Class Clown

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212024
 

Since I’m a bit of a clown myself, it shouldn’t surprise anybody that my dog is also the class clown. When she’s not chasing a ball or waiting for us to throw one for her, Alli is either playing with Mae Lin, one of Terry’s cats, or out in the backyard trying to catch a […]

One More To Go

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 202024
 

Yesterday I uploaded the audiobook of The Hard Years, the fourth book in my Tinder Street family saga, and it is now available on Amazon and audible.com. That leaves just one more audiobook in the Tinder Street series to be formatted and uploaded, A Changing World, at least for the time being. Somebody asked if […]

Another Audiobook

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 192024
 

Yesterday I uploaded the audiobook of Boom And Bust, the third book in my Tinder Street family saga, and it is now available on Amazon and audible.com. I hope to get the fourth and fifth books in the series uploaded in the next few days. I also uploaded the print edition of Big Lake Accident […]

Books And Bees

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172024
 

For the last three weeks or so, we have been commenting on how high the grass is getting in our front and side yards, and in the pasture. It was definitely time to mow the grass, however there is so much clover out there feeding the bees that we kept putting it off. We finally […]

Happy Birthday Geli

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142024
 

This is a special day for our family because it’s our daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday. This amazing woman works hard keeping others alive as a nurse, and when she’s not saving lives and comforting those who are ill, you can find her helping our son Travis with their chickens, gardens, beehives, and caning and baking. And […]

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 […]

Apr 082024
 

Sometimes you live with something because it works, even if it’s not always convenient. I do that with the characters in my books. For each series, I have a list of the main and recurring characters, their physical traits, and a small bit of their history that I can refer to as I’m writing. That […]

Happy Birthday Kenny

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062024
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our son-in-law, Kenny Conrad, a happy birthday. Kenny is a great guy, a loving husband, and a fantastic father. What more could we want for our daughter? Well, to have them live nearby. But aside from that, no complaints here. I hope you have a […]

Apr 052024
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago, I told you that I was going to be a guest on Tony and Peggy and Barthel’s Stressless Camping podcast. We met this fun and entertaining RV couple years ago, and I enjoyed visiting with them again for the podcast. We talked about my nonfiction travel […]

Double Nickle

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242024
 

More years ago than I care to remember, I had a birthday coming up and told Miss Terry I was going to hit the double nickels, 55 years old. Terry corrected me and told me I was already 55, and the next day I would turn 56. I didn’t believe her and had to check […]

A Few Too Many

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202024
 

For quite a while now, Terry has been experiencing pain in her right elbow that is exacerbated when she tries to lift anything. At our last doctor’s appointment, they gave her a steroid shot and prescribed Prednisone tablets. She was instructed to take two pills once a day for a week and then one pill […]

Jun 082023
 

I wish I had a lot of interesting things to share with you in today’s blog, but I don’t. Much of yesterday was spent researching and working on my new book project, Big Lake Assault. I managed to complete the fourth chapter, and when I get one more done, I will print them out for […]

That’s 52!

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
May 172023
 

Yesterday afternoon I finished A Changing World, the fifth book in my Tinder Street family saga and my 52nd book overall. It came in at 96,753 words. Terry edited and proofread the last four chapters, and after making her corrections, I sent it off to Judy and Roberta to be proofread again. I hope to […]

Paying The Price

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 082023
 

I have been around long enough to know that there’s no free lunch. Everything in life comes with a price tag, and yesterday Terry and I were paying the price for all of the work we did in the garden the day before. We were feeling some aches and pains when we went to bed […]

May 032023
 

Once again we spent the day yesterday working outside. Our son Travis helped me pull out the fence posts on the north side of our property and roll up the wire. Using a chain and the bucket on the Kubota tractor, some of them came out very easily, while others really made us work for […]

Apr 302023
 

After reading through the last five chapters I wrote in my new Tinder Street book, I printed them out for Terry to edit and proofread yesterday. After I did that, she cut my hair and trimmed my beard, both of which really needed it because I was beginning to look like what you’d get if […]

Apr 282023
 

It rained hard Wednesday night, but we didn’t get the strong thunderstorms that were predicted for yesterday. I guess that was just as well because the ground was already saturated from the night before. Then, a little after dark last night, it started raining again, off and on. Our son Travis was going to come […]

She Cooks, Too!

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242023
 

In case any of you have been hiding under a rock and don’t know, in addition to all of the things she does around the house, from installing microwave ovens and splash guards to hanging window blinds, putting together bar stools, and gardening, Miss Terry cooks, too. And that’s what she did most of yesterday, […]

Still At It

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182023
 

We have been taking advantage of the nice weather to get as much done outside as we can, because starting today or Wednesday the temperatures are going to be up into the mid-80s. That’s not terrible, but it does drain us doing too much in the heat. And, of course, we’ve got a lot more […]