I’m Just A Kid

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162020
 

In response to my mention in yesterday’s blog that I have been called for jury duty in August, several people asked if I was to try to get out of it because of COVID-19. I don’t know that I can get out because of that, but since they are holding trials, apparently not. I tried […]

May 012020
 

Note: This is a blog post from 2011 that I dusted off and updated because it answers questions I still get asked today. I received an e-mail from a reader a while back who is in the planning stages before going fulltime, asking about the annual costs of fulltime RVing. This is probably the most […]

Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212020
 

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. I have three 12-volt batteries in my motorhome to power the things inside […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

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. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

More Newspaper Days

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042020
 

I got a lot of positive feedback from a recent blog post about the years I spent running small town newspapers so I thought I’d share another one. This story is also related to when I was publishing a weekly newspaper in northern Arizona’s White Mountains and an area east of the small town of […]

A Dose Of Reality

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 032020
 

Note: This is from a blog I wrote back in 2016, but it is in response to a question I have received many times since then, including just this week. I get a lot of e-mails from RVers and wannabe RVers. Most of the time they are nice folks with legitimate questions and I try […]

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 […]

Oct 232019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

She Calls it Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042019
 

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, […]

Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022019
 

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. We are new to the RV life and not sure what the accepted […]

Be Prepared

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062019
 

That old Boy Scout motto comes in handy in the RV lifestyle, just as it does in the rest of the world. We may never know what’s going to happen in the next moment, but we can do a few things to help us deal with whatever comes along. Here’s an example; we were parked […]

My, How Time Flies

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 302019
 

When I was a kid I always heard adults say that the older you get, the faster time goes by. I never understood that because it just didn’t make sense. A minute has 60 seconds in it, an hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a week has 7 days. It’s the […]

RVs And Pit Toilets

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192019
 

Here is another story from the Nick Happens file. The RV lifestyle has so much to offer. Your snug home on wheels can take you to wonderful places, you never have to worry about finding a decent motel or be concerned with finding yourself in some local greasy spoon named the Ptomaine Palace when you’re […]

RVing Authors

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252019
 

I’ve met a lot of authors in my time, and I’m always interested in how and where they work. Some of them say they must have their own quiet space with no distractions, while others claim they can write anywhere, including coffee shops, sitting at the kitchen table while the kids and dog are running […]

Is It Monday Yet?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212019
 

Most working people dread Monday morning because it is the start of another long work week. Mondays don’t bother me because I work every day of the week. Some days I work more than others, but every day I at least write a blog, and I am usually working on a book, or working on […]

Campers And RVers

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122019
 

Note: This is an updated post that I thought some of you might find interesting. It is based upon nothing more than my own personal opinion. In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails from RV campers who think that they are RVers. I hate to burst their bubbles, but at the […]

Jan 092019
 

It’s no secret that I love books. I love reading them and I love writing them. Even with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, there are still a lot of great RVing books that should be on your bookshelf, or in your Kindle. And even with a gazillion apps for RVers, there are […]

RVing Is Hard Work

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 182018
 

The other day I received an email from somebody who was telling me that they were totally unprepared for how much work is involved in the RV lifestyle. They weren’t talking about workamping or making a living on the road. Their revelation was about how much goes into traveling in an RV; packing the rig […]