That’s #56

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182024
 

Because of all the research required, it took a little longer than I had hoped for, but yesterday I finished writing the last chapter of The War Years, the sixth book in my Tinder Street family saga. I started on the book April 12th, so a little over three months. It came in at 111,653 […]

Writing My Days Away

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242024
 

Except for when our son Travis and his wife Geli came over on Tuesday, and taking Saturday off to spend time with Terry for her birthday, about all I have accomplished this last week is getting a lot of writing done in my new Tinder Street book. Yesterday alone was over 4,000 words, and previous […]

We Already Knew That

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102024
 

Thank you to the people who made blog comments, wrote on Facebook, or sent me e-mails hoping my eye was going to be okay and there was no serious damage to it after I poked it with the pair of scissors on Friday. By the time I woke up yesterday, it was still very red […]

Sneak Thief

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 262024
 

As predicted, yesterday was a scorching day. If the thermometer didn’t hit 90°, I know it came close. I spent much of the day writing, getting another chapter done in my new Tinder Street book. Then I went through and reviewed the last several chapters I had written, making a few minor changes before I […]

On To The Next Stage

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252024
 

I spent most of yesterday reading through and making corrections to the last chapters I had written for my new book, Big Lake Accident. It was close to 8 PM when I finished and my eyes felt like they were about to fall out of my head. Now it’s on to the next stage. I […]

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 […]

Jan 122024
 

Terry had a follow up appointment at the Center for Rheumatology in Northport yesterday. After the terrible bout of illness she had back in September, which nobody has ever nailed down the cause of, our primary care physician sent her there to be checked for things like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. After her first appointment […]

First Soak

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132023
 

Scott and Alan Banks from Banks Construction came back on Monday to build a step to make it easier for Terry and I to get onto the new deck from the yard with our short little legs. That didn’t take long, and then they installed an extra electrical outlet in our bedroom and another on […]

A Piddling Day

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252023
 

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, […]

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 […]

Apr 222023
 

I think our bodies have pretty much recovered from the beating we gave them the other day when planting the garden. If our son Travis and his wife Geli hadn’t been here helping us, I think Terry and I would both be in traction. But, of course, you know that nothing slows my bride down […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182023
 

We have been taking advantage of the nice weather to get as much done outside as we can, because starting today or Wednesday the temperatures are going to be up into the mid-80s. That’s not terrible, but it does drain us doing too much in the heat. And, of course, we’ve got a lot more […]

Almost Completed

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292023
 

After a light breakfast yesterday morning I hopped right on the computer and got to work, writing another chapter in my new Tinder Street book, reading through it, and making some corrections I noticed it needed. Then I printed it out for Terry to edit and proofread. With that done, I spent a couple of […]

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 […]

Nov 272022
 

We are almost through this year’s hurricane season, which runs from June through the end of November, and the weatherman says there is no chance of anything happening between now and then. After dealing with two hurricanes in 43 days, that’s good news for us! After making a delicious breakfast of banana pecan pancakes, Terry […]

Never Left The House

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262022
 

While much of the country was up and out the door before dawn yesterday to stand in long lines waiting to get inside crowded stores, pushing and shoving to get to Black Friday “bargains” that really are not bargains, we slept in late yesterday. We needed to make up for the two early mornings and […]

Nov 132022
 

Except for dealing with Hurricane Nicole, pretty much all I’ve done for the last week is read through and make corrections to several chapters of my new Big Lake book. That’s an awful lot of words and I still have more to go, I think one or two more chapters before I print them out […]

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 […]

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 […]