Feb 012020
 

When Terry and I got married we both owned three-bedroom homes. I sold my house and moved into hers, and a lot of what I moved into her place sat in a spare bedroom and the garage. Between us, we had more stuff than we’d ever need. Eighteen months later, when we decided to become […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I know that at one time you had a bus conversion, and I […]

Thursday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. In January we purchased a new 2019 Fleetwood Discovery 44 foot diesel motorhome […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022019
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. We are new to the RV life and not sure what the accepted […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]

Dangerous RV Tires

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102018
 

Longtime readers of our Gypsy Journal RV newspaper may remember that several years ago we were heading west on Interstate 10 in Texas when the right front tire of our MCI bus conversion literally exploded. I was doing about 65 mph and the bus immediately started heading toward the ditch on the right side of […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302017
 

I sent out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, which included the following announcement: As I shared with you in the September-October issue of the Gypsy Journal, Terry and I feel like we have come to a crossroads in our lives. We started publishing the paper in the spring of 1999, when we […]

Oct 282017
 

Since all I’ve done the last few days is get my new book Badge Bunny out, send out my author’s newsletter, and work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, I don’t have anything new to report to you today. So I thought I would talk a little bit about inspections. After reading yesterday’s blog […]

Enough Is Enough

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302017
 

Yesterday morning I work up with a warm, fuzzy feeling. The fuzzy was because I haven’t shaved my back recently, and the warm was because our darned air conditioner quit again. By noon it was 85° inside our house. Okay, that’s enough! Time to call somebody to come out and fix it. You may remember […]

Aug 222017
 

When I asked blog readers to share some of their RV tips, you folks responded with some great ideas. Some were things I’ve heard of before but had forgotten about, and others were new to me. Hopefully you will find some of them useful. Larry Merritt said before he ever backs into an RV site […]

12, 17, And 27

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172017
 

It’s been a writing marathon for the last few days for me. I got 8,000 words done Tuesday, and another 8,000 yesterday, and finished my newest book, Big Lake Tragedy. Today I will give it a final read-through and make any corrections that I see, then I will print it out so Miss Terry can […]

Q&A Time

 Posted by at 11:29 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

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. Q. I am wondering if you have ever written any articles about starting your own blog – and/or website hosting services? If not, […]

Aug 032017
 

I’m way behind on my latest Big Lake book, so most of my time lately has been spent at my desk trying to play catch-up. Between Sunday and Wednesday I managed to get about 10,000 words done, and then another 3,800 words yesterday. That puts me well past the halfway point and it’s rolling right […]

5,000 Miles Already?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252017
 

On June 21st I posted a blog titled Terry’s New Ride, with pictures of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica we bought for her birthday. And today we have to take it back to the dealer for its 5,000 mile oil change and checkup. When I called to make the appointment, the service people were somewhat amazed […]

Jun 222017
 

Today is a very special day at our house because it is Miss Terry’s birthday. And though it may be her birthday, the rest of the world, and especially me, got a wonderful present when she was born. Happy birthday my love, I’m going to try very hard to make sure you have a wonderful […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 312017
 

I had hoped to get some work done in my new book yesterday but it wasn’t in the cards. Instead, I spent most of the day playing catch up on the emails and messages and other things that I had put off while Travis and Geli were here. I must have had a dozen emails […]

May 212017
 

Note: This story is from the September-October, 2014 issue of the Gypsy Journal.  We’ve all sat down to a breakfast of pancakes and Aunt Jemima syrup at one time or another. While munching away, did you ever look at the picture of the large African American woman on the label and wonder if she was […]

Eighteen Years

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 012017
 

If you are Gypsy Journal subscriber, check your email inbox, because yesterday evening I sent the link to the new issue out to our subscribers. This is issue #108, and marks our eighteenth year of publishing the Journal. Last night I reminded Miss Terry of how I came up with the idea for it while […]