We Like Quiet Weekends

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 152017
 

This past weekend was a quiet one at home, which suited us just fine. We don’t always feel the need to be on the move, and sometimes we like days like that. Florida is in a real drought and in desperate need of rain. Wildfires are burning all over the state. We got a little […]

It Won’t Be Long

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
May 142017
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. If you don’t do anything else today, be sure to tell your mom you love her. Mine has been gone a very long time and I wish she were still here so I could say those words to her. Here is a picture of Terry’s mom, […]

May 132017
 

It’s been pretty hot here for the last week or so, and we have stayed close to home for most of it. Terry is involved in a weaving project, and I’ve been working on my new Big Lake mystery book. I’m at 16,000 words now and moving right along. Speaking of books, that’s the subject […]

Making Friends

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 122017
 

A topic that often comes up in the seminars I present on fulltiming at RV rallies and other events is making friends on the road. More than one new or wannabe RVer has told me that they wonder if they will have anybody to talk to when they are surrounded by strangers. I am always […]

The Pig War

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
May 112017
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. The United States and Canada have enjoyed a long and friendly relationship. Our boundary with our neighbors to the north is the longest unguarded border in the world. But there was a time when a lowly pig almost brought the two nations […]

May 102017
 

After I wrote in yesterday’s blog that Terry and I started fulltiming in our mid-40s, a couple of people who are in that age range now wrote to ask me how we could afford to do that. They wanted to know if we sold a business or got rich in the stock market or something […]

May 062017
 

After working in the hot garage most of Thursday afternoon insulating the door, neither Terry or I felt very energetic yesterday. The heat kind of kicked our butts. But the good news is, the job was successful. There was no heat at all coming through the door yesterday. So we suffered a little to make […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302017
 

I finished laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late yesterday and printed it out for Terry to proof. She’ll do that this morning, then I’ll make any final corrections, upload it to our web server, and then send it out to our subscribers. So sometime this evening you should be getting the link. […]

Beyond My Pay Grade

 Posted by at 1:36 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172017
 

Since I have a well-deserved reputation for being a klutz, and because Miss Terry is the handyman in the family when it comes to most things, a lot of people are surprised to learn that I actually know quite a bit about basic electricity. Not just that if you stick a fork into an electrical […]

Apr 162017
 

Note: This blog is from the November-December 2006 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  Motorcycles. Some people love them and some people hate them. If you’re one of those who enjoys the thrill of travel on two wheels and the wind in your hair, you know a special kind of joy and freedom those who confine […]