June Q&A

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 272024
 

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. For a while you were giving us updates on your […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262024
 

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. You wrote about the Real Relax massage chair that Terry […]

Happy Birthday Kenny

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062024
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our son-in-law, Kenny Conrad, a happy birthday. Kenny is a great guy, a loving husband, and a fantastic father. What more could we want for our daughter? Well, to have them live nearby. But aside from that, no complaints here. I hope you have a […]

A Wet, Wordy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182024
 

I don’t know how much rain we got between Friday and last night, but it seemed like it was quite a bit. There were a couple of real thunder boomers when it poured, and other times there was no more than a drizzle broken up by periods of partial cloudiness. It was a good weekend […]

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 […]

Feb 262023
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book, A Changing World, and as always with this series, a lot of time was dedicated to research and checking facts to get the timeline correct for the events that were happening in the last half of the Great Depression. I’m about 8,500 words […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 252022
 

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. We were just at the Tampa RV show, the first one we have […]

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. […]

No Shortage Of Rain

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062021
 

For the most part,  the most part, Florida has been experiencing a drought for the last couple of years, with rainfall averages being considerably less than normal. As I’ve said many times, here at our place in Edgewater it’s even worse because the storms always seem to split when they get to us, dumping lots […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 022021
 

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. We went to two of your Gypsy Journal rallies and really enjoyed them, […]

And The Rains Came

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122021
 

I’ve mentioned a couple of times in the blog that rainfall totals for our area of Central Florida are way down this year. We have something like a 5 inch deficit where we are, midway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. So we have definitely been needing some rain, and we got some yesterday. In […]

Last Q&A Of The Year

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 222020
 

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. When you had your RV, did you take the battery out over the […]

Quick And Easy

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 152020
 

No, I’m not talking about that girl everyone knew in high school. I’m talking about our trip to the Volusia County Fairgrounds yesterday to get the Covid-19 antibody test. We arrived at about 2 P.M. and were in and out in about a half-hour. No lines, no waiting, no problem. It would have taken us […]

It’s A Wet Heat

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152018
 

Several people have asked me how we are handling our first full summer here in Florida, and if the heat and humidity are getting to us. We are actually doing quite well. Every day it gets into the upper 80s or low 90s and humidity is somewhere about the same, but it’s a wet heat. […]

Apr 052018
 

When we bought a house and got off the road, and stopped publishing the Gypsy Journal, a lot of people thought that that we were retiring. But that’s not true. We just changed our lifestyle and refocused our energies. But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around watching the grass grow and listening to our arteries […]

Will You Miss Me?

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232018
 

From time to time I have shared some of the strange e-mails I receive. But the one I got last night, telling me that I am going to be dead in a couple of days, is a real winner. Here it is, cut and pasted into this blog: I was thinking for a long time […]

Feb 042017
 

Sometimes I get questions about our weekly free drawings so I thought I would answer some of them here today. Quite a few people want to know how I pick the winners every week and how they can increase their chances of winning. I don’t pick the winners. I use a free website called Random.org […]

The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
May 092016
 

Yesterday was another stay at home day for us. We started the day with some more of Miss Terry’s delicious made from scratch brown butter yeasted waffles, and they were fantastic. I was never a waffle man before, my taste ranging more towards French toast, until the first time Terry made me waffles. But there’s […]

We Are Fine

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252016
 

We had a lot of e-mails and Facebook posts yesterday from people asking if we were okay. Yes, we’re fine, and we appreciate your concern. The bad weather that hammered much of the southeast Tuesday missed us here in central Florida. We got some rain, but that was about it. We have some of the […]

Why?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042015
 

I heard from somebody yesterday who was headed south in the middle of the bad storms that are chewing up the Carolinas. He said it was raining so hard that he could not see his friend’s motorhome, less than 100 feet ahead of him, but they were making good time in spite of the downpour. […]