Nick’s Blog

Apr 262019

Nothing, Nada, Zilch. That’s exactly what I plan on doing this weekend. After weeks of running back and forth to doctors’ offices, emergency rooms and hospitals and such, I’m hoping for a do-nothing weekend. I brought our friend home from the hospital yesterday and he is doing well so far, and Beverly is going to be in rehab for as much as two weeks, so we don’t have anything going on that I know of at this point. I told Terry I might turn off the telephones, keep the blinds closed, and ignore anybody who knocks on the door, just in case. We both mentioned last night that we feel like we did when we were running one of our RV rallies, pulled in six directions at once and trying to keep everything on an even keel.

Not that we begrudge any of the time we have spent helping other people deal with their issues lately, and we would happily do it all over again. And probably will, before it’s all said and done. But maybe, just maybe, we’ll get lucky and have a couple of days to decompress.

We have been running our free drawings here in the blog for several years now, and for the most part people have been very nice about it. They follow the rules, occasionally thank me when they win, and have even been known to leave a review for an audiobook they won. But every once in a while we run into somebody who just takes all the fun out of it. Like the people (yes, more than one) who win a prize and then ask if they can have the cash equivalent instead because they really didn’t want it. Then why enter?

Yesterday I had someone who took it to another level. He said he has been entering the contest every week for over a year now and still hasn’t won. He said he was really hoping for the Kindle Fire we gave away a couple of weeks ago and asked how he could up his chances of winning. I told him it’s totally random and that anybody who enters has as much chance as the next person. He then replied that he might as well stop entering then, he never reads the stupid $^*# blog anyway, he only comes to it when there was a new prize listing. No problem, buddy, things may be totally random, but I can assure you that you won’t have to bother entering again.

In other news, what do you think of Miss Terry’s new T-shirt? Yeah, she’s got a husband like that.

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Gecko In The Corner, the second book in my John Lee Quarrels 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 Lord moves in mysterious ways, but you don’t have to. Please use your turn signals.

What’s Up, Doc?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242019

Sometimes I tease Miss Terry and tell her that the reason I have such terrible handwriting is because I spent so much time playing doctor as a curious youngster that they made me an honary member of the American Medical Association. But lately I’m beginning to feel like I might as well go to medical […]

Apr 222019

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Apr 212019

I have been a gun guy and a history buff for all my life, and over the years I have owned more guns than I can count. My first gun was an old Stevens Favorite trapdoor single shot .22 rifle I got when I was about eight years old. I got my first handgun, a […]

Apr 202019

I have been saying happy birthday to different women in my family all week here in the blog, and I told you that there were more to come. And sure enough, there are! Today we celebrate not just one birthday, but two of them. My cousins Bernie (above) and Beverly (below) share the same birthday, […]

Stormy Weather

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 192019

The big storms that have been sweeping across the country causing problems for people from Texas to the Midwest are supposed to be here sometime this afternoon or evening, and the weatherman is predicting straight-line winds of up to 68 miles per hour, heavy rain, and the possibility of tornadoes. We have a couple of […]

Happy Birthday Destiny

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 182019

If it seems like all I am doing lately is wishing women happy birthday, it’s because a lot of ladies who are very important to me all have birthdays in the space of seven days. Sunday was daughter-in-law Geli’s birthday, Monday it was daughter Tiffany’s, and today is Destiny’s, our youngest granddaughter. And there are […]

Apr 172019

I think that while a lot of people don’t care for bugs in general, most of us like butterflies. And how can you not? I mean, they’re butterflies, right? They are colorful, graceful, and beautiful. Butterflies are a class of insects called Lepidoptera, which means “scaled wings.” Many people confuse butterflies with moths, and though […]