Dodging A Bullet?

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252022
 

According to the latest weather update, once Tropical Storm Ian makes hurricane status it looks like it will change its path and come ashore somewhere on the Florida Panhandle. Assuming that happens, we will get some wind and rain, but will dodge the bullet of a direct hit or even a close miss. That’s fine […]

Will We Get Hit?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242022
 

Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane […]

Getting Jabbed Again

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232022
 

Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, COVID is not dead and gone. It is still a very dangerous disease, with thousands of people being hospitalized for it every day. And even those who have been vaccinated and boosted are still not out of the water, as our son Travis and his […]

A Wasted Day

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292022
 

Yesterday was a totally wasted day for me. I didn’t accomplish a darn thing. I began to feel congested on Friday evening and developed a cough, and Saturday morning Terry told me that I had wheezed all night in my sleep. I felt like I had some kind of a cold coming on, which hits […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272022
 

We woke up to thunder, lightning, and heavy rain yesterday morning, and it kept up all day long. By evening the thunder and lightning had moved offshore and out over the Atlantic, but the rain continued, although not nearly as heavy as it was. No complaints here, our yard and trees really needed it. During […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252022
 

Terry’s appointment for her cataract surgery was scheduled for 10:45 yesterday morning. We arrived about half an hour early, sat in the van for a few minutes, and at 10:25 she called the front desk as instructed and they told her to come on in. We went inside and within about 5 minutes they took […]

The Well-Fed Author

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072022
 

Yesterday was another very good writing day for me. I started out by making the corrections Roberta had suggested after she proofread the last four chapters of Pucker Factor. Then I went through and made a couple of changes to some things in the plot that had been bothering me to avoid confusion on a […]

Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 092022
 

I have to give my ever-patient wife credit, because for the last few days she’d have had better company and more help around the house from a mannequin. I have stopped taking the Delta 8 during the day, only using it at bedtime. Otherwise, the Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of my back […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082022
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 31 years since my own dear mother passed away, and I miss her every day. She was a sweet lady who was loved by everyone who ever met her. Life didn’t always […]

That Was A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192022
 

Terry had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, and she was up and out the door early. After she left I spent some time answering e-mails, checking the news online to see who we were at war with today, and then settled down to work. I needed to clarify some dates for different incidents in the […]

Spring Break Madness

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182022
 

We are in the middle of spring break here on the Central Florida coast, and it’s been absolute madness. I don’t have a problem with the crowds of young people in the restaurants and bars and on the roads and beaches. That’s just part of life in any resort area. But the behavior of some […]

A Wall Of Water

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172022
 

Some very strong storms came through Central Florida Tuesday afternoon and night, with tornado warnings for several areas, including ours. According to the news, only one tornado actually touched down, somewhere in the western half of the state, but we got some really strong wind and a lot of lightning and rain. The weatherman said […]

Jan 082022
 

My father taught me many things, and one of the most important was to never judge a book by its cover. There was a grumpy old man in our neighborhood who never smiled and would barely acknowledge anyone when they said hello to him. Everybody called him Mr. Grouch. One day I said that I […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272021
 

With Thanksgiving out of the way it was time to get back to work yesterday, if for no other reason than to work off the tryptophan from all that Thanksgiving turkey. My Mom used to always say that’s what made you tired after you got done eating on Thanksgiving, although some experts would disagree. I […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252021
 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Whoever you are and whoever you are celebrating the holiday with, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with good food, good companionship, and love. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year. Over all, our health is good for a couple of […]

Tale Of The Truck

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112021
 

As I’ve shared here before, back in June I ordered a new 2022 Ram Laramie pickup. At the time, I was promised a delivery date from late July to sometime in mid-August. Of course the chip shortage and shortages of other materials put that way behind schedule, which is no fault of the dealership, and […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my […]

Oct 072021
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, before we can proceed with our carport project, we have to have a survey done of our property. Here in Volusia County, Florida, in an area zoned residential like ours, you can only have 35% of your property covered with structure. Looking at aerial views of our lot, it […]

Jul 012021
 

I wrote in Wednesday’s blog that I didn’t get any writing done that day, but I made up for it yesterday. I started out fixing the plot hole in my new Big Lake book that I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, and then I started cranking out words. I had a good writing (actually narrating) day, […]

Housekeeping

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
May 152021
 

Yesterday I was busy with a lot of housekeeping details. No, not the kind where I have to use a vacuum cleaner or a mop, that always turns out badly, but housekeeping details as far as the publishing end of things. The first order of the day was to contact my brilliant cover artist, Elizabeth […]