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. What kind of veggies will Terry be growing in her new hydroponic setup?
A. So far, she has pods planted for cherry tomatoes, salad greens, and several kinds of herbs.
Q. Why is it that sometimes I can’t get to your blog in the morning and get the old blog instead? The same with comments. Sometimes I can’t see them until the next day. It’s very frustrating.
A. Trust me, it’s very frustrating for me, too. GoDaddy always says it’s the reader’s fault and they need to clear their cache. But that doesn’t always solve the problem. Terry has to deal with this just about every day. I’m still trying to move from GoDaddy to another host, but there is a password that I can’t find and that they refuse to let me change until I can prove that I am me. I’ve jumped through every hoop they’ve sent me, and the next day they have another hoop. I wanted this to be over with a long time ago. It’s a real pain.
Q. I read about your new toys, the fancy microphone and digital recorder, and Terry’s AeroGarden. It must be nice to be able to afford toys like that when a lot of people can’t buy food for their families or pay their rent.
A. This was not actually a formal question, more of a comment made by a reader, but I think it deserves an answer. I may call them toys, but they are the tools of my trade. Would you chastise a mechanic for buying a socket set or an electrician for buying a meter he needed to do his job? But moving past that, I have never apologized for the fact that we bust our butts and have been somewhat successful at it. You have no idea what we do for other people along the way. But at the same time, we can only do so much for others, and once in a while we choose to do things for ourselves.
Q. How come when I enter the contest, I don’t see my name, but when I try to enter again, it says I already have entered? What’s up with that?
A. Sometimes it takes a while for the program to refresh and add all the names in. But when you try to enter a second or third time, it assumes that you are spamming and blocks all of your entries. If you enter the contest and don’t see your name, hit the refresh button on your computer and see what happens. Or just be patient and wait a while. If you don’t see it within a few hours, send me a message and I will look into it.
Q. Nick, what are your thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine? We are fulltime RVers and have been staying isolated as much as possible in one RV park for the last seven months. It seems like the RV community is split right down the middle about who will or will not take the vaccine when it becomes available. And some people have some wild claims to make about it.
A. Yes, I have heard all of those claims, too. They’re going to implant microchips in your body so they can track you. They’re going to alter your brain and turn you into a human robot. It’s going to put some kind of dye in your body that they can read with a special meter to tell if you’ve had the vaccine or not. Or, it will just kill you, and that’s why they’re starting with the old people first, to get them off of Social Security. I just looked outside, and the Sky isn’t falling. Terry I have no problem taking the vaccine and will gladly do so when it becomes available to us.
Q. Waiting eagerly with my finger poised on the buy button for your new book to come out. I’ve gotta go pee soon, so tell me when it will be out, Nick?
A. If you can hold it a while longer, do so. The book will be out sometime this weekend. It’s in the very last stage of making changes and formatting now.
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Thought For The Day – I miss the 90’s when bread was still good for you, and no one knew what kale was.