Words, Books, And Rain

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 262021
 

I had such a good time knocking out 7,000 words in my new book, Big Lake Ranger, on Sunday that I did the same thing again yesterday! That puts me at over 34,000 words, and with a couple more days like that, I will be well past the halfway mark. I never know exactly what […]

May 092021
 

Friday night the weatherman on the Channel 6 news out of Orlando said that yesterday (Saturday) was probably going to be our last good day in terms of temperature before summer hits us hard. Usually, from mid-to-late May until November, the temperatures here on the Central Coast of Florida are in or near the 90s, […]

Apr 262021
 

We stayed at a lot of campgrounds in our 18+ years of fulltime RV travel, some really nice places, and some not so nice. There are campgrounds that we returned to on a regular basis and others where one stop was more than enough. RVers would often ask us what our personal favorite campgrounds were. […]

A Water Play Day

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 052021
 

I know that I said in yesterday’s blog that I hoped to knock out a couple more chapters in my new Tinder Street book, but that didn’t happen. The weatherman said we are looking at the last few decent days we may be able to expect for a long time, with temperatures supposed to be […]

Mar 062021
 

I have wanted to go fishing for a long time now and yesterday was a perfect day for it, with temperatures in the mid-60s and lots of sunshine. Terry didn’t quite feel up to going out on the boat or the kayaks, so I went down to Anchor Hardware, a mile or two from the […]

Flitz To The Rescue

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 182021
 

A lot of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I am a gun guy, and I have several. Since moving to Florida it’s been hard to find a convenient place to shoot, except for some private gun clubs whose annual membership dues are more than I can justify or […]

Dec 232020
 

This is our lovely daughter-in-law, Geli, getting her first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine yesterday morning. Geli is a nurse and works at a hospital in Birmingham and has been dealing with Covid patients since the very start of the pandemic. We and her husband, my son Travis, have all been worried to death […]

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 […]

A New Lease On Life

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232020
 

Friday will be five weeks since I had three RF nerve ablations done on my lower back, and for those who have asked about the results, it has been nothing short of amazing. I can’t believe how much relief you can get from a relatively simple outpatient procedure. Since the day of the procedure, I […]

Mister Goodwrench

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172019
 

Are you sitting down? If not, I suggest you do so before you read on. And I don’t really recommend drinking anything hot or cold while you read the blog today, either. These announcements are made for your own safety. Back in November, 2017, Terry and I bought a pair of Old Town Predator kayaks […]

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 […]

May 232019
 

We have been busy and getting a lot of things accomplished. That’s a good thing, right? At least, I hope it is, because I would not want to be doing all of this work for nothing. I seldom drive my 1999 Ford F-150, though it’s a great truck and I love it. We purchased it […]

Two Out Of Three

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072019
 

Because we lost so much time running around to doctor appointments this last week, yesterday Miss Terry and Beverly spent most of yesterday proofing my new book, Sweet Tea And Jesus. With all of that done and the corrections made, I sent it off to my third and final proofreader. It won’t be long now, […]

Mar 112019
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

A Do-Nothing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202018
 

Yesterday was pretty much a do-nothing day for me. I don’t know if I was still feeling the effects of my medical marijuana overdose, or if I was just lazy (which could very well be the case), but whatever the reason, I just didn’t have any energy or any interest in doing anything. I did […]

Oct 152018
 

I had a secretary once who used to tell me I was an old stick in the mud because I wasn’t always quick to embrace new ideas and changes. Not that I wouldn’t consider them, but I’ve always felt that if something works, why mess with it? The baseball cap I wear on a regular […]

Oct 092018
 

Whenever we can, we get off the interstate highways and travel the back roads of America. I’ve always said that a Grand Slam at a Denny’s in Paducah, Kentucky isn’t going to be any different than one at a Denny’s in Tucson, Arizona. And face it, just about every interstate highway exit in the country […]

How Did I Do That?

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252018
 

Since this is Sunday, normally I would include something in today’s blog telling you that it is your last chance to enter our weekly Free Drawing and that the winner would be drawn this evening. But somehow I managed to completely forget about the drawing this week. They usually begin on Thursday and run through […]

Mar 152018
 

When we were in the process of furnishing our house I tried to rent a U-Haul trailer to avoid paying the delivery charges most of the local stores here have. That’s when I learned that if you have a Ford Explorer, you can’t rent a U-Haul trailer. Who knew? I guess it all goes back […]

New Toys

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192017
 

When Terry and I first got interested in kayaks many years ago we bought two Native Watercraft sit-on-tops. They were great boats and we really liked them, but after we traded in the Ford van we had then on the Explorer, we had to put them on the roof of the SUV. That became a […]