No Ghosts, No Goblins

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012021
 

This is our fifth Halloween in our house here in Edgewater, Florida, and every year we buy candy for the trick or treaters. And not once have we had a ghost or goblin or anybody else show up at our door in or out of costume. I think that tradition has pretty much gone by […]

Oct 302021
 

It’s been a while since I posted anything about my days as a small town newspaper publisher in the Pacific Northwest and in Arizona, but this picture going around on Facebook reminded me of something that happened each year about this time back during those days and I am sure still continues. As most of […]

We Love The Water

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292021
 

Yesterday was a rough day here on the central Florida coast, with lots of rain and wind, thunder and lightning, and even a tornado warning. At one point a funnel cloud was spotted about five miles from our house, but fortunately it didn’t touch down. All in all, it was a good day to stay home […]

I’m Back!

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282021
 

I apologize for not posting a blog yesterday, but as I said, it was a long, busy day and time just got away from me. When we left Go Daddy and switched to a new host for the blog a while back, our e-mail was still with Go Daddy. About three months ago I received […]

Mar 092021
 

When we tell people that we were fulltime RVers, one question they frequently ask us is what is our favorite place in the country. That’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite. We have so many “favorites” that I could never choose just one. One winter Terry and I made our first visit […]

It’s Big!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202020
 

Terry has been a bit under the weather the last few days, but that did not stop her from finishing weaving this beautiful blanket she made for our granddaughter Destiny. It is 100% pure Shetland wool and big, measuring 52×80 inches before the finishing and final processing. I love the colors and patterns. This was […]

Just Taking Up Space

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 192020
 

I did not get a lot accomplished yesterday except for a teleconference with a nurse practitioner from Dr. Creamer’s office, the doctor that did my RF nerve ablations. They were done six months ago today, and it was a follow-up to see how I am doing. I told her the difference is amazing from how […]

Dec 182020
 

As I’ve said before, during my days publishing small town newspapers I always enjoyed a good relationship with the local law enforcement community. At least for the most part. There was one exception that I will talk about some other time. Sometimes this resulted in some wild adventures. I was doing a ride along with […]

Dec 172020
 

As I said before, I have used a headset microphone to dictate my books for a long time, and a while back I decided I needed to upgrade so I purchased a Blue Yeti Nano standalone microphone. It took a couple of attempts to get it set up properly and it works, although it’s not […]

A Race And A Freebie

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242020
 

I have never been into team sports, but I do occasionally enjoy watching a boxing match, and while I don’t care about NASCAR, I always try to watch at least part of the annual Indianapolis 500. Not so much for the racing itself, but the traditions that go along with it. Who can forget the […]

Old Betsy Comes Home

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212020
 

The historic town of Fremont, Ohio, located 35 miles southeast of Toledo, has many interesting things to see, from beautiful old homes and quaint shops to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, a complex of several buildings related to the life and presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States. Built […]

Overnight RV Parking

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 112020
 

I received this from Jim O’Briant at Overnight RV Parking last night and wanted to share it here because I know many of my blog readers belong to it. This is a very generous gesture on their part and something that reminds us that even in the darkness, there is always someone to light a […]

Marblehead Lighthouse

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
May 092020
 

Standing regally on a point of land at the entrance to Ohio’s Sandusky Bay, Marblehead Lighthouse has guided ships and sailors safely along the rocky shoreline of Lake Erie for nearly 185 years. Noted for its beauty by artists and photographers, this grand old structure is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes, […]

Venturing Out

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 082020
 

They announced on the news the other night that they are doing free tests for the COVID-19 antibody at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, which is about 28 miles from our home. This test is not to see if you have an active case of the virus, but rather if you have already had it. Doctors […]

I Am A Racist

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 072020
 

My Mama didn’t raise me this way, and I know my Dad must be very disappointed in me, but it turns out I’m a racist. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in myself when I got the news yesterday. I honestly never knew. This apparently stems from yesterday’s blog, when I mentioned a […]

Feb 012020
 

When Terry and I got married we both owned three-bedroom homes. I sold my house and moved into hers, and a lot of what I moved into her place sat in a spare bedroom and the garage. Between us, we had more stuff than we’d ever need. Eighteen months later, when we decided to become […]

Play Stupid Games

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302020
 

My son Travis has a saying that I have appropriated from him more than once – Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Basically, it means that when people do stupid things they should not be surprised at the negative results. But, of course, we all know they are. Here are a couple of recent examples […]

It Was A Very Good Day

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
May 132019
 

When I offered to take Miss Terry out for dinner yesterday in honor of Mother’s Day, I already knew that she would tell me no. Terry doesn’t like a big fuss made over her, and her idea of a good day is to spend it at home with the people she loves. And it was […]

Cajun Invasion

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
May 122019
 

Several years ago when we were staying at the Hershey, Pennsylvania Thousand Trails preserve we were invaded by stinkbugs. If you are unfamiliar with these nasty little critters, consider yourself lucky. They seem to be able to find their way into every little nook and cranny of a home or RV, and once you get […]

Who Makes The Rules?

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
May 112019
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog from a few years ago that covers some questions I get quite often. Okay, the question of the day is, who makes the rules? I never get invited to the meetings when whatever secret society it is that determines such things get together, but apparently there is […]