You’ve Got Mail!

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202016
 

If you are a subscriber to the digital edition of the Gypsy Journal, check your e-mail inbox, because you’ve got mail. We finished the new edition yesterday, and late yesterday evening I sent out the link to all of our subscribers. I think our readers are really going to like this issue. In addition to […]

Done And Ready To Go

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232016
 

I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal until about 1:30 Monday morning, and then made the mistake of knocking off and taking a shower and going right to bed. I should have known better; if I don’t give myself some time to relax when I’m done for the day my body may […]

I Blame Beverly

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 142016
 

My cousin Beverly is probably my oldest friend in the world. We were born six months apart, and from the time we were in diapers we were close. She is more a sister to me than a cousin, and a friend more than anything. Over the years, as teenagers and later as single parents, we […]

Blue Sky And Visitors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 062016
 

The rain finally cleared out sometime early Tuesday morning and we woke up to mostly blue sky, something we have not seen in a while. And to make it even better, it was in the low 60s and the wind wasn’t blowing. While I’d prefer it was in the 70s, I can live with that. […]

Jan 052016
 

That’s about all I can say for yesterday, and from what the weather report is saying, for most of the coming week here in Arizona. It started raining late Sunday night and pretty much never stopped all night long and all day yesterday. At least the wind, which continued to rock our coach all night, […]

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 […]

Wow, 100 Issues!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082015
 

I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal last night, and today Miss Terry will finish proofing it and I’ll upload it to our printer’s Web server. It will be good to put that chore behind us. Once our printer back in Michigan gets it, they will proof it one final time to look for […]

Nose To The Grindstone

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042015
 

All of this medical nonsense the last couple of weeks has really screwed up my schedule. I totally forgot we were in the holiday crunch season and that I needed to get the new issue of the paper to our printer in Michigan ASAP so they will have time to get it printed and shipped […]

Putting In Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092015
 

Now that the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is at the printers and the digital edition has been sent out to all of our subscribers, we’re just putting in time waiting for the printed issue to get shipped back to us. But that’s okay, sometimes it’s nice not to have anything on our schedule […]

A Rude Awakening!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082015
 

There’s nothing like waking up to a cold drop of water hitting you in the face. And then another. At first I thought Miss Terry had woken up early and was drooling over me, but no such luck. It’s been raining since Tuesday evening and we had a leak in the slide right above our […]

Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Aug 272015
 

When it comes to kite flying, the wind is your friend, unless you’re in a flat out hurricane. There are different models of kites that will fly in almost 0 wind conditions, and others that perform great in winds over 30 miles per hour. But that’s not the case when you’re an RVer. When you’re […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222015
 

After months of discussion, exploring possible alternatives, debate, and heartache, we have come to the difficult decision to phase out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal. As we have shared with our readers in the last few months, rising printing, and especially mailing, costs have reached the point that we are making less than […]

A Memorable Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192015
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the Oregon coast, with temperatures in the mid 70s, lots of blue sky, and a steady wind blowing off the ocean. In short, a perfect day for kite flying! Terry Rowley, a member of the Kite Life forum, contacted me Friday night to say that he was […]

Jul 162015
 

Caution, flying sport kites is contagious and can be highly addictive. I know, because two years ago I did not own a kite, and then we went to the Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach and a fellow let me fly his dual line Prism Snapshot 1.9 speed foil. It took all of […]

Pawn Shops And Puppets

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042015
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my son Travis happy birthday today. Happy birthday “old man.” I hope you have a wonderful day. I love you. Terry likes opals, and a while back the stone fell out of her favorite opal ring, a vintage piece she really loves. So we’ve been hitting […]

They Were Hot N Juicy!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 292015
 

I do most of my writing at night when there are fewer interruptions, so we seldom get to bed before 2 a.m., and 3 is not uncommon. So when the telephone rang at 6 a.m. yesterday morning I was not pleased. Especially since it was somebody trying to sell me something. Usually I turn the […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

I Hate Everything!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152015
 

Okay, I don’t hate you, but I hate everything else! Especially the dweebs that invented computers and the internet in the first place. It took me over two hours to get Tuesday’s blog to load. Every time I tried to publish it the photos disappeared and everything became one long paragraph with no breaks between […]