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, […]

A Short Blog

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192018

Just a short blog today to give you a quick update. As I mentioned a few days ago, I have lived with chronic back pain for most of my adult life, a result of an injury I got when I was in the Army. It usually flares up a couple of times a year and […]

A Foamy Friday

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172018

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago, when I told you about Miss Terry doing some painting at our house, I mentioned that we still had a couple of other home improvement projects we wanted to get done. One of them was insulating our garage. It’s a huge 1100 square foot metal building […]

Well, This Might Suck

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052018

We have been very busy the last week or so getting ready for the arrival of Terry’s parents tomorrow. They are flying in from Phoenix to spend a week with us, and there were a lot of things we wanted to get done around the house before they get here. And we got most of […]

The Snowbirds Are Back

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042018

Traffic is heavier on the local roads, stores are busier, and restaurants that we used to be able to walk right into and get a table now have waiting times to be seated. Yes indeed, the snowbirds are back in Florida. Some people who live here year round grumble about that, but the business community […]

Feb 032018

Picture this, me standing on a stepladder on our concrete driveway with a power tool in my hand. What could possibly go wrong? This is when you have to ask yourself, “where are the adults?” If you live in Florida, (or Washington, Oregon, or other places with a lot of rain), eventually your house is […]

Well, It Fit

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012018

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled What To Do? What To Do? I said I was trying to decide whether to buy my wife’s husband a Mustang fastback or a pontoon boat for Valentine’s Day. As an author, I know how important research is, so I went and drove a Mustang, […]

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 […]

Doctor Walter Reed

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042017

Note: This story is from the January-February, 2011 issue of the Gypsy Journal. On a narrow two lane back road in Gloucester County, Virginia, we discovered the tiny cottage in which one of the most famous medical doctors of all time was born and spent his earliest days. A small sign and historical plaque were […]

Dec 012017

Do you remember when I said in yesterday’s blog that after I got my latest book, Big Lake Snowdaze, out how I planned to goof off for a couple of weeks? I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. As it turns out, I don’t do leisure well. Yesterday morning I gave the new […]