Another Deck Project

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302023
 

When we left our home in Show Low, Arizona to become fulltime RVers back in 1999, there were many changes in our lives, and while we had to give up some things to live our dream, the tradeoff was well worth it. If there was one thing we both missed most of all it would […]

Sep 132023
 

A couple of times in the last few days Terry has said she feels almost halfway human again, but then she seems to relapse. Monday night she had another fever and when it broke sometime in the middle of the night the sheets were wet from her sweating. Tomorrow makes three weeks of this and […]

Rest In Peace, Mac

 Posted by at 1:31 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162023
 

My world is emptier today because I got news that our dear friend Mac McCoy has passed away. Legions of RVers knew him as Mac the Fire Guy from the fire safety classes he taught at RV rallies and at Life on Wheels from coast to coast for so many years. It is hard to […]

August Q&A

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082023
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, 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. I know your new place is keeping you busy, but […]

Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252023
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from 2020 that I thought we could all enjoy. There is so much doom and gloom in the world today and everybody seems to be uptight, angry, and frustrated with the way things are going. So I thought today we would just lighten things up a little […]

Apr 082023
 

Whether it’s automotive engines, boats, guns, boobs, or some other things we won’t get into, we’ve all heard the unending debate of whether or not size matters. This came up a lot when we were doing seminars at RV rallies and events around the country. Some people insisted you had to have the biggest motorhome […]

Feb 272023
 

It’s nice to have our back room, the one with all of the windows, pretty much organized and both of our desks set up. I have my corner with my rolltop desk, computer, and extra monitor, and Terry has her computer on the other side of the room, as well as her Louet Spring II […]

A Denver Day

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 042023
 

Note: We spent most of yesterday unpacking boxes and working on getting our offices ready to get back to work, so I don’t have anything new to tell you about today. So instead, I am reposting a blog from our days as fulltime RVers about a day spent playing tourist in Denver, Colorado. Yesterday we […]

Jan 222023
 

It’s taken longer to get internet service at our new place in Alabama than we expected, but we finally did, and I wanted to post a blog to let you all know we are still alive and kicking, even if barely. I say barely because Terry and I have both come down with nasty colds […]

Slowly But Surely

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122023
 

We are making progress on our upcoming move, getting things packed and loaded into the cargo trailer slowly but surely. As I said in the blog the other day, it’s like the only way you can eat an elephant, one bite at a time. I’m amazed at how much we are able to cram into […]

Jan 112023
 

Note: Since all we have done the last few days is fill boxes in preparation for our move to Alabama, I thought I’d repost a blog about how far technology has come since we became fulltime RVers way back in 1999. No, we didn’t always have WiFi and cell phones that work as hotspots, and […]

Jan 082023
 

When I mentioned in my blog a few weeks ago that we were going to be making a major change in our lives, I didn’t want to jinx the deal by telling everybody what was happening until we were sure everything was going to go through and we would actually close on our house in […]

Dec 192022
 

Note: This is a repost from December, 2015 that I think is just as appropriate today. When people ask me how I come up with all the plots I use in my mystery novels, I tell them I’m not really all that creative, I just write down what the voices in my head tell me […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242022
 

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I hope wherever and however you celebrate the day, you are with people who love you. When I think of what Thanksgiving is all about, I remember our first year as fulltime RVers. We were staying at an RV park in St. David, Arizona, a few miles from the Escapees RV Club’s […]

A Busy Day At Home

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 152022
 

Even though we never left the house except for me going out to the mailbox in the afternoon and taking out the trash in the evening, we had a very busy day at home yesterday. I started out by answering a bunch of e-mails, including some that apparently came in during our trip that got […]

Making Room

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162022
 

As I’ve said before, when we moved out of our 320 square foot diesel pusher motorhome and into our 1750 square foot house with an attached 1100 square foot garage, Terry and I both wondered what we would do with all of that space. And as I’ve also said before, it didn’t take us very […]

Mar 152022
 

Note: I was busy writing all day and time got away, so here is a repost of a blog about a historic fort we visited in our travels as fulltime RVers. Today the scene high atop a bluff overlooking the Maumee River in northwestern Ohio is serene. Canoes navigate the water below, squirrels scamper along […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062022
 

Note: This is a repost from 2011, when fuel prices were spiking and people were asking me what the future held for us and other fulltime RVers. While the numbers have changed, as they have for anything we spend money on, the reality is still the same. And as we have seen with every dramatic […]

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 […]

Newport Bayfront

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192022
 

Note: Here is a blog from our days as fulltime RVers, about one of our favorite places on the magnificent Oregon coast.  We love wandering around the waterfront in Newport, Oregon. If we ever hang up the keys and decide to settle down in the Pacific Northwest, this would be the place. U.S. Highway 101 […]