A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132017
 

Yesterday was a busy day at home, and I got quite a bit accomplished. The first order of business was to deal with a backlog of emails that piled up while I was busy getting registered at the Veterans Administration medical clinic in Daytona Beach on Tuesday. And as always, the first thing I did […]

Apr 082017
 

If you live close to the ocean, rust is a fact of life. And you don’t have to get something wet for it to be susceptible. It’s amazing how much damage the salt air can do to metal if you don’t keep up with maintenance. One of the big selling points when we bought our […]

Apr 042017
 

I can always trust my blog readers to set me straight when I make a mistake. Such was the case in yesterday’s blog, when I showed a picture of a Morris Minor pickup truck that I said someone had made from a car. Wayne Shunamon posted a comment saying that Morris Minor did indeed build […]

Timing Is Everything

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022017
 

They say that timing is everything, and I think there’s a lot of truth to that. Did you ever stop to think about how things happen, or don’t happen, just because the timing is or isn’t right? What if you had left the house five minutes earlier? Would you have been in the middle of […]

Mar 212017
 

Note: This story first ran in the July-August 2006 edition of the Gypsy Journal. In Metropolis, Illinois, which bills itself as the “official home” of comic book character Superman, we discovered a museum devoted exclusively to the Man of Steel. The SuperMuseum is home to the largest collection of Superman memorabilia in the world. The […]

Capital City Museum

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152017
 

Note: This story is from a previous edition of the Gypsy Journal.  Tucked away on a side street near the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort I discovered the delightful Capital City Museum, which tells the story of the City of Frankfort from its earliest days as a frontier settlement to today’s position as the […]

Mar 112017
 

No, I haven’t been a very bad boy who deserves punishment. Well, at least, no worse than normal. And no, Miss Terry and I have not been doing anything kinky involving whips and things like that. I’m talking about paddling our Sea Eagle kayaks. One of the things that sold us on our house is […]

Mar 102017
 

Thank you to everyone who sent emails, instant messages, Facebook messages, and texts when yesterday’s blog did not post. I had the blog set up to automatically post at two minutes after midnight, and when I went to bed about 11:45 everything looked okay. I seldom go to bed that early, and I never go […]

Over Too Soon

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082017
 

My cousin Berni and her husband Rocky have been visiting us from Muskegon, Michigan for a few days, and we have had a good time showing them some of the local attractions. The other day we took them to the Sugar Mill Ruins in nearby New Smyrna Beach. These ruins date back to the early […]