Feeling Much Better

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302020
 

Thank you, everybody, who sent emails, texts, and Facebook messages expressing their concern after reading yesterday’s blog about me feeling so bad. Several people, including my daughter-in-law, who is a clinical director at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, were afraid I might be coming down with COVID-19. And I admit it crossed my mind, too. […]

Worse By The Day

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 022020
 

When I went on a rant about the cavalier attitude of so many over the coronavirus a while back, I said I reserved my right to climb back on my soapbox, and here I am again. The spread of Covid-19 is getting worse by the day, as have the number of casualties. Here in Florida […]

Jan 022019
 

So, how did you start your new year? Nursing a hangover? Watching parades and football games? Doing chores around the house or the RV? Or just enjoying the last day of the holiday season with family and friends? We had a slow start to the new year. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182018
 

My newest book, Big Lake Fugitive, is moving right along through the pre-production stages. Terry finished the initial editing and proofreading on Saturday, and yesterday I finished making all of the corrections she suggested. Then I sent it off to my second proofreader. She’s usually pretty quick, and as soon as I get back from […]

Me And Steve

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152018
 

Do you name things, like your cars, or your RVs? I don’t usually give things official names, although I did have several names for our old MCI bus conversion when it would bog down going up steep hills and we were driving on the shoulder of the highway with our radiator misters spraying water, watching […]

There Is No Number

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 172018
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from new and wannabe fulltime RVers is, how much does it cost to be a fulltimer? I can’t answer that question for them because there is no number that is accurate. No one-size-fits-all, plan your budget this way and you’ll be fine number. How much does it […]

Mar 092018
 

It is amazing to me how much better I’m feeling after a couple of weeks worth of visits to the chiropractor three times a week. I can’t say enough good about Dr. Thomas and the rest of the staff at Coastal Integrative Healthcare in New Smyrna Beach. Two weeks ago I was seriously considering back […]

The Snowbirds Are Back

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042018
 

Traffic is heavier on the local roads, stores are busier, and restaurants that we used to be able to walk right into and get a table now have waiting times to be seated. Yes indeed, the snowbirds are back in Florida. Some people who live here year round grumble about that, but the business community […]

Is Winter Over Yet?

 Posted by at 1:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112017
 

That cold front the weatherman had been promising us arrived with a vengeance over the weekend, with overnight temperatures down into the mid to upper 30s. Now, if you live in some godforsaken place like Michigan or Minnesota, that probably seems like a balmy spring day to you. But I’m not there. I’m here on […]

Chinese And Cake, Too!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162017
 

Our normal schedule has always been for me to write late into the evening and we usually didn’t get to bed until about 1:30 AM or later. Then we would get up around 10 AM. But for a couple of months Terry and I were working hard at going to bed earlier and getting up […]

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 […]

Aug 312016
 

I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday and printed it out for Miss Terry to do a final proofreading. She will finish that up this morning, then I’ll make any corrections that are needed and get it uploaded. Then, sometime late this afternoon or early evening, I’ll be sending out the link to […]

A Family Affair

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172016
 

I don’t have a lot of family left in the world, and I’m not that close to most of them because I have lived in different parts of the country while I pursued my newspaper career, and then traveling for the last 17 years in our motorhome publishing the Gypsy Journal RV newspaper. But yesterday […]

Stormy Weather

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142016
 

With my new book finished, I’m already planning my next writing project and will be jumping headfirst into that soon. As for Big Lake Abduction, the one I finished on Tuesday evening, Miss Terry started proofreading it yesterday. She was laughing by the second page, so I hope that’s a good thing. I spent much […]

She’s Still Purging

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122016
 

No, Miss Terry does not have an eating disorder, but she has been purging for days now. She decided she was tired of carrying around so much stuff that never gets used so she’s been going through all of the cabinets and clearing things out. Lots of stuff has gone to the dumpster, and other […]

Being Twogether

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282015
 

No, that’s not a typo that I left in the headline to give my proofreading friends a migraine. It’s a word that I made up to describe living long term with your spouse or partner in the close confines of an RV. It is a situation that can be either heaven on earth, or pure […]

Good Results

 Posted by at 3:06 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142013
 

Thank you for all of the e-mails and Facebook comments of encouragement for Terry’s dad. He had laparoscopic surgery yesterday to remove his infected gall bladder and the results were good. There was no evidence of this being related to his previous cancer, and Terry talked to him a few hours after surgery and he […]

Dec 212009
 

I wrapped up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal late in the afternoon yesterday, Miss Terry got it proofed, and today we’ll send it over to our printer for final tweaking and printing. If all goes according to plan and if the angels are smiling on us, we’ll get it back and mailed by […]