We Are Home!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202017
 

Thank you all for your prayers and concern in the last few weeks. It was a very rough trip in many ways. My daughter Tiffany is home and doing well after having a defibulator implanted. She coded twice and the nurses told us they were sure they were going to lose her, but they got […]

Phantom Power

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242017
 

Most of you probably know about phantom electrical loads in an RV. They are those parasitic things like the memory and instant-on feature for your television, satellite TV boxes, various alarms and such that make miniscule draws on your battery bank. As long as your batteries are in good shape, these are not a real […]

Maybe It’s Jealous

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082017
 

Thanks to everybody for your suggestions about the problem with our bedroom slide out. Yesterday morning I went outside and ran the living room slide in and out with no problems and tested the leveling jacks, and they worked fine. But the bedroom slide still wouldn’t do anything. Then, just to see, I started the […]

The Best Laid Plans

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 162017
 

Something I learned early in my Army days was that you can plan an operation down to the last detail and spend weeks talking strategy, but it can all go out the window the minute you put boots on the ground. That’s why you should always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to […]

Out Of Retirement

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 052017
 

Anybody who’s been reading the Gypsy Journal or this blog for very long knows that for over eight years we fulltimed in a 1976 MCI bus that we converted ourselves. And many of you know that Miss Terry is the handylady in our family. While I installed the plumbing and electrical systems in the bus, […]

Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
May 042017
 

Our garage is a metal building and the door faces west, which means in the afternoon it gets a direct blast from the sun, making it extremely hot. Hot enough that if you put your hand on the inside of the door, you’re not going to keep it there very long. We decided we wanted […]

Oh The Joys

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 032017
 

Oh, the joys of home ownership, whether your home sits on a foundation or on wheels. They say a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into, and an RV is a hole in the highway you throw money into. So then I guess a house must be a hole in the […]

Log House

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252017
 

Note: This story appeared in the March-April 2015 issue of the Gypsy Journal. Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a rustic log cabin perched on the shore of a clear, cold mountain lake at one time or another? It sounds almost as much fun as living in an RV, doesn’t it? While touring St. Augustine, […]

Beyond My Pay Grade

 Posted by at 1:36 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172017
 

Since I have a well-deserved reputation for being a klutz, and because Miss Terry is the handyman in the family when it comes to most things, a lot of people are surprised to learn that I actually know quite a bit about basic electricity. Not just that if you stick a fork into an electrical […]

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 […]