The Good Years Is Out!

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222020
 

My latest book, The Good Years, book two in the Tinder Street family saga, is now available as an e-book on Amazon. You can find it at this link. There were a few software missteps getting it ready to go, but my wonderful book formatter, Scarlett Braden, got it finished even though she’s in the […]

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 […]

The People We Meet

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262019
 

We met some interesting people in our 18 years as fulltime RVers running a business on the road. Most have been nice, but some have been, shall we say, interesting? Challenging? Unique? Early in our fulltime adventure we had signs on our truck that said Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Once, we were approached by […]

Jul 102019
 

And some days you’re the bug. I definitely knew which one I was yesterday. It was just one of those days. It started out on a good note. After Miss Terry made a delicious breakfast of made from scratch blueberry pancakes (that’s the only way Terry cooks; from scratch), I answered a bunch of email, […]

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 […]

Take That, Steve!

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302018
 

Well, it wasn’t as easy as I had hoped, but on the other hand it wasn’t as difficult as I had feared. My new computer is up and running, and it seems like everything is working as it should. We started setting it up on Saturday and quickly realize that there was a problem with […]

A Reprieve For Steve

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122018
 

Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little […]

Jun 142018
 

I got an early start writing yesterday and things are moving along very well. So well in fact, that I thought I would be done with my new book by the end of the day. But Mother Nature and the computer gremlins were in collusion and they had other plans. This time of year we […]

Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
May 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. You guys were on the road fulltime for […]

So Much Has Changed

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012017
 

Any parent knows that we often don’t see the changes as our children grow up. But when we look back at old pictures we wonder how things changed so fast. Looking back over our 17+ years as fulltime RVers, I’m amazed at the changes we have seen. Most of them good, some not so good. […]

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 […]

Will It Ever End?

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042016
 

Will the wind and cold ever end? This is Arizona, darn it, not Minnesota! The wind has been rocking our motorhome so much you would think a couple of 20-somethings on their honeymoon were inside, not a couple of old farts like us. And that only adds to the cold. How cold is it? It […]

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 […]

Mar 102015
 

After fifteen years of presenting seminars at RV rallies and events nationwide, along with self-publishing seminars and workshops, I like to think that I’m at least halfway competent and semi-professional. But after yesterday I realize that I may have been deluding myself. I had two seminars on yesterday’s schedule, The Frugal RVer from 11:30 to […]

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 […]

Again We Geek

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072012
 

Yesterday we made another trip down to Paradise Oaks RV Resort to sit in on the afternoon session of the TechnoGeek Learning Rally. Things have sure come a long way since we started our adventure as fulltime RVers fourteen years ago. Back then we had to lug our laptop computer down to the campground office, […]

A Gaggle Of Geeks

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 032012
 

By working pretty much nonstop, Saturday night we wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, Terry proofed it, and I made the corrections. Then I converted the file to a PDF format to be ready to send to our printer. We were patting ourselves on the back for being done ahead of schedule, […]

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 […]

Unwinding

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132012
 

After the long hours and hectic schedule of the rally and the weeks leading up to it, it sure was good to sleep in yesterday! When Terry and I did wake up, we just laid in bed for another hour or more cuddling and talking, just enjoying our time together. We need this time to […]

Mar 282011
 

Ever since we finished our Arizona rally, I have been working on our 2011 Eastern Gypsy Journal Rally, which will be September 26-30, at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, in Celina, Ohio. This will be our fourth Eastern Rally, and the third in Celina, a friendly little town that goes out of its way to make […]