Nick’s Blog

Dangerous RV Tires

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102018
 

Longtime readers of our Gypsy Journal RV newspaper may remember that several years ago we were heading west on Interstate 10 in Texas when the right front tire of our MCI bus conversion literally exploded. I was doing about 65 mph and the bus immediately started heading toward the ditch on the right side of […]

No Need For A Car Wash

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092018
 

If you are going to spend the summer in Florida there are some things you can always count on. It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be humid, the mosquitoes will swarm you if you step outside, and you’re going to get a lot of rain. A LOT of rain. As I reported in […]

Jun 082018
 

Another strong round of thunderstorms came through the area yesterday, which cooled things down a bit but made it impossible to do anything outside. But that’s okay, I had plenty to do to keep me busy inside. I spent much of the day writing and knocked out a little over 5,000 words in my new […]

Jun 072018
 

We were up and out the door earlier than usual yesterday because I had an appointment to drop our Ford Explorer off at Leon’s, a local family-owned garage that does all of our automotive repair. Last week our 2005 Ford Explorer’s check engine light came on. It was running fine, but I like to take […]

Jun 062018
 

Adults are just children in big people clothes. We all have an inner child, though with some of us that youngster is closer to the surface than with others. But who doesn’t remember those innocent years when our biggest concern was what Santa would leave us under the Christmas tree? If you want to experience […]

Getting Naked

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052018
 

Note: After reading my recent blog about declaring war on mosquitoes, longtime reader Sue Butler reminded me of my past experiences with Mother Nature’s critters in this blog post from 2013 and suggested I might just want to surrender now and save myself and those around me any further misery. We’ve never been to a nudist […]

Happy Birthday Travis

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042018
 

Today is an important day, because today my son Travis turns 41. How in the world could I possibly have a child that old? I’m barely out of puberty myself! I thought the calculator was messed up, so I did the math three or four times. No way can I have a kid that old! […]

Nick Declares War!

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

I’m a nice guy. Really, I am. If you don’t believe me, ask any of my ex-wives. No, wait a minute, on second thought, don’t ask them. Ask their mothers. No, that might not work out either. Ask Miss Terry’s mother. She’ll tell you what a nice guy I am. Maybe. Unless she’s still mad […]

Jun 022018
 

For a brief time when I was a youngster my father’s work took us to southern California. We didn’t stay long and I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but one memory that stands out is of a bearded man who stood alongside the road waving at people as they drove into Laguna Beach. […]

Jun 012018
 

The weatherman says last month was the second wettest May on record for this area, and I believe him. Yesterday alone we got over three inches of rain in the New Smyrna Beach area. Much more of this and I’ll be able sit in my pontoon boat and fish without ever leaving the garage! The good […]