Still Not Done

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112024
 

We had a busy afternoon yesterday. We left the house a little after 1 o’clock for a 2 o’clock appointment at Alabama Dermatology Associates in Northport. Having had a bout of skin cancer once, I don’t want to repeat it, so I get checked semi-annually. I only had to wait a few minutes before I […]

Time Does Fly

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012024
 

Can you believe it’s not only the start of a new month, but we are halfway through the year already? How is that possible? Time really does fly, doesn’t it? Speaking of time flying, I want to wish a belated happy 73rd anniversary to Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber. Their anniversary was actually yesterday, […]

A Minor Fender Bender?

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 292024
 

A couple of weeks ago, someone backed into our Ram pickup as we were leaving a parking lot. Since neither of us was going very fast, all we saw was some damage to the passenger side rear door and fender. It looked like a minor fender bender to me, and the other driver quickly admitted […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 092024
 

Cyndi Lauper said it, so it must be true, right? I don’t know about all girls, but these three seem to prove her right. Our critters are always up to something, and they bring a lot of fun into our lives. That’s BeeBee straddling the back of the chair and Mae Lin in the seat. […]

Mar 292024
 

After a delicious breakfast of Terry’s blueberry pancakes, I started yesterday by answering a bunch of e-mails, and then making the corrections that Roberta had sent me for the last chapters of Big Lake Accident. When I was finished with that, I printed the entire manuscript out for Terry to begin a final read through. […]

Oct 302023
 

Jim Summers, my favorite teacher in high school, always told his students that we should set a goal to learn something new every day. It didn’t have to be anything as complicated as quantum physics, it could be as simple as a bit of trivia or history, or how to do something we didn’t know […]

Protecting Her Human

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192023
 

They call German Shepherds Velcro dogs for a reason. Once they find their person, they stick to them like Velcro. Alli was about a year old when we rescued her and she quickly became my Velcro dog. If I so much as get up and walk from one room to the other, she’s right beside […]

Pulling Up Stakes

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
May 312023
 

Well, actually fence posts, but they are metal stakes, so that counts, doesn’t it? Yesterday Travis and Gila came over and spent much of the afternoon taking down the fence posts along the north perimeter road. We don’t need the fence because we don’t plan to have any livestock, and they could use the posts […]

It’s Official

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132023
 

It’s official. We are now honest to goodness Alabamians. Yesterday we drove down to the Pickens County Seat in Carrollton to get our Alabama drivers licenses. But of course, as with everything with us, it was not without some confusion. Pickens County is very small, so the man from the Department of Motor Vehicles who […]

Dodged A Bullet

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262023
 

Thank you to everyone who sent emails and messages asking if we were safe from the storms that tore through our part of the country Friday night. We dodged a bullet because they changed course and went north of us, so all we got was some wind and rain. Unfortunately, there was a lot of […]

Mar 102023
 

After reading about us using my Kubota tractor so much earlier in the week, reader Henry Bowman wrote to ask me if it and the Kawasaki Mule are parked outside since we don’t have the huge garage we did at our Florida house. No, they are not quite outside, they are kind of under cover, […]

My Kid Is Weird

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082023
 

I love my son but that doesn’t change the fact that he is weird. Very weird. Who else do you know that would actually get excited about a day spent shoveling horse manure? Well, my kid did and he was happy as a pig in, well, manure. As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, the folks […]

Jan 222023
 

It’s taken longer to get internet service at our new place in Alabama than we expected, but we finally did, and I wanted to post a blog to let you all know we are still alive and kicking, even if barely. I say barely because Terry and I have both come down with nasty colds […]