She’s Back At It

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 132020
 

It’s been quite a while since Miss Terry has done any weaving, and she has been looking forward to getting back to it. And yesterday was that day. I was in my office at the other end of the house when I heard the familiar sound of the shuttle and the beater bar and had […]

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 […]

Sep 242018
 

Wow, I was really surprised by how much feedback I got from yesterday’s blog when I asked about readers’ experiences using Airbnb instead of staying in motels or hotels. Between blog comments, emails, and Facebook messages, over 30 of you responded, and everybody seemed to be very pleased with the places they have stayed using […]

Hanging Up The Keys

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242018
 

A blog reader contacted me yesterday asking when Miss Terry and I knew it was time to hang up the keys. He and his wife have been fulltiming for close to 10 years and enjoyed it much of that time. But he said lately they are beginning to dread it every time they leave a […]

Jan 102018
 

I had high hopes for our SimpliSafe home security system when we bought it, but as it turns out, it’s pretty much worthless. Over and over again when I arm the system I get a message warning me that there is no link to the dispatch center. When I call, after being on hold for […]

Not Feeling It

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202017
 

I know everybody is full of the Christmas spirit right now, busy shopping and wrapping presents and making plans for being with family or friends for the holiday. But here at our house, we are not really feeling it. We are just looking forward to all the holiday hype and hysteria being over with so […]

Making Some Headway

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, went live on Tuesday, and since then most of my time has been occupied on working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. And I’m making some headway. When I knocked off last night about 8 PM, I had 15 pages done out of a total of 44. […]

What? Another Loom?

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072017
 

How may looms does an avid weaver need? The same number of kites a dedicated kite flier needs, or fishing rods a diehard angler needs. Just one more. Some of you may remember that about the time we bought our house last October, Terry found a huge Glimakra loom for sale at a good price […]

Smart Phones

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142017
 

It has taken me a while to get used to my new Moto Z Play phone, but overall I’m very pleased with it. The camera is excellent, the battery life is amazing, and I get a better signal with it here in our fringe Verizon reception area than I did with my Samsung. There has […]

A Quick Road Trip

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192017
 

I have been spending a lot of time working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal lately and was looking for an excuse to get away for a while so on Friday when Terry told me she found a good deal on a yarn mill that a lady had for sale down in Boynton […]

More Of The Same

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 122017
 

The weather has been beautiful and I wish I was outside playing, but instead I have been spending a lot of time chained to my desk working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, as well as some other writing projects. But I’m making good progress. Since we haven’t been doing any traveling I […]

Off To A Good Start

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022017
 

Thank you to everybody who purchased a copy of my new book, Big Lake Celebration, told their family and friends about it, and shared links on Facebook. It’s off to a very good start. Just six hours after it went live on Sunday evening it was ranked #5,088 on Amazon, and by yesterday afternoon it […]

I’m So Stuffed!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262016
 

I’ll tell you right now, the turkey wasn’t the only thing to get stuffed at our house for Thanksgiving! We had a quiet day at home, just the two of us, which is just the way we like it. Miss Terry had bought a turkey breast and cooked it, along with all the goodies, and […]

Nov 222016
 

It has gotten downright cold here on central Florida’s Atlantic coast. The temperature last night was down into the mid-40s, and it looks like this trend is going to continue for a few days yet. On the evening news yesterday the weatherman said temperatures were 20° below normal for this time of year. Could this […]

Two Day Road Trip

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212016
 

We won’t be moving into our new house for a few days yet because the previous owners had a delay in closing on their new home due to Hurricane Matthew. Rather than have them move everything into a storage unit, and then have to move it a second time, we told them we were no […]

Today We Play

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

For the last few days we’ve been sticking pretty close to home writing and weaving, so I have declared today a play day. We need those every once in a while. Terry finished weaving her latest project and took it off the loom last night. It’s a huck lace shawl, a new pattern for her […]

Weave Me To The Moon

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212016
 

(Sung to the tune of Fly Me To The Moon) Anybody who knows us knows that Miss Terry is an avid weaver, and you have probably seen my pictures of the beautiful articles she has produced on her loom. Weaving is one of the earliest known art forms, dating back to Neolithic times, approximately 12,000 […]

Finally!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 132016
 

In spite of all of our recent interruptions, we finally had a day to spend at home yesterday so we could get some writing and weaving done. And we got a lot accomplished! I cranked out about 4,600 words on my new book and by the end of the day I was a little over […]

In And Out

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162016
 

Yesterday was an in and out morning. No, not the hamburger chain. My trip to the VA clinic here in Bradenton, Florida. I had an appointment at 8:45 for lab work, and they said to arrive 15 minutes early. We got there at the appointed time, I checked in, and a few minutes later they […]