I Miss Daylight

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042024

Do you hate daylight savings time as much as I do? Have you ever met anybody that actually likes it? I don’t think I ever have. What’s the point, anyway? It gets lighter earlier, but everybody has to drive home from work in the dark. Yeah, great idea.

It doesn’t help that it’s been cold and gray and rainy here in west-central Alabama. And from what the weatherman tells us, there’s more of it coming our way. This weekend is supposed to be a real soaker. But I guess we need it, because we’re still under drought conditions.

Yesterday I went to the post office in Gordo to mail off a book and some bills, and when I came home Terry had blueberry pancakes waiting for me for a late brunch. Man, were they delicious!

Then I spent the rest of the day working on my new Big Lake book, approving the cover Elizabeth Mackey made for it, then knocking out another chapter and looking up a couple of things online that I needed to clarify to make sure I am keeping some details in the story accurate.

Today Allan Banks from Banks Construction is supposed to be coming by to install the insulation under our office floor. I sure hope that helps, because it’s getting downright uncomfortable in here. I also have someone coming by to give us an estimate for spray foaming the garage. We haven’t decided if we’re going to go with spray foam insulation or rolled fiberglass. We used spray foam in our garage in Florida and I was very impressed with the results. I’ll let you know what we decide.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her Northstar Angel’s series. It’s a contemporary Western romance about a woman who returns to her roots, desperate for the tranquility of the secluded valley and plagued by memories of her dead boyfriend and the advances of an obsessive former friend. When her over-protective uncle sends Patrick O’Neil “on vacation” to keep an eye on her she is annoyed, but finds herself irresistibly drawn to the haunted man with a kind smile and sad eyes. He may just be the best thing to ever happen to her…if she can convince him to stay.

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 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. Somebody failed spelling class.

Thought For The Day – Enough is a decision, not an amount. – Alison Faulkner

Nick Russell

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

  5 Responses to “I Miss Daylight”

  1. Nick, you seem confused. Daylight savings time gives us an extra hour of daylight which is what you seem to want. You say you don’t think people like driving home from work in the dark which is what we have now during Standard Time which is what seems like you are complaining about. I love Daylight Savings time which gives me more time in the evening to enjoy walks, eating outside, driving n daylight later in the evening. I wish we had DST all year round.

  2. Nick, I think you are confused about daylight savings time. You complain it gets light earlier in the morning and everyone gets to drive home in the dark. With daylight savings time, it will stay light longer in the evening (spring forward and all that). I think its standard time that you don’t like.

  3. I don’t understand your thoughts about daylight savings time. It sounds like you’re talking about daylight standard time. Daylight savings Time stays light later in the evening which I like.

  4. What can I say? I’m old and confused and it’s dark out. 😨

  5. Daylight savings time doesn’t start until March, maybe you will actually like it when it arrives! Lol

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