Off And Running

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042012
 

Our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally is off and running and everybody is having a good time. That’s mandatory at one of our events. Frowning can get you in trouble around here. The day started a 7:30 AM with me chasing down a couple of Class C motorhomes driving around the fairgrounds, seemingly lost and confused. […]

No Flood So Far

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032012
 

We got lucky and most of the rain that was predicted for the weekend bypassed Celina, and we’re sure grateful for that. We’ve parked RVs on a soggy fairgrounds before and it’s no fun. We only had 31 RVs come in yesterday, since most of the Early Birds arrived on Friday, with a few more […]

Already Busy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012012
 

Our Early Bird arrival day is tomorrow, but we’ve already been busy parking dozens of RVs here at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, Ohio. They started rolling in yesterday morning and it was nonstop all day long. I don’t know exactly how many rigs came in but I would estimate somewhere around 50. Most […]

Aug 282012
 

Yesterday afternoon I posted what I believe (hope) will be the final schedule for our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally. Unless there is a major problem, I don’t anticipate any last minute changes. You can view the schedule by going to our Rally Registration Page and scrolling down. A couple of readers have asked about last […]

Time To Get Busy

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272012
 

Our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally begins one week from today, and it’s time to get busy wrapping up all the last-minute details before the event starts. Fortunately for Terry and me, we have a lot of help here to get the job done. Early yesterday afternoon, Mike and Elaine Loscher arrived at the fairgrounds and […]

New Tools

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 242012
 

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, whether you are a mechanic, a carpenter, or a plumber, you need the best tools you can get your hands on to do your job. Now, anybody who knows me knows that I am not allowed to touch any kind of tool you can buy at […]

The Mailing Is Done!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232012
 

Miss Terry has been busy doing her thing, stuffing envelopes with the new issue of the Gypsy Journal like a mad woman, and yesterday afternoon we dropped off the last load of envelopes at the post office in Elkhart. It sure feels good to have that chore behind us! After we went to the post […]

Party Time

 Posted by at 1:33 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 202012
 

Yesterday we had a party to celebrate our good friend Al Hesselbart’s 70th birthday, which is actually today. But as I wrote a few days ago, when a guy gets that old, you don’t put things off if you can avoid it. Yes, Al’s gotten to that age when he doesn’t buy any green bananas, […]

Aug 192012
 

We were up at the ungodly hour of 7:30 AM yesterday, to make the drive to Allegan, Michigan, where our printer is located, and where they are holding the Michigan Fiber Festival this weekend. Miss Terry is really into the fiber arts, spinning, weaving, crocheting, anything to do with them. She had never been to […]

One Week Left

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182012
 

I want to thank everybody who bought my new book, Crazy Days in Big Lake, and told their friends about it. When I got up yesterday morning, the book had already risen to #71 in Amazon’s E-book/Mystery/Police Procedural category, and by the end of the evening it was at #42. As if that weren’t enough, […]

Aug 162012
 

In a blog I wrote exactly one month ago today titled Lots To See And Do, I reported that while coming across Interstate 86 in New York the road was so rough that one of the hubcaps had bounced off the dual wheels on our motorhome. I said that when we got back to Elkhart […]

Hump Day

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152012
 

This is Wednesday, so if you are part of the working world, this is probably hump day for you. No, that doesn’t mean getting frisky with the receptionist in the supply closet; it means that your work week is half over. Even though we are not retired and run our business from the road, we […]

Aug 142012
 

We made our deadline easily yesterday, uploading the new issue of the Gypsy Journal to our printer’s web server about 4:30 PM. Then we waited for their prepress department to e-mail and let us know they had received it. That message came in about 6 PM, and we breathed a huge sigh of relief. They […]

A Lot Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 132012
 

A lot has been accomplished in the last few days, and it’s a good feeling. Very good, indeed! I worked hard on the paper again all day yesterday, and by the time I knocked off a little before midnight I had the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, except for the front page photo. […]

I Still Don’t

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122012
 

In yesterday’s blog I said that I had nothing to report. I still don’t. What can I say? Just like I have the last few days, most of yesterday was spent working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. I got a lot accomplished, knocking out another eleven pages, which leaves me with just […]

I’m Famous!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102012
 

Several years ago my cousin Berni Frees and her husband Rocky tried out the fulltime RV lifestyle for a while and we spent some wonderful times together on the road. Early on, we were all sitting under their motorhome’s awning at Elkhart Campground and somebody came by with a copy of one of my RV […]

Back In Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092012
 

Terry had a restless night, but I slept pretty well at the travel plaza on the Ohio Turnpike and woke up ready to finish our trip to Elkhart Campground. We only had four hours to go, plus the time for a stop at the Flying J just south of Toledo for fuel. This was another […]

Moving To Sturbridge

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302012
 

As so often seems to happen here in western Massachusetts, the rain that was forecast for yesterday never showed up. Just a heavy gray sky that hung low all day long. But that was okay, we had plenty of things to do here at home to keep us busy. I finished all of the corrections […]

Sitting Tight

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 272012
 

The weather forecast yesterday was for severe thunderstorms, some with heavy rain, damaging hail and high wind. It seemed like a good day to sit tight here at home, so that’s what we did. I kept monitoring the weather reports online and on television, and the forecast seemed to be getting even worse. There was […]

Jul 222012
 

The bad thing about being workaholic self-employed fulltime RVers is that we tend to spend a lot of time working at the many projects we have going on at any one time. One day may find us touring the local attractions and collecting stories for future issues of the Gypsy Journal. The next day we […]