Waking Up Tired

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252023
 

This cold or flu bug we both have is still kicking our butts. I think the worst of it is over because we no longer have the wracking coughs and sneezing fits that make our ribs ache, but our joints still hurt, and we are both weak as kittens and tired all the time. We […]

Dec 312022
 

So what do you do when you are 70 years old, own your house in Florida free and clear, and have almost no debt? If you are myself and Terry, you buy another home in Alabama and move there! I’ll be honest with you, when we bought our place here on the Intracoastal Waterway, we […]

So Much Going On

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302022
 

We were up early once again yesterday because we have so much going on right now. This is a trend I need to put a stop to before it becomes a habit I can’t break. 😊 The first order of business was to get our pontoon boat out of the garage and onto the scissor […]

Wednesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282022
 

Q. Does the Amazon signal booster you wrote about in your blog have any indicator of signal strength from the tower or do I just need to find the tower visually?  I know they aren’t far away but sometimes there are more than one and they might not be in the same location. Some places […]

Dec 272022
 

As the old saying goes, if you don’t like the weather, wait half an hour and it will change. That’s seems to be true here in Florida. We had freezing cold temperatures on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and snow was falling in southern Brevard County, south of us. Yet the weatherman says it’s supposed […]

Dec 252022
 

Merry Christmas, everybody! Did Santa bring you everything you wanted for Christmas? If not, who wants a drunk for Christmas? We’ve all been to Christmas parties where there is an ample supply of them, haven’t we? And let’s don’t even talk about my family reunions! Those kinds of drunks can be obnoxious, but I’ve got […]

Keep Checking

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242022
 

As I write this, Big Lake Drunk is not live on Amazon yet, but keep checking because it will be sometime today, just in time for your Christmas reading pleasure. Thank you to Miss Terry, Roberta, and Judy, for all of your hard work in editing and proofreading and getting it ready to go. I […]

Dec 232022
 

Battling computer problems all the way, yesterday I managed to finish all of the read-through and corrections to Big Lake Drunk and print the rest of the pages out for Terry to edit and proofread. Then I wrote the teaser chapter for the next book in the series, Big Lake Assault. Terry is past the […]

Dec 212022
 

With one delay after another, I said that I was going to try to get my new book, Big Lake Drunk, out by Christmas. Then Roberta, one of my proofreaders, started having computer problems, and I was afraid that would postpone things even more. But she managed to pull it off and got the last […]

Dec 202022
 

Baby, it’s cold outside! Move to Florida, they said. The sun always shines and it’s always warm and comfortable, they said. Throw away those long-sleeved shirts and sweaters, you’ll never need them, they said. They lied! The cold snap that is raging through the country is even affecting us here on the Central Florida coast. […]

Another Step Done

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182022
 

Note: Several readers who have entered this week’s drawing have reported that they are getting e-mail notices every time somebody else enters. At the bottom of the drawing page, just above the Submit Comment tab, there is a box that they apparently checked that says Notify Me Of New Comments. If this happens to you, you should […]

Beyond Stuffed

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252022
 

The turkey wasn’t the only thing stuffed around here yesterday. Not by a long shot! Our friends Jesse and Jennifer had invited several people to their house for Thanksgiving dinner, and the ladies went all out getting ready for the big meal. Terry was up by about 8 o’clock Wednesday morning, making desserts, relish, and […]

Nov 172022
 

A cold front has descended on much of the country, including here in Florida, and what a difference a day makes! The high here in Edgewater yesterday was 82 degrees, and today the weatherman says we can expect the high to be just 62. That’s a big difference! Break out the long johns, baby, Daddy’s […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112022
 

We had a somewhat restless night Wednesday night, awakened several times by our computer backup power supplies kicking in and out when the power would flicker on and off and occasionally by the sound of heavy wind and rain. But by the time we woke up yesterday morning, the world looked much different. There was […]

Still Not Rich

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062022
 

Well, as you can see, I didn’t win the big Powerball jackpot last night because I am still here spreading joy and sunshine this morning. I did win $7, which is not all that great of a return on the $20 I spent on tickets. But honestly, that’s okay. If I were to become suddenly […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042022
 

You can tell winter is on the way here in Florida when the colors of the license plates start to change. That’s right, the snowbirds are coming. About this time every year I hear from RVers who are going into a panic because they can’t find a campground here in the Sunshine State. Especially any […]

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 […]

Sep 162022
 

After I announced in yesterday’s blog that the printed edition of Pucker Factor is now available to purchase online, a reader contacted me asking how they could get an autographed copy. Amazon does not have autographed copies of authors’ books on hand, and I haven’t ordered any for myself yet. But yes, it can be […]

She Can Fix Anything!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102022
 

Anybody who has been reading the blog for very long knows that there’s not much that Miss Terry can’t do. From building all the cabinets and doing all of the interior work on our MCI bus conversion to replacing a window in a friend’s truck, to maintenance around the house, if it needs done, Terry […]

Sep 052022
 

While NASA just can’t seem to get it together to launch their Artemis rocket toward the moon, last night Space X had another successful launch from Cape Canaveral, carrying a bunch of Starlink satellites into space. They did another launch just a few days ago. Granted, their rockets are not as powerful and not going […]