The Squeaky Wheel

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202021
 

Yes, the squeaky wheel does eventually get greased. But sometimes, it has to squeak loud and long before that happens. In a blog post a couple of weeks ago titled Stair Rails And Carpet Woes, I told you that we have been unhappy with the carpet we had installed in our house three years ago. […]

A Correcting Day

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142021
 

In Monday’s blog I admitted to being a slacker because I had fallen a bit short of my 5,000 word writing goal for Sunday, and that I hoped to make up for it that day. I guess I did because I knocked out a little over 7,700 words in my new Big Lake book by […]

I Believe In Karma

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092021
 

So far in my life, I have been a soldier, a small business owner, a small town newspaper publisher, and an author, to name just a few. And while I have enoyed all of those endeavors, in my next life, I want to be a karma deliveryman, serving up both the good and the bad […]

Just A Quick One

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072021
 

I was busy writing most of the day yesterday, knocking out another 5,500 words in my new Big Lake book, as well as doing some other chores around the house, and I ran out of time. So I’m afraid you’re going to get a quick blog today. I’m not quite to the halfway point in […]

We Got Geeked!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 202021
 

Just as we and many of the working RVers we knew during our years as fulltimers, our good friends Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour have taken a new course in life. While we hung up the keys completely, Jim and Chris downsized to a Roadtrek B van, and are still traveling part […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182021
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you that I got about 4,000 words written in my new Big Lake book on Monday, but by the end of the day my right wrist and hand were aching so much that I couldn’t get anything done on Tuesday. However, thanks to healthy doses of ibuprofen and arthritis strength […]

I’m Back (Again)

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192020
 

I apologize for not being able to post a blog yesterday, but I’m back again. Last night I spent two hours trying to log onto Go Daddy to post a blog, and I kept getting an error message saying that there was a problem on their end that was blocking communication. I finally gave up […]

Another Rainy Day

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202020
 

Yesterday was another rainy day for us here on the Central Florida coast. And just like the day before, we had periods of hard rain and at other times it was no more than a light sprinkle, but it seemed to come down for most of the day. I was perfectly happy with that because […]

Two Days In A Row?

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192020
 

Is it possible that I will actually be able to post blogs two days in a row without Go Daddy crashing again? Wow, that would be something, wouldn’t it? It does seem like they have finally fixed the problem, although I still don’t know what caused it to go down in the first place. I’ve […]

Big Lake Quarterback

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 282020
 

Thanks to the hard work of Miss Terry, my friend Roberta Jensen, and another dear friend, Cool Judy Rinehimer, who all went above and beyond the call of duty, they completed the several stages of editing and proofing my newest book, Big Lake Quarterback, and I uploaded it to Amazon yesterday afternoon just before 4 […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232018
 

When I was a teenager my father once told me that if you can find a job you love that you can’t wait to get to every morning, it doesn’t matter how much you get paid. I have been very blessed, because for most of my working life I have done just that. Something else […]

Purring Like Kittens

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
May 292018
 

Yesterday was a busy day and I felt like I got a lot accomplished for a change. It’s about time, right? After starting the morning by answering a lot of emails, I got to work on my new Big Lake book, doing some research to check some facts in the storyline and then reading through […]

Beaches And Treehouses

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032017
 

In two days of writing, I’m somewhere over 5,000 words into my newest Big Lake mystery novel. I didn’t get anything done on it yesterday because we had some errands to run, but just because you’re running errands doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time, right? Our first stop of the day was at […]

Two Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202017
 

My new book, Big Lake Tragedy, has been through two proofreaders now, with one more to go. So it won’t be long now, folks! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting excited. Since we have been pretty much confined to the house while I was working on the new book, we decided to take […]

A Busy Weekend

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 142017
 

Miss Terry and I had a busy weekend and we got a lot accomplished. In yesterday’s blog I told you about our Saturday trip down to Winter Springs to visit Kellyco, the metal detecting store, and shared some pictures of the many recovered treasures they have on display. But before we went there, we pulled […]

Keeping It Real

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112017
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our pal Chris Yust happy birthday. Not only is Chris our insurance agent, she and her hubby Charles are two of our oldest friends in the RV world. We first met at an  Escapees RV Club rally in Goshen, Indiana what seems like a lifetime ago when we were […]

I Hope That’s Over

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242017
 

When I logged onto my computer yesterday morning I was greeted by three messages from readers who also read my buddy Greg White’s daily blog, Our RV Adventures, wanting to know if Greg was okay because they could not access his blog. Two of them just said there was no blog, while the third said […]

I Miss My Wife

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092016
 

Miss Terry and I had such a wonderful marriage for so long that some people even said we were codependent. If you saw one of us, you can bet the other was close at hand. Living in a motorhome for over 17 years, any time I looked up she was right there. I really miss […]

Oct 242016
 

We will begin moving into our new home on Friday, and in the meantime we are keeping ourselves busy to help the time go faster. On Saturday we drove to the small town of De Land, about half an hour from here, to visit a couple of used furniture stores. We have already been making […]

It Can Happen Anywhere

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 152016
 

Whenever I say that we have been looking around here for a winter base and someday home if we ever hang up the keys I get e-mails from people who ask me why we would consider living in Florida, the land of hurricanes. And I always reply that every place in the country has something, […]