Making It Harder

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled Building Stuff, I showed the cable and lock I had put together to secure our Honda generators when we have to use them outside during a power outage. At the time, I had the loops on each end of the cable secured with clamps and […]

Butt Glue

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302017
 

Whenever I give a seminar on writing or self-publishing, I always tell the audience that while it’s great to have the newest computer with all the bells and whistles, you just can’t beat having a strong Internet connection when you want to get online and research something for a book, and having your own writing […]

It’s Not Gonna Work

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032017
 

We made our entire living on the road for over 17 years, publishing the Gypsy Journal and our RV related guidebooks, vending at RV rallies, doing speaking gigs at RV events, blogging, and writing and self-publishing books. So I know little bit about what it takes to make the kind of money required to live […]

Two Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, has been through two proofreaders now, with one more to go. So it won’t be long now, folks! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited. Since we have been pretty much confined to the house while I was working on the new book, we decided to take […]

The Big Picture

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to put everyone’s fears to rest about our friends Dennis and Carol Hill, former owners of the RV Driving School. Dennis and Carol have been exploring Alaska this summer, and four or five people have e-mailed me saying they haven’t posted a blog in a while and […]

Yes, More Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062017
 

This is the fourth collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk about today. In case you didn’t know, potpourri is defined as 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous […]

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 […]

10 Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152016
 

I get a lot of questions from Gypsy Journal subscribers and blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here, usually because they are ones I receive more than once from different people. Q. Now that you and Terry have bought a […]

It’s Finally Empty!

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

Well, the motorhome is finally empty and everything has been moved into the house. Now if we could just figure out where to put all of it! At this point we have some stuff put away, but a lot more is stacked up here and there, kind of like airplanes in a holding pattern at […]

Aug 202016
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our good friend Al Hesselbart happy birthday. We first met Al way back when we had only been on the road a few months. At that time he was the historian for the RV Museum and we stopped in to visit and do a story on […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

Give Me A Brake

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032011
 

A couple of readers have e-mailed me with questions about braking and auxiliary brake systems for RVs. Keeping in mind that I am not a technical person, I’ll share what I told them, and I welcome your input as well. Two readers questioned me about my comment in a recent blog about not using an […]

Mornings Are Overrated

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282011
 

I had a restless night, and then my phone rang at 7 a.m. yesterday morning. That call took almost half an hour, and by then I was awake, so I got dressed and opened the window blinds to greet the morning. I know a lot of otherwise intelligent people who just love getting up early […]

Tired Before We Start

 Posted by at 11:51 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052011
 

Our Arizona Gypsy Gathering rally doesn’t even start until Sunday, when we start parking our Early Birds, but I’m already worn out. Miss Terry, Tom and Barb Westerfield, and Greg and Jan White have been doing most of the work, so I don’t know why I’m the one who is so tired. Yes, it does […]

Feb 272011
 

My pal Greg White and I have to stop spending so much time together. If you read my blog and Greg’s blog for yesterday, you might think you are experiencing déjà vu. We spent the day together, went to dinner together, and wrote almost the same blog, even down to the picture! We even used […]

Feb 262011
 

Of course it has turned chilly here in Yuma, down from the mid-70s to a predicted high of only 60, with rain today and tonight. Why is anybody surprised? I’m in town! Everywhere we have been this winter, from south Florida to the Arizona desert, cold, nasty weather has followed us. 🙁 How cold is […]

I Shall Not Snivel

 Posted by at 5:07 am  Dailies
Dec 272010
 

Yes, it’s miserably cold here in central Florida. Yes, I am chilled to the bone. Yes, it sucks. But I shall not snivel. Yesterday evening we watched news coverage of the blizzard that is blanketing the east coast, and all of those folks stranded in airports, and others who were busy shoveling snow, or getting […]

Factory Tour

 Posted by at 4:59 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272010
 

Yesterday was a horrible day for me, because I had to get up at 5 a.m. so we could be dressed, and have the motorhome ready to roll when the factory techs came to get it a 6 a.m. Anybody who knows me knows that I hate getting up early in the morning. I do […]

Feb 052010
 

Readers have been asking me for an update on how we like our new to us Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome, now that we have lived and traveled in it for almost six months, as compared to the MCI bus conversion we built and lived in for over eight years. Overall, we are both very happy […]

Twice Victimized

 Posted by at 6:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162009
 

If you see Noah, tell him I’d like to swap a really nice Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome for his ark! It has been raining ever since we got back to Summerdale, and I’m starting to collect two of every critter I see, just in case. Here are a couple of photos of the puddles taken […]