Dec 132021
 

When we bought our house back in 2016, it didn’t take us long to find out that just getting furniture delivered was incredibly expensive. Except for the soft items (couch, loveseat, recliners, mattresses), everything else we bought was second-hand, most of it antique. But no matter what we bought or where we bought it from, […]

A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122021
 

Yesterday was a very fast day and I don’t know where the hours went. I had planned to get some writing done but time got away from me and that didn’t happen. I started the day as always, answering emails, including a lot of congratulatory messages on yesterday’s announcement about achieving my $1,000,000 goal in […]

$1 Million

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112021
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about setting goals and said that I would be achieving a goal I had worked toward for quite a while now sometime yesterday, and that I would tell you about it today. I hope you don’t think I’m bragging, but it’s something I have looked forward to for a long […]

Dec 102021
 

Yesterday morning we were up early, or at least early for us, and busy all day. Because I write late into the evening sometimes and don’t post my blog until after midnight, we seldom get to bed before 2 AM, and seldom get up before 10 AM. But yesterday we were up at 8:30 because […]

A Crystal Ball

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092021
 

I had to laugh when I saw a meme on Facebook yesterday that showed an electric car stopped on the side of the road being charged by a huge generator. Someone commented that it didn’t take a crystal ball to see where this whole electric car thing was going and that it would never work. […]

Jesse Makes A Door

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192021
 

I’ve told you before about all of the things our neighbor Jessie Bolton does to help us with projects around the house, and we always appreciate him. He just finished another one that we really wanted to get done. When we bought the house, the door in our guest bedroom had a hole in the […]

I Snuck Out

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182021
 

While Terry was editing and proofreading another six chapters of my new Big Lake book, I snuck out for a while yesterday afternoon and went to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland. I’ve owned more guns in my life than I could begin to count, but only once have I owned […]

I Make The  Rules

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152021
 

I really ticked off someone who is now a former blog reader because I deleted two comments he made in my post A Grim Reminder Of The Past about the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. I very seldom do that, but in this case, his comments were antisemitic and offensive, claiming that the Holocaust never happened and […]

Laying Down Words

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042021
 

Because I have to do so much research on everything for the time period, I’m behind schedule on my new Tinder Street book. I need to really pick up the pace if I want to meet my self-imposed deadline of having it out by the end of the month. Especially since my daughter Tiffany is […]

Apr 022021
 

Several blog readers have asked me how Terry and I are feeling after getting our shingles vaccinations on Wednesday afternoon. As I said, I had a big lump on my arm, and both of our arms hurt all night long. By yesterday evening, mine was tender but not sore anymore, though Terry was still experiencing […]

Patience Tested

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012021
 

I had my patience tested yesterday. As it turns out, I am negative. We had a lot to get done yesterday and we only accomplished about half of it. But in the process, I certainly got my patience tested. And I’m the first to admit that I’m not a patient man. We had to go […]