Aug 162019
 

No, not for the reasons you think. Well, come to think of it, that’s a pretty good reason to avoid the refrigerator, too. But there’s so much good stuff in there! No, the reason I should avoid refrigerators is because I have spent so much time in MRI machines lately that I’m afraid if I […]

A Sunday Drive

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222019
 

Except for some appointments with the doctor and the chiropractor, we haven’t been out much in the last week or so because it’s been so bloody hot here. If you live in Florida, just like people who live in Arizona and other places with intense heat, you learn to appreciate the benefits of staying home […]

Buffets And Beaches

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032019
 

I had an appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach yesterday afternoon to go over my labs with my VA primary care doctor. If you read the blog regularly, you may recall I did the same thing with my civilian primary care last Friday. It’s redundancy, but as I explained then, even though […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012019
 

As I had hoped, I finished my new book, Big Lake Ninja, yesterday afternoon. I started it on May 1st and finished June 30, exactly two months later. It might have been done sooner but we took a week or so off to visit my son and his wife in Alabama during that time. You […]

Fat Guy In A Hot Place

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
May 312019
 

It’s been in the low to mid-90s for days now, and the humidity has kicked in to add to the discomfort. Florida is not a good place to be a fat man this time of year. But it has convinced me I need to change my ways and clean up my act, because obviously I […]

Going Nonstop

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202019
 

Between catching up on a ton of email that accumulated while we were on the road to Arizona and back, working on a new John Lee Quarrels book, getting my cousin Beverly settled in and arranging for the things she needs, and setting up doctor appointments for her and for us, it feels like we […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262018
 

Well, it’s almost over with for another year. All that’s left is stuffing all the boxes and wrapping paper in the recycle bin, taking the decorations off the Christmas tree and hauling it out to the curb for the trash man to pick up, taking down the Christmas lights and any other decorations you had […]

Day Trip to Daytona

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032018
 

Except for a brief outing for dinner on Sunday, we haven’t been away from the house very much, if at all, in a week or so. Which meant my appointment with the VA medical center yesterday gave us an excuse to spend the day in Daytona Beach. There are two basic routes to get to […]

Well, This Might Suck

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052018
 

We have been very busy the last week or so getting ready for the arrival of Terry’s parents tomorrow. They are flying in from Phoenix to spend a week with us, and there were a lot of things we wanted to get done around the house before they get here. And we got most of […]

Chinese And Cake, Too!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162017
 

Our normal schedule has always been for me to write late into the evening and we usually didn’t get to bed until about 1:30 AM or later. Then we would get up around 10 AM. But for a couple of months Terry and I were working hard at going to bed earlier and getting up […]