A 5K Day

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172022
 

No, I don’t mean one of those days where you dress up in spandex and join a bunch of people running and getting sweaty. I sweat enough just sitting still, and seeing my fat rear-end in spandex would not be a pretty picture. Running? If I really have to, I can manage a fast waddle, […]

A New Boss In Town

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162022
 

While we were on our trip to Arizona back in May, our son-in-law Kenny cooked a couple of great meals for us on his Traeger pellet smoker, including this delicious pork roast. We have had an Orion charcoal convection smoker for years and have always been pleased with the food it puts out, but the […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152022
 

Even though we never left the house except for me going out to the mailbox in the afternoon and taking out the trash in the evening, we had a very busy day at home yesterday. I started out by answering a bunch of e-mails, including some that apparently came in during our trip that got […]

Light And Honey

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142022
 

In a blog post a while back titled Let There Be Light (And Wind) I told you about the 22-inch Jinweite ceiling fan that Terry ordered off of Amazon and we installed in our bedroom. As I said in that blog post, I liked it so much that I had Terry order another one for my office. […]

Sep 052021
 

It took a long time and a lot of digging and frustration, but I finally got the last of the root balls from our banana palms dug out, and no more shoots were coming up over the last month or so. Now it was time to plant something else where those nasty, shedding things were. […]

Five Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042021
 

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 sister and her husband had been displaced by Hurricane Ida and we’re letting them […]

Sep 032021
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago, I said that in anticipation of Hurricane Ida hitting the Gulf Coast and shutting down refineries and oil rigs, as well as the Labor Day weekend coming up, I thought it might be a good idea to fill up the gas tank on Terry’s Chrysler Pacifica. […]

Mar 062021
 

I have wanted to go fishing for a long time now and yesterday was a perfect day for it, with temperatures in the mid-60s and lots of sunshine. Terry didn’t quite feel up to going out on the boat or the kayaks, so I went down to Anchor Hardware, a mile or two from the […]

Jul 042020
 

Before I do anything else, let me wish our country a happy birthday. It seems like a bleak time in America right now, and it is, with all the political division, the racial strife, and a pandemic that is dividing us in so many ways. But there is something about this country that people need […]

Jul 032020
 

For as long as I can remember the media has been accused of being dishonest, corrupt, and no more than a purveyor of lies. Especially when they report a story that offends a reader’s political or religious leanings. But the reality is that most small town newspapers have always strived to serve their communities by […]

Nothing Happening Here

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172018
 

I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get […]

A Busy Daytona Day

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092017
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us. I had a 2 PM appointment at the dealership in Daytona Beach where we bought our Chrysler Pacifica back in June for two recalls. One was to download a change in the computer software to fix a flaw in a sending unit, and the other was to replace […]