May 312024
 

The temperature and humidity have been up in the uncomfortable range for several days now, but yesterday I don’t think it got much above 80° and the humidity was not too bad. A perfect day to get some mowing and bush hogging done. So wouldn’t you know it? We both had doctor’s appointments in the […]

Well That Sucked

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 102024
 

Overall, we live a blessed life. We have a nice home, some critters we adore, friends and family we love, and a wonderful marriage. But even in the best of lives, some days are going to suck. Yesterday was a good example. Terry had not been feeling great for several days and my back had […]

Everybody Still Here?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092024
 

Well, are you all still here or did you get raptured yesterday during the eclipse? I must live in a town full of sinners because nobody here got raptured. To be honest, I was really looking forward to it. No, not for myself. I knew there was no way I was going to get to […]

A Happy Lady

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232024
 

Yesterday morning started with a phone call from our friend Wayne. Wayne and his special lady Anita are the folks who took down our two hay sheds, and also stripped all of the old wiring from the barn. A while back Anita got a couple of my books and said she really enjoyed them, so […]

Mar 072024
 

One of the nice things about living in the country is that you never know what your neighbors may show up with next. Since we moved here a year ago last January, we have had neighbors drop by to give us baked goods, plants, starter trees, invitations to their churches, and more. Yesterday morning I […]

Less Than I Expected

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232024
 

According to Kubota’s specifications, a new tractor should have its first service at 50 hours. That service includes oil change, lube job, fuel, air and oil filters, checking and adjusting valves if needed, and a thorough inspection. We have had so much going on that I goofed and didn’t realize I was at 71 hours […]

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 […]

Lesson Learned

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142023
 

Since we moved here in January we have found a couple of good Mexican restaurants, two good Chinese places, two seafood places we enjoy, and on Thursday we found a good Chinese buffet not too far away in Columbus, Mississippi. But we still hadn’t had much luck finding good pizza. Yesterday we checked out Broadway […]

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 […]

A Town Day

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032023
 

Ysterday was a town day for us. We left the house in the early afternoon and drove into Northport, with our first stop at Tractor Supply to pick up a few things and to look at some stuff for a couple of projects we want to do down the road. Then it was into Tuscaloosa […]

New Primary Care

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 252023
 

Terry and I have been looking for a new primary care doctor since we first moved here, and we had narrowed it down to Pickens County Primary Care in Reform, about 10 miles west of us. We had our first appointments there yesterday afternoon and we were very impressed. Terry’s appointment was for 1:30 and […]

May 052023
 

We knew when we moved out into the country that some adjustments to our lifestyle would be required. For example, when we lived in Florida, we were only about four miles from a shopping center with a Publix grocery store, and a mile or two more from several different restaurants. At our home in Alabama, […]

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 […]

Busy As Bees

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 222022
 

Even though I didn’t get any writing done yesterday, we were as busy as bees and got a lot accomplished. After dealing with the morning’s load of e-mail, which seemed to be larger than normal for some reason, including not one, not two, but three different people contacting me who are generals or presidents of […]

As Ready As We Can Be

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282022
 

We spent most of yesterday making final preparations for Hurricane Ian to come calling. The first order of business was to run to Publix and pick up a few things we needed, and I was surprised that the store wasn’t more crowded than it was. It was busy, but the panic buyers had either already […]

Good For Old Farts

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

Terry and I had our regular periodic checkups with our primary care doctor yesterday afternoon, and after going over all of our charts and the results of our lab tests that were done last week, he said we are both doing very well. Our blood pressures, A1C, cholesterol, and all those things they look at […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022022
 

Thank you to everyone who sent e-mails and messages after reading yesterday’s blog, hoping I was feeling better and more like myself. When I woke up yesterday morning I was still pretty out of it, and I actually fell asleep at the kitchen table after eating a late breakfast. But I decided that that wasn’t […]

Making Room

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162022
 

As I’ve said before, when we moved out of our 320 square foot diesel pusher motorhome and into our 1750 square foot house with an attached 1100 square foot garage, Terry and I both wondered what we would do with all of that space. And as I’ve also said before, it didn’t take us very […]

Nick Got Wired

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172021
 

We’ve all seen the TV shows where a police informant is wearing a wire to get the bad guy to confess to whatever the crime of the week is. Sometimes that goes well for them, and sometimes it all blows up in their face. You never know what those darned writers are going to do. […]

A Drowned Rat

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072021
 

I started the day yesterday by sending out my free authors’ newsletter announcing the release of Big Lake Shootout to my subscribers. The new book is off to a good start, and I appreciate all of you who bought a copy and are telling your friends and family members about it. You guys are the […]