Sleepless Nights

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102024
 

I’ve been called lazy or a malingerer more than once because unless I absolutely have to, I seldom wake up before 10 or 10:30 AM, and many days it may be after 11. And that does sound lazy until you understand that I often work late and seldom get to bed before 2 AM. So […]

Handy New Tools

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022024
 

I recently acquired a couple of nifty new tools to make life easier around here that I thought I would tell you about today. The first was a set of four Rhino USA retractable ratchet tie down straps. I have always had a love/hate relationship with ratchet straps. They are great for securing loads, but […]

May 302023
 

Terry has put a lot of work into her garden, both the plants on the ground and in her raised Vego planting beds, and she is starting to see some of the fruits of her labor. While we were working out in the garden yesterday, we spotted quite a few little green tomatoes. What? You […]

May 122023
 

After our hectic three-day trip to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and back home again, neither one of us was in a hurry to get out of bed yesterday. And when we finally did, neither of us had much gumption to do anything at all. Terry’s third Vego raised garden bed had been delivered […]

Apr 212023
 

A while back I ordered Terry an iRobot Roomba i3+ robot vacuum cleaner. Not so much because I am a loving, caring husband as much as the fact that I was afraid she would tell me I had to vacuum this big place of ours. Because we still had boxes from our move sitting all over […]

Greening Up

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072023
 

Spring is here and things are greening up at our place. What were bare trees just a few weeks ago are now covered in leaves, the grass is growing fast, and it’s absolutely beautiful. Sometimes Terry and I sit on our back deck and look out on our little piece of heaven and think how […]

Nothing New Here

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272022
 

I wish I had something interesting to tell you in today’s blog, but I don’t. My back was giving me fits all day yesterday, and I spent most of it relaxing in my recliner after chewing a couple of my medical marijuana gummies, hoping for some relief. They don’t get me stoned, but they do […]

An Unexpected Bonus

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142022
 

Several weeks ago, our son Travis called to ask us if we knew any place where he could get a couple of 55-gallon metal drums for one of his many projects around his place up in Alabama. He said they were hard to find around Tuscaloosa, and since they only have a compact car, getting […]

Worn Out

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172022
 

Neither Terry nor I slept well Monday night, both of us waking up repeatedly, her with stomach issues and me with back pain. It’s obvious to me that the RF ablation procedures I had done in June did not do any good this time around, which is a disappointment because they were so successful three […]

A Lost Day

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012022
 

Yesterday was pretty much a lost day for me, and I really don’t have anything new to share with you this morning. When I was at the doctor’s on Wednesday, he gave me a new prescription for Cymbalta to help control my back pain until the RF nerve ablations kick in, and I took them […]

Jun 302022
 

We had to go to Orlando yesterday for a follow-up with Doctor Creamer, who did my recent RF nerve ablations. The traffic was about as bad as I had expected it to be, but we got through all right and arrived for the appointment with a few minutes to spare. His office is very efficient, […]

On The Go All Day

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 052022
 

After a very rough Tuesday night due to my back pain, we were up and out the door early yesterday morning because we had all kinds of things we needed to get done. Our first stop was at Island Doctors for our regular checkups, which we do every few months. Terry and I both had […]

A Big Project

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
May 022022
 

Terry has been busy trying to finish a big weaving project before we leave on our trip, a throw blanket for Kenny, our son-in-law. When she finally took it off the loom yesterday and stretched it out, still folded, on the floor in her loom room, it measured 65×95 inches. She had to make it […]

Flying On Delta 8

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302022
 

For years the Veterans Administration prescribed pain pills for my back issues. Hydrocodone, oxycontin, morphine, you name it and at one time or another, I had it. The thing is, I really don’t like taking narcotic medicine. There are too many side effects and other issues that I did not want to deal with, so […]

I’m Sniveling

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292022
 

One of my least endearing character traits is my tendency to snivel, and I’ve been doing a lot of it the last couple of days due to my back pain. I have been relatively pain-free in that area for the last two years, except for the normal aches everyone with a bad back has now […]

Product Updates

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212022
 

My friend, author Jason Deas, asked me how we like the Lunix LX3 cordless electric hand massager we ordered from Amazon a while back, and I told him it does an excellent job and Terry loves it and uses it all the time. I like it, too, but my wrists are so thick that I […]

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 […]

Nov 172020
 

Thank you to everybody who sent messages hoping my back pain had eased up. After a weekend of pure hell, it has, and I am feeling much better now. I still have the nagging low back pain that is always there, but not the severe kind I was feeling Saturday and Sunday. In a blog […]

Nov 142020
 

After having such a rough night on Wednesday night, when I couldn’t sleep, Thursday night was much better for both of us. We both woke up feeling refreshed, and my back pain was greatly diminished. I spent most of yesterday trying to figure out the problem with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and why it suddenly stopped working […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]