Jul 042022
 

In just about every house I lived in before we became fulltime RVers back in 1999, I had a ceiling fan over the bed in my bedroom. I always like to have some air movement at night, which was something I really missed in our motorhomes when we were traveling. When we hung up the […]

Sunday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032022
 

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. We purchased our first travel trailer in December and have […]

Jun 302022
 

We had to go to Orlando yesterday for a follow-up with Doctor Creamer, who did my recent RF nerve ablations. The traffic was about as bad as I had expected it to be, but we got through all right and arrived for the appointment with a few minutes to spare. His office is very efficient, […]

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 […]

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, […]

A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122021
 

Yesterday was a very fast day and I don’t know where the hours went. I had planned to get some writing done but time got away from me and that didn’t happen. I started the day as always, answering emails, including a lot of congratulatory messages on yesterday’s announcement about achieving my $1,000,000 goal in […]

$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 […]

A Crystal Ball

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092021
 

I had to laugh when I saw a meme on Facebook yesterday that showed an electric car stopped on the side of the road being charged by a huge generator. Someone commented that it didn’t take a crystal ball to see where this whole electric car thing was going and that it would never work. […]

Oct 142021
 

We woke up to a surprise yesterday morning, an unexpected deposit from Social Security into our checking account for a rather large sum of money. I usually get my Social Security direct deposited on the third Wednesday of the month, and Terry’s comes in on the fourth. Yesterday was only the second Wednesday of the […]

Jesse Makes A Door

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192021
 

I’ve told you before about all of the things our neighbor Jessie Bolton does to help us with projects around the house, and we always appreciate him. He just finished another one that we really wanted to get done. When we bought the house, the door in our guest bedroom had a hole in the […]

I Snuck Out

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182021
 

While Terry was editing and proofreading another six chapters of my new Big Lake book, I snuck out for a while yesterday afternoon and went to the gun show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland. I’ve owned more guns in my life than I could begin to count, but only once have I owned […]

Nothing Changes

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172021
 

When I wrote that I was ordering a new truck a while back, someone asked if I had considered the Ford Lightning, their new electric pickup. No, it wouldn’t meet my needs at this time. But it’s interesting seeing all of the feedback on electric cars on social media. I can’t count the number of […]

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 […]

A Water Play Day

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052021
 

I know that I said in yesterday’s blog that I hoped to knock out a couple more chapters in my new Tinder Street book, but that didn’t happen. The weatherman said we are looking at the last few decent days we may be able to expect for a long time, with temperatures supposed to be […]

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 […]