Mar 112022
 

I received an e-mail the other day from someone asking if I enjoyed reading books or just writing them. And if I did, what kind of books do I enjoy? I wasn’t sure how to respond to that because I don’t know one author who is also not a voracious reader. Sure some of us […]

Feb 142022
 

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovers, young and old, and especially to my own sweetheart, Miss Terry. I’ve said it a million times before and I’ll say it a million times again, I love you. There’s nothing better than being married to your best friend. Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Are […]

Feb 132022
 

In a blog post a few days ago I posted a picture of our Laramie pickup after it had been ceramic coated by the nice folks at Global Mobile Detailing in Daytona Beach. It took them about three days to do the job and let it cure well, and when we picked the truck up, […]

So Darned Frustrating

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 122022
 

We waited over two weeks for La-Z-Boy to send a technician out to fix a recliner that’s entire plastic gears fell apart, which I wrote about in my blog post, The Lou-Z-Boy Blues. That was scheduled for yesterday morning between 8:30 and 10:30. At 9 o’clock, I received a call telling me that the technician […]

Nick Goes To Jail

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102022
 

I’ve always considered myself a law-abiding person and have tried to walk the straight and narrow. This is partly because I believe in doing what’s right and also because I’m a little short fat guy, and I don’t think I could outrun an amorous Sweaty Eddie in the close confines of a prison cell. But […]

Jan 242022
 

My CPAP machine has a reservoir that has to be filled with distilled water every day. It seems like it uses a lot compared to some people I have talked to in the online forums, but other people say they also have to refill the reservoir on a daily basis. Terry’s AeroGarden also uses distilled […]

Kayaks And CPAPs

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232022
 

We love the memories that daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny left us with after their visit, but we sure wouldn’t have minded at all if they had taken the cold and windy weather back home with them to Northern Arizona, where it belongs. I don’t think it got out of the mid-50s all day yesterday, […]

Jan 222022
 

Wow, it sure seems quiet around here now that our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny are back home in Arizona. As I said in yesterday’s blog, the girls flew out of Daytona Beach at 6:30 AM, which means they had to check in at the airport at 4:30. Since Terry and I seldom get to bed […]

A Paddling Day

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212022
 

Yesterday was the last full day for our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny to be with us, and since it was one of the few nice days weather-wise while they have been here, we decided to introduce them to kayaking. You might think that people who live in Arizona don’t have enough water to go […]

Dec 132021
 

When we bought our house back in 2016, it didn’t take us long to find out that just getting furniture delivered was incredibly expensive. Except for the soft items (couch, loveseat, recliners, mattresses), everything else we bought was second-hand, most of it antique. But no matter what we bought or where we bought it from, […]

$1 Million

 Posted by at 12:59 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112021
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about setting goals and said that I would be achieving a goal I had worked toward for quite a while now sometime yesterday, and that I would tell you about it today. I hope you don’t think I’m bragging, but it’s something I have looked forward to for a long […]

Dec 102021
 

Yesterday morning we were up early, or at least early for us, and busy all day. Because I write late into the evening sometimes and don’t post my blog until after midnight, we seldom get to bed before 2 AM, and seldom get up before 10 AM. But yesterday we were up at 8:30 because […]

I Make The  Rules

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152021
 

I really ticked off someone who is now a former blog reader because I deleted two comments he made in my post A Grim Reminder Of The Past about the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. I very seldom do that, but in this case, his comments were antisemitic and offensive, claiming that the Holocaust never happened and […]

Laying Down Words

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042021
 

Because I have to do so much research on everything for the time period, I’m behind schedule on my new Tinder Street book. I need to really pick up the pace if I want to meet my self-imposed deadline of having it out by the end of the month. Especially since my daughter Tiffany is […]

Apr 032021
 

We may not be in Kansas anymore, but I kind of wonder if Kansas showed up here on the Central Florida coast yesterday. It was so darned windy here that when I went out to get the mail, I kept my eyes on the sky so a flying house didn’t land on me. The temperature […]

Apr 022021
 

Several blog readers have asked me how Terry and I are feeling after getting our shingles vaccinations on Wednesday afternoon. As I said, I had a big lump on my arm, and both of our arms hurt all night long. By yesterday evening, mine was tender but not sore anymore, though Terry was still experiencing […]

Patience Tested

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012021
 

I had my patience tested yesterday. As it turns out, I am negative. We had a lot to get done yesterday and we only accomplished about half of it. But in the process, I certainly got my patience tested. And I’m the first to admit that I’m not a patient man. We had to go […]

A New Day

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 082021
 

I know that a lot of us are numb from yesterday’s events in Washington DC, and I think we will be for a while yet. But it’s a new day, and while we should never forget the treacherous activities of the mob of terrorists who attacked the Capitol, let’s try to focus on some other […]

My Heart Hurts

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 072021
 

Like millions of other Americans, my heart hurts for our nation following the violence at the U.S. Capitol yesterday. My heart hurts and I am ashamed of the country I fought and bled for. The right to peacefully protest is protected by the Constitution of the United States, but nowhere does it allow damaging and […]

No Need To Water

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 232020
 

When Jake from Lindley’s Garden Center planted our new citrus trees on Saturday he said they needed to be watered every day for four weeks, and to continue watering our perennial peanut plants with the soaker hoses once every three days or so for a while yet. I always try to listen to the experts, […]