Donuts And Rainbows

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272018
 

Ever since we got back from our trip we have been busy playing catch up. While we were gone I only dealt with the most pressing emails so I had a big backlog of them to wade through when we got home. Meanwhile, Terry had a lot of paperwork to do, separating receipts from the […]

Christmas Came Early

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
May 232018
 

Yeah, I know, it’s not even June yet, but when you’re semi-retired and don’t have a schedule, it can be any day of the week or any day of the year you want to be, can’t it? At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Yesterday afternoon Santa Claus pulled up to our […]

Getting Prepared

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
May 182018
 

Hurricane season officially begins here in Florida on June 1. That doesn’t mean we are going to have a hurricane of course, just that we are in the season when they are more likely to form. Some prognosticators are saying that they expect at least fourteen named tropical storms and hurricanes in 2018, and of […]

May 112018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about how quickly we filled up our house and garage after living in a motorhome for so many years, somebody e-mailed me to say that human beings are hoarders by nature and it’s ingrained into our DNA. Hey, I guess that’s as good an excuse as any. We are about to […]

Jan 102018
 

I had high hopes for our SimpliSafe home security system when we bought it, but as it turns out, it’s pretty much worthless. Over and over again when I arm the system I get a message warning me that there is no link to the dispatch center. When I call, after being on hold for […]

Is Winter Over Yet?

 Posted by at 1:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112017
 

That cold front the weatherman had been promising us arrived with a vengeance over the weekend, with overnight temperatures down into the mid to upper 30s. Now, if you live in some godforsaken place like Michigan or Minnesota, that probably seems like a balmy spring day to you. But I’m not there. I’m here on […]

Wicked Winds

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172017
 

When we lived in northern Arizona before we started fulltime RVing, strong winds were a fact of life in the springtime. Strong to the point of being dangerous. Anybody who has ever been caught on a highway in a sandstorm knows what I’m talking about. It’s bad enough in an automobile, but in an RV […]

Beaches And Treehouses

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032017
 

In two days of writing, I’m somewhere over 5,000 words into my newest Big Lake mystery novel. I didn’t get anything done on it yesterday because we had some errands to run, but just because you’re running errands doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time, right? Our first stop of the day was at […]

Where Will You Roost?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292017
 

With all the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this year, a lot of RV snowbirds who had planned to winter in the Florida Keys or on the Texas Gulf Coast are finding themselves looking for someplace else to go. I’ve received a number of requests for suggestions on alternative snowbird roosts. The Florida […]

Nothing Yet

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 252017
 

A couple of blog readers have asked me if PPL Motorhomes in Houston has finished with the sale of our Winnebago motorhome yet. You may remember that on Monday of last week, exactly two weeks after we dropped it off, they changed the online listing to Sale Pending. I waited a couple of days and […]