Bad Timing

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 042024

Terry and I wanted to get some mowing done yesterday and figured we would wait until the late afternoon or early evening to get started, when it had cooled down a bit. That’s the great thing about this time of year, it stays light longer.

I figured that in the meantime I would do some writing, and I managed to get out another chapter in my new book. Part of writing a family saga I had not expected when I started the series is that as the children in the story grow up, they take on more active roles. It is interesting to see how their goals and dreams can be different from what their parents imagined. Sometimes this creates conflicts and at other times, it warms the hearts of the older generation. Just like in real life, I guess.

It was about 3:30 when I finished writing, and Terry had been busy with normal things around the house, including making a delicious loaf of banana nut bread. With those tasks out of the way, we decided to start mowing. But just about the time I got the tractor keys out of the drawer where I keep them and put my hat on, the sky opened up and it started pouring rain. I guess that was bad timing on our part, wasn’t it?

We’re supposed to have scattered rain showers for the next couple of days, and the weatherman says no one place around the region is sure to get any rain at all. Hopefully we’ll still be able to get some mowing done. The grass has grown up so fast you can’t even tell we did it just a couple of weeks ago.

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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 – Under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

Nick Russell

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

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