Fuzzy But Functional

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092018
 

Thank you to everybody who left blog comments and sent emails or messages about the return of my back problems. I had a rough night and woke up yesterday morning about 8 AM with the pain back in full force. I really don’t like to take heavy-duty pain meds, but every medical person I know […]

Apr 182018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago, and I still hear these wild tales now and then. I guess when you fulltimed for as many years as we did and you publish an RV newspaper and blog, people seem to think that you’re some kind of expert. We all […]

Jul 222017
 

Most of yesterday was spent moving our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome out of the storage lot and over to our house, and getting it ready to show to a potential buyer who is supposed to come by on Sunday. I had unhooked all of the batteries when we parked it a few weeks ago to […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212017
 

After being gone for so long it was absolutely wonderful to sleep in our own bed Wednesday night. In fact, it was so good that neither one of us wanted to get up yesterday morning. But we did, because we had a lot of catching up to do. The first order of business for me […]

We Are Home!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202017
 

Thank you all for your prayers and concern in the last few weeks. It was a very rough trip in many ways. My daughter Tiffany is home and doing well after having a defibulator implanted. She coded twice and the nurses told us they were sure they were going to lose her, but they got […]

Visit From A Celebrity

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302017
 

Yesterday we had a visit from a celebrity from the RV world. Our friend Al Hesselbart drove up from Bushnell to spend the afternoon with us. We had not seen Al since last summer when we were at Elkhart Campground in Indiana and we were really looking forward to his visit. If you don’t know […]

What We Use

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232016
 

I get a lot of e-mails from readers asking for recommendations or advice about various RV products. Over the years many manufacturers have provided us with products to test. Some of them we have liked a lot and others we have passed on for something we consider to be better. So I thought today I […]

Aug 172016
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we have been getting a lot of rain here in northern Indiana. But even the weatherman on the 11 PM news on Monday didn’t know how much we were going to get. They were predicting up to three inches, but the storm was just getting started by then. Depending […]

Aug 162016
 

And that’s what it started doing yesterday morning and continued all day and all night. The weather report said we could expect as much as three inches to come down yesterday here in northern Indiana, and the 10 p.m. news last night said some areas in the region got five inches, and it was still […]

Where Will It End?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092016
 

If you have been reading this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long, you probably know I have a reputation for saying what’s on my mind, and I’ve been known to step on toes now and then. You may also know that I have said for a long time that the biggest problem with […]

Black Friday Is Done

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142015
 

No, not that crazy shopping day that happens when everybody should be home sleeping off their Thanksgiving dinner, I’m talking about my new book Black Friday, which I finished yesterday and Miss Terry is busily proofing. When she is finished with that it will go to my next proofreader, and with any luck at all […]

Good Deal Or Ripoff?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242015
 

One reason that we don’t have very much advertising from the RV industry in the Gypsy Journal is because I have never made it a secret that a lot of what is being made and sold is junk, and that poor service after the sale seems to be the norm with many companies. In fact, […]

Sep 262014
 

It has been gray and rainy the last two days, which is perfect for four things – writing, weaving, napping, and eating a batch of fresh hot chocolate chip cookies. Well, we batted about 50-50 on all that. I got a lot of writing done on my next Big Lake book and the story is […]

Time To Walk Away

 Posted by at 3:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142014
 

I don’t believe that every RV salesman is a liar and a cheat. But the sad fact is that a lot of them are; enough to cast a wide shadow that, unfortunately, sometimes touches the whole industry. I’ve worked in sales over the years, everything from advertising to automobiles, and was successful at all of […]

Jan 282014
 

We spent much of the weekend working on projects here at home, and though I was pretty much parked at my desk for ten or twelve hours, I didn’t get much accomplished. That’s frustrating. I’ve been trying to format two of my e-books, Overlooked Arizonaand Overlooked Florida, for print. Usually that’s not a big deal […]

Jan 272014
 

Congratulations to Jim Hamm, this week’s winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Birdsongs, by Jason Deas. We had 164 entries this time around, and stay tuned, because a new contest starts Wednesday! They say time speeds up as you get older and if that’s true I must be around a thousand years old […]

Nov 162013
 

I had a good day at the Tucson V.A. hospital yesterday. A very good day. I went in a bit apprehensive and came out feeling much better about things and with a clearer picture of what our winter schedule will be. Originally I had an appointment at the eye clinic for a long and uncomfortable […]

Nov 132013
 

Yesterday was a whirlwind of last minute chores as we got ready to leave Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction and move down to Tucson today. And we still didn’t get everything done that we wanted to! As always, the day started with answering a lot of e-mails and deleting even more without looking […]

Jan 192013
 

The bad weather kept us inside again yesterday, and I’m running out of things to tell you about. We basically did the same old thing, eating, writing, some chores around the motorhome, etc. So rather than bore you with the same details all over again, I decided to dust off and update a blog from […]

Good News At The Pump

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272012
 

Do you remember a couple months ago when the talking heads on television were predicting $5 a gallon gas this summer, and everybody was changing their traveling plans or talking about selling their RVs and getting off the road? Guess what? It didn’t happen! In fact, in most places both gas and diesel are at […]