Feb 042017
 

Sometimes I get questions about our weekly free drawings so I thought I would answer some of them here today. Quite a few people want to know how I pick the winners every week and how they can increase their chances of winning. I don’t pick the winners. I use a free website called Random.org […]

Jan 162017
 

One of the drawbacks to our home here in Edgewater, Florida is that Verizon service really sucks. If we go north or south a mile, we’ve got four bars of 4G. But here at home we get one bar if you’re really, really lucky. Even using my We Boost signal booster doesn’t help. We just […]

Geeks For Lunch

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152017
 

We had a great day yesterday. Our friends Jim and Chris Guld, better known as the

Cape Cod Canal

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132017
 

Note: This story first appeared in the November-December, 2012 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Recognizing that a waterway across the seven mile wide isthmus of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay, would be a great trade boon between the Plimoth Colony, local Indian villages, and the Dutch merchants sailing from New York, […]

Show Off

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122017
 

When we called Lowe’s last week to report that the oven light in Terry’s new Samsung stove had gone out the second time she used it, they said they would send a repairman out on Friday. But Thursday afternoon he called to say that there was a scheduling conflict and he wouldn’t be here until […]

You Light Up My Life

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192015
 

One of the things that’s been on our “To Do” list for a long time is switching out some of our interior lights in our Winnebago motorhome to LEDs. Last week I ordered some replacement LED bulbs from Amazon but we were busy mailing out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I didn’t […]

A Bit Of The Grape

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 182015
 

It’s probably been forty years since I drank any alcohol, which is a good thing. I mean, imagine all of this with no inhibitions! The world is probably a better place because I prefer Pepsi, even if my waistline isn’t. But Miss Terry does enjoy a glass of wine occasionally, and a couple of years […]

That’s A New One!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 172015
 

We’ve seen a lot of subscribers come and go in our sixteen years of publishing the Gypsy Journal, and we’ve seen a lot of fulltimers hit the road and later hang up the keys. Some try it for a few months and decide it’s not for them, others travel for a few years and settle […]

A Busy Birthday

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162015
 

Somebody playing bongo drums woke us up about 7:30 yesterday morning. I’m a music lover, but really, 7:30? I mean, it was a little better than the recorded Reveille I heard at Army bases when I was a young soldier but still, bongos at 7:30? Thanks to everybody who wished me a happy birthday with […]

Hurry Up And Wait

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152015
 

The shipment of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal got to the freight dock in Astoria either Monday or Tuesday, but we never received a call, so I called yesterday to see where it was. After tracking it down on her computer, the woman at the shipping company’s office in Portland said it was […]