Why Florida?

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
May 182014
 

After I wrote that we are thinking very hard about switching our legal domicile from South Dakota to Florida, a couple of blog readers wanted to know why, and a couple more asked if we had considered Texas. When we started fulltiming 15 years ago we switched from Arizona to Texas and used the Escapees […]

Escaping Escapade

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
May 172014
 

The Escapade officially ended yesterday, but with vendor days over on Thursday afternoon, we either had to pay for an extra night or leave by noon. We had plenty to keep us busy so we said our goodbyes and left yesterday. It got down into the low 30s overnight and it was downright frigid when […]

Sep 212013
 

A lot of raindrops have been falling on our motorhome’s roof yesterday and last night, and there are going to be a lot more of them before we see the sun again. Between all of the rain and the chill in the air, it’s a good time to be inside writing. Unfortunately, it does put […]

Oct 102012
 

Even though they call me Gadget Boy because I always like to check out the newest electronic gadgets, that doesn’t mean I understand how any of them work. And I usually get as much frustration as I do enjoyment out of a lot of the stuff out there. Our Verizon 3G air card and wireless […]

Crossed Wires

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122012
 

We were up before 8 a.m. yesterday because Rob Gambol from Redlands Truck & RV Performance Center was supposed to be here to install our new PacBrake. Rob was driving in from California for an Alfa rally, and said he expected to be in the Phoenix area about 9 a.m. and would give us a […]

Nov 192011
 

The other day I wrote a blog about Tech Toys For Gadget Boys, suggesting some neat high tech things that would make great Christmas gifts. Yesterday a blog reader told me that I either had to stop writing blogs like that or she had to stop reading, because thanks to me, she has a Kindle, […]

A Day Off

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242011
 

We’ve been putting in some long hours the last week or so, getting the new issue printed and ready to mail out, and frankly, we needed a break. So when Jan White declared yesterday an official play day, it didn’t take a lot of convincing to get us to agree. Basically, Jan said “Let’s go […]

Oct 232011
 

When Miss Terry is in envelope stuffing mode, the best thing I can do is stay out of her way, except for carrying the filled plastic mail bins out to the Explorer. She has a system, and doesn’t let anyone help her, because all they really do is slow her down. I know, because I’ve […]

Tech Toys & Topics

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152011
 

My pals Ron and Brenda Speidel call me Gadget Boy for good reason; I do love my toys! I’m not as bad (or maybe as wealthy) as my friend Phil May from TechnoRV, who always seems to have something new that I didn’t know I couldn’t live without, but I do appreciate things that make […]

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 […]