Retired? Not Us

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052021
 

The other day someone referred to Terry and me as enjoying our retirement here on Florida’s Central Coast. We both had to laugh at that because even though we are of an age to draw Social Security and get Medicare, we are far from retired. When our insurance company refused to cover treatment for Terry’s […]

Beyond Stuffed

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262021
 

If you are like us I’m sure you were beyond stuffed by the end of the day yesterday. I wasn’t able to step on the bathroom scale this morning because when it saw me coming it started running. Friends invited us for Thanksgiving dinner, and what a meal it was! They provided the turkey and […]

Closer Every Day

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272021
 

Yesterday was another 6,000 word day in my new Big Lake book. I’m getting closer to the end all the time and should be able to wrap it up in the next two or three days. Then it will go through the last stages of editing and proofreading, followed by formatting, and be out. I’m […]

Half Gone?

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 302021
 

Half a year gone already? Where does the time go? I can remember as a kid when summers seemed to last thirteen months. I guess all those people who say that time goes faster as you get older know what they’re talking about. It being the end of June, we are already ten days into […]

Shutters And Decks

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 312020
 

Living on the coast in central Florida, we have wanted to get hurricane shutters or some type of window protection installed on our house for quite some time now. We first talked to a local company with excellent reviews about it back in November, but then Terry had to have surgery for her Interstim implant, […]

Friday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122020
 

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 have a 24 foot Class C motorhome now, and we tow a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun 012019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said we would probably spend the day at home writing and weaving. That’s the way I saw it happening when I wrote that, but as it turned out I was lying through my tooth. Except for this blog I didn’t do any writing, Miss Terry did not do any weaving, and […]

Let The Madness Begin

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 252019
 

It has been very hot here on the Central Florida coast for the last few days, with the temperature edging up close to 90° most days. And it’s only going to get hotter. The weatherman says that the region can expect temperatures in the mid to upper 90s for the next week or two. Fortunately, […]

Winners and Losers

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 052019
 

One of the good things about publishing the Gypsy Journal and this blog is that I was always being offered products to try out, with the manufacturer hoping for a good review. Of course, when I told them that if I liked the item I would tell the world why, but if I thought it […]

Taking Precautions

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092018
 

All of the weather forecasters are saying that tropical storm Florence is more than likely going to blow up into a category four hurricane and hit the Carolinas sometime this coming week. None of the models show it making landfall here in Florida, but we are going to see high surf and some heavy rain. […]

Donuts And Rainbows

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272018
 

Ever since we got back from our trip we have been busy playing catch up. While we were gone I only dealt with the most pressing emails so I had a big backlog of them to wade through when we got home. Meanwhile, Terry had a lot of paperwork to do, separating receipts from the […]

Nov 272016
 

When we first started spending our winters in Florida, even before we bought our house, people kept telling us about how bad this region was for hurricanes and asking us if we weren’t afraid of getting caught in one. No, not at all. In our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we dealt with tornadoes, wildfires, […]