Apr 242024

Yesterday was a busy day, and I actually managed to get quite a lot accomplished. The audiobook of A Changing World, the fifth book in my Tinder Street family saga, has been stuck in a bottleneck on Amazon for about a week now. They finally got that resolved, and it is now available to purchase.

The famous tram 28 in Lisbon.

During the morning my friend Scott Banks came over and we installed a 30/50 amp RV receptacle at the barn for when family or friends visit. I ordered it from Amazon and it has separate breakers for each outlet. It took a couple of hours to install, and that included fighting off the nasty inhabitants of the ever-present anthill. About the time we eradicate one colony, three more pop up. It’s just part of life in this area.

I also ordered another 990,000 lumens handheld spotlight from Amazon. I got one several months ago and I keep it on my desk so when we go out at night we can see the deer in the pasture. Sometimes there are only three or four, and sometimes there have been as many as fifteen or even twenty. We wanted another spotlight for our bedroom, which has a large sliding glass door looking out over the pasture. I was surprised that this one, from the same company, is about 1/3 smaller, though just as powerful as the one I already have.

Speaking of ordering from Amazon, Terry ordered a pair of heavy felted wool cat caves, and her cats love them. Sometimes BeeBee and Mae Lin will crowd into the same one, and other times they’ll each be in a separate one. Sometimes one cat will be in a cocoon and the other one will come in and chase it out or else sit on top of the cave with the other cat trapped underrneath. Cats are jerks.

I’m always looking for treats for Alli, and while we were shopping a while back I got some frozen turkey neck sections, which she absolutely loves and devours greedily. At the same time, I picked up some frozen pigs’ feet, thinking it would take her a while to chew up one of those. Pigs’ feet are really ugly. They remind me of my Aunt Mary’s feet. There’s a childhood memory I didn’t need to bring up.

Yesterday I gave Alli one of them and she wasn’t too sure about it. She sniffed it a while but then walked away from it. So I used my Buck pocketknife to slit the skin, no easy task by the way, so she could get to the meat underneath of it. Then she was one happy puppy.

While I was out on the deck with Alli, watching her gnaw on the pig foot, I used my Sony digital recorder to narrate another 2,500 word chapter in The War Years, my next Tinder Street book.

A man can work up a hunger doing all of that in one day, but I knew Terry would have something delicious for dinner, and she didn’t disappoint. She never does. She made delicious roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, along with a side dish of peas for me and steamd broccoli for her. The perfect meal to end a busy day.

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- It’s a little sad that today’s youth doesn’t get to experience a red rubber dodgeball to the face like we did.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Audiobooks And Pigs’ Feet”

  1. Yes, you can eat them 🐖Why not check with one of the locals (or one of the local good old boy, gun shops )about feral pigs / hogs and if you don’t know how to butcher one they’ll be glad to show you as well as give it to you for free do you remember the old saying free is good that’ll give you plenty of ham and meat in the freezer (pork is not on the endangered species list for free food)

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