A Stormy Night

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072024

In yesterday’s blog I told you we had storms two days in a row, and that as I wrote the blog about 11 PM the power was off. About midnight it came back on, and our generator automatically shut down like it’s supposed to. But then a couple of minutes after midnight the power went out again and the generator started back up. It was a little after 6 AM when the power finally came on and stayed on.

Fortunately, the storm system moved out of state and yesterday morning was bright and sunny, and the day was hot. During the afternoon I went out to the barn and plugged a tire on the Husqvarna riding mower that had gone flat. We need to mow but the grass was still too wet after two days of rain.

After I fixed the tire, I went back to the house and asked Terry to come out to the barn with me because I wanted to get under the bush hog and cut off the last of the twine from old hay bales I had gotten wrapped around the blades. I used the tractor’s bucket to tip the mower up on its side to give me room to get to the blades, and even though I was confident the bucket would hold it in place, I wanted Terry to be there just in case something went wrong. Fortunately, it didn’t, and it only took a couple of minutes for me to cut everything away.

We’ll have more heat for the rest of the week, and actually for the rest of the summer, but at least it’s not supposed to rain again until Sunday or Monday. Hopefully we can take advantage of it staying light in the evenings to get some mowing done.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of Callie And Natalie’s Dutch Family History by Darlene Miller. When nine-year-old Callie and her five-year-old sister Natalie go to Pella, Iowa with their grandmother, they wear period dresses as they learn about their fourth, fifth, and sixth great-grandparents, who arrived in Pella in 1847. Other true Dutch stories are about more great-grandparents who immigrated in the early 1900s. Enjoy their experiences as they see, hear, and taste “all things Dutch” as they travel through Pella.

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 and audiobooks 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. Where are these people shopping?

Thought For The Day – The same people who are candy to our eyes can be poison to our hearts. Study their ingredients before feeding them to your soul.

Nick Russell

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

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