Terry’s New Toy

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 142020
 

A few years ago when my first novel, Big Lake, made the New York Times bestseller list, we celebrated by buying a new Breville toaster oven for Terry. She has said many times that it’s one of the best purchases we ever made, and she has used it for everything from baking bread to making […]

What Day Is It?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012020
 

Am I the only one losing track of the days? As I was writing today’s blog, I planned to tell people that today was their last chance to enter our free drawing and that the winner would be drawn Sunday evening. Then I thought, “didn’t I write that last night?” Yes, I did, on Saturday […]

May 232020
 

We resisted as long as we could, but yesterday we finally had to don our masks and leave the house for the first time in a couple of weeks. I had to stop at the post office to mail a couple of items off, then we went to Publix for groceries. And just like every […]

Maybe Yes, Maybe No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122019
 

I spent another three hours on the phone with Go Daddy yesterday, the first hour just trying to get to someone who actually cared about helping me. But I think it was worth the wait because eventually I was connected to a young man named David Pozos. I explained all of the problems I had […]

Nov 212018
 

If you are driving from the Georgia state line all the way south to Key West, Florida is about 500 miles long. But east to west, at its widest point it’s only 160 miles. Yeah, it’s a narrow state. Which is good because we made the round-trip from coast-to-coast yesterday. When we first met, Miss […]

Let The Madness Begin

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242017
 

Okay, everybody, ‘fess up. Who totally blew their diet yesterday? Come on, don’t be ashamed. I know we did around here. Terry made a delicious meal of turkey breast, sweet potato stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, a couple of kinds of vegetables, cranberry relish, rolls, and both pecan and pumpkin pie. God bless the man who […]

Slow To Respond

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062016
 

We are spending the week in Tuscaloosa, Alabama visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli, and we’re taking advantage of every moment we can to be with them. So I’m going to be slow to respond to emails and Facebook messages all week. If it’s something important I will try to reply as soon […]

Greg Wins

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162015
 

Okay, I quit. Greg White wins. I should have listened to him back in 2011 when he told not to buy an Apple computer, but I didn’t. And I should have listened to him and dumped it a few weeks later when my brand new iMac started giving me problems, but I didn’t. And I […]

Getting A Lot Done

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222014
 

I have had a lot of blog readers asking me what I suggest they do for internet access now that Verizon has acquired Millenicom’s accounts and it seems to be out of the internet business. I don’t really know what to advise anybody because at this point the entire industry seems to be in a […]

Aug 242014
 

It started raining a little after midnight and continued for most of Saturday, like we needed more of it. The ground is saturated and water is standing in puddles everywhere. And we have more forecast for today. The rain didn’t really impact us because we’ve been busy labeling and stuffing envelopes pretty much nonstop. Except […]