Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

Jul 242019
 

I’m sure some of my readers have been around long enough to remember the TV commercials in the 1960s and early 1970s for Comet cleanser featuring Josephine the Plumber, played by actress Jane Withers. Well, guess what? I married her sister. Terry may not be related to Ms. Withers, but she’s just as handy. Probably […]

Hot Pizza And Cool AC

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062018
 

After taking care of the morning’s email, I spent part of the day writing and got in another 3,000 or so words in my new John Lee Quarrels book. Fans of the series keep asking me when it will be ready, and all I can say is that I’m working on it. Books are like […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242018
 

I think we’re making some headway with my back problems but it seems like it’s two steps forward and one step back. After going back to the chiropractor on Tuesday and getting an adjustment, I was still experiencing some tenderness but nothing compared to the pain I had been dealing with for five days. In […]

Oct 082017
 

Sometimes when I’m working on a project I will park myself in front of the computer and stay there for several days at a time, cranking out a lot of words. Which is what I did most of last week. Then I have to give myself a break and take a little bit of time […]

Catch Of The Day

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252017
 

With the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and sent out to our subscribers, except for logging in the renewals that came in by email, yesterday was a play day for me. Yes, I actually did get away from my desk for a while! My buddy Jim Lewis came by and we played two […]

A New Record

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132016
 

It has been miserably hot here in Elkhart the last couple of days, with temperatures up in the 90s and high humidity, which upped the heat index to around 100°. Fortunately, the basement air conditioner on our Winnebago motorhome cranks out enough cold air that even with some of the ceiling air vents closed, it’s […]

Blooming Idiots

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092016
 

After I mentioned a few days ago that I had told my son Travis about hydroponic gardening, a couple of blog readers expressed an interest in hearing more about it, and one person asked me what hydroponics is, saying she had never heard of it. Basically, it is a method of growing plants without soil, […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022016
 

When we left Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange yesterday morning, we planned to come to the Elks lodge in St. Augustine and spend a few days, maybe as much as a week, before we continued north. One of the great things about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors […]

May 292016
 

I think one time I watched a football game on television all the way through, and then it was only because I was a guest at somebody’s house and that’s what was on. I’ve been to a couple of minor league baseball games when I lived in Tucson years ago, and when I was in […]

Us Time

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
May 032016
 

For the last six weeks or so we have had a lot of friends around us, readers stopping by to visit, and we spent some time with my family at a little reunion in Pinellas Park. We have loved all of it, and all of them, but we decided that yesterday was going to be […]

Frustration City

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052016
 

Yesterday was a busy day, much of it spent in Frustration City. You know that place, right? It’s where all of the bureaucrats and idiots of the world work. And I talked to a bunch of them! I get my medical care through the Veterans Administration (VA) Health System, and my primary care provider is […]

Book Yes, Dish No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172016
 

By working pretty much nonstop except to sleep, Terry finished proofing and editing Big Lake Brewpub yesterday afternoon. I was busy making corrections as she did, and had them finished and sent it off to my second proofreader yesterday evening. Now she’ll do her thing and get it back to me and I’ll make those […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address NickRussell@simple.je No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

Sep 302015
 

Getting packages delivered can sometimes be a hassle for fulltime RVers. Some campgrounds will allow you to have things sent to them and others will not. When that happens you have to have it sent General Delivery to the local post office, or else to a local company that accepts packages for travelers. Some of […]

One Problem Fixed

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232015
 

I mentioned the other day that we had a water leak that we could not find and that it was getting worse. A couple of blog readers recommended Morry Bernard, who runs West Coast Mobile RV Service & Repair here in Florence and is also in our RV Good Guys guide, so I knew he […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 012015
 

The temperatures in the desert are inching toward the triple digits and folks from Phoenix and Tucson are headed for the cool, comfortable high country of the White Mountains. We were out running errands yesterday and there was a steady stream of cars and campers rolling through Show Low. Two of those rigs that will […]

Birthdays And Books

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262015
 

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The […]

Feb 192015
 

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I think I’m going to survive this cold that has knocked me off my feet. I’ve had colds before, but this one has been the granddaddy of them all. Terry is a couple of days ahead of me in her recovery, and […]