August Q&A

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082023

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, 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 know your new place is keeping you busy, but don’t you miss kayaking and fishing and the beach in Florida?

A. We do miss being on the water, but everything in life is a trade off. There are more things we don’t miss about living in Florida than things we miss.

Q. At one time you mentioned building a backstop for target shooting on your property. Did you ever do that? I am interested in seeing what you came up with.

A. It’s been too darned hot to start that project yet, but I will write about it when I do.

Q. Like you and Miss Terry, we hung up the keys this year and settled into a townhouse near our kids in Virginia. We used Verizon when on the road because it seems to have the best footprint, but now we are trying to cut costs. Did you switch to T-Mobile or something and are you happy with it?

A. We dropped Verizon when we got off the road and switched to Consumer Cellular for our telephones. We have two phones with unlimited data for $100 a month and the service has been excellent everywhere we have been. Here at the house, we have a T-Mobile hotspot at $55 a month for unlimited internet and it has worked very well.

Q. The hurricane season seems to be off to a slow start this year. Is that because you moved out of Florida? Will Alabama see a worse tornado season?

A. Given the way Mother Nature messes with me, like dumping a year’s supply of rain on Yuma, Arizona in one morning while we were parking RVs for one of our Gypsy Journal rallies, I would not be surprised.

Q. I have seen pictures of Terry on the riding lawnmower, but not on the tractor yet. I know she drove that big old bus conversion and your motorhome so I know she can do it. Are you being selfish and keeping that toy for yourself?

A. There is no doubt Terry can drive the tractor and she is welcome to any time she wants. She just hasn’t gotten around to it yet. I suspect that once she does, I will be the one on the lawnmower. 😊

Q. Am I the only one that missed “Barn Project 2” for the 3rd of August?

A. No, there hasn’t been a Part 2 yet. It has to cool down more before I tackle that.

Q. Your blog has gotten boring these days. I miss the travel stories and could care less about your dog and cats and mowing the grass. Why do you keep writing it?

A. I am sorry you feel that way, but this is our life these days. I keep writing the blog because I enjoy it and because enough readers seem to want to read it. But we don’t take attendance and you are free to leave at any time.

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.

Thought For The Day Don’t keep things that might be useful someday. They are useful now to someone else.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  13 Responses to “August Q&A”

  1. I love reading about your dog and cats!

  2. Omg…Can’t believe the guy who said your life was boring. I find it so interesting. Such a change. I commend you for “Hanging up your keys” and following your heart. What you have decided to undertake at this stage of life is amazing and so interesting. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS.

  3. Love your daily blogs, you and Terry feel like family and we enjoy it.

  4. I’m sorry the person doesn’t like the direction your lives and blog have taken, but its YOUR lives and blog. Anna and I look forward to reading it to start every day. We’ve never met personally but feel like you and Miss T and the fur kids are part of our family. Don’t change a thing!

  5. Nick thanks for the tip on Consumer Cellular. We see their ads all the time and wondered if it was as good as they claim. We are tired of paying Verison big bucks for crap service.

  6. Boring???? You fell on your face pushing Terry’s lawnmower, got bit on the butt by your kid’s dog while under attack by a rooster, and played with power tools on a ladder! I think not. Love every blog, from the funny to the mundane. I feel like a voyeur into your lives, in a non-creepy way.

  7. I enjoy your blog now and just as much as when you’re traveled.

  8. well I m love the blog just as it is except for dumb comment from some readers so just keep it up Nick

  9. We met both of you at the last Life on Wheels and since then we have read your blog and all of your Big Lake books as well.
    Love the blog, keep it going.

    Oh, by the way, your not boring to us.


  10. I don’t often comment but that person needs to go away. I look forward to reading your blog every day. It doesn’t matter what you write about. Just feels like we’re visiting.

  11. We enjoy whatever you choose to write about. You have such a gift for putting words on a page. Ed, my husband is deep into your Saga books, #5 now. It won’t be long until he starts asking….”when’s Nick going to get the next one out?l. You knew that was coming, didn’t you? We identify with you where you are living. We retired to 5 acres of country living with lots of trees and open green fields in Toledo OR. Love it! The other day saw 20 elk in the field next to us. Just keep doing what you are doing and love doing it cause we love reading about it.

  12. Don’t change a thing, Nick. Love your blog and your continuing adventures! Since you left FL, it seems every day brings something new. Boring?! I can hardly keep up, and that’s from the couch.

  13. Like yourself, I use our Blog as a record of our daily going on, whether it is doctor’s appointments, side trips or just our personal feelings. Sometimes it gets controversial while most times it’s just our life.
    Still enjoying your blogs and your books.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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