Hot Pizza And Cool AC

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062018
 

After taking care of the morning’s email, I spent part of the day writing and got in another 3,000 or so words in my new John Lee Quarrels book. Fans of the series keep asking me when it will be ready, and all I can say is that I’m working on it. Books are like […]

Puppy Kisses

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232016
 

We made the decision long ago not to own any more pets because one would not fit well with our lifestyle since we are on the go so much covering stories for the Gypsy Journal, and the animal would be stuck at home by itself for hours on end. But I do love dogs. Not […]

A Change Of Plans

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022016
 

When we left Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange yesterday morning, we planned to come to the Elks lodge in St. Augustine and spend a few days, maybe as much as a week, before we continued north. One of the great things about the RV lifestyle is that if you don’t like the neighbors […]

May 292016
 

I think one time I watched a football game on television all the way through, and then it was only because I was a guest at somebody’s house and that’s what was on. I’ve been to a couple of minor league baseball games when I lived in Tucson years ago, and when I was in […]

Book Yes, Dish No

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172016
 

By working pretty much nonstop except to sleep, Terry finished proofing and editing Big Lake Brewpub yesterday afternoon. I was busy making corrections as she did, and had them finished and sent it off to my second proofreader yesterday evening. Now she’ll do her thing and get it back to me and I’ll make those […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address [email protected] No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

It’s Alive!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202015
 

Not every day can be all fun and games. As much as we love kites and kite flying, we didn’t go to the kite festival yesterday. We had some other things on our agenda. Cleo Collette has been a Gypsy Journal subscriber for almost as long as we’ve been in business. She was a fulltime […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

They’re Coming!

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 012015
 

The temperatures in the desert are inching toward the triple digits and folks from Phoenix and Tucson are headed for the cool, comfortable high country of the White Mountains. We were out running errands yesterday and there was a steady stream of cars and campers rolling through Show Low. Two of those rigs that will […]

Feb 192015
 

I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I think I’m going to survive this cold that has knocked me off my feet. I’ve had colds before, but this one has been the granddaddy of them all. Terry is a couple of days ahead of me in her recovery, and […]

A Big Butt Chewing!

 Posted by at 2:09 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 132014
 

That’s right, yesterday Dennis Hill got a real butt chewing And it wasn’t just me. Miss Terry, Charles and Chris Yust, and even Dennis’ pretty wife Carol were doing it, too. And it went on for hours! By the time we were all finished, I was surprised he had any butt left! No, Dennis didn’t […]

Feb 102014
 

Congratulations Carol Zack, winner of this week’s drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 180 entries in this week’s contest. Stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon. As I wrote in the blog a few days ago, somebody had started a rumor that […]

I Hate Technology

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052014
 

Yeah, I know that some of my friends call me Gadget Boy because I like techno toys. But at the same time I hate technology. Okay, let me restate that, I hate technology when it doesn’t work. And it seems like around me, anything more than a flashlight is too technical and is going to […]

Aug 312013
 

So what’s worse than getting up at 7 o’clock in the morning? Getting up at 7 o’clock in the morning on another gray, ugly day. Yeah, that’s what it was again yesterday. (Heavy sigh.) Here are a couple of pictures taken in the early afternoon to give you a feel for the place. People here […]

Nov 192011
 

The other day I wrote a blog about Tech Toys For Gadget Boys, suggesting some neat high tech things that would make great Christmas gifts. Yesterday a blog reader told me that I either had to stop writing blogs like that or she had to stop reading, because thanks to me, she has a Kindle, […]