Busy Doing Nothing

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092017
 

I spent most of yesterday being very busy doing not much of anything at all, if that makes any sense. If you’ve ever been an employer, you know what I’m talking about because you’ve probably seen employees do that more than once. I had written the first chapter of my next John Lee Quarrels book […]

Sep 232013
 

A storm system rolled in Saturday night, slamming the northern Oregon coast with high winds and pounding rain. At one point the weather service was reporting wind gusts of 45 miles per hour, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if some were even stronger. Our friends Dan and Jenny Sheppard left for Newport in the […]

I Googled It!

 Posted by at 2:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202013
 

I’m not a smart guy, but that’s okay, because I know a lot of smart guys I can call when I have a problem, and that’s even better! It saves room in my brain for important stuff like where the best pizza and Chinese buffet are in town. Of course, when you bother people with […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 3:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252013
 

We only have a few more days left here in Apache Junction. Next Wednesday we’ll leave for Tucson, where we have medical appointments scheduled and family members to spend time with. We’re not sure how long we’ll be there, at least two weeks and maybe longer, depending on how soon all of the medical stuff […]

Moving Up The Charts

 Posted by at 2:33 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032013
 

I am amazed and thrilled by the response to yesterday’s announcement that my newest book, Big Lake Blizzard, had been published on Amazon. Within the first 24 hours it had sold 140 copies and its Amazon Best Sellers Rank was #1,334 Paid in the overall Kindle store, #27 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense […]

Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182012
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us. But hopefully it will be the last one for a while. We started out driving to the northwest side of Orlando to drop off a truckload of bins of envelopes at the commercial mail service. I was surprised that, while it was busy, traffic wasn’t the usual madhouse […]

Dec 042012
 

Now that we’ve got the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and shipped off to the printer, it’s time to get back to the fun stuff. It’s a lucky man who considers his work “fun stuff.” Between proofing the paper as I was working on it, Miss Terry was also proofing a new book, […]

Oct 112012
 

When we woke up yesterday morning, we discovered that the water in the campground had been turned off. I called the office and the lady I spoke to said it would be back on sometime in the afternoon. No problem, that’s why we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full. I turned […]

Stinkbugs 1, Nick 0

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062012
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote about all of the stinkbugs here at the Hershey Thousand Trails preserve, and I said a couple of things about them that apparently ticked them off. So they decided to take things to a new level, just to let me know who was boss. I was getting dressed, and about […]

Sep 252012
 

After two weeks at the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails preserve near Batesville, Indiana, it was time for some new scenery. We really liked the campground and the area around it, but management’s apparent lack of concern about the rowdy pipeline crowd that stays there long term spoils a lot of the experience. I’m not sure […]