Feb 072014

Especially in the lives of fulltime RVers. If you’re not familiar with the term, we always say that our schedules are written in Jello and we never know when something will come up to change our plans at the last minute. We’re in Jello mode right now.

From here, we had planned to go over to the Escapees Jojoba Hills co-op in Aguanga, California for a few days, and then to Lake Havasu City for the Winter Blast pyrotechnic show the 12-16. After that we were undecided if we’d go up to the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve, or come back here to Yuma, or maybe go to the Escapee’s North Ranch co-op near Congress, Arizona.

But we got a phone call the other day that our friend Sharleen Lewis, who has been recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from her brain, has had a setback and has been readmitted to Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. For more years than either one of us wants to admit, Sharleen’s husband Jim has been like a brother to me. We’ve told him we’ll be there if he needs us and we’re in a holding pattern waiting to see how things go.

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, John and Kathy Huggins from the Living the RV Dream podcast  interviewed us for this week’s episode. Apparently the same technology gremlins that were making my life so miserable earlier in the week had decided to target John, because there was a glitch somewhere in the recording process and the interview disappeared. So yesterday afternoon John and Kathy came back over and we did it again. By the time we wrapped that up and visited a while it was dinner time, so we all went to Lin’s Grand Buffet and enjoyed a couple more hours of good food and good conversation.

Miss Terry took this picture of John, Kathy and me after we finished the interview.

Nick John Kathy Huggins

Check out our interview on Living the RV Dream. We talked about my books and how self-publishing has allowed us to make our living on the road for the last fifteen years, and how it may be a viable option for other RVers looking for a way to make money as they travel.

Just as we were leaving for dinner, Daryl and Cheri Lawrence from Lawrence RV Accessories stopped in to replace one of the sensors on my TireTraker tire pressure monitoring system. You may remember that I wrote about Daryl and Cheri’s excellent reputation for service after the sale, and this is one more example of just that. Try getting that kind of service from Camping World!


Over 50 people entered this week’s Free Drawing in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to almost 150. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake, my first novel and the first book in my Big Lake mystery series, which made the New York Times Kindle Bestseller list in December, 2011. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name 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.

Big Lake audio book cover

If you enjoy romance books, my friend Suzie O’Connell’s newest book, Wild Angel, just came out a couple of days ago and it’s already getting five star reviews on Amazon. Besides being a gifted author and drop dead gorgeous, Suzie is also an amazing photographer.

Thought For The Day – You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

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  4 Responses to “There’s Always Room For Jello”

  1. Nick, I love your blog and your books and have followed you for years. But PLEASE don’t “dis” Camping World like that. Some of us, most of us, work very hard to provide excellent customer service. Just sayin’.

  2. Prayers to Sharleen & Jim Nick. I just bought me a TireTraker system for our 5th wheel. Haven’t installed it yet but it looks like a piece of cake. I ordered it from TechnoRV. Great folks!

  3. I think Nick calls ’em like he sees ’em.

  4. Prayers on the way to Sharleen and her family.

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