It Did Its Job

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 132023

If the weather the last couple of days, since we got back from Florida, has been any indication of what’s to come, I think it is going to be a long, hot summer. We are only into May and it’s already in the upper 80s. That’s no surprise, of course, because we knew it was going to be hot and humid here in the summer, just like it was in Florida. The only difference there is that living so close to the ocean, we did get a sea breeze that kept things a little more tolerable.

But not by much. I don’t care where I am, when the temperature gets above 80, I feel it. Even in Arizona, where they always say it’s a dry heat, I find lots of reasons to stay inside when the thermometer starts to climb. As for that dry heat nonsense, fire is dry, too. That doesn’t mean I want to be in one.

I was outside checking out the garden yesterday afternoon when the wind started blowing and dark clouds rolling in. I got inside just as a storm system came through. All we got was some thunder and lightning, while other areas around us did get quite a bit of rain.

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, our Dish TV system died while we were out of town earlier in the week. Yesterday Dish sent a service technician out, and as it turned out, it was a simple problem. There were some pretty strong thunderstorms while we were gone, and something happened to knock out the surge protector for the TV and Dish system. That’s what it’s supposed to do, and it did its job, sacrificing itself to prevent further damage. It was a simple matter of installing new surge protectors in the living room and bedroom and we were up and running again.

A few readers have asked me why there is no free drawing this week. Knowing we would be out of town and not sure when we would be back, I didn’t plan on doing one. However, I neglected to say that in the blog, and I apologize. We will have a new drawing starting next Thursday.

I’m not sure what’s on the agenda for today. Travis and Geli are coming over sometime in mid-afternoon, and we need to go into Northport and do some grocery shopping and run some other errands. Who knows? If we do that after the kids leave, and if I play my cards right, I might even convince Miss Terry that we need to go to Mr. Chen’s for some Chinese food.

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 no fun not having anything to do. The fun is having something to do and not doing it.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “It Did Its Job”

  1. We had a whole house protector installed behind our electrical meter “just in case.” It won’t protect the house from a direct lighting strike but we feel confident that we are much better protected.

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