Mud, Mud, And More Mud

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022024

The weatherman didn’t lie Thursday night when he said we had more rain coming our way. It started to come down around midnight and poured most of the night, accompanied by occasional thunder. By morning all the raw dirt in our backyard and pasture from laying the new septic field lines was a sea of mud.

Thick, gluey, clay mud that you sink down into with every step, and  tries to pull your shoes or boots right off your feet. What a mess!

To make matters even more fun, if that’s what you want to call it, much of the trench that was dug to lay the new gas line is collapsing from all the water. It’s definitely going to take a long time to get things cleaned up.

Danny Kelley called me in the morning to tell me that he had a truckload of gravel to put down on the east perimeter road so the propane truck can get in to fill our new tank. But obviously that’s going to have to wait a while, too, so he doesn’t get stuck trying to dump it. Everything’s on hold, waiting to dry out.

Fortunately, I have a lot to keep me busy here in the house. Roberta returned several more chapters for Big Lake Accident that she had proofread and I made her changes, then I wrote another 2,500 words yesterday. It’s still very wet outside so I’m back at it again today.

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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 – Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. – George Carlin

Nick Russell

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

  2 Responses to “Mud, Mud, And More Mud”

  1. You now mention Roberta proofreading but not Bernie. Is she OK?

  2. My coiusin Bernie is not a proofreasder, but she is doing fine. Judy Rinehimer and Ro9berta Jensen are my proofreaders after Terry does the first edits.

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