Rainy Day Writing

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132015
 

There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so […]

Dec 102015
 

Tuesday afternoon I sent the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off to the printer in Michigan, and yesterday was a goof off day. We slept in a bit and then spent some time snuggling and enjoying not having to jump right back into the computer work before we finally got up and ready to […]

Wow, 100 Issues!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082015
 

I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal last night, and today Miss Terry will finish proofing it and I’ll upload it to our printer’s Web server. It will be good to put that chore behind us. Once our printer back in Michigan gets it, they will proof it one final time to look for […]

Yes, It Really Works

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222015
 

After reading Tuesday’s blog in which I mentioned using our Craftsman air compressor to air up the motorhome’s tires, somebody wrote to ask if it would really work for tires on a rig as big as ours. Yes it does. I had one tire with a bad valve extender that had leaked down to about […]

An American Hero

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182015
 

When we were in South Bend, Washington Wednesday, I stopped to pay my respects to an old friend. Bob Bush owned the first office I rented for my first newspaper in Grays Harbor, Washington, a lifetime ago. He was a successful businessman who taught me a valuable lesson that has served me well over the […]

Life Had Other Plans

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162015
 

Yesterday was a cold, dreary day here on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, and I had hoped to spend it writing while Terry was weaving. But life had other plans for us. Monday evening Terry washed the dinner dishes with no problem, but at bedtime we could not get more than a trickle of water from […]

Almost Finished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142015
 

The new issue of the Gypsy Journal is almost finished. I’ll print it out today for Terry to proof and get it uploaded to our printer’s web server. It always feels good to get another issue behind us. I have a question for those of you who subscribe to the paper. Do you prefer fewer […]

Goofing Off

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182015
 

I’ve been goofing off, but it’s really not my fault. It’s hard to concentrate on writing when I can hear the surf crashing onto the beach from my motorhome and the wind is perfect for kite flying. Damned hard. But I did manage to crank out another 1,000 words on my newest Big Lake book […]

Highs And Lows

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112015
 

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows, with time spent with friends old and new, some panic, some frustration, but ending on a high note. The day started with a call from Jim Harper, telling me that a package I had ordered from Amazon had been delivered. Since we can’t get mail or packages […]

I Accomplished Nothing

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042015
 

Happy Independence Day everybody, and happy birthday America! I want to thank all of the veterans and active duty military who made this day possible. I hope you have a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. We’re spending it staying close to the campground and off the highway as much as possible. We’ve been on the go […]