Taking Advantage

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082024
 

Yesterday was not quite as hot, with the temperatures in the upper 80s and the heat index somewhere around 95°. That’s not great, but much better than the triple digit heat indexes we’ve been having. We took advantage of the opportunity to get some mowing done, me on the Kubota tractor and Terry on the […]

A Stormy Night

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072024
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you we had storms two days in a row, and that as I wrote the blog about 11 PM the power was off. About midnight it came back on, and our generator automatically shut down like it’s supposed to. But then a couple of minutes after midnight the power went […]

Not As Hot As Forecast

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012024
 

As often happens, the weatherman was wrong in the forecast for yesterday. He said it would be 88° but it didn’t get that hot, so I managed to get some mowing in during the afternoon. It’s a never-ending task as fast as the grass grows around here. Terry was going to mow the grass in […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
May 122024
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in blog land! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 33 years since my own dear mother passed away and I miss her every day. Do your mom and yourself both a favor and be sure to spend some […]

May 052024
 

It was a beautiful day yesterday, with temperatures in the mid-80s and a lot of blue sky overhead. A perfect day for mowing, and that’s what we did for most of the day. But before that, I picked a few strawberries from one of Terry’s raised garden beds, and they are sweet and delicious. Terry […]

Down To The Wire

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292023
 

We’ve only got a couple more days before Terry’s folks arrive from Arizona for a week-long visit, so we are down to the wire trying to get things done before Wednesday. There’s a lot we want to get done, and hopefully we’ll accomplish it all. Yesterday, I use the weed eater to trim up around […]

Two Busy Days

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112023
 

The last couple of days have been busy for us. Hopefully today things will slow down a bit. On Monday I had an appointment at Southern Eye Consultants in Tuscaloosa for a thorough eye exam. This was because of a cursory exam at Pickens County Primary Care that showed I might have a problem with […]

Travis To The Rescue

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032023
 

We have come to realize that we didn’t so much stain the deck the other day as painted it with stain. Even yesterday evening it was still tacky in some spots. We live and learn. A blog reader said that we should have been wearing a respirator when using the spray gun, and after reading […]

A Productive Day

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312023
 

Yesterday turned out to be a very productive day for us, even in ways we did not expect. The day started out just as hot and humid as it has been. When I let Alli out to go potty about 7:30 I could already feel the heat starting to build. We sure are glad we […]

Jun 242023
 

Yesterday was a good writing day for me and I managed to get about 3,000 more words done in my new Big Lake book. And as happens so many times, the characters threw me a curveball and took the story off in a whole new direction from where I thought it was going. That’s why […]

Apr 262023
 

Yesterday UPS delivered several boxes of things Terry had ordered from Amazon, along with three copies of the print edition of Big Lake Drunk, which I added to my bookshelf. I started out the day by writing most of another chapter in my new Tinder Street book, which involved quite a bit of research on […]