Mar 192018
 

We had a busy weekend, and by the end of the day yesterday we had finished paneling one of the 50 foot long walls of the garage, except for trim pieces. Cutting the paneling to fit around the two windows was the most time-consuming part. That’s the longest continual wall. The front and back are […]

A Great Little Find

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182018
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, using the self-drilling screws to attach the furring strips in our garage wasn’t working out, and I planned to get some carbide tipped drill bits to make drilling pilot holes easier. We have a great little family owned business just a mile or so from us called Anchor Hardware, […]

Boy Scout Lessons

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242016
 

Like a lot of kids from my generation, I was a Boy Scout at one time. I enjoyed our weekly troop meetings and camping expeditions. Well, except for one scary incident when our leader took us on a hike across a frozen lake in Ohio. We were halfway across when I fell through the ice. […]

Nov 022015
 

We are having a great time hanging out here at Nancy Kissack‘s place in Atwater, California. A couple of days ago we rebuilt four security light fixtures on the front of her garage and installed an automatic dusk till dawn switch for them. Not wanting to overstay our welcome and looking for something else we […]

Nov 012015
 

Did you know there are three kinds of bees in the world? There are worker bees, drones, and the queen bee. The queen bee has it made. The rest of the bees in the hive are born to serve her. After all, she’s the queen, right? The worker bees are other female bees who do […]

Guy Rules

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052015
 

Okay, fellows, this is for your eyes only. If your beautiful bride spots this we’re both in big trouble. These helpful hints are guaranteed to make things easier as you travel down the highway of life with the girl of your dreams. Strict adherence to these “guy rules” can add years of enjoyment to your […]

How Does She Do It?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102014
 

It’s rained so much the last couple of days that we spent the weekend at home, just waiting for things to dry out a little bit. We made good use of the time – I reformatted several of my print books for Amazon’s Create Space print division on Saturday while Miss Terry worked her way […]

A Slow 90 Miles

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052014
 

The mid-term elections are finally over, and I for one say, not a minute too soon. Now we can finally stop with all of the endless political ads telling us how bad the other guy (or gal) is and get back to advertising from pharmaceutical companies that want us to tell our doctors what meds […]

I Broke It!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 272014
 

Anybody who knows me well knows that I can keep a platoon of mechanics and handymen busy with all of the things I mess up in the course of a day. But yesterday I impressed even myself. Just by joining RVillage, the great new social network for RVers, I crashed the whole thing! Call me […]

A Milestone

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 232014
 

Yesterday Miss Terry reached an important milestone when she applied for Social Security. It won’t be a lot of money coming in every month, but every little bit helps, right? I’ll be doing the same thing in about three months. Yes, I married an older woman. Or Terry robbed the cradle, depending on how you […]