How about some questions from blog readers to start your week?
Q. After riding out Hurricane Ian, would you do the same thing if/when another hurricane hits your area?
A. It would depend on the situation. If it was a major storm coming in directly off the Atlantic, we would probably leave. But the folks who have lived here a long time pretty much ignore Category 1 and 2 hurricanes. They all say Ian was the worst they ever experienced, and we handled that fine.
Q. What did you do with the motor home from hell? The Pace Arrow? I started reading your blog when you were still living in it.
A. As it turned out, it was one of several Lemon Law buybacks from California that Fleetwood sent to Arizona to unload. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office ordered them to take them back, so we were able to get out of it, but still lost a ton of money in the process.
Q. Nick, are you okay? Haven’t received a post in a while and ran out of new books to read. Hope you are well.
A. We are fine. During a recent automatic update, it seems a some subscribers got lost. Here is a link to the blog, try going to the subscribe button on the upper right sidebar and re-subscribing. https://www.gypsyjournalrv.com/
Q. Did you know that your book Tinder Street made the NY Times bestseller list a while back, Nick? Congratulations.
A. Someone told me that, but I missed it. Not sure what category it was in.
Q. Reading about you having two Honda generators that you used when the power was out from the hurricane, I wondered if you know that they make a kit that allows you to hook the two gensets together to give you double the power? Handy for AC units and other things that draw high power on startup.
A. Yes, I have one of the parallel kits to do so, but have not needed it so far. If it were hotter and we needed to run a window AC unit I would have used it.
Q. Still no free drawing? I know you stopped them during the hurricane but why haven’t you started them up again?
A. Since we will be out of town visiting our son and his wife in Alabama, where the internet signal is not very good, I plan to wait until we get back to resume the drawings. I also need to hit up some more of my author friends to donate prizes. The supply is getting low.
Q. I have sent you three emails now offering to submit a series of guest posts for your blog that I am sure your readers would find interesting. Why wouldn’t you take advantage of an offer that would save you some effort in coming up with something to write about every day?
A. You and a hundred others make me the same offer every week. Your “guest posts” are nothing more than fluff pieces loaded with links to promote your advertising clients. Sorry, it’s not my job to help you make money and I won’t subject my readers to your spam.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. I am so glad to know this. The unfrozen ice is so darned messy!
Thought For The Day – There is no guarantee any of us will see tomorrow. Cuss them out today.
When will another Big Lake book come out?
I know I speak for many when I say, “Thank you” for your integrity in not subjecting us to spam. The nerve of some people continues to astound me!
Linda, I had hoped to have it out in October, but medical issues and Hurricane Ian threw me off schedule. It is more than half finished and I will work on finishing it as soon as we get back from our trip to Alabama.
When you get back from Bama, maybe you can do the ol’ nick –
and do a I-4 trip and give us a newspaper style report of the damages toward Ft. Myers?
Also- have you heard of anyone here in florida having major insurance increases?
typical home insurance now is about 3-4 k a year.