Jan 172017
 

When you live and travel fulltime in an RV, something you always have to be aware of is weight considerations. There’s an old saying that whenever something comes in, something else has to go out. That’s why every time Miss Terry purchased a couple of skeins of yarn, I tried to stay as far away […]

Happy New Year!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012017
 

Happy New year, everybody. I always think of New Year’s Day as the start of a new book, with every day being a blank page. 2017 has 365 pages. What will you write on those pages? My hope for you is that this time next year, when you look back over those pages, there will […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262016
 

Well, we did it. We survived Christmas and managed to avoid going into any of the big box stores except for just one time during the shopping season. To me, that’s always an accomplishment. The crowds, the commercialism, and all of the nonsense takes away from the real meaning of the holiday, and I don’t […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

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, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought a […]

Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292016
 

We were awake by 8:30 yesterday morning and spent the day piddling around here at the house, taking care of some little things we wanted to get done. Two things have been irritations for me since we bought our used F-150 pickup. One was that the windshield, in fact all the glass, had a film […]

I’m So Stuffed!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262016
 

I’ll tell you right now, the turkey wasn’t the only thing to get stuffed at our house for Thanksgiving! We had a quiet day at home, just the two of us, which is just the way we like it. Miss Terry had bought a turkey breast and cooked it, along with all the goodies, and […]

Always Listen To Nick

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032016
 

I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel. One couple is somewhere […]

Cajun Cooking!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302016
 

I’ve been working hard to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, and when I knocked off about 9:30 last night I had about three pages left to go. I’ll finish it up today and print it out so Terry can give it a final proofreading, then I’ll make the corrections and get […]

Aug 162016
 

And that’s what it started doing yesterday morning and continued all day and all night. The weather report said we could expect as much as three inches to come down yesterday here in northern Indiana, and the 10 p.m. news last night said some areas in the region got five inches, and it was still […]

Another One Done

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142016
 

The heat wave that has been baking the upper Midwest has broken, for a while at least. After more than a week of temperatures in the 90s, it’s supposed to be down to 82° today, and then in the 70s for a couple of days. That sure sounds good to me. Friday night it rained […]