Apr 052017

I worked late on Tuesday night, trying to get as much done in my new book as I could. Of course, when I work that late I can’t just flip a switch and turn it off and fall asleep. It takes a while for my mind to unwind and relax. So it was sometime after 3 AM the last time I looked at the clock. I woke up around 6:30 to go the bathroom, and the next time I opened my eyes it was still pretty dark, so I rolled over and slept some more. When I opened my eyes the next time, I wondered why I had awakened so early because it was still almost dark. Then I looked at the clock and realized it was after 11 AM!

As it turns out, a strong storm system was making its way across Central Florida from the Gulf Coast, and thick dark clouds filled the sky. All day long we had thunderstorms, with lots of wind and rain. Lots of rain! It finally tapered off in the late afternoon, and then we had light showers overnight. Today we are supposed to have sunshine and temperatures in the low 90s, but more storms are supposed to hit us again tonight. Oh well, it’s good for the grass.

I’m very, very close to finishing my new book. My goal was to get it done this week, and it looks like that’s going to happen. Well, unless the storms knock out our power or something like that.

Speaking of books, yesterday I received the printed editions of three of my travel books that have only been available in e-book format until now; Highway History and Back Road Mystery II, Overlooked Florida, and Overlooked Arizona. They are all available on Amazon.

One of the nice things about having a house is that I can look at the bookshelf in my office and see all of them. With 25 books out, that was too much weight to be carrying around in the motorhome. Yeah, I know, it’s just an ego thing, but it still feels good.

Miss Terry has been busy trying to figure out what all she needs to have in the motorhome for our summer travels. We really don’t want to be hauling stuff back and forth between the Winnebago and the house every time we go somewhere, so I think she’s going to acquire some duplicates of the pots and pans and other kitchen things she uses most and just leave them in the RV. It will make life a lot simpler.

Besides having hitch itch, we are both looking forward to our summer travels because it will be a different kind of RVing than the fulltime lifestyle we lived for so many years. In those days we carried everything we owned with us, and wherever we were staying, we always knew it was only for a couple of weeks at most, sometimes as much as a month. And that was only in the last few years. I won’t lie to you, while it was fun for a long time, over the years that began to get stressful. We found that while we enjoyed being at points A and B and C, we just didn’t enjoy the trip between them as much as we once did. But I think now that we will be in a more relaxed travel mode, not chasing RV rallies and speaking gigs and things like that, it will feel more like a vacation to us. It’s going to be an interesting summer!

Thought For The Day – In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.

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  4 Responses to “It’s Good For The Grass”

  1. Congratulations. I remember when you were writing about always wanting to write a book and maybe you would try it now. 25 books later everyone who has read a book you have written appreciates it. Thank you for stepping forward.

  2. While reading today’s blog I was thinking to myself, “Well, just raise your day/night shades, Nick!” — then I realized that you don’t have day/night shades anymore! 😉

  3. You will now find your traveling will be much different. You will be going to someplace you want to be on your own schedule and not someone else making the time and place for you. A much more relaxed way to travel. Now you will be able to stop awhile longer to explore areas for more stories for your books and Journal. Enjoy the change of lifestyle.

  4. Nick
    John and I also just purchased a manufactured home and I decided to get duplicates so we didn’t have to move things back and forth. We had a practice trip when we went to the Escapade in Tucson. And it worked. Now we’ll be gone until late September – leaving next week. leaving some crafts in AZ but taking my knitting. John has to sort through his tools.
    So have fun. Remember if you forget anything there are stores all over (quote from Nick) Enjoy

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