Sep 232020
 

As I have said several times here in the blog, it seems that when storms come to our area, they usually split and go just a little bit north and/or a little bit south of us. They can have a downpour two or three miles up the road in either direction, and we’re sitting here […]

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 […]

Sep 302019
 

Usually when I upload a new book to Amazon it goes live within eight hours, and sometimes much less. As I recall, Big Lake Ninja took about 90 minutes to go live. On one occasion, early on in my self-publishing experience, I seem to recall a book taking 24 hours, but that has been the […]

Aug 172019
 

Note – One of the most frequent questions I get is about ways to make money on the road. Here is a blog I wrote with some ideas a few years ago that still applies today. Several years ago I wrote a book called Work Your Way Across The USA, which is still available in […]

Bigfoot And UFOs

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 082018
 

I get a lot of email every day, and a lot of those emails are from people who have questions about the RV lifestyle. What kind of RV should I buy? Is gas or diesel better in a motorhome? How do I get mail? What state should I choose for my legal domicile? I get […]

Show Off

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122017
 

When we called Lowe’s last week to report that the oven light in Terry’s new Samsung stove had gone out the second time she used it, they said they would send a repairman out on Friday. But Thursday afternoon he called to say that there was a scheduling conflict and he wouldn’t be here until […]

It’s Not That Easy

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082016
 

After reading my blog post the other day titled We Got Boosted in which I wrote about the weBoost 4G RV Cell Phone Signal Booster Kit I was sent to review, I got three or four inquiries from blog readers wanting to know how often we get freebies like that, and how they can get […]

Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182016
 

Yesterday was another long day at the computer for me, close to ten hours, I think. But it was worth it because by the time I knocked off I was just about finished with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. I’ve got about an hour left to go on it this morning and then […]

Jun 172016
 

I was up and back at it again early yesterday, making up for the time I lost on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal the day before when an update to the InDesign program I use to put the paper together messed everything up for me. I worked at it pretty much nonstop for […]

A Short, Easy Move

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

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]

A Difficult Decision

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 072016
 

It looks like we got out of Florida just in time. I heard from a couple of friends down there that tropical storm Colin has brought a lot of wind and rain to the Sunshine State. Meanwhile, here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we’ve had some rain and it is still hot, but there has been hardly […]

Jun 052016
 

Yesterday we had a wonderful day with my son Travis and his wife Geli celebrating his birthday. But it was like it was my birthday, because I got to enjoy three of my favorite things. Geli is a nurse and works the night shift, so we told them not to let us interrupt their regular […]

May 072016
 

One of the places we have been considering as a winter base and possible future home if and when we ever hang up the keys is St. Augustine. The oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement, Saint Augustine was founded in 1565 by the Spanish and has a long and colorful history. We visited there a couple […]

Spring Cleaning

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072016
 

Sometimes I wonder how two people who live in a 40 foot motorhome can accumulate so much stuff, but somehow we manage to do it. And every so often we have to go through everything and declutter. It’s that time of year, and Miss Terry has been doing some spring cleaning, throwing out stuff 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 […]

Rainy Day Writing

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 132015
 

There’s no better way to spend a cold rainy day then writing, and yesterday was a perfect day for it. It never got above the low 50s and it rained off and on until sometime in the late afternoon. The only time I went outside all day was to close our gray water valve so […]

Dec 102015
 

Tuesday afternoon I sent the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off to the printer in Michigan, and yesterday was a goof off day. We slept in a bit and then spent some time snuggling and enjoying not having to jump right back into the computer work before we finally got up and ready to […]

Wow, 100 Issues!

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 082015
 

I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal last night, and today Miss Terry will finish proofing it and I’ll upload it to our printer’s Web server. It will be good to put that chore behind us. Once our printer back in Michigan gets it, they will proof it one final time to look for […]

Yes, It Really Works

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222015
 

After reading Tuesday’s blog in which I mentioned using our Craftsman air compressor to air up the motorhome’s tires, somebody wrote to ask if it would really work for tires on a rig as big as ours. Yes it does. I had one tire with a bad valve extender that had leaked down to about […]

An American Hero

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182015
 

When we were in South Bend, Washington Wednesday, I stopped to pay my respects to an old friend. Bob Bush owned the first office I rented for my first newspaper in Grays Harbor, Washington, a lifetime ago. He was a successful businessman who taught me a valuable lesson that has served me well over the […]