A Stormy Sunday

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
May 062024
 

I’m sure glad we got all of our mowing done on Saturday, because all day yesterday we had a series of thunderstorms, with lots of lightning and rain. It was definitely not a day to be working outside!

As seems to happen every time we have a bad storm, our T-Mobile internet hotspot went out and stayed offline for most of the day. Fortunately, we are able to use our cell phones as mobile hotspots, although they are not very fast. But it was enough to be able to get online to answer emails and do a few things we needed to get done. It was probably somewhere around 5:30 in the afternoon before we finally got the T-Mobile back online.

I managed to crank out about 3,200 words in my new Tinder Street book yesterday, but I need to spend some time online today double checking a couple of timeline facts to make sure I have them right.

While I was busy with all that, Terry was dealing with laundry and several chores around the house, and making a delicious shredded beef BBQ dinner that put to the shame anything you could buy in a restaurant.

We’re supposed to have more rain today, though not as severe. Terry has a dentist appointment, and I imagine I will be doing more writing since it’s too wet to do anything outside.

Congratulations Ronald Brazell, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Pirate Trials: Hung By The Neck Until Dead by my pal Ken Rossignol. The second in the series of Pirate Trials drawn from news reports of the days and actual trial documents. Join this bloodthirsty crew of pirates on ships which includes the dying declarations of the most brutal and vicious deeds ever set upon innocent civilians and merchant ship crews. The Demon Rum is cited as the chief cause by one pirate for his awful and murderous acts. Their day of reckoning came when they faced their final day of judgement when captured in Spain. In another tale, when a crew of passengers leapt from their disguises to overpower a steamship after it left New York on a trip to Portland, Maine, the pirates claimed the ship in the name of the Confederacy, at the height of the Civil War! Learn what happened to the ship and the pirates.

We had 13 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

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’m never wrong. I just have different levels of right.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “A Stormy Sunday”

  1. I really enjoy your writings. I get drawn into your stories as if I were a part of them.
    Beckie

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