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 […]

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 […]

May 032023
 

Once again we spent the day yesterday working outside. Our son Travis helped me pull out the fence posts on the north side of our property and roll up the wire. Using a chain and the bucket on the Kubota tractor, some of them came out very easily, while others really made us work for […]

I Am My Father’s Son

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222022
 

Note: I have told this story before, but a couple of readers have asked me to repost it again. I wish you could have met my father. He was quite a character. He could play any instrument with keys or strings, though he never had a lesson in his life and couldn’t read music. He […]

Let’s Lighten Up

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 222020
 

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 bit and maybe I’ll give you a chuckle or two about some of the incidents that have […]

Aug 072018
 

I wish you could have met my father. He was quite a character. He could play any instrument with keys or strings, though he never had a lesson in his life and couldn’t read music. He loved books, he was a fantastic storyteller, and he had a wicked sense of humor. I guess I am […]

Ugly Chicks

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272018
 

Note: This is an updated repeat of a blog post from 2011. I once spent a recent afternoon hanging out with ugly chicks. Really ugly chicks! Now, before you start calling me an insensitive jerk, and telling me that beauty is only skin deep, or asking if I have looked in a mirror lately, I […]

Jan 182017
 

For the last couple of days I have been involved in an email exchange with a couple who are brand-new fulltimers trying to adjust to life on the road. They are currently dry camping in the desert a couple of miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona and are freaking out about being in such a different […]

Mar 272014
 

A while back I wrote a couple of blog posts about people who lose animals to predators while camping in the Arizona desert every year, and about the dangers one has to be aware of when in the desert. But the desert is not the only place where you or your pet can get into […]

Ugly Chicks

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192011
 

I spent some time yesterday hanging out with ugly chicks. Really ugly chicks! Uglier than the “ladies” in the Cactus Queen beauty contest at our RV rally last week. Now, before you start calling me an insensitive jerk, and telling me that beauty is only skin deep, or asking if I have looked in a […]