Two Nights In A Row

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062024

Can you think of a better way to start the day then a stack of Miss Terry’s banana pecan pancakes? I sure can’t. They are delicious!

Except for a quick trip to Gordo after breakfast to mail off a book and pick up a prescription at CVS, I spent most of the day writing again. By the time I knocked off somewhere around 8 PM I had another 2,300 words or so done in my new Tinder Street book. I’m past the halfway point and still cranking away every day.

In yesterday’s blog, I told you about a storm knocking the power out in the evening and being glad we had our Generac whole house generator, because it kicked in and we were back up and running in a minute or so. I think the power was out for three or four hours. It was sometime after 11 PM when it came back on, and the generator automatically shut itself off.

Yesterday was a repeat performance. Sometime in the early evening we had another big storm, and once again the power went out. I got a text from Alabama Power saying that trees were down throughout the area and there were multiple outages. But again, the generator did its thing, and we wouldn’t have known about it except for the sound of it running. As I write this about 11 PM, we still don’t have power. The last text I got said it could be several hours yet. This generator wasn’t cheap, but Terry and I both agree it was well worth the investment.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new 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. I’m not sure what to do here.

Thought For The Day – Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There may be many people who know you, but there are very few who understand you.

Nick Russell

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

  One Response to “Two Nights In A Row”

  1. Those Generac’s are the thing to have these days. Comes on automatically, shuts off automatically. We have a few things hooked up to uninterrupted power supplys, (tv, computer) and power outages are not a problem any more. Ours runs on propane, so no carb cleaning or mtce. req’d.

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