I Have Been Ablated!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202020
 

Thanks to all of you who sent e-mails, text messages, and made Facebook comments about the RF nerve ablation on my back yesterday. We had to be at Park Place Surgical Center in Maitland, Florida, at 2 p.m. We always try to arrive early for an appointment, especially to a place we haven’t been to […]

The Power Of “No”

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 292020
 

What do you think is the most powerful word in the English language? At one time, I thought it was “love.” But, of course, back then I was a starry-eyed kid head over heels in something for the pretty long-haired blonde girl that sat next to me in biology class. But over time, I’ve come to […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072020
 

I think things are finally starting to get back to normal here. Or at least as close to normal as anything ever is for me. I think the worst of our colds are gone, though Terry and I both have coughs that seem to want to hang on forever. And I finally think we are […]

Feb 252020
 

I have always enjoyed driving and I usually do most of it when we are on a trip. But after this trip, I may never drive again. Back on February 8, I was getting tired when we were about 100 miles from Phoenix and Miss Terry took the wheel. She is an excellent driver, whether […]

Feb 122020
 

Today I thought I would give you part two of an update on our trip from Florida to Arizona, with more to follow. After two days in Hondo, Texas, we hit the road again, traveling thirty miles north on a two-lane state highway to the small town of Bandera, which bills itself as the Cowboy […]

Wrapping Up Details

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292020
 

I want to start off today’s blog by saying a big thank you to so many people who already purchased Big Lake Quarterback, shared links to the book with your friends on social media, and sent me messages telling me they already purchased the book and are reading it. Yesterday afternoon, 24 hours after it […]

Jan 042020
 

After driving my Mustang to Daytona Beach a few days ago and some running around I did yesterday in it, it now has 840 miles on the odometer. So I was a little distressed to find rust on one of the bolts that holds the driver’s side door hinge to the car. It lives in […]

The Trip Home, Day #3

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. We were glad we got out of the Midwest when we did because winter arrived about the […]

A Short One Today

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152019
 

Just a short blog today. We are in Jacksonville, where Terry has been going through a series of tests and medical exams at Mayo. If all goes according to plan we will be home tonight and the blogs will be back on track. I am going to be making a change to the blog schedule. […]

Trip Home, Day #2

 Posted by at 8:08 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 142019
 

Note: I have already shared some of our activities while we were in Ohio and the trip there from Florida in previous blog posts. Now I will do several posts telling you a bit about our trip home. After our night in Charleston, West Virginia, the next morning we got on Interstate 64, a toll […]

Sep 022019
 

Yesterday we finished most of the last-minute preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the coast. The latest weather predictions are telling us that our worst days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. As of the 6 o’clock update yesterday, the hurricane was still wobbling a bit further west than it was. The […]

Jun 152019
 

It had been way too long since we had seen my son Travis and his pretty wife Geli, so we decided a road trip was in order to remedy that situation. What the heck, any road trip anywhere is always fun, right? On Thursday, the 6th, I had an appointment with the doctor in Deland, […]

Road Trip!

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132019
 

I bought my Mustang EcoBoost in late November, and as I said then, it’s strictly a toy, not my daily driver. As of yesterday morning it still only had 450 miles on the odometer. So I decided it was time for a road trip! My friend Holli Marie Spaulding is in the process of opening […]

It Lights Up!!!

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272019
 

I have been called a lot of things in my life, some of them good and some of them bad. But nobody has ever accused me of being remotely gifted when it comes to technical things. People keep saying “Just Google it” when I’m trying to figure how to do something. But to do that […]

Catching Up

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152019
 

Now that we’ve had a chance to get some much needed rest, answer a ton of emails, and get some laundry done, I’ll use the next few blogs to get you caught up on our trip to Arizona. We knew we were going to eventually go to Tucson to get my cousin Beverly out of […]

Fuzzy But Functional

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092018
 

Thank you to everybody who left blog comments and sent emails or messages about the return of my back problems. I had a rough night and woke up yesterday morning about 8 AM with the pain back in full force. I really don’t like to take heavy-duty pain meds, but every medical person I know […]

Jul 252018
 

Ever since I first heard John Denver sing about West Virginia I always wanted to go there and see those beautiful mountains and green valleys he sang about. While I always enjoyed the man’s music, apparently the part of West Virginia that John Denver was familiar with wasn’t along US Highway 52. We’ve covered a […]

DNA Test Needed

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182018
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we took a road trip to visit family and friends and do some genealogy research, along with gathering lots of stories about interesting places to visit for my blog readers. Rather than cram too much into one very long blog, I will be talking about the overall details of […]

No Immediate Plans

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
May 222018
 

I wasn’t surprised that three or four people contacted me after reading yesterday’s blog to tell me they were so excited that Terry and I are going to be RVing again, at least on a part-time basis. Obviously they didn’t read the entire blog, or else they have short-term memory loss. I’m not sure which. So, […]

Mar 232018
 

When we dropped our Winnebago off at PPL Motorhomes in Houston, Texas at the end of September, the rep who looked it over and did all of the consignment sale paperwork predicted it would sell within 45 days. 30 days later they took an offer on it and it was listed as Sale Pending. We […]