Nov 162020
 

Thursday and Friday night were wonderful for me, no backaches whatsoever, and I slept soundly. But as I was getting dressed Saturday morning, I bent over to put a sock on and was suddenly hit by the most excruciating pain I had felt in a long, long time. It felt like it did before my […]

Jul 192020
 

Have you ever eaten alligator? I have heard people say that the idea of eating a reptile is enough to make them gag, but the way I look at it, if gators eat people, turnabout is fair play. I have eaten it many times and it’s usually been pretty good, although at a couple of […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102020
 

Note: I have shared these tips before online and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and […]

Wow, I Never Do That!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242019
 

I am glad I got almost 10,000 words done in my new Big Lake book over the weekend because I needed to make some headway on it. I originally had hoped to have it done in December, but with all the running we had to do back and forth to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville […]

Hit A Brick Wall

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212019
 

I am not sure if it was due to the quick nap I took on my bed of plastic nails that I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, titled I’ll Try Anything Once, or just sheer exhaustion, but either way I slept very solid Thursday night. I think I got up to go to the bathroom […]

Sep 202019
 

Except for vegetables. I hate those darn things. Oh, and scuba diving. I won’t do that. I saw Jaws. Or craft beer. I don’t drink any kind of alcohol, but if I did, it would not be some kind of snooty craft beer. Nope, it would have to be Budweiser or Coors. A working man’s […]

More Than A Vega!

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 122019
 

Yesterday I went a little bit crazy and bought myself a new office chair that cost more than my first new car. It is a Lifeform executive office chair from a place called Relax the Back in Orlando. My pain doctor first told me about them, and my chiropractor was very enthusiastic about them. You […]

Pool Boy

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112019
 

I never did learn to swim, though Miss Terry has taught me enough to get from one side of the shallow end of a swimming pool to the other. But my doctor and chiropractor have both recommended getting in a swimming pool and walking around in chest deep water for a half hour a day. […]

Jul 282019
 

We’ve all heard somebody say you can’t make this stuff up when they come across something that seems so bizarre it can’t be real, but it happens all the time. Sometimes it’s not the things that happen, but the things you hear. Things that make you say, huh? Here are some examples we have heard […]

A Sunday Drive

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 222019
 

Except for some appointments with the doctor and the chiropractor, we haven’t been out much in the last week or so because it’s been so bloody hot here. If you live in Florida, just like people who live in Arizona and other places with intense heat, you learn to appreciate the benefits of staying home […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122019
 

Yesterday was a crazy busy day. Just as promised, Wednesday evening the final proofreader finished Big Lake Ninja and sent the manuscript back to me so I could start working on it yesterday morning. Unfortunately, lately my back has been giving me a lot of problems again, so Wednesday night I could hardly sleep. No […]

May 222019
 

As most regular blog readers know, back in early February we went to Arizona to pick up my cousin Beverly and brought her here to live with us. She has some serious health issues and wasn’t getting much accomplished with the doctors in Tucson. A few weeks ago she had surgery to insert a shunt […]

On The Go

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152019
 

We were on the go all day yesterday, from the time we got out of bed until sometime close to 8 PM, when we finally managed to settle into our recliners and relax in front of the boob tube for a while. I started the day with an appointment with Doctor Rob Kent at Coastal […]

Going Nonstop

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202019
 

Between catching up on a ton of email that accumulated while we were on the road to Arizona and back, working on a new John Lee Quarrels book, getting my cousin Beverly settled in and arranging for the things she needs, and setting up doctor appointments for her and for us, it feels like we […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

A Do-Nothing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202018
 

Yesterday was pretty much a do-nothing day for me. I don’t know if I was still feeling the effects of my medical marijuana overdose, or if I was just lazy (which could very well be the case), but whatever the reason, I just didn’t have any energy or any interest in doing anything. I did […]

Nothing Happening Here

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172018
 

I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get […]

I Spoke Too Soon

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162018
 

In my last blog I said that after a couple of trips to the chiropractor my back was feeling much better. At the time I wrote that, it was the truth. But apparently I spoke too soon. I posted the blog a little before 1 AM our time, then went to bed. Sometime around 3 […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152018
 

Several people have asked me how we are handling our first full summer here in Florida, and if the heat and humidity are getting to us. We are actually doing quite well. Every day it gets into the upper 80s or low 90s and humidity is somewhere about the same, but it’s a wet heat. […]

Well Darn It!

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082018
 

Just about the time I thought I was back to normal, or whatever passes for normal with me, my darn back is out again. We stayed up late to watch the launch of the SpaceX “block 5” Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off at 1:18 AM Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral. A little while later, […]