More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 132020
 

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m really looking forward to the election being over so we can get back to all those fun television ads for ambulance-chasing attorneys. It has to be better than all of the “vote for me the other guy’s a crook/vote for me the other guy’s incompetent” […]

Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112020
 

There’s not much going on right now except staying inside avoiding COVID-19 and the nasty heat and humidity as much as possible, and getting a lot of writing done. But we did have to venture outside yesterday to drive down to Titusville for Terry’s semi-annual appointment at Kutryb Eye Institute. She suffers from chronic dry […]

Shutters And Decks

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312020
 

Living on the coast in central Florida, we have wanted to get hurricane shutters or some type of window protection installed on our house for quite some time now. We first talked to a local company with excellent reviews about it back in November, but then Terry had to have surgery for her Interstim implant, […]

Jul 192020
 

Have you ever eaten alligator? I have heard people say that the idea of eating a reptile is enough to make them gag, but the way I look at it, if gators eat people, turnabout is fair play. I have eaten it many times and it’s usually been pretty good, although at a couple of […]

Jul 062020
 

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 don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Jun 132020
 

Except for a couple of dentist visits that Terry couldn’t put off any longer, we have not left the house in about three months except to go to the grocery store or Walgreens to pick up prescriptions. But yesterday we decided it was time to get a dose of Vitamin Sea. So, after a stop […]

Sandbaggers

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312019
 

When I was in the Army a lifetime ago we had a term for somebody who always found a way to escape work, or who did just enough to get by but not a bit more. We called them sandbaggers. Yesterday Miss Terry and I spent some time hanging out with some sandbaggers and did […]

Oct 312018
 

Miss Terry had a doctor’s appointment early Monday afternoon and we thought we would pop into the library in New Smyrna Beach on the way and vote early. As it turned out, about half of Volusia County had the same idea. The place was packed and a double line snaked up and down the hallway. […]

May 112018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog about how quickly we filled up our house and garage after living in a motorhome for so many years, somebody e-mailed me to say that human beings are hoarders by nature and it’s ingrained into our DNA. Hey, I guess that’s as good an excuse as any. We are about to […]

Jan 062017
 

Do you remember all of those problems I talked about in yesterday’s blog? I wrote about how my computer kept wanting to do updates, and then when I made the PDF of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, the file size was too big, then I had problems getting it uploaded to our Web […]

One Bite At A Time

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122016
 

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s the only way to get the job done. Just like you write a book one word at a time, or move into a house one box at a time. You just start at it and you keep on going until the job is […]

Life’s A Beach

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 062016
 

Terry and I are beach people, and we are never happier than when we are feeling ocean breezes on our skin and have sand under our toes. So we made yesterday a beach day. We drove down to New Smyrna Beach and spent some time poking around there. It’s a nice little town, and very […]