Double Nickle

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242024
 

More years ago than I care to remember, I had a birthday coming up and told Miss Terry I was going to hit the double nickels, 55 years old. Terry corrected me and told me I was already 55, and the next day I would turn 56. I didn’t believe her and had to check […]

Whodunit?

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242024
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me, working on Big Lake Accident, which will be the 24th book in my Big Lake small town mystery series. I was able to get another chapter done, and then more than half of a second chapter, for a total of about 3,500 words. Not my most prolific […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052023
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished Big Lake Assault, the 23rd book in my Big Lake small town mystery series, and my 53rd book overall. It came in at 87,506 words before final editing and proofreading and took just over two months to write. Today I will read through the last two chapters and make any needed corrections […]

It Was A Long Day

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202023
 

Yesterday started with a 7:30 AM phone call from our son Travis,saying that his wife, Geli, was broken down in Bessemer, up near Birmingham. Geli works nights as the clinical director at a hospital there, and she had just gotten off her shift, stopped for gas, and got on the highway when her car went […]

Mar 192023
 

Yesterday morning a crew from ProScape was back out here again, tackling another problem related to our drainage issues. Long before we bought the house the area around the culvert under the driveway had caved in on one side, completely blocking the opening. Obviously, if water can’t flow through the culvert, it’s going to back […]

No Need To Water

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232020
 

When Jake from Lindley’s Garden Center planted our new citrus trees on Saturday he said they needed to be watered every day for four weeks, and to continue watering our perennial peanut plants with the soaker hoses once every three days or so for a while yet. I always try to listen to the experts, […]