Nov 272023
 

The Earthquake 33968 K32 wood chipper/shredder I bought from Amazon back in June is an excellent unit for what it is designed for. It handles branches up to three inches and assorted brush fine, but it proved inadequate for the larger branches and limbs we have down on our property from a windstorm a few months […]

Sep 162022
 

After I announced in yesterday’s blog that the printed edition of Pucker Factor is now available to purchase online, a reader contacted me asking how they could get an autographed copy. Amazon does not have autographed copies of authors’ books on hand, and I haven’t ordered any for myself yet. But yes, it can be […]

Sep 152022
 

Terry had another post-op appointment with the eye doctor in Titusville yesterday to see how both eyes are doing after her cataract surgery. There is no question that he is one of the top doctors in his field, and he is a very busy man, so you have to exercise a lot of patience to […]

Sep 132022
 

A while back, the rotating Orbit heads on our sprinkler system stopped working. At first, we thought they might be clogged up or something, so we soaked them in vinegar overnight, but that didn’t do any good. Fortunately, we had some extra ones that had not been used yet, so the other day, Terry and […]

She Can Fix Anything!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102022
 

Anybody who has been reading the blog for very long knows that there’s not much that Miss Terry can’t do. From building all the cabinets and doing all of the interior work on our MCI bus conversion to replacing a window in a friend’s truck, to maintenance around the house, if it needs done, Terry […]

Worn Out

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172022
 

Neither Terry nor I slept well Monday night, both of us waking up repeatedly, her with stomach issues and me with back pain. It’s obvious to me that the RF ablation procedures I had done in June did not do any good this time around, which is a disappointment because they were so successful three […]

The Big 50!

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162022
 

I have a birthday coming up in the next few weeks, but that’s not the reason for today’s blog title. That birthday happened almost 20 years ago. But I achieved another milestone yesterday when Pucker Factor, the 11th book in my John Lee Quarrels mystery series, went live on Amazon. This is my 50th book, […]

Aug 142022
 

I finished the last corrections to Pucker Factor and will finish formatting the e-book this morning and get it uploaded to Amazon. Hopefully it will be available sometime this afternoon or evening. I will have an official announcement on social media and in tomorrow’s blog once it goes live. A couple of people have asked […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072022
 

Well, I missed my goal of finishing Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels book, by the end of July. There was just too much going on. But I’m happy to say that I finished it late yesterday afternoon. Today I will make corrections to the final chapters I wrote yesterday and print them out […]

A 9K Friday

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302022
 

Did you ever have one of those mornings when you get startled awake and your mind is fuzzy and you are fumble-fingered and it takes you a minute to get your wits about you? That was me yesterday morning. I was in a deep sleep, dreaming about something, I couldn’t tell you what right now, […]

One Of Those Days

 Posted by at 1:27 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082022
 

Did you ever have one of those days when it seems like everybody in the world is lined up waiting for their turn to tick you off? Yesterday was one of those days for me. It started out by discovering that the online payment I tried to make for our water bill didn’t get credited […]

Better Late Than Never

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292022
 

Well, it took longer than expected, but I woke up to a message yesterday morning that the printed edition of The Hard Years, the fourth book in my Tinder Street family saga, is now available on Amazon. Better late than never, right? Meanwhile, I sent four more chapters of Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels […]

Jun 262022
 

You can tell it’s summertime in Florida because doctors are warning people to drink plenty of water and stay inside until November 2nd. No, seriously, it’s so hot that I have been leaving the toilet seat up just to get those icy stares from Miss Terry when she splashes down in the middle of the […]

Jun 212022
 

Two years ago yesterday, when I had the first RF ablations done on the nerves in my left lower back, it was almost instant relief that lasted until recently. I went from using two canes to walk and taking pain meds daily to no canes, no pain meds, and was back out on my kayak […]

Firearms And Fools

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192022
 

Having been a firearms instructor in the military and in civilian life, and a lifelong gun owner, gun safety is always at the top of my mind anytime anyone is handling a weapon. So even though Terry and I both checked three times to make sure it was unloaded, and she was positioned off to […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172022
 

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. Before you and Miss Terry left on your trip, you […]

Not A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252022
 

We didn’t have a lot going on yesterday, so I don’t have much to tell you about today. I spent part of the day writing, knocking out another chapter in Pucker Factor, my next book. This one starts off with a literal bang. A bunch of bangs, actually, as Somerton County deputy John Lee Quarrels […]