Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052017
 

We have spent the last few days getting back into our normal routines here at home after being on the road so much lately. Somebody recently asked me how our first summer in Florida was, and I told them I didn’t know, because we spent so much of it out of town. We got home […]

Road Trip To Texas

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 292017
 

Most people who know me well will tell you that I have a few decent qualities including a good sense of humor, a bit of intelligence, and I’ve even been accused of generosity a time or two. However, if they were honest, they would also tell you that patience is not one of my virtues. […]

Yes, More Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. Here are some of the latest. Q. Instead of selling your RV, have you considered donating it to a charity and taking […]

A Busy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

Miss Terry and I had a busy weekend and we got a lot accomplished. In yesterday’s blog I told you about our Saturday trip down to Winter Springs to visit Kellyco, the metal detecting store, and shared some pictures of the many recovered treasures they have on display. But before we went there, we pulled […]

Aug 102017
 

Way back in the middle part of the last century, I remember hearing some adults talking about a woman who they obviously were not pleased with. One of the ladies in the gossip circle said, “She’s nothing but a strumpet who likes playing around.” I was probably about five or six years old at the […]

Jul 292017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog Apples And Oranges, a reader wanted to know why we would take our new van all the way to Arizona and put all of those miles on it instead of driving our Ford Explorer. He said when he buys a new vehicle he does everything he can to keep the miles […]

Phantom Power

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242017
 

Most of you probably know about phantom electrical loads in an RV. They are those parasitic things like the memory and instant-on feature for your television, satellite TV boxes, various alarms and such that make miniscule draws on your battery bank. As long as your batteries are in good shape, these are not a real […]

Now The Work Begins

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062017
 

 With only a few more days left before we hit the road, it’s time to begin the work of preparing and packing the motorhome for our summer RV travels. Yesterday we moved the RV out of the storage lot and over to the big concrete apron in front of our house. We weren’t sure the […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
May 192017
 

Now that we are getting closer to the end of the month and to the start of our summer travels, we have a lot going on. We don’t have an exact departure date yet because I have an appointment with my new doctor at the VA Medical Clinic in Daytona Beach on May 31st. Assuming […]

Apr 052017
 

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after […]