Not Going To Do It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 282022
 

I had my RF nerve ablations done on June 13th and 20th. They were outpatient procedures, and a couple of weeks after the second one I had a follow-up appointment with the doctor’s office in Orlando. If traffic isn’t bad we can make the trip in about an hour and 15 minutes, but you never […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252022
 

I am still at it, cranking away on my next book, which I had hoped to get out by the end of the month. In the last couple of days, I wrote three more chapters numbering between 2,500 and 3,000 words each, which puts me about at the three-quarter mark for the story. I’m hoping […]

Jun 302022
 

We had to go to Orlando yesterday for a follow-up with Doctor Creamer, who did my recent RF nerve ablations. The traffic was about as bad as I had expected it to be, but we got through all right and arrived for the appointment with a few minutes to spare. His office is very efficient, […]

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 […]

A Day With My Girl

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232022
 

We started yesterday with a phone call from our son Travis, wishing Terry a happy birthday. They chatted for a little bit, and then we got ready to head into Holly Hill, a northern suburb of Daytona Beach. As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had an appointment at Global Mobile Detailing to have them […]

May 062022
 

We had an appointment yesterday afternoon with Doctor Creamer’s nurse practitioner at Central Florida Pain Relief Center’s office in Orlando. He is the doctor that did my RF nerve ablations in June of 2020. Driving in Orlando is never easy, and the traffic is crazy all the time. People think nothing of cutting across three […]

On The Go All Day

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 052022
 

After a very rough Tuesday night due to my back pain, we were up and out the door early yesterday morning because we had all kinds of things we needed to get done. Our first stop was at Island Doctors for our regular checkups, which we do every few months. Terry and I both had […]

Flying On Delta 8

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302022
 

For years the Veterans Administration prescribed pain pills for my back issues. Hydrocodone, oxycontin, morphine, you name it and at one time or another, I had it. The thing is, I really don’t like taking narcotic medicine. There are too many side effects and other issues that I did not want to deal with, so […]

I’m Sniveling

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292022
 

One of my least endearing character traits is my tendency to snivel, and I’ve been doing a lot of it the last couple of days due to my back pain. I have been relatively pain-free in that area for the last two years, except for the normal aches everyone with a bad back has now […]

Dec 312020
 

Well, we made it. The last day of 2020. Did you think we would get this far? I wasn’t too sure, and unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t. Just a few days ago, I found out that one of my longtime readers and online friends, Truman Dobbins, lost his battle with COVID-19. My heart goes […]

Just Taking Up Space

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192020
 

I did not get a lot accomplished yesterday except for a teleconference with a nurse practitioner from Dr. Creamer’s office, the doctor that did my RF nerve ablations. They were done six months ago today, and it was a follow-up to see how I am doing. I told her the difference is amazing from how […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262020
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Oct 032020
 

For those who you have been following our project about building a retaining wall on the drainage canal/ditch alongside our property and replacing the several feet of yard that had eroded away, we are just about done. As I said in recent blog posts, the retaining wall was put in, then fill dirt brought in […]

Jul 192020
 

Have you ever eaten alligator? I have heard people say that the idea of eating a reptile is enough to make them gag, but the way I look at it, if gators eat people, turnabout is fair play. I have eaten it many times and it’s usually been pretty good, although at a couple of […]