Apr 282019
 

What did I do yesterday? Darned near nothing, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about it. I don’t think either one of us realized how tired and worn out we really were, but with nothing we had to do and nowhere we had to be yesterday, we stayed in bed even later than […]

No Joke, It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012019
 

Hello all of you April foolers out there. What kind of shenanigans are you up to today? Putting salt in the sugar bowl. Maybe stretching saran wrap over the toilet. So many pranks and so little time. Joking around and having fun on April Fools’ Day is always a hoot, but I’m not fooling you […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282018
 

After my newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, came out on Thursday of last week, I planned to take the weekend off and then get started on the next John Lee Quarrels book on Monday. But that didn’t happen, and I blame Miss Terry. I love all kinds of research, and one of my favorites is […]

Rich To The Rescue

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032018
 

In a blog post the other day titled Finally Got It Wet, I wrote about our first outing with our Bennington pontoon boat. I also shared that while our time on the water was very nice, we ran into a problem once we had the boat loaded onto the scissor trailer and inside our garage. […]

We Are Family

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272018
 

I have no idea how accurate it is, if at all, but yesterday someone told me about an app called We’re Related from Ancestry.com that is supposed to tell you the probability of any famous people you might be related to. Just for the heck of it, I gave it a try and was surprised […]

Busy Doing Nothing

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092017
 

I spent most of yesterday being very busy doing not much of anything at all, if that makes any sense. If you’ve ever been an employer, you know what I’m talking about because you’ve probably seen employees do that more than once. I had written the first chapter of my next John Lee Quarrels book […]

Apr 042017
 

I can always trust my blog readers to set me straight when I make a mistake. Such was the case in yesterday’s blog, when I showed a picture of a Morris Minor pickup truck that I said someone had made from a car. Wayne Shunamon posted a comment saying that Morris Minor did indeed build […]

Apr 252016
 

Okay, we all know that’s not true. The thought of crossing the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan and the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Oregon still terrifies me. But the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay? It’s a piece of cake. We crossed it twice a week ago today when I had to go to the Bay Pines […]

Windy!

 Posted by at 2:50 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092013
 

The weatherman had been predicting a cooling trend with heavy winds across Arizona yesterday and he sure didn’t lie! The breeze was stiff all morning, and about noon it really began to pick up. I was glad we didn’t have our big patio awning out! The wind increased all afternoon and the news was reporting […]

Feb 052013
 

I’ve never used drugs, and I haven’t smoked a cigarette or drank anything stronger than Pepsi in nearly 40 years, but I’m going through withdrawals right now. Sunday night our Dish Network receiver died and I can’t watch TV. Now, I know a lot of folks who could give a darn about TV, and some […]

Apr 092012
 

We must have been really tired Saturday night, because sometime Sunday morning Miss Terry got up and turned on the basement air conditioner because it was getting warm inside the motorhome, and then came back to bed. I was vaguely aware of it and snuggled up against her, and the next thing I knew she […]

Spring Cleaning

 Posted by at 2:16 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 132011
 

We were awakened yesterday morning by car doors slamming shut. Then more cars doors. And then even more car doors! As it turns out, Patio Gardens, where we are staying, was having its annual garage sale. This is basically a 55+ mobile home park, with a few RV sites, and every year the folks have […]

Rained Out In Webster

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 112011
 

Just as it has for so much of this winter, yesterday the weather put a crimp in our plans. Again. Several years ago when we were in Florida, we went to the big Webster Flea Market, which is held every Monday, and Miss Terry really enjoyed browsing all of the vendors, and searching for bargains […]

Jan 102011
 

After all of the fun and activity of my family reunion on Saturday, we had a lazy Sunday. Just as I promised in yesterday’s blog, we slept in late, then spent most of the day in the motorhome, just taking it easy. Every once in a while, a day like that is good for everybody. […]

Reconnecting

 Posted by at 5:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242010
 

Yesterday we drove 75 miles south to Pinellas Park, located just north of Saint Petersburg, to look at different racks for our hard shell kayaks. I love my Sea Eagle PaddleSki 435 inflatable kayak and won’t give it up, but Miss Terry is happy with her hard shell Manta Ray. We wanted to check out […]

May 142010
 

When I first heard about Apple’s new tablet computer, I have to admit that my first reaction was “So what? I already have a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and a netbook computer. What can the iPad do that they can’t?” Then I saw my first iPad, and my immediate reaction was “I want one!”  […]

Apr 292010
 

It’s windy again here in Northern Arizona, go figure. Yesterday,  for the fourth time in four weeks, Interstate 40 east of Flagstaff was closed due to high wind and blowing dust. Will it ever stop? The wind blew hard all day yesterday, with gusts over 60 miles per hour. It never let up all night […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222010
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that a cold front was going to bring high winds to northern Arizona, and that our trip to Flagstaff to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal was going to be interesting. The wind started blowing hard about three a.m., and all night long it slammed into our Winnebago. […]

Apr 142010
 

Every time we come back to our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona to visit my daughter Tiffany and her family, poor Terry suffers from terrible allergies. When we lived here it wasn’t as much of a problem, but having been gone for almost eleven years, she has lost  whatever immunity she had to the […]

Jan 132010
 

Does anybody still believe in global warming? Except for Al Gore, did anybody ever believe in global warming? We had planned to spend a couple of months this winter in Florida, before our schedule got all messed up, but looking at the weather reports for the Sunshine State, I’m glad we didn’t. While it’s been unbelievably […]