Yesterday I wished our daughter-in-law Geli happy birthday, and today it’s my daughter Tiffany’s turn. I don’t know where the years went, because it seems like only last week that I was strapping my brand-new daughter into a car seat in the back of my brand-new Lincoln Town Car to take her home from the hospital. And now she’s got teenage daughters of her own! Where does the time go?
Happy birthday, Tiffany. I love you very much and I am so very proud to be your father.
There was a gun show down in Titusville that I would have liked to have gone to yesterday, but there was just too much going on here and no way I could get away. There will be another one next month at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, and l will try to make that one.
After my morning routine of answering emails and approving entries in the current free drawing, followed by breakfast, I went to my accountant’s house to pick up our income tax forms. We spent some time going over them with her, talking about ways to find and use the many deductions she is able to ferret out from our annual expenses. Being an author and blogger gives me some advantage, because pretty much anything we do could fall under the heading of research or purchases to further my writing activities. At first glance I thought I was going to have to sell a kidney, but by the time she got done the amount had dropped considerably. Her services are not cheap, but she’s never lost a case when the IRS contests any of her clients’ deductions.
Back at home I spent several hours figuring out the formatting problem with my author’s newsletter, and once I did, I finished putting it together and mailed it out to my subscribers. This one announces the publishing of my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus, which is enjoying a lot of sales as well as page reads by people who subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.
With that out of the way, I went to the hospital to pick up a friend of ours who was being released after several days and played cab driver to get him home. At one time in my misspent youth I worked as a cab driver for a while, and he was a lot better than some of the fares I picked up. I could tell you some stories about that. Or maybe I’ll write a book about it instead.
Speaking of writing books, I will be starting on my next one, Big Lake Ninja, this week. I have missed the people in that quirky little mountain town and I’m looking forward to getting back there and checking in on them.
Congratulations Sheila Ann Legett, winner of our drawing for a Kindle Fire 7 tablet with Alexa, a 7 inch display, and 8 GB of memory. We had 316 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon!
Thought For The Day – I grew up living from paycheck to paycheck, but through hard work and perseverance I now live direct deposit to direct deposit.