Storm? What Storm?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052024

While we have been fortunate not to be hit with any of the terrible weather that Texas and the Midwest have been experiencing lately, for the next week or so we are supposed to have some thunderstorms. A big one came through yesterday evening, with driving rain and lots of thunder and lightning, knocking the power out for much of the area.

A couple of minutes after the power went out, our Generac generator kicked in and everything was back on again. It’s supposed to do so within a minute, but I expected a delay because someone from Thompson Gas was here earlier in the day to finish moving the propane gas line that had been hit while mowing grass a while back. I was pretty sure there would be some air in the line from that, and once the generator turned over a few times, it purged the air and started right up. After that, it was business as usual. Storm? What storm?

Something we are both thankful for is that Alli doesn’t seem to get upset during thunderstorms, just like she ignores it when people are shooting nearby. I know some dogs that totally freak out at noises like that, but she doesn’t pay it much mind. However, when the power kicks in and out, the doorbell rings and she goes ballistic. You would think I had Cujo in here on a dental floss leash. She does the same thing when someone comes to the door, but quiets right down once she knows they are welcome and not a problem. I guess you can’t ask for much more than that from a watchdog, can you?

Flash, the technician from Thompson Gas who came out yesterday, has been here before. Alli barked when he came to the door, but once she recognized him, they were buddies and she was bringing her toy for him to throw.

I spent most of the day writing, and by the time I knocked off for dinner, I had over 3,000 words in for the day in my new Tinder Street book. Because this one covers the World War II years, there is more violence than there is in other books in the series. I’ve tried to tone it down somewhat, but one can’t do justice writing about a war without having some bad things happen.

While I was doing that, Terry was busy cleaning the house (like it really needed it), because some friends from out of town may stop in for a visit sometime in the next week or so. Then she made a delicious dinner of chicken fajitas. So good.

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 – There is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some people come into your life to test you, some to teach you, some to use you, and some to bring out the very best in you.

Nick Russell

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

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