride down for very long. Yesterday Terry was at it again, getting another project off of her To Do list. This time it was putting up a backsplash on the wall behind our stovetop. When she replaced the microwave oven a couple of weeks ago it left a bare area because the new one is smaller than the original microwave.

She used Ecru Slate patterned Art3d faux stone peel and stick tiles, and though it was her first time doing something like that, it turned out beautifully. But, of course, what else should I expect from Miss Terry, right?

As for me, I spent the day writing, getting about 4,300 words done in my new Tinder Street book. Then I printed out five or six chapters for Terry to edit and proofread. The books in this series have taken me longer than most of my books do because there is so much historical research that needs done to make sure I get things right. The good news is that I’m well past the 75% mark and I hope to get it wrapped up before too much longer. And because everybody’s been waiting so patiently, here’s a sneak peek at the cover created by the always talented Elizabeth Mackey.

I hope Tractor Supply gets the materials we need in stock to get a deer fence erected around the garden like we did around our fruit trees. Last night after the 10 o’clock news Terry looked outside and there were at least a dozen of them in the pasture, way too close to the garden. When I turned on the back porch light and opened the door to yell at them, they took off. Hopefully they won’t come back before we can get something besides the deer deterrent powder out there. We had a thunderstorm roll through the area yesterday evening that dumped quite a bit of rain on us, so I don’t know how much of it was washed away.

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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 – It’s just as well that I’m too old to have a midlife crisis. I don’t even know what to do with a mistress. How often do you feed them? Do you have to walk them?

Nick Russell

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

  4 Responses to “She’s At It Again”

  1. Looking forward to the book! I’m not sure the diesel engine on the cover was proper for the period. It looks like an 80’s engine

  2. There were a few diesel switch engines and even fewer diesel streamlines in the 1930s… but as Bill said, the picture on the book doesn’t look like any of those. Maybe change to a steam locomotive? I’ve lost track, though… have to wait and see what era Book 5 covers! Looking forward to reading it, pictures notwithstanding.

  3. I actually have to agree with Bill. I remember the old Locomotives into the mid 60’s, not far from our home.
    Visit your local Barber Shop or Hair Salon, for their hair cuttings. the scent of humans keeps rabbits away, maybe it will work for the deer as well.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  4. Wow, Terry did a excellent job, looks great! Happy Sunday!

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