Anniversary Dinner

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212024
 

Even though our anniversary was on Tuesday, the 16th, Terry and I didn’t get around to going out for our anniversary dinner until yesterday, because earlier in the week it was just so darn cold and nasty, and a lot of the roads were icy. Since we spent our 25th anniversary last year moving from […]

Bobcats And Boils

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 272023
 

We started yesterday with a trip down to the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton to drop off a form we had been sent from the tax assessor wanting to know if any changes have been made to our property since we purchased it. They also included a note that we had to stop in and […]

Range Backstop Day 2

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212023
 

Yesterday Travis and I worked on the backstop for the shooting range for several hours and have pretty much got it completed. The first step was to put one more railroad tie on top of the front row of ties, then we used 2x4s and lag screws to secure all three stacks of ties together. […]

Four-Legged Compass

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202023
 

Some of you may think I spend my life writing mystery novels and playing on my tractor, but that’s far from the truth. I’m a multifaceted person who is interested in all kinds of things, believe it or not. I’m always finding some weird rabbit hole to go down when I’m browsing online, and sometimes […]

A Town Day

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032023
 

Ysterday was a town day for us. We left the house in the early afternoon and drove into Northport, with our first stop at Tractor Supply to pick up a few things and to look at some stuff for a couple of projects we want to do down the road. Then it was into Tuscaloosa […]

May 072023
 

We were up early yesterday morning because we had a lot to get done. Our son Travis helped me put up another deer fence, this time around the garden and Terry’s raised planter beds. We appreciate Travis and his wife Geli very much because whatever we need, they are always here for us. The fence […]

Redneck Architect

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252023
 

What do you do when you have a lot of projects you want to get completed but have a limited budget? If you are our son Travis you become a redneck architect. A while back I told you about finding a good deal on a bunch of pallets that have three-quarter-inch plywood on one side. […]

Apr 222023
 

I think our bodies have pretty much recovered from the beating we gave them the other day when planting the garden. If our son Travis and his wife Geli hadn’t been here helping us, I think Terry and I would both be in traction. But, of course, you know that nothing slows my bride down […]

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 […]

Apr 112023
 

We had a nice sunny day yesterday so we took advantage of it to get a lot of work done outside. First thing in the morning I picked up our son Travis at his place and brought him back to ours to work on several projects. The first order of business was to take down […]

Intruders

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032023
 

I guess spring really is here. The rose bushes along our front porch are starting to have flowers on them. I have seen pictures posted by the former owners of our place and the bushes are beautiful when in full bloom. I’ve told you several times about the deer that come into our pasture to […]

Mar 172023
 

Terry has gardening fever, and I blame it on our son Travis. I’ve told you before that Travis is an avid and successful gardener, and ever since we first looked at our property here in Alabama he’s been telling us about all the options we have for growing vegetables. That’s something Terry has always wanted […]

Feb 242023
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us and we got a lot accomplished. I know because my credit card started crying by the end of the day. And I also realized I must be old. We started the day at Gordo Tire Center, where I had them repair the tire from our cargo trailer that […]

Ride Pony Ride

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282021
 

It’s been a long time since I’ve had my Mustang out of the garage. In fact, believe it or not, it still has less than 1,500 miles on it since I bought it new in November of 2018, and that includes a 25-mile trip each way down to Titusville and back yesterday. It’s not that […]

May 222021
 

With only a few days left before our kids come to visit, Terry and I have been busy getting ready for the big event. I started the day by going out to the garage and clearing off an accumulation of stuff that had piled up on the workbench. They say a tidy desk is a […]

Family Fun

 Posted by at 3:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132014
 

Yesterday was a family day and we sure had fun hanging out with Tiffany, Scott, and our three granddaughters. In the morning we all had some errands to run. Scott, Hailey and I went into Show Low to pick up some metal for a project Scott and I will be working on today. When we […]