A Lot To Get Done

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012023

We went out on the deck last night and there was a beautiful moon lighting up the place. It’s so nice and relaxing sitting out there, throwing a ball for Alli, and just hanging out together.

And as beautiful as the moon was, this wonderful lady made it pale in comparison.

Our dear friends and former neighbors, Jesse and Jennifer, are coming for a visit from our old home in Edgewater, Florida this week, and we have a lot to get done between now and when they arrive on Thursday.

The biggest job will be getting the deck stained and sealed. We had hoped to have this done several weeks ago, but then Terry got sick and everything was put on hold. Yesterday we checked out the Wagner FLEXiO 3500 paint sprayer we purchased a while back to do the job, and to test it out and get a feel for how it works. We filled the reservoir with water and sprayed our old deck behind the garage. It seems like it’s going to give us very good coverage.

Before we can start spraying, we first have to trim all of the grass around the support posts for the deck, wipe it down for any dust or dirt that has accumulated, and then mask off the wall of the house where it connects to the deck with plastic sheeting we bought for the purpose. Hopefully we’ll get that accomplished today, and with any luck, get the first coat on. The directions on the can recommend two coats, waiting at least overnight before we apply the second one.

Besides that, Travis is coming over Monday and we’re going to try to get some more dirt piled in front of the shooting backstop. I’m sure what we have is sufficient to stop any kind of bullet we will be firing, but the more the better.

We also need to make a grocery store run to stock up on some vittles, because Jesse seems to want to eat every day. Sometimes more than once a day.

And of course, Terry wants to have the house spick and span and everything looking nice for them. I told her that as long as Jesse gets some of her great cooking, he won’t care what the place looks like. 😊 We haven’t had much rain, so the grass isn’t growing as fast as it has been, but I’ll need to touch up the yard a bit, too. One day last week, our neighbor Ryan Carter came by and used his zero turn mower and weed eater to clear out all the growth on both sides of the ditch running in front of our property. It’s a little too steep for us to trust with the mower and we sure appreciate him doing that for us.

Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for a hardcover edition of an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.

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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 – Having a dirty mind makes ordinary conversations much more interesting.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “A Lot To Get Done”

  1. Save yourself the time and effort get an overspray shield. Ace hardware sells them for about 10 bucks Allway 9 in. W X 36 in. L Gray Aluminum Paint Spray Shield, all professional painters that spray use that shield. works like a champ

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