Apr 202019
 

I have been saying happy birthday to different women in my family all week here in the blog, and I told you that there were more to come. And sure enough, there are! Today we celebrate not just one birthday, but two of them. My cousins Bernie (above) and Beverly (below) share the same birthday, […]

Mar 062019
 

Welcome to Florida, where you can experience spring, summer, fall, and winter all in the same week. Sometimes even in the same day! The temperatures have been in the mid to upper 80s for quite a while now, which is too warm for this time of year. Then they suddenly took a nosedive, and we […]

Dec 212018
 

Strong storms raged over Central Florida for much of the day yesterday, with high winds, hail, rain coming down in buckets, and reports of a couple of tornadoes. Some areas got more than their total normal December rainfall in just a few hours. Yeah, it got scary for a while. Sometime around noon our weather […]

Dec 052017
 

It seems like the weather here in central Florida goes from one extreme to the other. Last week we had daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and now we have a cold front headed our way and the weatherman is saying it will bring rain with it and we will be lucky if we hit a […]

May 252017
 

It seemed like every day for the last week or two the weatherman has been predicting rain for our area. And though there has been some rain come down around us, all we have had here is a brief shower or two that lasted for a couple of minutes. But that all changed yesterday. A […]

Apr 052017
 

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after […]

Thelma Gets Me

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172017
 

We have had a cold snap here in central Florida. Wednesday the high was only 59° and it got down to 39° overnight, and yesterday it warmed all the way up to a high of 60° and overnight it dropped down to 40°. Now, compared to what the folks in the Midwest and New England […]

A Cooling Trend

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192016
 

It’s been in the mid-80s here in central Florida for the last couple of weeks, which the weatherman has been calling unseasonably warm. But a cold front is supposed to be coming in this weekend and they are predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-to-upper 70s by the first of the week. That will be […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

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 […]

Jan 272013
 

It was a beautiful day today here in central Florida, mid to upper 70s, with lots of blue sky. And to think, just a few days ago I was complaining about the cold! I’ll never snivel again. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I’ll snivel again! I’ve always believed that if you find something […]

Warming Up

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102013
 

After weeks of cold weather here in central Florida, it warmed up considerably yesterday, with a high of 82 degrees. And it looks like we’ll be in the low 80s for the next few days. That’s nice. Well, nice except for the fact that the warmer it gets, the more stink bugs crawl out of […]

Blown Away

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272012
 

About 4 AM yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of strong wind flapping our slide-out toppers and window awnings and by about 7 our motorhome was rocking and rolling, but not in the fun kind of way. The wind blew hard all morning and I sure wouldn’t have wanted to be out on […]

Jan 092012
 

We sure are glad to see warming weather in central Florida. Now if we can just stop working and get out and have some fun! After a leisurely morning, we spent much of yesterday working at our desks. Terry was busy proofing my new book, and I was busy trying to format Big Lake for […]

That’s More Like It

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072012
 

It has started to warm back up, here in Central Florida. Yesterday the mercury in our thermometer climbed to 72 degrees, and by Monday, it’s supposed to be all the way up to 79. Now that’s more like it! Of course, our friends who are spending the winter in snowbird hotspots like the Rio Grande […]

Dec 192011
 

We had a chilly Sunday morning in central Florida, and we were up early to get ready for a family reunion in Pinellas Park, about 85 miles west of the Orlando Thousand Trails campground. Terry had made up some goodies for the reunion the night before, and as we were loading everything into the Explorer, […]

Arizona Rally Update

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302011
 

It has really cooled down here in central Florida! If I had a fireplace, I’d put another log on it! I’m kind of wishing I had that dog the guy at Thousand Trails accused me of owning last week, because I’d let it sleep on the bed to help keep my feet warm! 🙂 I […]

Jan 022011
 

Stuffing envelopes. Many, many envelopes. That about sums up our first day of the new year. Miss Terry has been busy getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal stuffed into envelopes so we can get it mailed off first thing Monday morning, so I don’t think she even stepped outside all day long. That […]

I Shall Not Snivel

 Posted by at 5:07 am  Dailies
Dec 272010
 

Yes, it’s miserably cold here in central Florida. Yes, I am chilled to the bone. Yes, it sucks. But I shall not snivel. Yesterday evening we watched news coverage of the blizzard that is blanketing the east coast, and all of those folks stranded in airports, and others who were busy shoveling snow, or getting […]

Solomon’s Castle

 Posted by at 5:06 am  New, Nick's Blog
Dec 252010
 

For years people have been telling us about this guy named Solomon, and about the castle he built for himself, way out in the citrus groves of central Florida. It was one of those places I figured we’d get to “someday” when we had nothing better to do. Well, someday came, and I’m sure glad […]