Mister Goodwrench

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172019
 

Are you sitting down? If not, I suggest you do so before you read on. And I don’t really recommend drinking anything hot or cold while you read the blog today, either. These announcements are made for your own safety. Back in November, 2017, Terry and I bought a pair of Old Town Predator kayaks […]

Making It Harder

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled Building Stuff, I showed the cable and lock I had put together to secure our Honda generators when we have to use them outside during a power outage. At the time, I had the loops on each end of the cable secured with clamps and […]

Wait Five Minutes

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102019
 

We have all heard the old saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” Apparently the people at Amazon’s customer service department live by that same rule. Or at least the ones I’ve been dealing with lately do. In early August I ordered three Master Lock 265D Door Security […]

She Married Mr. Right

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062019
 

Miss Terry and I were friends for many years before there was ever any romantic involvement between us. She told me once that after a bad marriage, she had been single for 14 years, because Mr. Right never came along. Apparently, I am Mr. Right, because once we did make a connection on more than […]

Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

Sep 042019
 

I imagine by now you are probably tired of hearing about Hurricane Dorian. But trust me, after 10 or 12 days of hearing about it nonstop on the local news, and all the preparations we have made in advance of the storm, nobody is more tired of it than we are. Yesterday was the calm […]

At The Speed Of Sludge

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032019
 

For over 24 hours Hurricane Dorian has been moving (or not moving) at the speed of sludge over the Bahamas. For a good part of yesterday its westward speed was only one mile per hour. While that’s good for the people here in Florida who are in no hurry to deal with it, it’s terrible […]

Sep 022019
 

Yesterday we finished most of the last-minute preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the coast. The latest weather predictions are telling us that our worst days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. As of the 6 o’clock update yesterday, the hurricane was still wobbling a bit further west than it was. The […]

We May Get A Break

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012019
 

We woke up to good news yesterday morning. The National Weather Service said its latest models indicated that Hurricane Dorian would make a right turn before it got to the Florida coast and then go north toward the Carolinas before turning out to sea. But since the hurricane is massive, we would still be impacted […]

Sandbaggers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312019
 

When I was in the Army a lifetime ago we had a term for somebody who always found a way to escape work, or who did just enough to get by but not a bit more. We called them sandbaggers. Yesterday Miss Terry and I spent some time hanging out with some sandbaggers and did […]