A Daytona Day

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262017
 

Most of my time lately has been spent working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal so I can get it sent out to our subscribers on time. But I had to put that aside yesterday for a Daytona day. I had a follow-up appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach, and […]

Roadside Service

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252015
 

There are some things that no RVer should be without, in my opinion. These include safety items like good fire extinguishers, an electrical management system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. They are more than just gadgets, they are essential equipment that can save your life and your rig. Something else I feel that you […]

I Googled It!

 Posted by at 2:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202013
 

I’m not a smart guy, but that’s okay, because I know a lot of smart guys I can call when I have a problem, and that’s even better! It saves room in my brain for important stuff like where the best pizza and Chinese buffet are in town. Of course, when you bother people with […]

Fourteen Years

 Posted by at 2:45 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142013
 

Terry has finished proofing the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and today I’ll make the final corrections, and then upload it to our printer’s webserver. This is issue 84, which is our fourteen year anniversary issue. That’s a lot of miles of RV travel! I have some author friends whose output amazes me. Some […]

I Love My Techies!

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102012
 

When I was a teenage driver with my very first car, an old beater I think I paid $50 for, I spent more time trying to keep it running than I ever did behind the wheel. (Even back then, $50 didn’t get you much of a car.) And even back then, I could break something […]

We’re Getting There

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302012
 

Well, none of my friends or relatives called to tell me they had won the big Powerball drawing and wanted to split the money with me, so I spent yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. Yeah, I know, you heard that before. That’s pretty much all we’ve been doing this week. […]

Getting Some Work Done

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222012
 

I spent most of yesterday getting some work done. Actually, I got a lot of work done. At least by the end of the day, I felt like I had been working. Of course my work never involves any kind of physical labor if there is any way at all to avoid it. And since […]

Busy As Bees

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292012
 

We have been busy little bees here at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio as we get ready for our Gypsy Journal Rally. But we are getting a lot accomplished and things are moving right along. I reported a couple days ago that there had been a change in fairgrounds management and we were […]

New Tools

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242012
 

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, whether you are a mechanic, a carpenter, or a plumber, you need the best tools you can get your hands on to do your job. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I am not allowed to touch any kind of tool you can buy at […]

Sour Apples

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222012
 

This blog is going to make my buddy Greg White very happy. When we were shopping for new computers a while back, and considering the Apple products, Greg told me that they are not as failsafe and perfect as many Apple owners would have you believe and we would have problems with them, too. Greg […]

They Found Big Lake!

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012012
 

As I reported in yesterday’s blog, we dropped my iMac computer off at the Apple Store in Mishawaka on Friday afternoon and I was told that the repairs could take two to three weeks. But Daniel Davis, the repair tech, said he would do his best to expedite things. And expedite he did! At 11:30 […]

Jun 302012
 

A nasty thunderstorm hit Elkhart yesterday afternoon, an hour or so before we were supposed to leave for our appointment at the Apple Store in Mishawaka. I was about to call and cancel the appointment, but Miss Terry checked the live weather radar map and it looked like it was a fast moving storm and […]

“Droid!”

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292012
 

A heat wave rolled into the upper Midwest yesterday, raising the temperature here in Elkhart up to a high of 102° with high humidity to go along with it. It was a good day to stay inside with the air-conditioning on as much as possible. We both had a really rough night the night before. […]

Yet Another Busy Day

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282012
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us. Is there any other kind? It doesn’t seem like it! Terry had ordered a new pair of glasses from Pearle Vision in Mishawaka a few days ago and they told us they would be ready in about two weeks. But they called Tuesday  to tell us they were […]

Miss Terry’s Turn

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162012
 

I’m glad Arizona is a community property state, because Miss Terry and I share everything. Currently, she is sharing my cold. I’m not sure how grateful she is for that, but the good news is I’m feeling a lot better! In fact, if Terry weren’t so stubborn, I’d be able to pamper her and take […]

Greg Was Right

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 092012
 

Okay, I admit it, my friend Greg White was right. Last September when we were shopping for our iMac computers, Greg kept telling me that while Macs have a good reputation, they are still computers and they still break down from time to time. Of course, I didn’t want to hear that. Greg was right. […]

Taming The Dragon

 Posted by at 2:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082012
 

As I’ve written before, I am developing a bit of arthritis in my hands, and sometimes after a long day at the keyboard, my fingers and knuckles just ache. A while back I started researching the Dragon speech to text software to see if that would make life easier for me. For Christmas, I bought […]

I’m Getting There

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 022011
 

The last few days, I haven’t done much except work on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and Miss Terry has been just as busy catching up on bookkeeping and keeping our various mailing lists updated. So when we had to take some time off yesterday to go into Bushnell to pick up our […]

A Man Of My Word

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162011
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that we planned to sleep late, and then do absolutely nothing the rest of the day, and I’m a man of my word. That’s exactly what we did! Sometimes we need days like that, where we shut out the rest of the world and just play hooky from life. I […]

Oct 182011
 

Yesterday was just another working day for us. Terry put the finishing touches on her recipe column, then waded back into the pile of paperwork that never seems to go away or even diminish, no matter how many hours she puts into it. I think all of those sheets of rally registration forms, subscription forms, […]