Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042016
 

Will the wind and cold ever end? This is Arizona, darn it, not Minnesota! The wind has been rocking our motorhome so much you would think a couple of 20-somethings on their honeymoon were inside, not a couple of old farts like us. And that only adds to the cold. How cold is it? It […]

The Numbers Are In

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302015
 

At the end of December every year WordPress sends out an annual report to bloggers, telling them how much traffic their blog received in the past 12 months, where those visitors came from, which blog posts received the most attention, and a lot of other interesting data. My report came in yesterday, and looking it […]

Not Quite There Yet

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072015
 

Well, I didn’t quite make my deadline to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished by last night. With all the delays messing with our power problem on Saturday I just could not catch up. I still have a little over four pages to go so I should be able to wrap it […]

Dec 062015
 

┬áThere’s an old saying that reminds us that life is what happens while we’re making other plans. Or, as I was taught in the Army, you can plan and discuss strategy for weeks before an operation, but everything goes to hell once boots are on the ground. That’s how yesterday was for me. By the […]

A Rude Awakening!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082015
 

There’s nothing like waking up to a cold drop of water hitting you in the face. And then another. At first I thought Miss Terry had woken up early and was drooling over me, but no such luck. It’s been raining since Tuesday evening and we had a leak in the slide right above our […]

Why?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042015
 

I heard from somebody yesterday who was headed south in the middle of the bad storms that are chewing up the Carolinas. He said it was raining so hard that he could not see his friend’s motorhome, less than 100 feet ahead of him, but they were making good time in spite of the downpour. […]

Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Where Do You Live?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142015
 

I teach a 90 minute class at RV rallies on choosing a home base for fulltimers, and one thing I stress is that you have to cut ALL ties to your former state and establish new ones in your new state. This is important because more and more states are clamping down on residents who […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222015
 

After months of discussion, exploring possible alternatives, debate, and heartache, we have come to the difficult decision to phase out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal. As we have shared with our readers in the last few months, rising printing, and especially mailing, costs have reached the point that we are making less than […]