Tractors And Typos

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242024
 

After a light breakfast of berries and cream along with half a bagel yesterday morning, Terry guided me as I backed the tractor off the flatbed trailer. I had left it on overnight after getting back from the dealership for its 50-hour service.

After parking the trailer, I spent a couple of hours on the tractor spreading out some of the extra gravel leftover from what I had delivered and dumped on the barn road. There were some spots in the driveway that needed to be filled in and I had just about enough to take care of most of it.

With that done, I parked the tractor in the barn and spent a while rearranging things to take advantage of the extra space I now have from my son and I taking down the wall to the extra room.

About the time I finished that and began walking back up to the house it started to sprinkle. When I got inside, I told Terry that contrary to popular belief, I do have enough sense to come in out of the rain. It didn’t last long. By the time I changed clothes and cleaned up, the rain had stopped and the sky was blue again.

Roberta Jensen, my second proofreader, has been dealing with some medical issues lately and is now playing catch up with chapters of Big Lake Accident. She returned several of them and I spent some time going over them and correcting a few typos as well as some punctuation errors that got missed in the first rounds of proofreading. Experience has taught me that no matter how many sets of eyes look at a manuscript, something is always going to sneak through.

I hope to get some more chapters done today. Our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny are coming to visit from Arizona in a little over a week and I really want to have the book done by then so I can spend every minute possible with them.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Scandal, the fifth book in my Big Lake mystery series. When the richest man in Big Lake is murdered on the night he announced his bid for State Senator, the list of suspects stretches all the way from the small mountain town to the Governor’s office. Sheriff Jim Weber’s investigation reveals a web of secrets, illicit sex, and shattered lives that teaches him that nothing is what it appears to be and that sometimes the people we think we know are not at all what we believe them to be. Meanwhile, love has come to town and wedding bells must compete with the echo of gunshots.

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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 – I was a trust fund kid. My parents trusted me to fund my own life as an adult.

Nick Russell

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

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