We Got Some Good News

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082016
 

The comfortable temperatures of mid to upper 70s that we’ve been enjoying for the last week or so in Elkhart have gone away and for the last two days it’s been in the upper 80s. And it looks like we will be in the mid to upper 80s for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the basement […]

Bang, Boom, Bang!

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032016
 

That’s the soundtrack here in northern Indiana this weekend. Elkhart is the home of the recreational vehicle industry, and while I don’t know how all of that business is doing, I’m pretty sure the people selling fireworks are making a killing. I was out by the dog run here at Elkhart Campground and somebody was […]

Quick Fixes

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032016
 

They say that timing is everything, and for some reason whenever an RVer is getting ready to hit the road, the gremlins decide that is the perfect time to mess with you. You don’t have to be an RV tech to be able to do some quick fixes to solve a lot of problems so […]

You Light Up My Life

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192015
 

One of the things that’s been on our “To Do” list for a long time is switching out some of our interior lights in our Winnebago motorhome to LEDs. Last week I ordered some replacement LED bulbs from Amazon but we were busy mailing out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I didn’t […]

We’re Stopping Here?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232015
 

We were up early yesterday morning to get ready for our trip to the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve. Terry had already turned the driver and passenger seats around the night before and done some other prep work. That always helps. While she was finishing things up inside the motorhome, I walked down to the dumpster […]

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 […]

A Simple Man

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102015
 

I’ve never been accused of being a brainiac. In fact, most folks who know me well are surprised that I can dress myself every morning or form a complete sentence. At best, I’m a simple man. Or was that simpleton? Either way, even I am amazed at how frequently I overlook the simplest solution to […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

So Far, So Good

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 202015
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed or posted on Facebook hoping I was doing well after my fall on Monday. I’m a bit sore but not too bad overall. Yesterday I checked the tire pressure on the inside dual where we had the replacement wheel installed on Monday and so far, so good. I wanted to […]

Little Petri Dishes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 082015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? My friend Brenda Speidel, who was a grade school teacher and then a principal, always said that little kids were walking Petri dishes of germs, and I think she’s right. My daughter and granddaughters all had colds last week, and because they did […]