Always Busy

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212024

Between getting the generator installed, repairing and upgrading the septic system, working on my new book, and everything else that life throws our way, it seems like we’re always busy.

Terry has been eager to get back to weaving, and the last couple of days she has been working on getting her loom set up for a project. She says it’s been so long that she had to do some reviewing of the different techniques, but she’s got it figured out now. I’m happy to see that because I love to see the smile on her face when she’s creating things, and I love to see what she produces.

Yesterday was another busy one. We were up early because I had arranged for a couple of truckloads of gravel to be delivered for the road going out to the barn, as well as some more for the driveway up to the garage and house. A nice gentleman named Danny Kelley brought it for us and spread it as he dumped it, which will save me a lot of trouble and tractor work.

I think it looks pretty good, and it will definitely be much better than dealing with the mud when it rains.

Then, during the afternoon, Terry and I were out the door, headed to our routine doctor checkups at Pickens County Primary Care in Reform, about ten miles to the west of us. But first we made a stop at the post office in Gordo to pick up a bag of dog food I had ordered from Amazon. Lately Amazon is using the post office to deliver a lot of things. The only problem with that is that our local post office won’t deliver anything over 25 pounds, and the dog food weighed 36 pounds. We had the same issue with something else last week. So what’s the good of ordering something online if you still have to pick it up? I told Terry from now on I will just get things like that from a local store and save the hassle.

We got to the doctor’s office a little early but they took us right in, checked our vitals, went over our medications, drew blood for labs, and Terry got a couple of shots to hopefully help ease the pain she has been having in her right elbow and left hip.

It’s been a while since we’ve been to a Chinese buffet, so when we were finished with the medical stuff, we took a short drive to Columbus, Mississippi, for dinner at the Hibachi Buffet. We really like this place. They have a huge selection, and everything is always fresh and delicious.

As if everything else we have going on isn’t enough, sometime soon I need to take my Kubota tractor to the dealer for its 50 hour service. It’s actually past due because I got busy and forgot to check the hour meter. The rep I deal with at Tuscaloosa Tractor said they’re not very busy right now, so hopefully they can get it in and out in a couple of days.

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 – I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. – Phyllis Diller

Nick Russell

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

  4 Responses to “Always Busy”

  1. Can’t help you out with your Amazon orders but you if you order Ally’s food from Chewy, they will deliver to your door. They’re reputable & prompt.

  2. We have ordered our pet needs from They have always delivered to our home via Fedex and have great prices and customer service.

  3. We started ordering our dog food from Chewy! Super easy and delivered right to the door.

  4. We had a whole house Generac installed two years ago. It feels so secure especially since Leonard is on Oxygen 24/7. Congrats on getting one.

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