A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212022
 

After telling you in yesterday’s blog about our upcoming trip to Alabama to visit our son Travis and his wife Geli, we got a call yesterday morning that changed all of that. Travis came down with a bad headache the day before, and by yesterday morning he had all the signs of COVID. Geli, who […]

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 […]

Sep 132022
 

A while back, the rotating Orbit heads on our sprinkler system stopped working. At first, we thought they might be clogged up or something, so we soaked them in vinegar overnight, but that didn’t do any good. Fortunately, we had some extra ones that had not been used yet, so the other day, Terry and […]

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 […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082022
 

Terry had her second cataract surgery Tuesday afternoon, and then first thing yesterday morning, we had to be back in Titusville for the first post-op appointment. And just like with the previous eye, which was done two weeks ago, there was a lot of hurry up and wait. She was told to be at the […]

Cataract Surgery Redux

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062022
 

Terry has her second cataract surgery this afternoon at the Kutryb Eye Institute in Titusville. She is really looking forward to getting it done and then for her vision to stabilize in both eyes. She tried taking the lens out of her eyeglasses on the side that she already had done, but it was still […]

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 […]

Scrubbed Again

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042022
 

The Artemis rocket launch scheduled for yesterday afternoon was scrubbed again, to the disappointment of hundreds of thousands of people who came to see the historic event. NASA said it was due to more fuel leaks, the same issue they had earlier in the week. As of last night, they didn’t know when they were […]

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 […]

Today’s The Day

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242022
 

We are off to Titusville this morning for the cataract surgery on Terry’s right eye. She is both nervous and, at the same time, anxious to have improved vision. Then we go back tomorrow for a post-op exam. And two weeks from now, they will repeat the procedure on her left eye. I was watching […]

Finally Had To Do It

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222022
 

Neither of us is a big fan of grocery shopping, which is why we usually only do it every three to four weeks. I don’t know how long it was since our last outing to Publix, but it was getting to the point where we were just about out of everything. I think Miss Terry […]

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 […]

Going To Be Busy

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102022
 

I remember my sister complaining once when we were kids that she was bored, and our mother handed her a rag and a can of Pledge and told her to go dust the furniture. Mom said she was never bored because she was always too darn busy to have time for it. If that’s true, […]

Cataracts And Kayaks

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292022
 

A week or so ago, I mentioned that Terry’s eye doctor said it’s about time to consider cataract surgery for her. We knew it was coming, and she’s been wanting to get it over with, but just needed to wait for the doctor to give the okay. She had an appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute in […]

Not Going To Do It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 282022
 

I had my RF nerve ablations done on June 13th and 20th. They were outpatient procedures, and a couple of weeks after the second one I had a follow-up appointment with the doctor’s office in Orlando. If traffic isn’t bad we can make the trip in about an hour and 15 minutes, but you never […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252022
 

I am still at it, cranking away on my next book, which I had hoped to get out by the end of the month. In the last couple of days, I wrote three more chapters numbering between 2,500 and 3,000 words each, which puts me about at the three-quarter mark for the story. I’m hoping […]

Cataracts And CPAPs

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232022
 

Several readers had questions after I posted yesterday’s blog about my experience so far with my CPAP machine and about my daughter’s cataract surgery. I’ll try to address them as best I can. One person asked what kind of CPAP machine I have and if it took very long to get it because their spouse […]

Impressive Numbers

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 222022
 

Yesterday I had my first appointment with my sleep doctor since I got my CPAP machine in early January. Since I’m a bit claustrophobic, I really wasn’t sure how well it was going to work out for me, but the mask I have does not cover my full face, it just goes under my nose, […]

I Need Sleep!

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192019
 

After being awakened in the wee hours of the morning the other night when our neighbor’s place burned to the ground, and then being amped up on adrenaline and not able to get back to sleep, I was really looking forward to some solid dream time before I had to get up early to go […]