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, […]

Mar 122022
 

I received a message the other day from my dear friend Donna McNicol, author of both the excellent Klondike and C’Mon Inn mystery series, along with other great books and stories, telling me that she and her handsome husband Stu are getting off of a cruise ship at Port Canaveral this morning and would be […]

Feb 132022
 

In a blog post a few days ago I posted a picture of our Laramie pickup after it had been ceramic coated by the nice folks at Global Mobile Detailing in Daytona Beach. It took them about three days to do the job and let it cure well, and when we picked the truck up, […]

Back To Writing

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072022
 

Except for my daily blog, I’ve been slacking off in the writing department since the release of Big Lake Ranger right after Christmas. I did bring out Murder, Mayhem, And Main Street a week or so ago, which is an e-book bundle with the first books in my three different mystery series along with a […]

Jan 192022
 

It has been unseasonably cold here in Central Florida, which has curtailed some of the things we wanted to do during our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny’s visit from Arizona. But we’ve still had some adventures and a lot of laughs. Today I’ll bring you up to date on some of them. In previous blogs, […]

A Month From Now

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 142021
 

Besides all the normal things we do in life, along with writing and editing and proofreading books and running to doctors’ appointments because Lord knows we have a duty to help them make payments on their luxury cars and large boats, Terry and I have been busy getting ready for visitors. And we are really […]

Friends New And Old

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292021
 

I can’t tell you when we first met Jay and Gwen McMichael. It may have been way back in 2010 when they were fairly new to the fulltime RV lifestyle. We were staying at Fisherman’s Landing RV park in Muskegon, Michigan and they were parked near us and introduced me to their pet turtle, Randy. […]

Ride Pony Ride

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 282021
 

It’s been a long time since I’ve had my Mustang out of the garage. In fact, believe it or not, it still has less than 1,500 miles on it since I bought it new in November of 2018, and that includes a 25-mile trip each way down to Titusville and back yesterday. It’s not that […]

A Kitchen Queen?

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252021
 

I said in a blog post the other day that my Mustang is a garage queen that doesn’t get out much, and that’s just fine with me. Now let me tell you about our new kitchen queen. Now don’t go getting all excited, I didn’t replace Miss Terry. We all know she’s irreplaceable. But we […]

Well, I Did It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232021
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us, but we still made time for a half-hour of morning snuggling when we first woke up. We try to do this the first thing every morning and again at night before we go to sleep, and it’s very seldom that we miss the opportunity. Some people say that […]

Love At First Bite

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262021
 

Yesterday afternoon Terry and I went to the Preston Law Firm in New Smyrna Beach to go over the paperwork for our wills, legal and medical power of attorneys, and revocable family trust. Braxton Bowen, the attorney handling it for us, was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer every question we had as […]

Oil Change Required

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132021
 

The last time I drove my Mustang I got a message on the dashboard that an oil change was required. This surprised me because even though I bought the car in November of 2018, it still only has 1,150 miles on it. So how could it possibly need an oil change? I had a few […]

A Quick Stick

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012020
 

Yesterday we left the house to go to Daytona Beach for the first time in at least three months, if not longer. I had to go to the lab at the VA Medical Center to get some blood work before an upcoming telephone conference with my doctor. It was a nice day and I decided […]

Feeling Much Better

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302020
 

Thank you, everybody, who sent emails, texts, and Facebook messages expressing their concern after reading yesterday’s blog about me feeling so bad. Several people, including my daughter-in-law, who is a clinical director at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, were afraid I might be coming down with COVID-19. And I admit it crossed my mind, too. […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072020
 

I think things are finally starting to get back to normal here. Or at least as close to normal as anything ever is for me. I think the worst of our colds are gone, though Terry and I both have coughs that seem to want to hang on forever. And I finally think we are […]

Shaving The Mango

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102020
 

Boy, doesn’t that sound like the title to a bad 1970s porn movie? Not that I’ve ever seen a porn movie, mind you, but I had a friend who saw one and he told me all about it. But we’ll get to that in a minute. First, let me tell you about yesterday morning. You […]

Jan 042020
 

After driving my Mustang to Daytona Beach a few days ago and some running around I did yesterday in it, it now has 840 miles on the odometer. So I was a little distressed to find rust on one of the bolts that holds the driver’s side door hinge to the car. It lives in […]

Taking The Day Off

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302019
 

For the last few days I’ve been working hard on my new Big Lake book, knocking out over 20,000 words in three or four days. Yesterday alone was over 6,000 words. That, coupled with the fact that Miss Terry hasn’t been out of the house much at all since her surgery two weeks ago today […]

Making It Harder

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112019
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled Building Stuff, I showed the cable and lock I had put together to secure our Honda generators when we have to use them outside during a power outage. At the time, I had the loops on each end of the cable secured with clamps and […]

Sep 022019
 

Yesterday we finished most of the last-minute preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian making its way up the coast. The latest weather predictions are telling us that our worst days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. As of the 6 o’clock update yesterday, the hurricane was still wobbling a bit further west than it was. The […]