Wait Five Minutes

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102019
 

We have all heard the old saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” Apparently the people at Amazon’s customer service department live by that same rule. Or at least the ones I’ve been dealing with lately do. In early August I ordered three Master Lock 265D Door Security […]

Crime And RVing

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232019
 

A while back I posted a link to a blog titled A Violent Encounter about our experience returning to our RV one night while we were parked at a repair shop and coming face to face with an armed burglar. As I wrote when I first reported on our crime, RVing is a safe activity […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]

RV Fire!

 Posted by at 3:13 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172014
 

Even though we had the misfortune to come home and encounter an armed burglar in our motorhome a few years ago, I don’t really worry all that much about crime when we travel. A weather radio keeps us updated on storms if we are in an area prone to tornados, and I am confident enough […]

One Year Ago

 Posted by at 5:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052010
 

It was one year ago yesterday that we had the most frightening experience in our lives as fulltime RVers. Longtime readers may remember that it was on December 4, 2009 that we returned to our Winnebago, which was parked in the campground at an RV repair facility in Elkhart, Indiana, and came face to face […]

Mar 012010
 

Saturday night when we got ready to take our showers, we discovered that we had no hot water. Because we are on 20 amp electric here at the Yuma Fairgrounds, we’ve been running the water heater on propane, so my first thought was that we had run out of propane gas. I went outside and […]

Jan 252010
 

For quite some time now, Miss Terry has been reading about Nordic pole walking, and she decided that she wanted a set of walking sticks. After doing a lot of shopping online, a couple of weeks ago she ordered a set of collapsible Keenfit sticks. They arrived the other day, and yesterday Terry took them […]

The Day After

 Posted by at 3:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062009
 

Terry and I both want to thank all of you who posted comments on the blog, e-mailed, or called us after reading about our encounter with an armed burglar in our RV. Your concern and support are very much appreciated. We are okay, but both of us feel totally wiped out, I think myself more […]