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Just Ballast

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242014

The most productive thing I did yesterday was to just add ballast to planet Earth to help it maintain its orbit in space. If a traffic cop would have come along and marked me with chalk, I’m sure I would have been towed away because I didn’t move for hours. I’m surprised Terry didn’t hold a mirror under my nose to check to see if I was even breathing.

I wasn’t sick, I just had a bad case of lazy. Usually I try to do something to earn my keep every day, but not yesterday. It was all I could do to drag my portly posterior out of bed and into an upright position.

Miss Terry, on the other hand, was busy all day long. She’s like the Energizer Bunny, she just keeps going and going. Between making me a delicious breakfast, doing paperwork part of the day, and making a wonderful fried chicken dinner, and doing a couple of loads of laundry, she also put the finishing touches on her latest shawl, fresh off the loom.

Here’s a close-up that shows the detail in the pattern.

In mid-afternoon John and Norma Howe stopped by for a visit and to purchase a copy of our Guide To Free Campgrounds & Overnight Parking Places. Jon and Norma are fulltime RVers who are workamping here at Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort. They are planning to replace their Mandalay motorhome’s original TVs with flat screens and were impressed with the way we did ours and the additional storage space the conversion gives us. We enjoyed their visit and hope to see them again while we’re here.

Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Dog’s Run, my mystery set in a small Ohio town in 1951. If I had to name one of my books as my favorite, it would be this one. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.


If you like RV travel and you like mystery stories, check out Soul of the Forest, the first book in J.A. Harpers’ Bird Treks mystery series revolving around fulltime RVers Maggie and Ben Graham. The second book in the series is Spirit of the Joshua. The author, Jenise Harper, is a fulltimer herself, traveling in a 2001 Blue Bird motorhome.

And if you enjoy stories about the occult, ghosts and such, be sure to download my friend James Rozoff’s new book The Association, book 3 in his The Amazing Morse series. It’s free today on Amazon. And folks, please leave a review when you read a book mentioned here. It really does help an author market books when you do.

Thought For The Day – My conspiracy theory can beat up your conspiracy theory.

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 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
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 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
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 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
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