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 […]

Good To Go

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012017
 

With my appointment with my new primary care provider at the Daytona Beach VA Medical Clinic out of the way yesterday, we are good to go on our summer travels. I didn’t expect any problems, but wasn’t sure if she would want to schedule me for any follow-up tests related to my medical issues a […]

Hot Pizza & Bad Nick

 Posted by at 11:39 pm  Nick's Blog
Jan 142012
 

It’s been cold the last couple of days, and downright freezing at night. I guess it’s time to start heading for Arizona, my work here is done. 🙂 Actually, in spite of a couple of cold snaps, we’ve had pretty good weather in Florida this winter, much better than last year. But we’ve sure been […]

Santa Comes Early

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082011
 

Brrr!!!! Yeah, Nick’s in Florida, he has his work done, and it’s time to play. It was 80 degrees the other day, it was in the 30s last night, and today the high is only supposed to be 61 degrees! And don’t even start telling me how cold it is up in Ohio or Michigan […]

Making Headway At Home

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072011
 

The weather was ugly the last two days, with occasional rain and a lot of wind. I’ve had a couple of veiled threats from folks who blame me for bringing it with me, but I swear, I thought I left that black cloud somewhere behind me, way back in Indiana or Ohio. We took advantage […]

To Each His Own

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162011
 

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when three different people sent me rather terse e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog, in which I said that we don’t like the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, which is a popular snowbird roost for thousands of RVers, who return there year after year. One lady said “I don’t […]

Remittance Man

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032011
 

I have decided that I am at the point my life where a career change is due. I have loved being a writer and publisher for most of my working days, and have enjoyed some success at it, but it’s time to move on and try something new. I am going to become a remittance […]

Nov 132010
 

A lot of people have e-mailed, telling me that we have to go to Disney World and Epcot while we’re at the Clermont Thousand Trails preserve. Sorry, but it isn’t going to happen. I don’t do mice, even ones named Mickey. When I was a kid, we spent almost a year living within a five […]