We Already Knew That

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102024
 

Thank you to the people who made blog comments, wrote on Facebook, or sent me e-mails hoping my eye was going to be okay and there was no serious damage to it after I poked it with the pair of scissors on Friday. By the time I woke up yesterday, it was still very red […]

Jun 082024
 

Terry had an appointment in Tuscaloosa yesterday to get a CT scan of her spine from the lower back up to the neck to determine the best course of action to alleviate some of her pain. Once her doctor at the Spine Center reviews the images, we will know more. A lot of late model […]

A Stormy Night

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072024
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you we had storms two days in a row, and that as I wrote the blog about 11 PM the power was off. About midnight it came back on, and our generator automatically shut down like it’s supposed to. But then a couple of minutes after midnight the power went […]

Barn Project Part 3

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292024
 

In two posts last summer I wrote about some changes I wanted to do in the barn to make it more user friendly for my needs. Our son Travis helped me with the first two parts of that project, including removing the old horse stalls on one end of the barn so I would have […]

A Hint Of Spring?

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272024
 

After a couple of days of almost nonstop rain, we had blue sky and pleasant temperatures yesterday. I was pleased to see that our backyard, which at first looked like it was just as saturated as it had been before we had the French drains and the regrading done, was looking much better because so […]

We’ll Never Know

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 262024
 

Some people call it trusting your gut. Others call it the spidey sense. I’m sure some would say it is a premonition. But whatever you choose to call it, I learned a long time ago to heed it. It had been raining pretty much nonstop for over 24 hours yesterday morning, and the news was […]

Coming Down In Buckets

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252024
 

It hasn’t just been raining here for the last 24 hours, it’s been coming down in buckets. Big buckets! The storm system making its way across the country brought so much rain to our area of west-central Alabama that I’m pretty sure our drought must be over, or at least close to it. We had […]

Jamming In The Woods

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112023
 

Yesterday I decided to take a break from the dead grass problem and concentrate on clearing up some of the downed tree limbs around our property that resulted from a strong storm a couple of months ago. This would be my first time using the Earthquake 33968 K32 wood chipper/shredder I ordered from Amazon back […]

Gearing Up For More

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072023
 

Much of yesterday was spent gearing up for more projects around the house and property. I started out with a call to a company called Bin There Dump That to arrange for a 20 yard dumpster to be dropped off next to the barn on Monday. The company will pick it up in a week, […]

New Chimes

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172023
 

Back in March we bought a set of Wind River Corinthian Bells wind chimes to hang on our back deck, and we have loved the soft, rich sound of them. Made with powder coated aluminum tubes that are individually hand tuned, we bought a set of the biggest ones, in the scale of G. As I […]

Terry Does It Again!

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162023
 

Last week I ordered an Earthquake 33968 K32 wood chipper/shredder from Amazon. The product description said that it would chip branches up to three inches in diameter, as well as turning smaller branches and leaves into mulch that Terry and Travis can both use in their gardens. With so much downed wood here and on his […]

Jul 152023
 

I don’t want this blog to become a forum for political debate. There’s enough of that all over the Internet these days. But way back when I was a youngster and volunteered to join the Army, there were a couple of things that really ticked me off. Among them was that at 18 years old […]

Jul 132023
 

Note: For some reason, some blog subscribers are not getting the pictures in today’s blog. If that includes you, please try this link https://www.gypsyjournal.net/2023/07/a-project-for-terry-2/ I started yesterday with a telephone interview with someone who is writing an article about going to school in Toledo, Ohio back in the so-called good old days, and she wanted […]

Jul 132023
 

I started yesterday with a telephone interview with someone who is writing an article about going to school in Toledo, Ohio back in the so-called good old days, and she wanted to talk to me about my experiences as a student in junior high and high school, and also about the books in my Tinder […]