Will We Get Hit?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242022
 

Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane […]

Getting Jabbed Again

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232022
 

Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, COVID is not dead and gone. It is still a very dangerous disease, with thousands of people being hospitalized for it every day. And even those who have been vaccinated and boosted are still not out of the water, as our son Travis and his […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212022
 

After telling you in yesterday’s blog about our upcoming trip to Alabama to visit our son Travis and his wife Geli, we got a call yesterday morning that changed all of that. Travis came down with a bad headache the day before, and by yesterday morning he had all the signs of COVID. Geli, who […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172022
 

I don’t know if there’s anything good anybody could say about the year 2020, except that it’s finally over. Who can ever forget the terrible toll of lives lost to COVID, of isolating at home, wearing masks, sanitizing everything, and being worried every time we coughed or sneezed? But at least some people have found […]

Not Going To Do It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 282022
 

I had my RF nerve ablations done on June 13th and 20th. They were outpatient procedures, and a couple of weeks after the second one I had a follow-up appointment with the doctor’s office in Orlando. If traffic isn’t bad we can make the trip in about an hour and 15 minutes, but you never […]

Travel Talk

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072022
 

COVID kept us close to home for the last couple of years, and even though we are not RVers anymore, we definitely have hitch itch. So Terry and I have been talking about making some trips this year. Besides, our accountant says that if we don’t get some more business deductions, we’re going to be […]

Past The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082022
 

Yesterday was another day spent working on my new Tinder Street book, The Hard Years. I know some of you are probably tired of hearing about it by now, but that’s what’s taking up most of my time these days. I started the day by making corrections to several chapters that Roberta had sent me […]

Never Enough Hours

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 232022
 

A while back, someone asked me if I ever planned to stop writing and retire, or if I thought I might run out of ideas for books someday and give it up. Not as long as my faculties hold up and I can keep at it. I will never live long enough to write all […]

Antique Extravaganza

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 202022
 

Three times a year, in January, February, and November, Renninger’s Promotions hosts their Antiques and Collector’s Extravaganza at their huge open-air facility in Mount Dora, Florida, and it’s an event we always enjoy attending. We didn’t make it to any of their shows last year because of COVID, and my daughter and granddaughter were visiting […]

Feb 162022
 

I spent most of yesterday working on my new Tinder Street book and managed to get in somewhere around 3,500 words, along with doing some more research as I went. I plan to be back at it today and hopefully get a couple more chapters done. After reading Sunday’s blog, in which I said that […]

That Was Fast!

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012022
 

No, not 2021. That seemed to drag on forever, just like the previous year did. And though we are cautiously optimistic for the coming year, especially with so many folks getting vaccinated and boosted against COVID, now the Omicron version seems to be taking over. Will it all ever end? Someone I know and respect, […]

Trucks Out The Wazoo

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072021
 

I swear life is either feast or famine. If you’ve been following along, earlier this year I ordered a new Ford F-150 Lariat pickup and was told it would take about six to eight weeks for delivery. But between the worldwide computer chip shortage and COVID and everything else going on, that time got delayed […]

Nov 242021
 

Yesterday was a wordy day for me. I started out by making a bunch of corrections to chapters that had been proofread by Judy and Roberta, and then I wrote another 2,500-word chapter in my new Big Lake book. I’m getting there, slowly but surely, but I still have no idea who the bad guy […]

Nov 142021
 

I have really been slacking off in the writing department lately. I started Big Lake Ranger, my 5th book for this year, on September 30th, and I should be wrapping it up by now and looking at a publishing date. But between keeping busy with some medical and technical issues and more than a little […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 1:12 am  Main Dish
Sep 302021
 

Well, my latest book, Ka-Bar Karma, is out and doing well on Amazon, and I’ve goofed off as long as I can so it’s time to get back to work. As I said a while back, the normal progression of my writing schedule would be to write the fourth book in my Tinder Street series […]

I Asked For Lemonade

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182021
 

Yesterday was one of those days when I probably should have just stayed in bed. But like a fool, I got up and tested fate. That’s never a good idea, is it? The day started with a series of phone calls about a referral for an appointment that I was supposed to have to see […]

Aug 062021
 

Yesterday I was formatting the e-book version of Big Lake Shootout, and when I was about halfway through, my darned computer froze up. I had to reboot it before I could work anymore, and since I broke one of my own rules and hadn’t saved very much as I went, I lost about half of […]

Feb 152021
 

My son had an incident Saturday night that could have gone bad but fortunately did not, because everyone involved kept their cool. He is an amazing photographer, and one thing he is doing a lot of is something called light painting, where you turn off all the lights, or go out on a dark night, […]

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 […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 102020
 

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. We are watching the news coverage of Hurricane Eta and are really worried […]