Stuck On A Sandbar

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282021
 

Our neighbor Jesse Bolton came over the other day and reconfigured some of the changes he made to the kayak trailer, lowering the front bar so that the kayaks sit fairly flat and are easier to load back in from the water. So Friday, Miss Terry and I decided we should give it a try […]

Feb 252021
 

In yesterday’s blog, titled The Day After, I said that except for a large red welt on my arm at the injection site and Terry having some joint aches, we really didn’t have any negative side effects from our second round of Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations. There is a possibility I may have spoken too soon […]

Jan 182021
 

About three books ago, something happened that I can’t explain. For some reason, some of the quotation marks were two straight lines and others were curly. I tried to post examples to show you what I’m talking about in the blog, but here they all come out curly. I’ve gone through the manuscripts and changed […]

We Feel So Loved!

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 172021
 

Thank you to everybody who posted comments on Facebook and the blog or sent e-mail messages from the blog wishing us a happy anniversary. You all make us feel so loved. In spite of yesterday being our anniversary, it was kind of a frustrating day because somehow during the transfer of the blog domain away […]

Dry Eyes And YouTube

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 152021
 

I didn’t get any writing done Wednesday because Terry had an appointment with her eye doctor down in Titusville to replace the plugs that they do every four months or so for her dry eyes. She’s been having more and more of a problem with it, and even expensive eyedrops haven’t helped, so he gave […]

Jan 142021
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Down And Dirty

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012020
 

Right on schedule, the truck from Edgewater Yard Shop arrived at 1:30 yesterday afternoon with two yards of fill dirt that we needed to replace what was lost when we took out the big dead tree and the parasitic Palmetto that was surrounding it. I originally thought that we would need about 1½ yards, and […]

Cool Is Cool

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312020
 

After endless months of hot, humid weather, a cold front came through Central Florida yesterday and dropped the temperature down into the mid-70s. Boy, were we glad to see that! Terry and I had doctors’ appointments in New Smyrna Beach in the early afternoon, and when we finished up with that we drove a mile […]

18 Years? Wow!

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292020
 

Eighteen years ago today we were at the Escapees RV Club’s Raccoon Valley Campground, just north of Knoxville, Tennessee, when my daughter Tiffany, back in Arizona, went into labor with her first child. We didn’t have a cell phone and it was during the evening, and the only pay telephone available was in the campground’s […]

Tired Of This Nonsense

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 172020
 

Back in late 2016, Terry and I both bought Moto Z Play smartphones. At the time, Terry was reluctant to give up her old flip phone and didn’t think she needed or wanted a smartphone. But it didn’t take her long to realize the benefits of the newer technology. As for me, I had already […]

Aug 132020
 

Back during my newspaper days on the Pacific Northwest coast, my headquarters was in Aberdeen, Washington, in Grays Harbor, which is located at the bottom of the Olympic Peninsula. Aberdeen is an old seaport and lumber mill town, and Gray’s Harbor is the largest natural deep water port north of San Francisco, and there is […]

Jul 112020
 

You might think that a small town newspaper publisher’s world pretty much ended at the city limits, or no further than the county. And for the most part, you would be right. And I was always content with that. As one of my mentors in the business told me when I was first starting out, […]

And It’s Done!

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
May 212020
 

Yesterday was another good writing day for me. I cranked out 6,300 words and finished my newest Big Lake book. It came in at 83,265 words and took me three weeks and three days from start to finish. And I wasn’t writing every day. I will spend today and maybe tomorrow reading through it and […]

James Monroe Museum

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292019
 

“A better man cannot be.” Those are the words Thomas Jefferson used to describe James Monroe in 1785, and most scholars of our country’s fifth president would probably agree. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1758, Monroe attended the College of William and Mary for a year before dropping out to join the Continental Army, […]

Call Me Christopher

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272019
 

From now on, you can call me Christopher, as in Christopher Columbus. You know, the guy who thought he was going one place and ended up somewhere else entirely and got credit for a discovery that he may or may not have been the first to stumble upon. Because I have made a discovery myself. […]

Sep 162019
 

Well, I said I was going to do it and I did. I sat down at my computer yesterday and started working my way toward the end of my new book, Dead Romeos, and except for a few breaks to get up and move around a little bit, and go to the bathroom, I kept […]

It Was A Very Good Day

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232019
 

Terry wanted me to pass along her thanks to all of you who sent her birthday greetings through blog comments, emails, texts, and Facebook messages. You really helped make her day special. For the last week or two I kept asking her what she wanted to do for her birthday, and she said the thing […]

Jun 222019
 

Today we are celebrating Terry’s birthday, and though she modestly says it’s just another day, it’s a very special day. Who knew that that little baby born in Newton, Kansas would grow up to become the most beautiful woman in the world? And not just beautiful, but also strong, caring, intelligent, talented in so many […]

Jun 022019
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, we had planned to stay home on Friday so I could get some writing done and Miss Terry could get back to her latest long-delayed weaving project. But then we ran out to do a couple of errands and the day got away from us. So we didn’t accomplish […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212018
 

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 husband has it in his mind to spend this winter parked on […]