Over 100K

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082020
 

I was back at it yesterday, cranking out words in the first book in my new Tinder Street historical family saga series. I got a little more than 3,200 words done by the end of the day, which puts me over 100,000 words total in the book. Actually, I am at 102,879 words, but who’s […]

Dec 082019
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish my dear friend Jim Lewis happy birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old Jim is, but let’s just say that what we all studied as history in high school was current events for Jim. And now, on to Christmas shopping. Miss Terry is […]

Dec 242018
 

Note: This is an updated post of a blog from Christmas Eve day 2015 that I thought was just as appropriate this year, too. Miss Terry is a difficult woman to shop for because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her […]

No Need For A Car Wash

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092018
 

If you are going to spend the summer in Florida there are some things you can always count on. It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be humid, the mosquitoes will swarm you if you step outside, and you’re going to get a lot of rain. A LOT of rain. As I reported in […]

Jun 082018
 

Another strong round of thunderstorms came through the area yesterday, which cooled things down a bit but made it impossible to do anything outside. But that’s okay, I had plenty to do to keep me busy inside. I spent much of the day writing and knocked out a little over 5,000 words in my new […]

Living At Lowes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152018
 

When we bought our house last year somebody told me that the secret that new homeowners quickly learn is that you don’t live in your house, you only sleep there. You actually live at Home Depot or Lowe’s. There’s a lot of truth to that statement. We are constantly doing things around the house to upgrade […]

Oh The Joys

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 032017
 

Oh, the joys of home ownership, whether your home sits on a foundation or on wheels. They say a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into, and an RV is a hole in the highway you throw money into. So then I guess a house must be a hole in the […]

Oct 312016
 

That about sums it up for us right now. When the heck did moving become such a hard job? I mean, I know it was never easy, but this time around really seems to be kicking our butts. We ache in places where we didn’t even have places a week ago. We took a break […]

Dec 242015
 

Miss Terry is a difficult woman to shop for because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her birthday, our anniversary, or whatever, she always says she has everything she wants. Once in a while, she’ll let me buy her a bottle of […]

Nov 022015
 

We are having a great time hanging out here at Nancy Kissack‘s place in Atwater, California. A couple of days ago we rebuilt four security light fixtures on the front of her garage and installed an automatic dusk till dawn switch for them. Not wanting to overstay our welcome and looking for something else we […]

Don’t Tell Anybody

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302015
 

Don’t tell anybody but I’ve been harboring a secret for a long time. I’m a fraud. I’ve made a career out of not knowing how to fix anything and relying on the kindness of strangers and Greg White, who is more than a little strange himself, whenever I need something fixed. But the truth is, […]

It’s In!

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 062014
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Kathy Huggins happy birthday. We’re thrilled we get to spend part of your special day with you. Thursday night we got a telephone call from Home Depot saying that our new Samsung RF 18 refrigerator would be delivered yesterday between 11 a.m. and […]

Found It!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 012014
 

Thanks to everybody who posted comments on the blog or Facebook, or sent me e-mails with suggestions for a residential refrigerator to replace our fast failing Norcold RV refrigerator. Quite a few RVers said they swapped out their RV refrigerators for either Samsung RF197 units, which are no longer available, or Samsung RF18s, which replaced […]

Tool Time

 Posted by at 1:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242013
 

Anybody who knows me well knows that I have absolutely no business messing around with tools. Not a wrench, not a screwdriver and heaven forbid not a saw! You know those tiny little screwdrivers that come with a couple of miniscule screws that people use to put their eyeglasses back together? We’d be better off […]

Mrs. Fix-It

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242011
 

Once, when I was a little guy (yes, I really was little once upon a time!), I borrowed my dad’s hammer and scrounged up some nails, and tried to build a clubhouse out of a few pieces of scrap lumber. I’m not sure I got even one nail driven all the way in without bending […]

Apr 042011
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning, headed for Home Depot for more parts for the bathroom faucet project. I’m not sure why I was up so early, since Miss Terry and Greg were the ones working on the faucet. Sometimes I think they drag me along just for ballast. As I […]

A Plumbing Day

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032011
 

Yesterday was a plumbing day here at the RV park. I once had a friend who owned a plumbing company, and he taught me everything I needed to know about the trade – Crap and water flow downhill; payday is on Friday; and keep your fingers out of your mouth! 🙂 I mean, if you […]

Dec 062010
 

My wife is a very hard woman to shop for, because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her birthday, our anniversary, or whatever, she always says she has everything she wants. Once in a while, she’ll let me buy her a […]

Sep 112010
 

We’ve been Geeked! A couple of days before we left Elkhart Campground, Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour interviewed us for one of their Gabbing With The Geeks podcasts. We talked about the Gypsy Journal and how computer technology makes it possible for us to live and run our business on the road. […]

Jun 222010
 

Today is Miss Terry’s birthday, but I got the present, because I get to spend the day with her! Terry is a very practical lady, so she thinks it’s just another day. But it’s pretty darned special to me. Some women want jewelry or clothes for their birthday, but when I asked Terry what she […]