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 […]

A Very Relaxing Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182017
 

Thank you to everybody who left comments, sent emails, or Facebook messages expressing concern about our unwelcome visitor Friday night. We are fine, just irritated by the fact that we have so many people like that in this world, running around bothering folks who are minding their own business and don’t want to be involved […]

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 […]

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 […]

Okay, Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112017
 

We love our home here on Florida’s central coast. We really do. We’ve got plenty of room for all of our activities, from Terry’s huge weaving room to my snug little office, a garage that is large enough to hold all of our toys and then some, and we are just minutes from the beach. […]