That Explains It

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122022
 

Our lawn sprinkler system stopped working a while back, and I couldn’t figure out why. I checked the timer, and it seemed to be rotating okay, but the water would not come on at the set time. I noticed that a lot of bushes were growing up right in front of where the timer box […]

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 […]

It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072022
 

Well, I missed my goal of finishing Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels book, by the end of July. There was just too much going on. But I’m happy to say that I finished it late yesterday afternoon. Today I will make corrections to the final chapters I wrote yesterday and print them out […]

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 Didn’t Make It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 012022
 

Well, I didn’t make my goal of finishing my new John Lee Quarrels book by the end of July. I’ve got about two chapters to go yet, maybe three at the most. I promise it won’t be long now. I spent much of yesterday making corrections to the last chapters I wrote. While it’s fairly […]

A 5K Day

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172022
 

No, I don’t mean one of those days where you dress up in spandex and join a bunch of people running and getting sweaty. I sweat enough just sitting still, and seeing my fat rear-end in spandex would not be a pretty picture. Running? If I really have to, I can manage a fast waddle, […]

A New Boss In Town

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 162022
 

While we were on our trip to Arizona back in May, our son-in-law Kenny cooked a couple of great meals for us on his Traeger pellet smoker, including this delicious pork roast. We have had an Orion charcoal convection smoker for years and have always been pleased with the food it puts out, but the […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152022
 

Even though we never left the house except for me going out to the mailbox in the afternoon and taking out the trash in the evening, we had a very busy day at home yesterday. I started out by answering a bunch of e-mails, including some that apparently came in during our trip that got […]

Light And Honey

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142022
 

In a blog post a while back titled Let There Be Light (And Wind) I told you about the 22-inch Jinweite ceiling fan that Terry ordered off of Amazon and we installed in our bedroom. As I said in that blog post, I liked it so much that I had Terry order another one for my office. […]

May 242022
 

Have you missed us? Don’t worry, we’re alive and well. We have just been devoting most of our time to family. But let me bring you up to date. After spending the night in Lordsburg, New Mexico, on Tuesday, the 17th, we headed northwest on US Highway 70, known as the Old West Highway, for […]

Five Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212022
 

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. You mentioned buying smoked fish in yesterday’s blog. I know you had an […]

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 […]

Back To Writing

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 072022
 

Except for my daily blog, I’ve been slacking off in the writing department since the release of Big Lake Ranger right after Christmas. I did bring out Murder, Mayhem, And Main Street a week or so ago, which is an e-book bundle with the first books in my three different mystery series along with a […]

Driving A New Truck

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 062022
 

I received a phone call from somebody at our local Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealer telling me that the new Laramie pickup truck that I had ordered in June and was assured would be delivered between late July and the end of August last summer, had just arrived on the lot. He asked when I wanted to come […]

Nick’s Nipple Cream

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052022
 

I bet that title got your attention, didn’t it? 😊 Well, get your mind out of the gutter, this is a family-friendly blog, depending on how weird your family is. I have been using a CPAP machine for almost a month now, and as I shared with you before, I was surprised at how easily […]

Will They Make It?

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042022
 

With the recent cold snap we had here in Central Florida, Terry and I were worried about the citrus trees we planted last year. She went online and did some research, and the advice was to cover them with something to ground level to ward off the freezing temperatures. We did that, wrapping them in […]

Feb 032022
 

A blog reader sent me an e-mail yesterday asking me if I could recommend any books about African Americans that she might read in honor of Black History Month. She said she’s read plenty of stories about people like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and many other African Americans […]

Jan 302022
 

I haven’t said anything before, because I didn’t know where it was going, but I have spent the last two months talking to a production company about a television miniseries based on my Big Lake mystery series. And while that sounds exciting, and any author’s dream, the more I talked to them, the less inclined […]