Handy New Tools

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 022024
 

I recently acquired a couple of nifty new tools to make life easier around here that I thought I would tell you about today. The first was a set of four Rhino USA retractable ratchet tie down straps. I have always had a love/hate relationship with ratchet straps. They are great for securing loads, but […]

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 […]

What Could Go Wrong?

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232023
 

We had a couple of other contractors come out yesterday to give us bids on the deck project, and I think we have decided on who we’re going to have do the work for us. One other person is supposed to get back to us on Monday, so we’ll wait until we see what he […]

Mud Bath

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112023
 

Yesterday Terry had an appointment at GI Associates of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa yesterday to schedule a colonoscopy. There’s no reason for us to suspect anything, it’s just a routine follow-up because of continuing problems caused by the radiation enteritis, which is the result of the 60 days of radiation she had during her cancer […]

Apr 262023
 

Yesterday UPS delivered several boxes of things Terry had ordered from Amazon, along with three copies of the print edition of Big Lake Drunk, which I added to my bookshelf. I started out the day by writing most of another chapter in my new Tinder Street book, which involved quite a bit of research on […]

Karma Got Me

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152023
 

I am a big believer in karma, and whenever someone has done me wrong, I don’t worry about getting revenge because I know that karma will come by and bite them in the butt sooner or later. The problem with karma is it goes in both directions. In yesterday’s blog I said that I had […]

So Much To Do

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102023
 

We have so much to do around here if the weather would cooperate. After hard rains Friday and half of Saturday, yesterday was a bright, sunshiny day with a good breeze blowing. We need a lot more days like that. I spent most of the day researching and writing, getting another chapter done in my […]

Slowly But Surely

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122023
 

We are making progress on our upcoming move, getting things packed and loaded into the cargo trailer slowly but surely. As I said in the blog the other day, it’s like the only way you can eat an elephant, one bite at a time. I’m amazed at how much we are able to cram into […]

One Bite At A Time

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102023
 

Moving is always a hassle, no matter how old you are or how large or small of a home you have. And I can tell you right now that the older you get, the harder it is. Terry and I are amazed at how much we have accumulated in the six years we have been […]

We Are Home

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292022
 

We are home after spending a week with our son Travis and his wife Geli at their home in Alabama. Tonight I will give you a quick overview of our trip, but I will tell you about some of the things we did while we were there over the next few days. On Tuesday, the […]