Feb 272024
 

Well, it took a while, and there were some speed bumps along the way, but our new Generac whole house backup generator system is now installed and ready to go to work when we have a power outage. I was up before seven o’clock yesterday morning because Thompson Gas was coming to set the propane […]

A Nice Day Outside

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262024
 

Yesterday was a nice day to be outside, with temperatures in the mid-60s and lots of blue sky overhead. It was definitely too nice of a day to spend it inside. Which was fine because we had plenty to do. Terry wanted to relocate one of her raised planter beds. She currently has three of […]

Generator Delivery

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172024
 

I was up and out of bed a little after 6:30 yesterday morning, believe it or not. If it would have been a normal morning, I would have peed and gone back to sleep. But this wasn’t a normal morning, because this was the day our Generac 24 KW whole house generator was being delivered. […]

One Call After Another

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 112024
 

In yesterday’s blog I wrote about sleepless nights. I think I was motivated to write that because the night before had been one of those nights for me, where I tossed and turned and stared at the ceiling for hours. Eventually I would drop off to sleep for a few minutes and then wake up […]

January Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182024
 

Q. What are the sizes of Terry’s raised planter beds and do they have a bottom enclosed? A. They are 8 feet long and 2 feet wide, and they do not have a bottom. Q. After reading your blogs, I have decided you both work way too hard! I thought you were retired? Of course, […]

New Year, New Projects

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012024
 

I hope your New Year’s Eve went well and you didn’t overindulge. But if you did, I hope you did so responsibly because 2024 has a lot of adventures and challenges in store for all of us. Since we moved into our house in January of last year we have been involved in one project […]

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. […]

The Big Bang

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042022
 

We have always been fans of the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, about a group of science nerds trying to adapt to life in the real world. But a few days ago, we came way too close to having our own Big Bang, and not in a good way. We have a large stainless […]

Tragedy At Terra Mar

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032021
 

We love our little community of Terra Mar Village, here on the Intracoastal Waterway halfway between Cape Canaveral and Daytona Beach. It’s nothing fancy, but we have access to the water and amenities that include two swimming pools, a clubhouse, boat launch, and a 300-foot fishing pier. Not to mention a lot of nice neighbors. […]

Sep 022019
 

Yesterday we finished most of the last-minute preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the coast. The latest weather predictions are telling us that our worst days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. As of the 6 o’clock update yesterday, the hurricane was still wobbling a bit further west than it was. The […]

Lattice And Grits

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302017
 

We may have a boat and fishing equipment, and our house may only be 800 yards from the Indian River section of the Intercoastal Waterway, but yesterday it was too darned cold even think about casting a line. So instead Miss Terry decided to tackle a project she’s been wanting to get done. We wanted […]