Oct 152018
 

I had a secretary once who used to tell me I was an old stick in the mud because I wasn’t always quick to embrace new ideas and changes. Not that I wouldn’t consider them, but I’ve always felt that if something works, why mess with it? The baseball cap I wear on a regular […]

Oct 052018
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my buddy Greg White happy birthday. Years ago Miss Terry read something that said more Americans were born on October 5th than any other day. I think that’s because they all just wanted to copycat Greg because he gets to hang out with me. But that […]

Taking Precautions

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092018
 

All of the weather forecasters are saying that tropical storm Florence is more than likely going to blow up into a category four hurricane and hit the Carolinas sometime this coming week. None of the models show it making landfall here in Florida, but we are going to see high surf and some heavy rain. […]

Sep 042018
 

If you are a fulltime RVer today is the start of a great time of year for you. Labor Day ended the busy summer camping season, the kids are all back in school, and life starts moving at a slower pace at your local RV park. You’ve got about nine months to enjoy it, so […]

Stay Inside!

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292018
 

We have had several incidents that resulted in serious injuries and even some fatalities here in Florida recently. And while I’m sorry for the victims, I can’t help but wonder what the heck they were thinking. Yesterday a man was struck by lightning and killed while fishing from his pontoon boat. Two weeks ago three […]

Jun 072018
 

We were up and out the door earlier than usual yesterday because I had an appointment to drop our Ford Explorer off at Leon’s, a local family-owned garage that does all of our automotive repair. Last week our 2005 Ford Explorer’s check engine light came on. It was running fine, but I like to take […]

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 […]

Another Project Done

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 192018
 

My goal on Thursday was to get another 5,000 words done on my new Big Lake book since I’m behind schedule and trying to catch up. But it always seems like when I’m in a situation like that the gremlins go to work overtime. My Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation program suddenly began putting the type on […]

Getting Prepared

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
May 182018
 

Hurricane season officially begins here in Florida on June 1. That doesn’t mean we are going to have a hurricane of course, just that we are in the season when they are more likely to form. Some prognosticators are saying that they expect at least fourteen named tropical storms and hurricanes in 2018, and of […]

Rich To The Rescue

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032018
 

In a blog post the other day titled Finally Got It Wet, I wrote about our first outing with our Bennington pontoon boat. I also shared that while our time on the water was very nice, we ran into a problem once we had the boat loaded onto the scissor trailer and inside our garage. […]