Did I Speak Too Soon?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052016
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that ever since I applied the “hammer treatment” to our motorhome’s inverter it been working fine and we had not had any more power blips. Then, sometime after 3:30 in the morning the warning beeper on the battery backup power supply I use for my computer woke me up. I […]

May 022016
 

Okay, actually it was a big pair of vise grips, but it did the job, so who’s keeping score? I’ve been trying to track down the source of our intermittent electrical problem and had pretty much narrowed it down to our inverter. We have good strong power coming into the coach, so it’s not the […]

Last Day In Bradenton

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302016
 

Today is our last day at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton. We have enjoyed our month here, but it went way too fast. There were several places we wanted to visit, but as always seems to happen, time got away from us. But the one thing we did accomplish is to decide that while […]

Apr 292016
 

I had hoped that tightening all of the wires and grounds in our motorhome’s breaker panel Wednesday would fix the intermittent power loss problems we have been having. And it did… until about midnight. Then the power blipped on and off two or three more times. And yesterday it did again several times. Well darn […]

I Want A Nap

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282016
 

When I was a kid I hated taking a nap. Hated it! There was too much going on to waste time napping. I could think of a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t be taking a nap, and my mom wouldn’t buy any of them. I’d get up, she’d make me go lie back down, I’d […]

My Work Here Is Done

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272016
 

Well, not really, but at least my work laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is done. I finished at about 11:30 last night and printed it out for Miss Terry to proof today. We’ve got some great stories in this issue, including a feature on the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, California; […]

Winter Is Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122015
 

Brrr! It looks like winter has hit Arizona big time. We had temperatures in the mid to upper 70s early last week but it cooled down big time yesterday. The high here in Apache Junction was in the low 60s, and overnight lows were in the low 40s. And that’s about the best we’re going […]

Dec 062015
 

 There’s an old saying that reminds us that life is what happens while we’re making other plans. Or, as I was taught in the Army, you can plan and discuss strategy for weeks before an operation, but everything goes to hell once boots are on the ground. That’s how yesterday was for me. By the […]

Rainy Day Pizza

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022014
 

It has been raining hard here in Apache Junction since sometime in the wee hours of yesterday morning and I’m talking a real downpour, not just a shower. The news has reported flooding in some areas and there have been reports of carports being destroyed by wind and hail in some places around Phoenix. If […]

Nov 062012
 

Yesterday started out bad, but it ended very well, so I guess it was a good day after all. But man, that bad part sucked! When we parked at Seasons in the Sun RV Resort a few days ago, I parked about one inch too close to the campground’s power pedestal, which meant I couldn’t […]