The Not So Fun Part

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302021
 

I love what I do for a living. I wanted to be an author and a newspaperman ever since I was a kid, and I managed to accomplish both goals. It’s cool to make a living sitting on my butt talking into a microphone, telling stories that end up as books that people want to […]

A Personal Record?

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 282021
 

Thank you to everybody who posted blog comments or sent e-mails or Facebook messages hoping Terry and I were feeling better. The headache is gone for me and I’m doing much better. Terry is still sore from her procedure and will be for a while, but every day is a new day and one step […]

A Rough Few Days

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272021
 

It’s been a rough few days for us, which is why I have been re-posting old blogs about our travels as fulltime RVers for the last couple of days. But I do that occasionally anyhow because lots of new readers missed all of those travels and tell me they like hearing about them. And some […]

A Kitchen Queen?

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252021
 

I said in a blog post the other day that my Mustang is a garage queen that doesn’t get out much, and that’s just fine with me. Now let me tell you about our new kitchen queen. Now don’t go getting all excited, I didn’t replace Miss Terry. We all know she’s irreplaceable. But we […]

Neighbors I Never Knew

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 242021
 

We live in a friendly little subdivision called Terra Mar Village on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. While it’s not a 55+ community like so many here in Florida, and there are some families with children, most of the neighbors we’ve met are in the 50+ age range. Besides two […]

Well, I Did It

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232021
 

Yesterday was another busy day for us, but we still made time for a half-hour of morning snuggling when we first woke up. We try to do this the first thing every morning and again at night before we go to sleep, and it’s very seldom that we miss the opportunity. Some people say that […]

Apr 222021
 

From the time I was a kid I always wanted to be a writer, and especially a newspaperman. I consider myself very lucky that for most of my life I’ve made my living with the written word and been able to own and publish quite a few small town newspapers. Over the years I’ve seen […]

P2106 Code

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 302020
 

No, it’s not a secret code, just one that doesn’t really say much. A couple of readers have asked me what I found out about the problem we had with our 2005 Ford Explorer that I wrote about in Friday’s blog post Well, That’s Not Good. As I wrote in that post, Thursday afternoon we […]

Katy Trail State Park

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292020
 

On one of our trips through Missouri, we discovered one of the most unusual state parks we ever visited, a narrow 225-mile long corridor that stretches across the state from east to west. Along the way, Missouri offers people of all ages and interests unique recreational opportunities. If you are a hiker, bicyclist, history buff, […]

Aug 282020
 

I’ve been dealing with some cabin fever after all these months of staying home self-isolating. We leave the house to go to medical appointments or the grocery store when necessary, and that’s been about it. Yesterday Terry had a dental appointment, so we thought we would kill two birds with one stone and go to […]

Aug 272020
 

His name was Dave, and the first time I met him I thought he was an old geezer. What hair he had left was white and he walked with a noticeable limp, aided by a cane. But there was nothing old about Dave. Not at all! His daughter was visiting from California and called my […]

What Day Is It?

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012020
 

Am I the only one losing track of the days? As I was writing today’s blog, I planned to tell people that today was their last chance to enter our free drawing and that the winner would be drawn Sunday evening. Then I thought, “didn’t I write that last night?” Yes, I did, on Saturday […]

May 312020
 

In last week’s Newspaper Days blog, titled Jaws, I mentioned that Westport, Washington, located on the southern opening of Grays Harbor, billed itself as the Salmon Capital of the World in the late 1970s and early 1980s, due to the many charter boats that operated from there, as well as commercial fishing boats. People came […]

Nobody Wins

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 302020
 

Looking at the things that are happening in Minneapolis, and other places around the country makes my heart sick. While I have always been a strong supporter of law enforcement, that does not mean I turn a blind eye to injustice. There can be no question in anybody’s mind that George Floyd was murdered. At […]

The Power Of “No”

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 292020
 

What do you think is the most powerful word in the English language? At one time, I thought it was “love.” But, of course, back then I was a starry-eyed kid head over heels in something for the pretty long-haired blonde girl that sat next to me in biology class. But over time, I’ve come to […]

May 282020
 

The long-awaited and much-anticipated rocket launch from Cape Canaveral carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station was scheduled to lift off at 4:33 yesterday afternoon. But as it turns out, that bird didn’t fly. About twenty minutes before its scheduled liftoff, the launch was scrubbed. That didn’t surprise us since we had been having […]

Oct 072019
 

No, I’m not talking about my prostate. Though at my age, maybe I should be. The piddling I’m talking about are chores around the house, and we seem to be knocking them out on a daily basis in preparation for my kids getting here on Friday. Yesterday it was screen doors. We have two of […]

October Q&A

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062019
 

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 said your daughter is flying in to visit you. As I recall […]

More Piddling

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052019
 

Before I do anything today, I want to wish my buddy Greg White a very happy birthday. Why do I think this picture of myself and Greg should be captioned, “What, me worry?” I wish we could be there to spend the day with you, buddy. We are sure looking forward to you and Jan […]

She Calls it Piddling

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 042019
 

When she doesn’t have any big project to do and is just catching up on little chores around the house, researching things on the Internet, or whatever, Miss Terry calls it piddling. I’m never sure if I should stand back and let her do her thing, or go to the drugstore and buy some Depends, […]