Jan 172024

Thank you everybody who posted blog comments, commented on Facebook, or sent e-mails congratulating us on our 26th anniversary yesterday.

With the weather so bad, we chose to stay home, and except for taking Alli out a few times, we never ventured outside. It was a quiet day, which suited us just fine. I wrote another chapter in my new Big Lake book, Terry was busy with some things on her computer, and then she made us a delicious dinner of thinly sliced marinated skirt steaks along with roasted smashed red potatoes that were awesome.

After dinner we watched television for a while, including Finding Your Roots on PBS. This is one of our favorite programs, and the people being featured this time around were actors LeVar Burton and Wes Studi. As always, it was very interesting to take a peek into their backgrounds and learn things they didn’t know about their family trees.

Thank you, also, to everybody who expressed concern when our furnace went out. I’m happy to report that the repair to the furnace did the job and we were toasty warm Monday night and all day yesterday. Because the temperature got down into the low teens, we kept space heaters going in the rooms where we had pipes on outside walls, as well as keeping cabinet doors open under sinks to allow the warm air to circulate.

It never got above 25° yesterday and our back deck was a sheet of ice when I took Alli out. But she still insisted on me throwing a ball for her even if she slipped and slid all over the place. She never gets tired of that.

The weatherman said that we could see single digits this morning in some areas, but the good news is that it’s going to get above freezing later today. I still don’t think we’re going to go anywhere, and hopefully I’ll get another chapter or two written.

The weather is crazy here right now. Tomorrow it is supposed to be in the 40s, but then we have another arctic blast hitting us this coming weekend. However, by next Tuesday it’s supposed to be 60° and possibly as much as 69° by the end of the week. I won’t complain about that.

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. I’m all for saving a buck when I can, but just ewww!

Thought For The Day – One day you will die. Until then you’ll just have to settle for feeling dead inside.

Nick Russell

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

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