Jan 222024
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, the area at the bottom of our deck steps is muddy, and Alli keeps tracking it inside. So we went to Lowe’s and bought some paver blocks to put there. I’m no block layer, but I was hoping to at least cover up enough of the area that she […]

Anniversary Dinner

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212024
 

Even though our anniversary was on Tuesday, the 16th, Terry and I didn’t get around to going out for our anniversary dinner until yesterday, because earlier in the week it was just so darn cold and nasty, and a lot of the roads were icy. Since we spent our 25th anniversary last year moving from […]

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 […]

Saturday In Town

 Posted by at 1:05 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202023
 

We haven’t been away from the property much since we got home from our trip to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida last week, but we had some errands to run and decided that yesterday would be a good day to get them done. After a brief respite in the middle of the week, the […]

Friends Old And New

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082023
 

We started the day yesterday by driving into Northport with the cargo trailer to pick up woven wire cattle panels that Travis and Terry both needed for gardening projects from Tractor Supply. The panels were 16 feet long by 40 inches wide, and the trailer is only 14 feet long, but I had looked at […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072023
 

We have a lot going on that has been keeping us very busy. I’ve already told you about our new pets, and there’s no question about it, they have taken up a lot of our time as they adjust to living with us and we adjust to living with them. But it’s all been fun. […]

Late Night Flood

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052023
 

A couple of nights ago Terry and I were awakened about 3 AM by a strange sound that was somewhere between a hissing and liquid. Our first thought was what had our dog gotten into. But Alli is not the kind of dog to get into mischief or tear up the garbage or things like […]

May 022023
 

In yesterday’s blog, I said we were going to have a busy day, and I was right. We were on the go nonstop from the time we left the house until we got back after 8 PM. Our first stop was at the post office in Gordo to send off a couple of things, including […]

May 012023
 

It looks like today is going to be a busy day for us. We have been trying to find a primary care doctor in this area and have not had any luck so far. We got quite a few recommendations for different ones, but some aren’t taking new patients, and one that was taking new […]

It Was A Long Day

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202023
 

Yesterday started with a 7:30 AM phone call from our son Travis,saying that his wife, Geli, was broken down in Bessemer, up near Birmingham. Geli works nights as the clinical director at a hospital there, and she had just gotten off her shift, stopped for gas, and got on the highway when her car went […]

A Few Changes

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

When I woke up yesterday morning my hopes that the last few days of good weather would help dry out our ground were dashed when I looked outside and saw that it had rained again overnight and we had more pools of water to deal with. How fun. ☹ If it would ever start to […]

Handywoman

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042022
 

Our son Travis loves it when Dad comes to town, because he knows lots of projects around the house will get done. Not because I know how to do much besides get underfoot, but because Dad brings Mom with him. And as her T-shirt says, if Terry can’t fix it, we’re all screwed. Travis has […]

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 […]

Jun 222021
 

Today is a very special day at our house because it’s Miss Terry’s birthday. Try as I might, I have never been able to figure out what this beautiful, intelligent woman sees in me or why she chooses to spend her life with me. But I am so happy she does. We all know she […]

Apr 282021
 

We can all blame my daughter Tiffany for the fact that I didn’t get much writing done yesterday. Well, not much narrating done, to be exact. Terry had an appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute in Titusville to get the plugs replaced in her eyes, which she has to have done every few months, and I took […]

A Kitchen Queen?

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252021
 

I said in a blog post the other day that my Mustang is a garage queen that doesn’t get out much, and that’s just fine with me. Now let me tell you about our new kitchen queen. Now don’t go getting all excited, I didn’t replace Miss Terry. We all know she’s irreplaceable. But we […]

Over 100K

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082020
 

I was back at it yesterday, cranking out words in the first book in my new Tinder Street historical family saga series. I got a little more than 3,200 words done by the end of the day, which puts me over 100,000 words total in the book. Actually, I am at 102,879 words, but who’s […]

Dec 082019
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my dear friend Jim Lewis happy birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old Jim is, but let’s just say that what we all studied as history in high school was current events for Jim. And now, on to Christmas shopping. Miss Terry is […]

Oct 072019
 

No, I’m not talking about my prostate. Though at my age, maybe I should be. The piddling I’m talking about are chores around the house, and we seem to be knocking them out on a daily basis in preparation for my kids getting here on Friday. Yesterday it was screen doors. We have two of […]

Dec 242018
 

Note: This is an updated post of a blog from Christmas Eve day 2015 that I thought was just as appropriate this year, too. Miss Terry is a difficult woman to shop for because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her […]