May Q&A

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 172024

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally.

Q. I finished Jackpot, book 12 in the John Lee Quarrels series. It directed me to book 13, The Ballad of John Lee. I could not find it. Hoping it will be published soon.

A. The Ballad Of John Lee should be out sometime in September if all goes according to plan.

Q. Can you please tell me what weather radio you use and the phone apps? I’ve used two Midland radios and found them confusing to program every time we move. Maybe I can get by with just the phone.

A. We have a Midland also. I had to have my daughter-in-law  program it for me. We mostly use our phones and Weatherbug, AccuWeather, and Weather Channel apps.

Q. Do you empty the wood from Terry’s raised planter beds each season?

A. No, it decomposes and breaks down into soil for the plants, slowly adding into the dirt, enriching along with the leaves, mulch, and other compost. We needed to move the planter holding the strawberries after one season and I was amazed at how rapidly that happens. We set up the new planter completely, then moved the strawberry plants into it, along with their surrounding soil, salvaging the rest of the layers for an additional planter, and most of the branches and limbs were already breaking down. We just shoveled them into one of the other new planters. I love how nature works. – Terry

Q. We live in Florida, about 40 miles south of where you did and the no-see-ums eat us alive anytime we step put the door. You mentioned ant and mosquito bites at your new place in Alabama. I am curious which you think are worse between them and no-see-ums?

A. There is no question, no-see-ums are worse. Their bites seemed to take forever to heal, and old ones would sometimes would flare up again days later if I got a new bite. At least the mosquito and ant bites don’t do that.

Q. I was sorry to read about your back pain in the blog yesterday. I remember you saying that you were getting goods results from medical marijuana oil before. Has it stopped working for you?

A. Medical marijuana oil did help a lot with the pain. However, it is not legal here in Alabama as of now.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a big one, a Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader with a 6.8 inch display, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns than previous models.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. 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 90 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 – Your bank account can be overdrawn, but it can never be overfilled.

Nick Russell

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

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