No Need To Water

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232020
 

When Jake from Lindley’s Garden Center planted our new citrus trees on Saturday he said they needed to be watered every day for four weeks, and to continue watering our perennial peanut plants with the soaker hoses once every three days or so for a while yet. I always try to listen to the experts, […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

We Like Quiet Weekends

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 152017
 

This past weekend was a quiet one at home, which suited us just fine. We don’t always feel the need to be on the move, and sometimes we like days like that. Florida is in a real drought and in desperate need of rain. Wildfires are burning all over the state. We got a little […]

Brewpub Is Live!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202016
 

Yesterday was a gray, rainy day and there wasn’t much going on at the RV park except for people walking their dogs. I have owned a dog most of my life and I love them, but every time I see people out in the rain with a dog sniffing every blade of grass deciding where […]

Another Book Done

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132016
 

I finished my newest book, Big Lake Brewpub, yesterday afternoon and started giving it a read through, tweaking things here and there. I’ll finish with that today and then turn it over to Miss Terry for the first round of editing and proofing. When she is done with that I’ll make the necessary revisions and […]

Nov 112013
 

If you love your freedom, thank a vet. That sums it up, folks. Without the sacrifices made by our military members past and present, you and I would not have the freedoms we enjoy and all too often take for granted. And while you’re thanking that vet, thank his or her family members, too. If […]

Working Away

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012012
 

What can I say? That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing for the last few days, just working away on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Before I got started yesterday we spent some time visiting with Stu and Donna McNicol before they left the campground. We’re looking forward to catching up with them […]

A Lot Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132012
 

A lot has been accomplished in the last few days, and it’s a good feeling. Very good, indeed! I worked hard on the paper again all day yesterday, and by the time I knocked off a little before midnight I had the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, except for the front page photo. […]

Jul 092012
 

It cooled down a bit yesterday, from bloody miserable to just very hot. It was 86o, which was almost twenty degrees lower than what we’ve been experiencing for over a week here at Elkhart Campground. The rest of the week is supposed to be in the mid-80s, which everybody has been looking forward to. Yeah, […]

Smiles And Smores

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 202012
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I was having trouble formatting the printed edition of Big Lake Lynching, and decided to sleep on it and see if I could come back with a clear head and figure it out. And sure enough, yesterday morning in less than thirty minutes I knew what I needed to […]

May 182012
 

It sure is nice sleeping with the windows open, instead of being all closed up and having the Winnebago’s basement air conditioner running day and night just to be comfortable! And it’s nice to be out of all of the smoke and haze in the Verde Valley. After sleeping in yesterday morning and then spending […]

Santa Comes Early

 Posted by at 1:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082011
 

Brrr!!!! Yeah, Nick’s in Florida, he has his work done, and it’s time to play. It was 80 degrees the other day, it was in the 30s last night, and today the high is only supposed to be 61 degrees! And don’t even start telling me how cold it is up in Ohio or Michigan […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242011
 

Don’t you wonder if there aren’t some Native Americans sitting around today, thinking “Ya know, if great, great, great, great grandpappy Squanto would have just minded his own business and let those damn Pilgrims starve, we’d sure be a lot better off today!”? I’ve heard they aren’t too thrilled with Columbus Day, either! 🙂 Wherever […]

Nov 222011
 

Somebody sent an e-mail yesterday saying that they were very dissatisfied with this blog. They come here to read about RVing, not sitting around a campground, or tech toys and Christmas gift ideas, or my e-book publishing efforts. I guess I’ll probably disappoint them again today, because when we are sitting still for a while, […]

Making Headway At Home

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072011
 

The weather was ugly the last two days, with occasional rain and a lot of wind. I’ve had a couple of veiled threats from folks who blame me for bringing it with me, but I swear, I thought I left that black cloud somewhere behind me, way back in Indiana or Ohio. We took advantage […]

Nov 042011
 

Yesterday afternoon I was busy writing a new self-publishing blog post titled The Numbers Are In, about my current e-book sales on Amazon Kindle, and Miss Terry was baking some hamburger buns from scratch for dinner.  When the basement air conditioner in our Winnebago motorhome came on, we both commented at about the same time […]

Sep 182011
 

We got a lot done yesterday, ate well, and had fun in the process. That always makes me feel good. 🙂 We started the morning by getting up at 9:30, and by noon I had answered a dozen e-mails, looked up some information on Corps of Engineers campgrounds in Georgia and Florida for one of […]

The Test Of Time

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122011
 

Did you ever see those little booklets they sell in gift shops that show you what the popular music, books, and movies were the year you were born, as well as the price of everything from a loaf of bread, to a new car, or a gallon of gasoline? It’s fun to look back and […]