I Worked For It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232015
 

With 770,000 visitors last year, this blog generates a lot of e-mail. Usually around 100 a day. Much of it is from readers with comments and questions, which is always fun. But there is also a lot of trash. Besides the spam that slips through in spite of my filters, the never-ending forwards that I […]

That Figures

 Posted by at 2:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082013
 

We spent the last three winters in Florida and shivered while our friends in Arizona gloated about how warm and sunny it was. So we decided to spend this winter in Arizona, where yesterday the high in Apache Junction was 54 degrees. Meanwhile, somebody e-mailed from Wildwood, Florida yesterday to tell me it was 84 […]

Day Trip to Mesa

 Posted by at 2:57 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152013
 

We were up a little after 7 a.m. yesterday, which is way too early for any civilized human being living in the Western world but we had places to go and people to see. Very special people, Terry’s dad and mom. After checking e-mail, deleting the spam and forwards, and replying to those that required […]

Jan 282013
 

I figure by now you’re tired of hearing about me working on the new issue of the paper, but that’s what I did again yesterday, getting a little over another six pages finished. But rather than bore you with the details, I thought we’d start your week off with a chuckle or two about what […]

Jan 092013
 

Where would we be without the internet? It has changed the world at large, and on a smaller scale, the world of RVers forever. We can shop online and have our merchandise delivered right to our RV site at our favorite campground, do our banking, pay our bills, and manage our investments, all from the […]

Apr 092012
 

We must have been really tired Saturday night, because sometime Sunday morning Miss Terry got up and turned on the basement air conditioner because it was getting warm inside the motorhome, and then came back to bed. I was vaguely aware of it and snuggled up against her, and the next thing I knew she […]

Oct 142011
 

Yesterday was one of those frustrating days when I just could not make any progress, no matter how hard I tried. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I started out by wading through the morning’s load of e-mails, including one from somebody who routinely sends me forwards, telling me it was very rude of […]

Jun 192011
 

Yesterday was a rainy day here in Tillamook, Oregon. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning, and it kept up all day long. Sometimes it really poured, and at other times it was more of a drizzle, or even a sprinkle. A typical Pacific Northwest coast day. Which made it a […]

Thanks, I Needed That

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292011
 

Yesterday was a day that I have really, really been needing. The wind rocked our motorhome all night, but we both just let it rock us to sleep, and slept soundly. When morning came, we kissed each other good morning, and then rolled over and snoozed some more. Eventually we woke up, and then just […]

RV Fuel Mileage

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112011
 

Back when we had our MCI bus conversion, I always felt like the red headed stepchild in the family,  because every bus owner I knew claimed he got 8, 9, or even 10 miles per gallon, while I was lucky to squeeze a shade over 6 MPG from our old 8V71 Detroit diesel. On flat […]