More Tractor Time

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032023
 

Though our grass really needed it, I was disappointed that it rained all day Friday because I wanted to take advantage of the slightly cooler weather to get a lot of work done outside. But as it turns out, Mother Nature never consults with me ahead of time. However, yesterday turned out to be a […]

Saturday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022023
 

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. In a blog last week you talked about carrying a […]

All Clear

 Posted by at 1:24 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012023
 

Anybody who’s ever had a colonoscopy knows that the prep is so much worse than the actual procedure. Terry had already been sick for a week, and going through that sure didn’t add to her comfort level. But she’s a trooper and she got through it yesterday morning, getting a report including photos that all […]

Another Project Done

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 312023
 

I was back at it yesterday, using my Kubota tractor to spread gravel on our driveway and then smooth it out with the tractor’s back blade and the bottom side of the bucket loader. It’s all done, and while it’s not as neat and tidy as somebody with more experience could do, a guy’s got […]

A Lazy Sunday

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 142019
 

Yesterday was a lazy Sunday with no pressing projects to work on and nothing we had to get done, which was just fine with us. Sometimes we need days like that. When we bought our Bennington pontoon boat, it came with two fishing chairs in front and two more in back, a comfortable captain’s chair […]

He’s Baaack!

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 132019
 

Or at least it seems that way for now. After being missing in action for over two weeks, my buddy Greg White’s Our RV Adventures blog is back online. When I talked to Greg yesterday, he said it’s been back for over 24 hours and it hadn’t crashed yet. This, compared to the last couple […]

Campers And RVers

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122019
 

Note: This is an updated post that I thought some of you might find interesting. It is based upon nothing more than my own personal opinion. In the last few weeks, I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails from RV campers who think that they are RVers. I hate to burst their bubbles, but at the […]

Seeing Some Results

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 112019
 

After reading a post a while back where I said I have lost 20+ pounds, some readers wanted to know what kind of diet I was on. I’m not on any formal diet, I have just stopped eating the junk food I love so much and cut back on snacks, stopped eating ice cream and […]

Jan 102019
 

I called my buddy Greg White last night, and assuming you can believe him, he is still alive. I think it’s probably true, I can’t think of any reason why Greg would lie to me about that. Now, that thing about him and Annette Funicello making out in the backseat of his dad’s Rambler station […]

Dec 242018
 

Note: This is an updated post of a blog from Christmas Eve day 2015 that I thought was just as appropriate this year, too. Miss Terry is a difficult woman to shop for because she doesn’t want very much in the way of material things. Whenever I ask her what she wants for Christmas, her […]

Nick And The Monkey

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232018
 

Here’s another tale from the Nick Happens file. I have always thought of myself as a man of the world. As a kid we moved around a lot and I was exposed to all kinds of people and their peculiarities. A few weeks after I graduated from high school, I was wearing a green uniform […]

Dec 222018
 

After all of the bad weather we had on Thursday, Friday dawned with blue skies and chilly temperatures. And wind. Lots of wind. But that’s okay, we weren’t driving an RV anywhere so we didn’t have to worry about that too much. It was a very busy day for us. It started out with somebody […]

Dec 212018
 

Strong storms raged over Central Florida for much of the day yesterday, with high winds, hail, rain coming down in buckets, and reports of a couple of tornadoes. Some areas got more than their total normal December rainfall in just a few hours. Yeah, it got scary for a while. Sometime around noon our weather […]

May 172018
 

Lately I have been hearing from people asking me to promote their life coaching business to my readers. Apparently that’s the hot new thing to make a living without really working while you travel the country. Interestingly enough, none of them have spent much time, if any, on the road. Only one of them actually […]

Let There Be Light

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302018
 

You all know Miss Terry is a fabulous cook, and she likes having a bigger kitchen here at the house than she did in the motorhome so she can whip up all of her tasty creations. However, even though the kitchen is bigger, it’s not perfect. Not yet, anyway. One thing that really bothered Terry […]

Hot Pizza And Cool AC

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062018
 

After taking care of the morning’s email, I spent part of the day writing and got in another 3,000 or so words in my new John Lee Quarrels book. Fans of the series keep asking me when it will be ready, and all I can say is that I’m working on it. Books are like […]