Jan 122024
 

Terry had a follow up appointment at the Center for Rheumatology in Northport yesterday. After the terrible bout of illness she had back in September, which nobody has ever nailed down the cause of, our primary care physician sent her there to be checked for things like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. After her first appointment […]

New Year, New Projects

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012024
 

I hope your New Year’s Eve went well and you didn’t overindulge. But if you did, I hope you did so responsibly because 2024 has a lot of adventures and challenges in store for all of us. Since we moved into our house in January of last year we have been involved in one project […]

Wolf Wind

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182023
 

Do you remember the fairy tail where the big bad wolf threatened to blow the little piggies’ houses down, and then he huffed, and he puffed, and he did it? Well, the wolf wind visited our part of Alabama on Friday. The weatherman had predicted strong storms, and even the possibility of tornadoes. Late Friday […]

Mar 242023
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about having a tornado shelter installed at our son Travis and his wife Geli’s house. There’s a possibility the timing could not have been better, because the weatherman says that sometime after midnight tonight we are going to get hit with some strong storms and the possibility of isolated tornadoes. […]

We Got This

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042023
 

We knew when we went to bed Thursday night that there was a chance of strong thunderstorms and tornadoes hitting our area Friday morning. And sure enough, we were awakened by the siren on our weather radio alerting us to a line of storms coming our way from the west, with the threat of tornadoes. […]

Gutter Talk

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022023
 

Don’t worry, I’m not going to assault your ears with a lot of nasty words this morning. Instead, I’m going to talk about our latest improvement to our home, having rain gutters installed. Last week I contacted Tim from S&S Seamless Gutters in Northport and he came out and gave us an estimate to put […]

Gifted

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172023
 

Most of the western side of Alabama was under severe storm watches yesterday, including here in Pickens County. There was a tornado watch in effect from noon until 8 p.m., but thankfully, all we got was some rain. Like we needed more rain, right? Travis and Geli came over to be near our tornado shelter, […]

A Few Changes

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162023
 

When I woke up yesterday morning my hopes that the last few days of good weather would help dry out our ground were dashed when I looked outside and saw that it had rained again overnight and we had more pools of water to deal with. How fun. ☹ If it would ever start to […]

Tornado Shelter

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032023
 

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most feared and deadly phenomena, and rightly so. Every year an average of 800 tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in an average of 80 deaths and thousands of injuries. Not to mention the many millions of dollars in property damage. I am no stranger to tornadoes. I lived in Ohio […]

Making Progress

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312023
 

Thank you to everybody who has expressed concern for our health and keep asking if we are doing any better. We are, though I am making a faster recovery than Terry. I still cough a bit, but the congestion is mostly gone, and I am not as tired as I was all the time. Poor […]