Jun 192017
 

After everything that happened to us in the last week, when I got up early Saturday morning to talk to somebody at Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where we had been towed in the night before, I wasn’t feeling very optimistic. But I had a Facebook message saying that my nephew, Jack Russell, who […]

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 […]

Got Wood?

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Mar 312016
 

When you have been fulltiming as long as we have you pick up a trick or two along the way. One of them is to always carry a supply of wood. No, not for campfires. Fulltimers seldom have campfires. We are usually inside our homes at night, just like when we lived in a sticks […]

Making New Friends

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Mar 152016
 

It’s always fun to meet our readers and make new friends, and that’s just what we got to do yesterday. Sometime in the early afternoon there was a knock on our motorhome’s door and I opened it to find Terry and Diane Pyatt standing there. They introduced themselves and Terry said he is a devoted […]

Don’t Tell Anybody

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Oct 302015
 

Don’t tell anybody but I’ve been harboring a secret for a long time. I’m a fraud. I’ve made a career out of not knowing how to fix anything and relying on the kindness of strangers and Greg White, who is more than a little strange himself, whenever I need something fixed. But the truth is, […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

Life’s A Gamble

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 122015
 

When we open our eyes every morning, none of us know if we’ll be around to go back to bed that night. Anything can happen, from a tiny piece of plaque breaking loose inside an artery and going to the heart, to a tree falling on our house, some fool texting or running a red […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

Nov 132013
 

Yesterday was a whirlwind of last minute chores as we got ready to leave Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction and move down to Tucson today. And we still didn’t get everything done that we wanted to! As always, the day started with answering a lot of e-mails and deleting even more without looking […]

Feb 182013
 

Saturday night was very cold and I don’t think it got much over the high 50s yesterday. So it was a good day for staying home and writing. So that’s what I did, knocking out about 4,000 words in my current work in progress. It was one of those perfect writing days when the words […]