Gearing Up For More

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072023

Much of yesterday was spent gearing up for more projects around the house and property. I started out with a call to a company called Bin There Dump That to arrange for a 20 yard dumpster to be dropped off next to the barn on Monday. The company will pick it up in a week, which should give me plenty of time to load up all of the debris left from taking the back end of the barn down, along with some other things that are piling up around here.

In the afternoon we drove into Northport and stopped at Lowe’s to purchase a Wagner FLEXiO 3500 paint sprayer, two gallons of Cabot Australian Timber Oil stain for the back deck we had built last month, a couple of gallons of paint for some interior rooms that Terry wants to get painted when she gets to feeling better, and some miscellaneous painting supplies. I also picked up some lag screws that will be used for my shooting range backstop, and some extra blades for my Dewalt reciprocating saw.

From there we went to Pastor’s Kitchen Mexican Restaurant for dinner. As always, the service and the food were excellent, and it gave Terry a nice break from having to cook. Then we made a stop at Pet Supermarket to pick up a few things, and finally Publix before heading home.

It was the first time Terry has been out in over a week, and by the time we got back she was pretty well tuckered out from all the activity. She is sure looking forward to getting over whatever’s wrong with her and getting her energy level back up to par. She has so much she wants to do, but just doesn’t have the pep for it right now. If you know Terry, you know that’s not sitting well with her. She’s always like the Energizer Bunny and keeps going and going.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Callie And Natalie’s Dutch Family History by Darlene Miller. When nine-year-old Callie and her five-year-old sister Natalie go to Pella, Iowa with their grandmother they wear period dresses as they learn about their fourth, fifth, and sixth great-grandparents, who arrived in Pella in 1847. Other true Dutch stories are about more great-grandparents who immigrated in the early 1900s. Enjoy their experiences as they see, hear, and taste “all things Dutch” as they travel through Pella.

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. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

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 – We are all a little broken, but the last time I checked, broken crayons still color.

Nick Russell

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

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