A Lot Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062024

It rained all of Monday night and most of yesterday, and we have pools of water in our backyard. But that didn’t keep us from getting a lot accomplished.

At 9:30 yesterday morning, I got a call from Jay, the delivery driver from Thompson Gas, saying he was headed our way to deliver propane. He pulled up right on time and I had him get out and walk the perimeter road with me to be sure he was comfortable driving his heavy propane truck down it. Fortunately, all the gravel I put down and spread on Monday did its job and he had no problem getting in and out. And now we have enough propane to last us a long time unless there’s a major power outage and our new Generac whole house generator has to run for an extended period of time.

Jay is a nice guy, and we visited a bit as he filled the tank. When he told me he likes to read and is a history buff, just like myself and Terry, I made sure he left with a couple of my books. He took a selfie with us holding copies of Stillborn Armadillos, the first book in my John Lee Quarrels mystery series, and Highway History and Back Road Mystery, the first book in that two book series of oddball stories we found in our travels around the country as fulltime RVers.

With the propane issue taken care of, Terry and I drove down to Carrollton, the Pickens County seat, to give them the paperwork to put our house in our family trust. That didn’t take long, and then we went to the other side of the courthouse square to the Sheriff’s Office and applied for our concealed weapon permits. It was a simple process of filling out paperwork and waiting while they did a quick background check, and then they took our photos and issued both of our permits to us on the spot.

Our next stop was at Western Alabama Animal Hospital to pick up heartworm and flea and tick preventive medicine for Alli. We really like Doctor Lowe and his staff. They are very down home and make you feel welcome, and it’s obvious they care about their animal patients and their owners.

We had received a call from Pickens County Primary Care in Reform saying they wanted us both to come in for blood panels because our last labs showed we both seem to have some anemia. So, from Carrollton, we drove there for blood draws, and I also received a B-12 shot, which I am supposed to get weekly for a month.

That done, we stopped in Gordo on the way home to vote in the primary election. Even though it was raining steadily, there was a good turnout. We even got stickers proclaiming we had voted. 😊

As we were leaving, I heard someone call my name in the parking lot and it was Marana Payne, our realtor. She’s one of the top real estate agents anywhere and is always winning awards for her sales volume. We know from our own experience buying our house that she always goes the extra mile for her clients. She even arranged for people from her church to come and help us unload our U-Haul truck when we moved here! Try getting that kind of service from most agents who just want to collect their commission check and head off to the next sale.

As you can see, we got a lot accomplished yesterday. But we still have some things left to do today to be ready for our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny’s arrival from Arizona tomorrow. We’re excited about their visit.

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 – Choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. – Bill Gates

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “A Lot Accomplished”

  1. You are lucky as far as the CCW permit goes. Here, you have to take 16 hours of class for a new permit (8 hrs for a renewal), pay that fee, pay the county about $100 for the permit fee, have an interview with the sheriff, and it you pass the background check ( no nothing, or no permit) and then you will get the permit. Before the recent supreme court permit regarding the reason you wanted the permit, you could be denied of they didn’t like your reason. Just another reason to live in the Democrat paradise of CA.

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