Nov 042018
 

No, I’m not talking about that show with the nerdy scientists and the hot blonde chick, this was another kind of big bang. I had just finished proofing the last couple of chapters I wrote in my new book Big Lake Wedding yesterday afternoon about 2 PM and decided to go out and check the […]

Jul 282018
 

My e-mail inbox kept filling up yesterday, and I can’t count the number of texts and Facebook messages I received from people, either telling me that the mail forwarding service My Dakota Address in Madison, South Dakota had stopped sending mail as of the 26th and announced that they were going out of business, or […]

A Reprieve For Steve

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122018
 

Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little […]

I Hate Technology

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052014
 

Yeah, I know that some of my friends call me Gadget Boy because I like techno toys. But at the same time I hate technology. Okay, let me restate that, I hate technology when it doesn’t work. And it seems like around me, anything more than a flashlight is too technical and is going to […]

The Gang’s All Here

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292013
 

Well, okay not the whole gang, but a lot of our pals are here at the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve or are headed this way. Yesterday afternoon Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour arrived, and they came by to visit for a while during the evening. I always enjoy picking their brains, because […]

Dec 022012
 

Anybody who knows me well already knows that I require adult supervision at all times. Left to my own devices, there is no end to the trouble I can get into, and I don’t have to look far to find it. So you can blame Miss Terry, or Greg White, or Ron Speidel for what […]

A Serious Case Of Lazy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042012
 

Yesterday I came down with a serious case of lazy and did not accomplish one thing all day long. And I don’t even feel guilty about it! There were a lot of things that I should have been doing, including working on my new Big Lake  book, but I just couldn’t get myself motivated. I […]

Blog Issues & Bad Nick

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 102011
 

Several readers have written to tell me that they have not been able to access my daily RV blog lately.The problem has me, Greg White, and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour mystified, because a lot of readers are still reading the blog with no problem, and none of us have experienced the issue. Terry […]

Sep 062011
 

In spite of my buddy Greg White’s misgivings about our switch to Mac computers (see his The Gates Of Hell blog post), we are already getting the feel for our new iMacs, and I have to tell you, Terry and I are both very impressed! I used to always think of Mac fans as almost […]

I May Live After All

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062011
 

Thank you to everybody who left comments or sent e-mails hoping I would get well soon. I think I’ve finally turned the corner, and I may live after all. But there was a while there when only the hope of death was keeping me alive! Except for my allergy to onions and my bad back, […]

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 […]

Aug 122010
 

As of yesterday afternoon, the FMCA website is down, the victim of a virus attack that hit sometime Monday. The computer savvy folks I know recommend that if you visited the FMCA website in the last few days, you should run a complete system scan to ensure your computer is not infected.  Roger Marble also […]

Plugging Away

 Posted by at 4:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112010
 

I wish I had something new and exciting to write about in today’s blog, but right now I’m in my plow horse mode, just plugging away to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to go to the printer early next week. This is the mundane part of our job, and while we […]

May 162010
 

I spent most of yesterday busily doing nothing, and managed to get most of it done. Don Bingham, a faithful blog reader and newly retired Apple employee, contacted me to congratulate me on my new iPad and to tell me that he wanted to present me with three great apps; Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, […]

May 142010
 

When I first heard about Apple’s new tablet computer, I have to admit that my first reaction was “So what? I already have a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and a netbook computer. What can the iPad do that they can’t?” Then I saw my first iPad, and my immediate reaction was “I want one!”  […]

May 042010
 

We had snow here in Show Low, Arizona on several days last week, and on Sunday we got two inches of the nasty stuff. I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we plan to go down to Tucson for a week or so, and it immediately warmed up to about 70 degrees yesterday! The weather is […]

Apr 242010
 

We had a busy day at home yesterday. Miss Terry was busy stuffing envelopes all day, and she put a huge dent in the job. I am always amazed at how fast she can whip through this Herculean task. Because each envelope that goes out under Standard Rate mail is bar coded, getting even one […]

One Day Delay

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222010
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that a cold front was going to bring high winds to northern Arizona, and that our trip to Flagstaff to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal was going to be interesting. The wind started blowing hard about three a.m., and all night long it slammed into our Winnebago. […]

True Grit

 Posted by at 6:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072010
 

Today the early birds will be arriving for our Western Gypsy Gathering rally here at the Yuma Fairgrounds, and we expect to park about 135 RVs, including vendors, early birds, and our rally staff. So you can see that we have a big day ahead of us. Of course, what would an RV rally be […]

Feb 262010
 

A few months ago I didn’t even know what a podcast was, and now we’re the topic of one! How cool is that? For those of you who don’t know what a podcast is, basically it’s a digital media file that you can view or listen to online, or download from the internet. Kind of […]