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 […]

Will We Get Hit?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242022
 

Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane […]

Getting Jabbed Again

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232022
 

Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, COVID is not dead and gone. It is still a very dangerous disease, with thousands of people being hospitalized for it every day. And even those who have been vaccinated and boosted are still not out of the water, as our son Travis and his […]

A Wasted Day

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292022
 

Yesterday was a totally wasted day for me. I didn’t accomplish a darn thing. I began to feel congested on Friday evening and developed a cough, and Saturday morning Terry told me that I had wheezed all night in my sleep. I felt like I had some kind of a cold coming on, which hits […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272022
 

We woke up to thunder, lightning, and heavy rain yesterday morning, and it kept up all day long. By evening the thunder and lightning had moved offshore and out over the Atlantic, but the rain continued, although not nearly as heavy as it was. No complaints here, our yard and trees really needed it. During […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252022
 

Terry’s appointment for her cataract surgery was scheduled for 10:45 yesterday morning. We arrived about half an hour early, sat in the van for a few minutes, and at 10:25 she called the front desk as instructed and they told her to come on in. We went inside and within about 5 minutes they took […]

Why Not The Rooster?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092022
 

Thank you to the folks who sent texts or e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog about the frustrating day I had, telling me they hoped Friday would be a better day. Overall it was. I managed to knock out another 3,500 words or so in my new book, and even though my neighbor didn’t make it […]

The Well-Fed Author

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072022
 

Yesterday was another very good writing day for me. I started out by making the corrections Roberta had suggested after she proofread the last four chapters of Pucker Factor. Then I went through and made a couple of changes to some things in the plot that had been bothering me to avoid confusion on a […]

Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 092022
 

I have to give my ever-patient wife credit, because for the last few days she’d have had better company and more help around the house from a mannequin. I have stopped taking the Delta 8 during the day, only using it at bedtime. Otherwise, the Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of my back […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082022
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 31 years since my own dear mother passed away, and I miss her every day. She was a sweet lady who was loved by everyone who ever met her. Life didn’t always […]

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 […]

We Snuck Away

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202022
 

While Terry had a couple of dental appointments this last week, I don’t believe I had been out of the house except to check the mail or check on our citrus trees all week. This allowed me a lot of writing time on my new book, but sometimes I reach the point where I just […]

That Was A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192022
 

Terry had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, and she was up and out the door early. After she left I spent some time answering e-mails, checking the news online to see who we were at war with today, and then settled down to work. I needed to clarify some dates for different incidents in the […]

Spring Break Madness

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182022
 

We are in the middle of spring break here on the Central Florida coast, and it’s been absolute madness. I don’t have a problem with the crowds of young people in the restaurants and bars and on the roads and beaches. That’s just part of life in any resort area. But the behavior of some […]

A Wall Of Water

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172022
 

Some very strong storms came through Central Florida Tuesday afternoon and night, with tornado warnings for several areas, including ours. According to the news, only one tornado actually touched down, somewhere in the western half of the state, but we got some really strong wind and a lot of lightning and rain. The weatherman said […]

Not Worth The Risk

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102022
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you that we had gotten my pontoon boat out of the garage and onto the scissor trailer in anticipation of taking my daughter and granddaughter out on the water when they get here, as well as enjoying some fishing. The boat comes with two batteries, though it only needs one […]

Jan 082022
 

My father taught me many things, and one of the most important was to never judge a book by its cover. There was a grumpy old man in our neighborhood who never smiled and would barely acknowledge anyone when they said hello to him. Everybody called him Mr. Grouch. One day I said that I […]

Jan 072022
 

I said last week that I would share a few stories from my days selling new and used cars in Tucson, Arizona years ago. As with any industry, the first thing I had to do was learn the lingo, the special language that is unique to the automotive sales business. So today we’ll just start […]

Jan 062022
 

Note: I was working on this blog Tuesday night when the power went out throughout our area and was off for several hours. It was due to a drunk driver hitting a power pole and taking it down. The driver walked away from the accident, but a young woman riding with him was tragically burned […]

It’s A Truck

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282021
 

As some of you know, back in late May or early June, I put in an order for a new Ram Laramie pickup. I was promised it would be here months ago, but it’s still on order at the factory waiting for parts, even though dealers are getting lots of 2022 models in. The hangup […]