If One Is Good…

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022018
 

If acquiring one antique console radio is good, getting two of them must be better, right? At least, that’s how I planned to explain it to Miss Terry. As I wrote in a recent blog post titled Radios And More Radios!, I have been looking for a nice old console radio to put in my […]

Mar 302018
 

I have celebrated the wonders of a product called Strike HoldĀ here in the blog before. It’s a cleaner that removes rust, corrosion, and carbon; it penetrates deep to clean away debris and loosen stuck metal and electrical contacts, and it is an excellent dry lubricant. The first time we saw this stuff was at an […]

Will You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232018
 

From time to time I have shared some of the strange e-mails I receive. But the one I got last night, telling me that I am going to be dead in a couple of days, is a real winner. Here it is, cut and pasted into this blog: I was thinking for a long time […]

Jan 102018
 

I had high hopes for our SimpliSafe home security system when we bought it, but as it turns out, it’s pretty much worthless. Over and over again when I arm the system I get a message warning me that there is no link to the dispatch center. When I call, after being on hold for […]

Dec 052017
 

It seems like the weather here in central Florida goes from one extreme to the other. Last week we had daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and now we have a cold front headed our way and the weatherman is saying it will bring rain with it and we will be lucky if we hit a […]

Rainy Day Writing

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132015
 

There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so […]

And The Madness Begins

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272015
 

It’s Black Friday, let the madness begin! This is the official start of the Christmas shopping season, and my official boycott of all big box stores until all of the nonsense is over. Until January 1st I do everything I can to avoid the crowds and insanity driven by American consumerism. It has nothing to […]

My Lucky Day

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282015
 

I guess yesterday was my lucky day. I started out with several very nice reviews for Big Lake and for Big Lake Burning, the first and latest books in my Big Lake mystery series. Reviews are very important to authors in terms of marketing our books, and positive reviews are especially nice both for sales […]