If I Only Had A Friend

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082022
 

I like to think of myself as a charming little cherub with a great sense of humor and lots of fun to hang out with. But let’s be honest, I can be a high-maintenance friend. I never get to bed before 2 or 3 A.M. and seldom get out of bed until sometime between 11 […]

My Eyes Hurt

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 062022
 

I spent so many hours making corrections to chapters I narrated in my new John Lee Quarrels book the last two days that my eyes hurt. But I got most of the chapters done and gave them to Terry to edit and proofread. Once she was done with that, I made her corrections and then […]

Blog A Day Late?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052022
 

Lately, several people have contacted us to say that they are getting the blog a day late. At the same time, many other readers are not having any problems accessing the current blog. When I’ve talked to the technical people about this, they say it’s on the user end and that either their server has […]

Good For Old Farts

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 042022
 

Terry and I had our regular periodic checkups with our primary care doctor yesterday afternoon, and after going over all of our charts and the results of our lab tests that were done last week, he said we are both doing very well. Our blood pressures, A1C, cholesterol, and all those things they look at […]

I’m A Whore

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232021
 

We’ve all heard the saying that truth is stranger than fiction, and there’s no question about that. More than once someone has asked me if the oddball questions I get and sometimes share here are real. Oh yeah, they’re real. I don’t have the imagination to come up with some of the things people ask […]

Why Would You Do That?

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212021
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from someone telling me that they are in New England and asking if I knew of any RV parks close to the ocean in the Boston area that would have vacancies on such short notice. I replied that with Hurricane Henri headed that way that the last place I would […]

Losing Wars

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202021
 

News reports are full of stories about the fall of Afghanistan, and though a lot of people are distressed by what they are seeing, it was inevitable. When the US went in there 20 years ago, I told my wife that it would be another Vietnam, and that’s exactly what happened. We were fighting a […]

It Gets Frustrating

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192021
 

Overall, I love my job. I get to stay up late at night, sleep late in the morning, and spend my days sitting on my butt telling stories. It darn sure beats working for a living! But that doesn’t mean it can’t be frustrating at times. Yesterday I started the day close to the halfway […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132017
 

Yesterday was a busy day at home, and I got quite a bit accomplished. The first order of business was to deal with a backlog of emails that piled up while I was busy getting registered at the Veterans Administration medical clinic in Daytona Beach on Tuesday. And as always, the first thing I did […]

We Got Some Good News

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082016
 

The comfortable temperatures of mid to upper 70s that we’ve been enjoying for the last week or so in Elkhart have gone away and for the last two days it’s been in the upper 80s. And it looks like we will be in the mid to upper 80s for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the basement […]

Jan 182016
 

After a quick visit with Greg and Jan yesterday morning we pulled out of the Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus, Texas at 10 o’clock, eastbound on Interstate 10. I was a little apprehensive about going through Houston, but Greg had assured me that on a Sunday morning it shouldn’t be bad at all. And he […]

Our Love Story

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 162016
 

Today is a very special day for myself and Miss Terry. It’s our eighteenth wedding anniversary, and we still feel (and often act) like newlyweds. This was not the first marriage for either of us, and believe me, it was not something that either one of us was looking for, or even expected to happen. […]

Pontoons And Pie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082015
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least […]

Apr 272015
 

It was a cold, wet, windy weekend and I’m sure glad it’s over. Between strong wind, rain, scattered snow showers, light hail, and temperatures down in the upper 20s, it was a good time to stay inside. And that’s just what we did yesterday. Terry spent much of the day editing and proofing my new […]

Dec 222014
 

Congratulations to Jimmy Cullipher, this week’s winner of the our drawing for an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake! We had 137 entries in this week’s drawing. Stay tuned, a new drawing starts soon. Except for a quick trip to the dumpster, yesterday was another writing day for me. I did another 3,249 words […]

Gas Attack!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042014
 

No, I wasn’t suffering gastric distress, this is something else altogether. Even worse, if you can believe that. We spent yesterday getting our old RV refrigerator out of the motorhome. Or at least that was the plan. We made some headway, but no project ever goes as easily as planned, and we’re not quite there […]

Dec 032014
 

I’ve never made it a secret of the fact that I am no fan of the tactics of a great many RV dealers and RV salespeople. There are a lot of honest, ethical people in the RV industry. But we seldom hear about them, because the sad truth is that there are also a lot […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142014
 

Congratulations to Norma Heck, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Crazy Days in Big Lake, the third book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 136 entries this time around. Stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon. Today starts our second week of our two week stay here at the Indian Lakes […]

Doing Our Things

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122014
 

As I’ve said many times, Terry and I are best friends and we’re never happier than when we’re together. It doesn’t matter if we are out exploring someplace new, wandering through a small town museum, browsing the vendors at a flea market, or at home relaxing and doing our own thing, whatever that happens to […]

Signs Of The Times

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112014
 

Yesterday was a working day for us. We had to drive into Ohio and play tourist. Yeah, I know, it sucks to be us. We left the campground about 11 a.m. and our first stop was supposed to be the National Underground Railroad Center, down near the riverfront in Cincinnati, but we got caught in […]