How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212018
 

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. My husband has it in his mind to spend this winter parked on […]

Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
May 042017
 

Our garage is a metal building and the door faces west, which means in the afternoon it gets a direct blast from the sun, making it extremely hot. Hot enough that if you put your hand on the inside of the door, you’re not going to keep it there very long. We decided we wanted […]

Jan 142017
 

I got an email yesterday from a couple who are currently stuck in Wisconsin dealing with a family medical issue that may keep them there most of the winter. They said that while their RV is supposed to be an “all seasons” rig, they are finding it is far from adequate in the situation they […]

Really? Again?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 152015
 

This time of year you can always depend on two things here in Arizona’s White Mountains; one is that it’s going to be windy, and the other is that the weather will change more often than a politician’s campaign promises. We’ve been here over three weeks and most of the time the weather has ranged […]

Birthdays And Books

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262015
 

It’s cold here in Arizona’s White Mountains. Damn cold! The high yesterday was only 57 degrees, and it got down to 35 last night! But that wasn’t as bad as today, when the high is only predicted to be 46, with a low of 29 and rain/snow. And did I mention the strong winds? The […]

One Night’s Sleep

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 152014
 

Just one night’s sleep. That’s all I ask for. I think if I could get a solid six to eight hours of sleep I’d feel a whole lot better. The last two nights I’ve been up and down all night long, coughing and sneezing. I may drink a quart of Nyquil before I go to […]

May 202014
 

Oh what a difference a few days make! A week ago it looked and felt like a winter landscape here in northern Indiana. The sky was dark with clouds, the trees were bare, and we were running our RV’s furnace to keep warm. Yesterday it was nice enough for short sleeves, folks were out walking […]

Jan 112014
 

We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I have reached the point where we prefer the comforts of a full hookup RV park, we are no strangers to dry camping. In fact, we probably have a lot more experience at it than most folks we know. There was a […]

Jan 052014
 

Watching the news of the terrible winter storms and frigid temperatures that so much of the country is experiencing sure makes me grateful that we have wheels under our house and don’t have to deal with any of that. I almost felt guilty for wearing a long sleeve shirt when we went out yesterday, and […]

Rainy Days

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232013
 

The weatherman was predicting a cold, wet weekend for most of the Southwest and he sure didn’t lie! The rain started falling about midnight Thursday and it rained hard off and on all night long. Friday morning Russ and Debbie Davis came over to buy copies of the printed versions of Big Lake Lynching and […]

Pins And Needles

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 132013
 

We’ve been on pins and needles for two days now, worried about Terry’s 83 year old father. He and her mother spend their summers in their RV in northern Arizona and winters at their home in Mesa. Pete is a bladder cancer survivor and started having severe pain a few days ago. The hospital in […]

Trying To Stay Warm

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232012
 

We love our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. It’s roomy and comfortable, the floor plan fits us perfectly, there is lots of storage inside and in our bays down below, and its 350 horsepower Cummins diesel engine will climb any grade we want to go up. But the one area where it doesn’t measure up to our […]

Nov 042011
 

Yesterday afternoon I was busy writing a new self-publishing blog post titled The Numbers Are In, about my current e-book sales on Amazon Kindle, and Miss Terry was baking some hamburger buns from scratch for dinner.  When the basement air conditioner in our Winnebago motorhome came on, we both commented at about the same time […]

Remittance Man

 Posted by at 2:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 032011
 

I have decided that I am at the point my life where a career change is due. I have loved being a writer and publisher for most of my working days, and have enjoyed some success at it, but it’s time to move on and try something new. I am going to become a remittance […]

I Shall Not Snivel

 Posted by at 5:07 am  Dailies
Dec 272010
 

Yes, it’s miserably cold here in central Florida. Yes, I am chilled to the bone. Yes, it sucks. But I shall not snivel. Yesterday evening we watched news coverage of the blizzard that is blanketing the east coast, and all of those folks stranded in airports, and others who were busy shoveling snow, or getting […]

Dec 082010
 

I’ve been working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, which I will be sending off to the printer early next week, and we still had a few bundles of the November-December issue left. We needed to get them distributed so we’d have room for the new issue after it’s printed. So yesterday, we […]

Oct 062010
 

Yesterday we had a quiet day at home. Sometimes we need one of those, just to get caught up on paperwork and household chores, to relax and enjoy each other’s company, and just decompress. I updated the calendars on our RV website, motorcycle travel website, and self-publishing website, and added some events to the Small […]

Oct 052010
 

Yesterday was another gray, dreary day. The rain had stopped, but there was a heavy overcast, and it was downright chilly. We even broke out our little electric space heater. I’m not ready for winter yet! Miss Terry knew just how to put a smile back on my face, she baked a batch of her […]

Made It To Yuma

 Posted by at 6:48 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242010
 

We were in no hurry yesterday, and that was a good thing. It was cold in Gila Bend overnight, and I was too lazy to get up and turn on the furnace, so instead I shivered half the night. Finally, about 7 a.m., I got up for a bathroom trip, and when I came back […]

RV Batteries

 Posted by at 7:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242010
 

It’s time to go shopping for house batteries for our Winnebago motorhome. For those armchair travelers or newbie RVers, I’ll give you a quick explanation, keeping in mind that I am not a technical person. Most motorhomes have two separate battery banks. One bank is called the “coach” battery bank, and is used to start […]