A Nice Day Outside

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262024
 

Yesterday was a nice day to be outside, with temperatures in the mid-60s and lots of blue sky overhead. It was definitely too nice of a day to spend it inside. Which was fine because we had plenty to do. Terry wanted to relocate one of her raised planter beds. She currently has three of […]

February Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252024
 

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. Why did you pay the dealer for your tractor’s service […]

Tractors And Typos

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242024
 

After a light breakfast of berries and cream along with half a bagel yesterday morning, Terry guided me as I backed the tractor off the flatbed trailer. I had left it on overnight after getting back from the dealership for its 50-hour service. After parking the trailer, I spent a couple of hours on the […]

Less Than I Expected

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232024
 

According to Kubota’s specifications, a new tractor should have its first service at 50 hours. That service includes oil change, lube job, fuel, air and oil filters, checking and adjusting valves if needed, and a thorough inspection. We have had so much going on that I goofed and didn’t realize I was at 71 hours […]

Feb 222024
 

Back in my small town newspaper days, many editors and publishers, myself included, had a sign or plaque in their office that said some variation of, “The duty of the press is to print the truth and raise hell.” I have heard that phrase attributed to everyone from Mark Twain to a number of well-known […]

I Always Wondered

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192021
 

We’ve all seen those big metals storage pods that people use when they’re moving or just have things they need to find a place to keep  for a while, and I always wondered how they moved them around. Did they use some giant forklift to load the pods onto the back of a flatbed truck, […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 172021
 

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. My brother owns a farm and uses agricultural diesel fuel for his equipment. […]

Didn’t Quite Make It

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162021
 

In yesterday’s blog, I said that if the stars aligned properly I hoped to finish my new Big Lake book by the end of the day. I don’t know if it was because the stars didn’t cooperate or because those darn characters of mine wouldn’t cooperate, but either way, they made a liar out of […]

Do The Zoo

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 242021
 

I saw an article online yesterday saying that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington DC will reopen to the public on July 24. There is so much to see and do in our nation’s capital that we’ve never made time for that, but maybe we should someday. Do any of you go to zoos locally, or in […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 232021
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

May 222021
 

With only a few days left before our kids come to visit, Terry and I have been busy getting ready for the big event. I started the day by going out to the garage and clearing off an accumulation of stuff that had piled up on the workbench. They say a tidy desk is a […]

Movies Good And Bad

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
May 212021
 

Every so often one of my fans will tell me that they think one of my series, either the Big Lake series or John Lee Quarrels, or most recently Tinder Street, should be made into a movie or miniseries. I’ve received a couple of feelers over the years but nothing serious at this point, and […]