Dec 122018
 

It’s still cold here in Florida, and cold is not my friend. It makes my joints ache and before you know it I’m launching into a snivel. Nobody wants to hear that. As fulltime RVers, we tried to avoid cold-weather whenever possible. But sometimes we got stuck someplace and had to deal with. I never […]

Oct 072017
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. And since I’m sure you don’t care to hear about my latest writing word count or the progress on Terry’s current weaving […]

Jan 142017
 

I got an email yesterday from a couple who are currently stuck in Wisconsin dealing with a family medical issue that may keep them there most of the winter. They said that while their RV is supposed to be an “all seasons” rig, they are finding it is far from adequate in the situation they […]

You Have Been Warned!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272015
 

High winds and very cold temperatures across the southwest made for a miserable day yesterday. When I went outside to dump our holding tanks in the afternoon, I would have sworn I was in the Arctic, not Arizona. If this crap keeps up much longer, I’m going to launch into an epic sniveling fit that […]

Nick’s In Arizona

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172015
 

I had no idea that writing about how cold it was here in Apache Junction in yesterday’s blog would lead to a financial opportunity, but as it turns out, it has. People in Arizona are taking up a collection to pay me to get the hell out of the state, while the people in Florida […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162015
 

Okay, I’ve tried to be nice about it and just snivel and whine, but that hasn’t helped. The warmest it got was 50° yesterday, and it got down into the 20s last night here in Apache Junction. Just like it did the night before, and just like it’s supposed to do tonight. If I see […]

Birthdays And Books

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262015
 

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The […]

One Night’s Sleep

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152014
 

Just one night’s sleep. That’s all I ask for. I think if I could get a solid six to eight hours of sleep I’d feel a whole lot better. The last two nights I’ve been up and down all night long, coughing and sneezing. I may drink a quart of Nyquil before I go to […]

It Could Be Worse!

 Posted by at 2:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062014
 

Congratulations to Sharon Ortloff, winner of this week’s free drawing for an audiobook of Explanations and Advice for the Tech Illiterate by Randall Morris! We had 167 entries this week, and next week’s winner could be you! So stay tuned, another contest starts soon. It got down to 40 degrees here in Tucson last night […]

Jan 052014
 

Watching the news of the terrible winter storms and frigid temperatures that so much of the country is experiencing sure makes me grateful that we have wheels under our house and don’t have to deal with any of that. I almost felt guilty for wearing a long sleeve shirt when we went out yesterday, and […]

Three Dog Night

 Posted by at 2:35 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102013
 

Last night was definitely a three dog night here in Apache Junction, with the wind blowing and the temperature dropping down to 33º. It was so cold that I was tempted to call my pal Chris Yust and see if I could borrow a couple of her poodles to keep my feet warm. But please […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042013
 

It was so cold yesterday that we never poked our noses outside all day long, and even inside with the heat pump and an electric space heater on, I was still chilly in my sweats and comfy Teepee Creeper slippers. Overnight temperatures were down below freezing and made that routine trip to the potty just […]

Apr 102011
 

Damn, it’s cold! It was cold when I went to bed Friday night, it was cold all day Saturday, it was cold all night long, and it’s still cold this morning! Enough already! My buddies Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and Rocky Frees up in Muskegon, Michigan have delighted in writing […]

Winter Returns

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092011
 

Winter has returned to Arizona with a vengeance. All Thursday night, and all day Friday, the wind rocked our motorhome, and the sky was gray and ugly. I’m still not feeling all that great, so it was a good day to stay inside. I did some work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, […]

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 […]

Dec 152010
 

Today is the last day to take advantage of our Two For One Holiday Special. So if you haven’t clicked the link above, there’s still time. You can enter a new subscription to the Gypsy Journal for yourself, or renew your subscription early, and we’ll give someone on your Christmas shopping list a free one […]

Dec 122009
 

Terry and I can really feel the difference in comfort levels between our MCI bus conversion and our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome in this cold weather! The Winnebago is much colder inside than the bus. When we built the bus, we added a lot of extra insulation to the floor, walls, and ceiling. We were […]

Oct 152009
 

I’m going to change my name to Nanook of the North, because I’m beginning to feel like an Eskimo. It looks like winter has already set in here in northern Indiana, and we’re freezing! There is a small rally of old GM motorhomes here at Elkhart Campground, and I keep thinking that those folks are […]