Yes, I Really Do

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072017

Once in a while people ask me if I really do get all of the e-mails I occasionally share with blog readers because it’s hard to believe people could be that: A. Dumb, B. Naive, C. Clueless, or D. All of the above. But something I learned early on in my career publishing small town […]

From The Mailbag

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292017

While I was working my way through yesterday’s e-mail, deleting all of the warnings from the IRS and Windows, and three different banks where I don’t have accounts, all wanting me to click some link to save myself from disaster, along with four messages from women in other countries who want to come to America […]

Air Time

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212017

I was hoping we might get to do some kayaking yesterday, but I had some errands to run in the morning, and by the afternoon the wind had kicked up pretty stiffly again. So it looks like we probably won’t get a chance now until sometime around the weekend, since we are supposed to have […]

High Expectations

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122017

Sometimes people have some very high expectations. I don’t know if it’s because they have a sense of entitlement or because they are just foolish, but either way they need to get a dose of reality. Here are some examples based on emails and social media messages I’ve received in just the last two weeks. […]

Oct 282017

Since all I’ve done the last few days is get my new book Badge Bunny out, send out my author’s newsletter, and work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, I don’t have anything new to report to you today. So I thought I would talk a little bit about inspections. After reading yesterday’s blog […]

Up In The Air

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272017

As I wrote in Wednesday’s blog, according to PPL Motorhomes’ website, our Winnebago has been listed as Sale Pending for over a week. I got a call from the sales manager on Wednesday afternoon telling me that the buyers had their own mechanic come in and look the rig over, and that he was not […]

I’m Not Alone

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242017

After reading yesterday’s blog, No, No, And Hell No!, several readers commented or sent me emails telling me not to feel lonely. One person said her husband is the local free fix-it man for the neighborhood, and he even gets calls in the middle of night for things like a drippy faucet. Someone else sent […]

Oct 192017

Occasionally I have RV salesmen or RV dealers take me to task because I frequently say that if their lips are moving, they are lying. No, that’s not true for everybody in the business, and maybe it’s not even true for the majority of them. But it’s been my experience that it’s more common than […]

Not Such A Good Deal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152017

It’s happening already. But that’s no surprise, it happens every time there’s a flood or a hurricane. Rip off artists are already advertising RVs and cars at amazingly low prices, sometimes less than half of retail. They’ve always got a reason why it’s such a good deal. Their uncle bought it and only put 2,000 […]

My Peeps

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 122017

After reading yesterday’s blog in which I said we needed to run into New Smyrna Beach to get the registrations renewed on our vehicles, three blog readers left comments or sent me emails asking why I didn’t just do it online, which would be quicker and more convenient. When we changed our official domicile from […]