Jun 262022
 

You can tell it’s summertime in Florida because doctors are warning people to drink plenty of water and stay inside until November 2nd. No, seriously, it’s so hot that I have been leaving the toilet seat up just to get those icy stares from Miss Terry when she splashes down in the middle of the […]

A Wall Of Water

 Posted by at 12:26 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 172022
 

Some very strong storms came through Central Florida Tuesday afternoon and night, with tornado warnings for several areas, including ours. According to the news, only one tornado actually touched down, somewhere in the western half of the state, but we got some really strong wind and a lot of lightning and rain. The weatherman said […]

Boob Tubers

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212021
 

Yesterday was a wet one, with rain falling most of the day. Sometimes there was not much more than a shower, and other times it was a real downpour. I would have been perfectly happy to stay home all day, but I had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon, so we ventured out. As it […]

No Shortage Of Rain

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062021
 

For the most part,  the most part, Florida has been experiencing a drought for the last couple of years, with rainfall averages being considerably less than normal. As I’ve said many times, here at our place in Edgewater it’s even worse because the storms always seem to split when they get to us, dumping lots […]

Sep 202021
 

We love getting off the interstate highways and taking the two-lane roads whenever we can. As I have said many times before, a Denny’s or a chain hotel at an interstate exit in Kansas is no different than one in Michigan or California. But the two-lane roads will take you to the real America. Small […]

Jul 242021
 

Yesterday morning Terry and I had to go to LabCorp to get blood draws for upcoming doctor appointments. We finished there about noon, and since we had to fast before the appointment and we had some other things we wanted to do while we were out, we decided to try a small restaurant on U.S. […]

A Beachy Kind Of Day

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282021
 

We had to go back to Best Buy in Daytona Beach yesterday to order something that we couldn’t figure out on their website. It’s always fun to wander around there and look at all the new tech toys, but there was nothing I really wanted or needed. I don’t know if there’s a big sporting […]

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 […]

Now You Tell Me

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212021
 

We were up and out the door early yesterday morning because we had a lot to get done. Our first stop was at Chase Bank in New Smyrna Beach to make a deposit, and we chatted for a couple of moments with one of the employees who is interested in RVing and follows me on […]

Cool Is Cool

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 312020
 

After endless months of hot, humid weather, a cold front came through Central Florida yesterday and dropped the temperature down into the mid-70s. Boy, were we glad to see that! Terry and I had doctors’ appointments in New Smyrna Beach in the early afternoon, and when we finished up with that we drove a mile […]

Another Rainy Day

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202020
 

Yesterday was another rainy day for us here on the Central Florida coast. And just like the day before, we had periods of hard rain and at other times it was no more than a light sprinkle, but it seemed to come down for most of the day. I was perfectly happy with that because […]

Oct 032020
 

For those who you have been following our project about building a retaining wall on the drainage canal/ditch alongside our property and replacing the several feet of yard that had eroded away, we are just about done. As I said in recent blog posts, the retaining wall was put in, then fill dirt brought in […]

Soil, Sand, And Surf

 Posted by at 1:07 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022020
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the central coast of Florida. Temperatures around 79° with low humidity and a nice 10 mile-per-hour breeze blowing. So much better than the mid-90s and high humidity we have had for months on end. During the early afternoon, the folks from the Edgewater Yard Shop delivered two […]

Jun 132020
 

Except for a couple of dentist visits that Terry couldn’t put off any longer, we have not left the house in about three months except to go to the grocery store or Walgreens to pick up prescriptions. But yesterday we decided it was time to get a dose of Vitamin Sea. So, after a stop […]

Where The Buoys Are

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022020
 

An oversize visitor from the north cloaked in red came to visit New Smyrna Beach for the holidays and has been generating a lot of excitement around here. No, I’m not talking about jolly old St. Nick. He comes around every year. This event is probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing. News reports say that this huge […]

The Trip Home, Day #4

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 182019
 

Note: This is day four a series of posts telling you about our trip home from the Midwest. The cold weather was still dogging us, and when we woke up at the Hampton Inn in Farmville, Virginia, the outside temperature was only 28°. Now that’s cold in my book! We were in no hurry to […]

She Married Mr. Right

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062019
 

Miss Terry and I were friends for many years before there was ever any romantic involvement between us. She told me once that after a bad marriage, she had been single for 14 years, because Mr. Right never came along. Apparently, I am Mr. Right, because once we did make a connection on more than […]

Sep 042019
 

I imagine by now you are probably tired of hearing about Hurricane Dorian. But trust me, after 10 or 12 days of hearing about it nonstop on the local news, and all the preparations we have made in advance of the storm, nobody is more tired of it than we are. Yesterday was the calm […]

Buffets And Beaches

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032019
 

I had an appointment at the VA Medical Center in Daytona Beach yesterday afternoon to go over my labs with my VA primary care doctor. If you read the blog regularly, you may recall I did the same thing with my civilian primary care last Friday. It’s redundancy, but as I explained then, even though […]

Fat Guy In A Hot Place

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
May 312019
 

It’s been in the low to mid-90s for days now, and the humidity has kicked in to add to the discomfort. Florida is not a good place to be a fat man this time of year. But it has convinced me I need to change my ways and clean up my act, because obviously I […]