Light Show

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162023

When we went to bed Wednesday night we knew that we were going to have some storms overnight, and boy did we get some doozies!  They started about 3 AM, and for the next three hours or so we had a tremendous light show as bolts of lightning shot across the sky and thunder boomed like cannons. At time the lightning was coming so rapidly that it was like a strobe light, one after another after another, and there were times when the thunder was so loud that it shook the house.

I was afraid that Alli would be freaked out by all of that, as many dogs are, but she ignored it completely, sleeping on her doggy bed on the floor beside our bed. I don’t think she even knew what was happening, though I have noticed other times when we have been outside and it has been thundering that she ignores it.

Beebee, Terry’s kitten, on the other hand, did not like what was going on at all! She meowed and yowled loudly nonstop. I think in her little kitty mind she thought the gates of Hell had opened and all the demons were coming after her. Needless to say, it was not the most restful night we ever had.

Yesterday afternoon we drove into Lowe’s in Northport and picked up a couple of propane tanks so we would have a backup for our stove. In Florida, we had a propane company that furnished a 100-pound tank and came by a couple of times a year to fill it. But every propane company I have talked to here won’t service us because they say we won’t use enough gas in a year for just the two of us to make it worth the cost of fuel to deliver. So instead, we will continue to take a tank in and get it filled as needed, and have a backup tank.

When we left Lowe’s, we met Travis and Geli at Mr. Chen’s Chinese restaurant for linner, which is a combination of a late lunch and an early dinner. It’s always nice to get together with the kids when we all have time, and the food was delicious, as always.

We are supposed to have a lot more rain and more storms in the next few days. We plan to hunker down at home and I’ll get some more chapters knocked out in my new Big Lake book. It’s too wet and too hot to do much of anything else.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audio book of my pal Ken Rossignol’s The Chesapeake: Country Cornpone Cornucopia. It’s a series of short stories of and about people in and around the Tidewater Chesapeake region – along with a few stories from other regions when the writer’s travels. This mix of history and humor is the perfect way to pass the time on a beach or promenade deck.

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 Sunday evening. Note: due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks 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 – They say that honesty is the best policy. But insanity is the best defense.

Nick Russell

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

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