Day Trip to Daytona

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032018
 

Except for a brief outing for dinner on Sunday, we haven’t been away from the house very much, if at all, in a week or so. Which meant my appointment with the VA medical center yesterday gave us an excuse to spend the day in Daytona Beach. There are two basic routes to get to […]

I Just Hit 31

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 212018
 

No, not my age. I hit that number a long time ago, and then doubled it! I’m talking about my 31st book, Big Lake Fugitive, which I uploaded to Amazon last night. Depending on how quickly (or not so quickly) they work, it should be ready sometime today. I have had books go live in […]

Me And Steve

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152018
 

Do you name things, like your cars, or your RVs? I don’t usually give things official names, although I did have several names for our old MCI bus conversion when it would bog down going up steep hills and we were driving on the shoulder of the highway with our radiator misters spraying water, watching […]

No Need For A Car Wash

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092018
 

If you are going to spend the summer in Florida there are some things you can always count on. It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be humid, the mosquitoes will swarm you if you step outside, and you’re going to get a lot of rain. A LOT of rain. As I reported in […]

Jun 012018
 

The weatherman says last month was the second wettest May on record for this area, and I believe him. Yesterday alone we got over three inches of rain in the New Smyrna Beach area. Much more of this and I’ll be able sit in my pontoon boat and fish without ever leaving the garage! The good […]

May 052018
 

I’ve been wanting to get my Bennington pontoon boat back out on the water at least one more time before it gets too hot, and yesterday was the perfect day for it. The temperature was around 80° and we had lots of blue sky and sunshine. With temperatures in the 90s forecast soon and a […]

Apr 192018
 

When we were searching for our retirement home, we knew it had to be in a community located close to the beach. The beach is our place to go and let our souls relax from the cares of the world. It has a calming effect on both Terry and me like no place else. Plus, […]

Apr 102018
 

When I lived in the Midwest, and in the Rocky Mountain West, I was familiar with droughts. They were a common occurrence, and it was disconcerting to sit around watching the grass turn brown and the forests become tinder dry. When we lived on the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona’s high country, we were in […]

She’s Still At It

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292018
 

In a blog post a couple weeks ago I said that Miss Terry had come out of retirement to help me hang paneling in our garage. Of course, anybody who has known us for very long knows that she was the one running the project and doing all the thinking and planning. I was the […]

Jan 062018
 

Don’t you just hate telemarketers? You can be on every Do Not Call list in the world and it doesn’t matter to those creeps. They will still bother you. We got our cell phones years ago when we were in Elkhart, Indiana, which is area code 574. At least once a day we get a […]