Porch Babies

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172024
 

Our house faces west, which means when we get up in the morning our back deck is getting the full sunlight. That’s nice in the wintertime, but right now it makes it dreadfully hot in our office, which is just off the deck. We have a  Black + Decker portable air conditioner that we have […]

Brutal Heat

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152024
 

We’re experiencing a brutal heat wave here in west central Alabama. The high temperature yesterday was 88° with a heat index of 93, and according to the weatherman, it’s going to get worse. Next week it looks like daily temperatures will be close to the triple digits, and that doesn’t factor in the high  humidity! […]

Calendar Challenged

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 132024
 

I always tell people that I’m not short and fat, I’m  vertically challenged and horizontally enhanced. But it turns out I might also be calendar challenged, because today is Thursday. Which is the day I normally start our weekly free blog drawings. But in yesterday’s (Wednesday) blog, I said it was Thursday and started the […]

Pampered Taste Buds

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 202024
 

I am far from a gourmet, I’m more of a meat and potatoes kind of guy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have pampered taste buds. Miss Terry makes sure of that with all the delicious meals and treats she makes. For example, check out this delicious cheesecake topped with lemon curd she made the […]

May 192024
 

The weatherman was wrong when he said that we would get a lot of rain on Friday, but he made up for it by saying that it would come in on Saturday. About mid-afternoon yesterday it started pouring, and I told Terry that all of the soil and compost we put in her raised planter […]

A Lazy Man

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 182024
 

Bill Gates has been quoted as saying you should choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. If I was a younger man, I think I could have gone to work for old Bill. We had the back of our Ram pickup […]

May Q&A

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 172024
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I finished Jackpot, book 12 in the John Lee Quarrels […]

Being A Wimp

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
May 162024
 

I’ve spent a lot of time being a wimp over the last couple of weeks. My old back injury has flared up big time, which really brings out the whiner in me. I’m sure poor Miss Terry is tired of hearing me say ouch and moaning every time I move, bend over, or try to […]

I Love Black Women

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182023
 

Okay, to be honest, I love all women, even though a lot of them haven’t loved me. I’ve got copies of the restraining orders to prove it. But I seem to have a history with Black women, and I love it. Another woman might snub you if you so much as say hello, or mess […]

Dec 172023
 

We had an appointment yesterday morning with a representative from Absolute Power Solutions in Steens, Mississippi to give us an estimate for a Generac whole-house backup generator. He spent a lot of time going over our needs and then looking at the layout of our property, and where the best place would be to install […]

Will Today Be The Day?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162023
 

Except for taking Alli out several times to go potty and to throw a ball or Kong for her to chase and get some exercise, about all I have done the last few days is write. I have been working hard to get Jackpot, my new John Lee Quarrels mystery, finished and ready to publish. […]

Where Did The Year Go?

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142023
 

Can you believe there are only eleven days until Christmas, and less than three weeks before the year ends? Where did the year go? They say time speeds up when you get older, and Terry and I think we must be ancient, as fast as the months are going by. It’s been an incredibly busy […]

Well, That Sucked

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112023
 

I apologize for not posting a blog yesterday. Strong storms were predicted for our area on Saturday, and we were under a tornado watch through the evening until midnight. At first it seemed like the storm system was going to go around us but about 10:30 it hit fast and hard. We had lots of […]

Hot Tub Delivered

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092023
 

As I wrote in a blog a few days ago, Terry and I both have bad backs, and before we hit the road as fulltime RVers long ago, there was nothing more relaxing than soaking in our hot tub at the end of the day, letting the jets massage our aches and pains away. We […]

Dec 072023
 

Breakfast at our house usually happens in late morning or even around noon (which I guess makes it brunch), depending when we get up and get in gear in the morning. We are both night owls, and since I often write my blog sometime between 11 and midnight, we seldom get to bed before 1 […]

Another Step Done

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182022
 

Note: Several readers who have entered this week’s drawing have reported that they are getting e-mail notices every time somebody else enters. At the bottom of the drawing page, just above the Submit Comment tab, there is a box that they apparently checked that says Notify Me Of New Comments. If this happens to you, you should […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my […]

Dec 132017
 

You may remember that after I finished Big Lake Snowdaze I said I was going to take some time to just goof off for a while before starting my next book. Then, a day or two later I posted a blog titled I Don’t Do Leisure Well in which I said that goofing off just didn’t […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182017
 

We have had a lot going on the last few days, so I thought I would bring you up to date on things in today’s blog. Terry finished the first proofreading and editing of Badge Bunny, and it is now in the hands of the second proofreader. Once she’s done and the corrections she suggested […]

May 082017
 

That’s what I accomplished yesterday. Absolutely nothing worth talking about. All I did was take up space and use up oxygen. I started the day by doing my mile on the treadmill, then answered some emails and deleted half a dozen forwards without opening them. I’ll never understand why people continue to send me stuff […]