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Happy Birthday Mustang

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242022
 

A week or so back, I mentioned that our family has a lot of birthdays in April, including our daughter Tiffany’s birthday on April 15th. But I failed to mention that this year April 15th was also another important birthday. It was the 58th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. I love classic cars, especially old Mustangs, […]

Forget You, DQ!

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232022
 

Who doesn’t like ice cream! If you don’t, I’m pretty sure you’re not an American. At least not my kind of American. Forget baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie. You will find my people standing in line at the local Dairy Queen. Just because I don’t live in the north country doesn’t mean I don’t […]

Apr 222022
 

Should newspapers have trigger warnings? Are we that fragile as a society that we have to be warned that something unpleasant may exist? I can watch hours of violence on prime-time television, but when the nightly news comes on, I have to be warned that the report of an auto accident might be disturbing? Another […]

Five Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212022
 

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. You mentioned buying smoked fish in yesterday’s blog. I know you had an […]

Apr 202022
 

Neither one of us accomplished much yesterday, so instead, I will tell you about the delicious early dinner we had at Leanh’s Chinese Restaurant in Daytona Beach on Monday. Located in a strip mall on Nova Road, the family who run Leanh’s has been serving the Daytona Beach area for more than 35 years. It […]

Apr 182022
 

As I said a while back, April has been a busy month of birthdays for us. Our-son-in law Kenny, daughter-in-law Geli, and daughter Tiffany all had birthdays this month, and now today is granddaughter Destiny’s fifteenth birthday. It’s amazing to me how fast this young lady has grown up and how beautiful, sweet, and intelligent […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162022
 

Several months ago Terry ordered a Louet Spring II loom, knowing it would be quite a while before it was delivered. It arrived last week while she was busy proofing my new book, The Hard Days, and yesterday was the first chance she had to start putting it together. If I didn’t know that it […]

Happy Birthday Tiffany

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152022
 

April is a month full of birthdays in our family. Son-in-law Kenny’s birthday was the 6th, yesterday was daughter-in-law Gila’s birthday, and today we wish a happy birthday to our beautiful, wonderful, and amazing daughter Tiffany.   Tiffany is a character, no question about that. I’m proud to say that she gets her sometimes twisted […]

Happy Birthday Geli

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142022
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our beautiful, talented, highly accomplished, and all-around amazing daughter-in-law Geli a happy birthday. This wonderful lady means so much to us and we love her with all of our hearts. I wish we could be there to share the day with you, Geli, but know […]

The Hard Years Is Out!

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132022
 

Thanks to a lot of hard work by my three proofreaders, Terry, Judy, and Roberta, by cover artist Elizabeth Mackey, and by book formatter Scarlett Braden Moss, early yesterday evening I was able to upload the e-book version of The Hard Years, the fourth book in the Tinder Street family saga, to Amazon for purchase […]

Apr 122022
 

Today is going to be a short blog because I’m exhausted. I started taking the pills for the prep for my colonoscopy on Sunday night, but I had to be up again at 5:00 AM yesterday morning to start the second round of them. Between my stomach gurgling from the first set of pills and […]

Proofing And Purging

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112022
 

Yesterday was another very busy day for us. I received the formatted e-book version of my new Tinder Street book, The Hard Years, back from Scarlett and Terry spent the day giving everything one last proofreading, and I was making the corrections she felt were needed. I know you’re probably tired of hearing about all […]

Apr 102022
 

During my small town newspaper publishing days I covered a lot of crimes and the follow-up when the perpetrators were arrested. Sometimes it was very hard to keep a straight face with the things I heard said in courtrooms. Here are a few examples. In Show Low, Arizona a young man was brought into court […]

Five Dumb Q&A

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092022
 

I sometimes share questions I get from readers here on the blog and try to give answers that will help the person asking. But occasionally, I receive questions from people I am pretty sure are beyond help. These are all real, and all left me scratching my head. Q. I bought a new pickup last […]

Travel Talk

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072022
 

COVID kept us close to home for the last couple of years, and even though we are not RVers anymore, we definitely have hitch itch. So Terry and I have been talking about making some trips this year. Besides, our accountant says that if we don’t get some more business deductions, we’re going to be […]

Happy Birthday Kenny

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062022
 

Before I do anything else with the blog today, I want to wish our son-in-law Kenny Conrad a happy birthday. Kenny is a hardworking family man dedicated to his wife and kids, and when he and our daughter Tiffany got married and brought their blended family together, I knew there would be a lot of […]

Apr 052022
 

I spent most of yesterday correcting the last chapters I wrote in my new book, The Hard Years, then printed them out for Terry to edit and proofread. After I did that, I looked through the whole manuscript, correcting a couple of other errors that got missed. One of the problems with doing a series […]