Before I do anything today, I want to wish my buddy Greg White a very happy birthday. Why do I think this picture of myself and Greg should be captioned, “What, me worry?” I wish we could be there to spend the day with you, buddy. We are sure looking forward to you and Jan visiting us next June!
Just as I wrote in yesterday’s blog that Thursday was a piddling day for us, staying home and taking care of some little chores around the house yesterday was more of the same. Yes, more piddling.
I started the day with over 96 emails, more than half of which I deleted without opening because they were spam, political messages, or forwards. I don’t know how many times I have to ask people not to send me forwards, but it’s apparently more than I do already, because they still come. In the past I have blocked emails from some people who will not get that message. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be rude, but I really have no interest in your forwards about pretty kittens, or how much Jesus loves me, or how I should vote for this person or that person. I don’t open them, I just delete them. And if you continue to send them to me, I will delete you, too.
Once I had waded through the emails, answering the most important ones and putting some on the back burner until later, Terry and I had a breakfast of mixed berries, and then I went online to make a few changes to my new book Dead Romeos. It always amazes me that even with four of us proofreading a manuscript, little typos sneak through. Fortunately, none of them were glaring, mostly punctuation errors and things like that. I made the changes and re-uploaded the book, and hopefully that’s all for now. I was also pleased to log onto Amazon and see that the book now has 10 reviews and a five-star rating. Every author appreciates reviews, please keep them coming.
Then I worked on getting some new blogs ready for when my kids are here next week, stopping when our friend Jim Lewis came by for a visit and to have me help him install some apps on his phone that had gone missing for some reason. Jim is always up for a game of darts, so we actually played two. Terry whipped our butts very handily in the first game, and at the end of the second game we were all within one or two points of winning, but Jim pulled it out at the last minute.
My son Travis asked if we could take the pontoon boat out while he is here, and since it has not been in the water in eighteen months, due to my ongoing back issues, I thought I’d better check it out to make sure it will run. The batteries were down a bit, so I put a trickle charger on them. Hopefully, between that and the Sta-Bil fuel system stabilizer I put in it after the last time we used it, everything will be okay.
I saw something yesterday that I’d only heard of until now. During the afternoon an Amazon Prime delivery van pulled up on our street to make a delivery to our house. I know that Amazon is beginning to use their own delivery vehicles for some items. It’s one more way in which they are evolving and changing to meet the needs of the market.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a four-book set of audiobooks from my pal Carol Ann Newsome’s popular Dog Park mystery series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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.
Thought For The Day – The fact that Kansas and Arkansas are pronounced differently disturbs me more than it should.