A Few Too Many

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202024
 

For quite a while now, Terry has been experiencing pain in her right elbow that is exacerbated when she tries to lift anything. At our last doctor’s appointment, they gave her a steroid shot and prescribed Prednisone tablets. She was instructed to take two pills once a day for a week and then one pill […]

Jan 172024
 

Thank you everybody who posted blog comments, commented on Facebook, or sent e-mails congratulating us on our 26th anniversary yesterday. With the weather so bad, we chose to stay home, and except for taking Alli out a few times, we never ventured outside. It was a quiet day, which suited us just fine. I wrote […]

Jan 072024
 

Yesterday was another gray, gloomy day here in west-central Alabama, and though I had several things I wanted to do, I didn’t get much accomplished. We had planned to go into Northport to run some errands, but Terry wasn’t feeling all that well, so instead we decided to stay home. She spent much of the […]

Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022024
 

Is there a better way to start off the first day of a new year than cuddling in bed with the person you love, talking about how lucky we are to have each other and to have the life we share together? If there is, I don’t know what it would be, and that’s just […]

Not One Word

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142023
 

In yesterday’s blog, I told you that the weatherman said the next few days are supposed to be very stormy, which was fine with me because I would have time to get some writing done in my new Big Lake book. He lied, and I lied. Though we had some rain before dawn, it had […]

That Explains It

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122022
 

Our lawn sprinkler system stopped working a while back, and I couldn’t figure out why. I checked the timer, and it seemed to be rotating okay, but the water would not come on at the set time. I noticed that a lot of bushes were growing up right in front of where the timer box […]

Big Lake Ranger

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272021
 

Terry and I spent all day yesterday making last-minute changes to my new book, Big Lake Ranger, and getting the e-book version of it formatted, which turned out to be a bear because it seems like Amazon changes the way they want things done from book to book. But I finally got that part of […]

Words And Toys

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022021
 

Yesterday was more of the same, working on my new Big Lake book. I got in another 3,000 words or so, and I’m getting very close to the end. I’m figure I’m somewhere around 80% of the way, give or take a bit. Of course, it doesn’t help that the darn characters keep confusing me […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222021
 

There has been a lot going on this week, so I thought I would bring you up to date on what’s been happening in our little corner of the world. The first thing, and it was disappointing news, is that Volusia County will not allow us to build the carport that we wanted to on […]

Oct 122021
 

Yesterday was a writing day for me, after being away from it for several days. I started the day answering e-mails, then checking some details online for my newest Big Lake book, then I wrote about 6,000 words. That puts me at about 14,000 words since I started it on September 30th. That’s slow progress […]

Is Today The Day?

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292021
 

I knocked out another 5,000 words in my new Big Lake book yesterday, and I’m hoping today will be the day I finish it, given any unforeseen problems cropping up. Then I will give it a final check for any plot holes or errors before printing out the last chapters for Miss Terry to edit […]

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 […]

Jul 012021
 

I wrote in Wednesday’s blog that I didn’t get any writing done that day, but I made up for it yesterday. I started out fixing the plot hole in my new Big Lake book that I mentioned in Wednesday’s blog, and then I started cranking out words. I had a good writing (actually narrating) day, […]

Half Gone?

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302021
 

Half a year gone already? Where does the time go? I can remember as a kid when summers seemed to last thirteen months. I guess all those people who say that time goes faster as you get older know what they’re talking about. It being the end of June, we are already ten days into […]

They’re Back

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172021
 

In a blog post less than two weeks ago I told you that my son Travis and his wife Geli removed the banana palms at the edge of our driveway, which didn’t produce edible bananas but did make a mess all the time. Here’s a picture of what it looked like when they were done. […]

The Florida Desert

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142021
 

I spent many years living in the desert in Arizona, and while it may look stark and ugly to some people, it has its own beauty. But that being said, I’m really not a desert person. I much prefer the mountains of Arizona’s Mogollon Rim, where we lived before we became fulltime RVers, or anywhere […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 232021
 

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 […]

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 […]

Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052020
 

I think most of America has spent the last two days on pins and needles, wondering what was going to happen on Election Day and then how the final count would come out. As of midnight last night, it was still up in the air, although Joe Biden had a commanding lead. But as they […]

Mixed Reactions

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272020
 

When I asked in yesterday’s blog if I should continue to post stories from our previous travels when I don’t have something else to write about, the reaction was mixed. Some readers said that they didn’t really care about the travel stories because they had hung up the keys or else they had already been […]