Apr 262019
 

Nothing, Nada, Zilch. That’s exactly what I plan on doing this weekend. After weeks of running back and forth to doctors’ offices, emergency rooms and hospitals and such, I’m hoping for a do-nothing weekend. I brought our friend home from the hospital yesterday and he is doing well so far, and Beverly is going to […]

Aug 192016
 

We woke up to the sound of thunder yesterday morning, and a little after noon another storm rolled through Elkhart Campground, bringing more water to the already saturated ground. A week or so ago local farmers were worried that if they did not get some rain soon they might lose much of their corn crop. […]

Jun 172016
 

I was up and back at it again early yesterday, making up for the time I lost on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal the day before when an update to the InDesign program I use to put the paper together messed everything up for me. I worked at it pretty much nonstop for […]

Apr 292016
 

I had hoped that tightening all of the wires and grounds in our motorhome’s breaker panel Wednesday would fix the intermittent power loss problems we have been having. And it did… until about midnight. Then the power blipped on and off two or three more times. And yesterday it did again several times. Well darn […]

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 […]

Enjoy It While You Can

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052016
 

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. I’m going to die. And so are you. And your best friend, and your spouse, and sadly, even your kids. It’s going to happen sooner or later. We can’t avoid it. But we can make the most of whatever time we have left here on earth. […]

Jan 252016
 

Some blog readers who live here in the great state of Alabama have been apologizing to me for how bad the weather has been during our visit to Tuscaloosa, as have been my son Travis and his wife Geli. Please don’t feel that way, you folks cannot control the weather. But apparently I do have […]

Oct 292015
 

It rained hard all night Tuesday night, and when the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning neither one of us wanted to crawl out of bed. But we had miles to cover in another day on the road, so after snuggling for half an hour or so we finally did get our bodies into […]

All Washed Up

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

After months of nursing it along, last summer the Splendide washer/dryer combo that came with our motorhome when it was built in 2002 gave up the ghost and we went to RV Parts Nation in Elkhart, Indiana and replaced it with the newest model Splendide2100XC. The new one has more bells and whistles than the […]

A Simple Man

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102015
 

I’ve never been accused of being a brainiac. In fact, most folks who know me well are surprised that I can dress myself every morning or form a complete sentence. At best, I’m a simple man. Or was that simpleton? Either way, even I am amazed at how frequently I overlook the simplest solution to […]

Friendly Florence

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262015
 

Yesterday we got the last of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal in the mail. It’s always good to get that chore behind us. And to get the load off of our hard working Ford Explorer. It can be a challenge to find enough stamps in the correct denominations, and quite often no post […]

Apr 302015
 

I get a lot of e-mails from people who are just getting into the fulltime RV lifestyle and have questions about everything from which state to chose as their legal domicile to what kind of RV is best for them, to which camping clubs, if any, to join. One of the most frequent questions is […]

The Little Dutch Boy

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 022015
 

Do you remember the children’s story about a little Dutch boy who saves his country by putting his finger in a leaking dike? I kind of felt like that youngster yesterday. You may remember our black tank blockage last week, and that one suggestion was to drill a small hole in the end of the […]

A Lot Going On

 Posted by at 1:27 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272015
 

We’ve had a lot going on and have been busy ever since we got to Tucson on Monday. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to ease up anytime soon. Wednesday I got my lab work done at the VA hospital in preparation for medical appointments next week. The blood draw went fine and then […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042015
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, on Friday Terry stocked up on yarn at a shop we found up in Gainesville, so she spent yesterday putting the skeins of yarn onto a swift and then wound them onto a ball winder. Then she wound the warp (don’t worry, I don’t understand most of it either) […]

$3,600

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday that brought a tear to my eye, though it’s a story we have heard over and over. The woman who wrote it said that she and her husband planned to start fulltiming three years ago when they both turned 62, but somebody convinced them that they really needed to continue […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272014
 

Wherever you are today and whoever you are sharing the holiday with, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you take a few moments to consider all we have to be thankful for. Don’t just give it a passing thought, think about it. With all of our problems, we live in the greatest […]

A Soggy Day

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262014
 

It started raining hard in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and never stopped for more than a few minutes all day long. Many areas in central Florida were under flood watches, there were a few tornado warnings, and many areas got as much as seven inches of rain! Yes, SEVEN inches! That’s a […]

Good News, Bad News

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192014
 

Well, the good news is that I felt a lot better yesterday. So good that I managed to spend several hours working on my new Big Lake book. By the time I knocked off last night I’d written about 1,500 words. The bad news is that Terry is coughing and has a sore throat and […]

Nov 182014
 

That’s been my routine for the last few days and I don’t see it ending anytime soon, based upon the way I feel. But believe me, I’m more than ready for it to be over. And worse, Miss Terry now has a scratchy throat and has sneezed a few times. I really hope she’s not […]