Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 092022
 

I have to give my ever-patient wife credit, because for the last few days she’d have had better company and more help around the house from a mannequin. I have stopped taking the Delta 8 during the day, only using it at bedtime. Otherwise, the Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of my back […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082022
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 31 years since my own dear mother passed away, and I miss her every day. She was a sweet lady who was loved by everyone who ever met her. Life didn’t always […]

Thanks Gwen

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 072022
 

The combination of Delta 8 and Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of the pain at bay, but all I wanted to do was sleep yesterday. And while my body appreciated that, I need to be able to function at the same time. So I need to do a little more balancing, cutting the […]

A Perfect Day

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212022
 

Terry and I and our friends Jesse and Jennifer spent yesterday out on the pontoon boat fishing, and I can say without a doubt that it was the best day I’ve ever had on the water. So much fun! It was the kind of day I pictured when I bought the boat. Because I still […]

We Snuck Away

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202022
 

While Terry had a couple of dental appointments this last week, I don’t believe I had been out of the house except to check the mail or check on our citrus trees all week. This allowed me a lot of writing time on my new book, but sometimes I reach the point where I just […]

That Was A Fast Day

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 192022
 

Terry had a dentist appointment yesterday morning, and she was up and out the door early. After she left I spent some time answering e-mails, checking the news online to see who we were at war with today, and then settled down to work. I needed to clarify some dates for different incidents in the […]

Spring Break Madness

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182022
 

We are in the middle of spring break here on the Central Florida coast, and it’s been absolute madness. I don’t have a problem with the crowds of young people in the restaurants and bars and on the roads and beaches. That’s just part of life in any resort area. But the behavior of some […]

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 […]

Jan 082022
 

My father taught me many things, and one of the most important was to never judge a book by its cover. There was a grumpy old man in our neighborhood who never smiled and would barely acknowledge anyone when they said hello to him. Everybody called him Mr. Grouch. One day I said that I […]

Jan 072022
 

I said last week that I would share a few stories from my days selling new and used cars in Tucson, Arizona years ago. As with any industry, the first thing I had to do was learn the lingo, the special language that is unique to the automotive sales business. So today we’ll just start […]

Jan 062022
 

Note: I was working on this blog Tuesday night when the power went out throughout our area and was off for several hours. It was due to a drunk driver hitting a power pole and taking it down. The driver walked away from the accident, but a young woman riding with him was tragically burned […]

Friends New And Old

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292021
 

I can’t tell you when we first met Jay and Gwen McMichael. It may have been way back in 2010 when they were fairly new to the fulltime RV lifestyle. We were staying at Fisherman’s Landing RV park in Muskegon, Michigan and they were parked near us and introduced me to their pet turtle, Randy. […]

Back To Work

 Posted by at 12:21 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272021
 

With Thanksgiving out of the way it was time to get back to work yesterday, if for no other reason than to work off the tryptophan from all that Thanksgiving turkey. My Mom used to always say that’s what made you tired after you got done eating on Thanksgiving, although some experts would disagree. I […]

Beyond Stuffed

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262021
 

If you are like us I’m sure you were beyond stuffed by the end of the day yesterday. I wasn’t able to step on the bathroom scale this morning because when it saw me coming it started running. Friends invited us for Thanksgiving dinner, and what a meal it was! They provided the turkey and […]

Happy Thanksgiving

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 252021
 

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Whoever you are and whoever you are celebrating the holiday with, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with good food, good companionship, and love. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year. Over all, our health is good for a couple of […]

Tale Of The Truck

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112021
 

As I’ve shared here before, back in June I ordered a new 2022 Ram Laramie pickup. At the time, I was promised a delivery date from late July to sometime in mid-August. Of course the chip shortage and shortages of other materials put that way behind schedule, which is no fault of the dealership, and […]

Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 1:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 102021
 

The last few days have been very hectic, and I’ve been trying to play catch up and not succeeding all that well. But I’ll try to bring you up to date. We went out to dinner with friends Thursday evening at a place called Riptide’s here in Edgewater. It’s always been very popular, but to […]

Some Quick Q&A

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082021
 

It’s late and I have to be up early, so all you’re going to get today are some quick questions and answers that have come in recently. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to have a longer blog for you. Q. My wife wants an ebook reader for her birthday in November. Since you are my […]

Oct 072021
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, before we can proceed with our carport project, we have to have a survey done of our property. Here in Volusia County, Florida, in an area zoned residential like ours, you can only have 35% of your property covered with structure. Looking at aerial views of our lot, it […]

Jul 052021
 

Yesterday we had some friends come over for a little get-together to celebrate the 4th of July. With COVID-19 on the run and everybody vaccinated, it was time to have a little celebration. Terry smoked a turkey breast in our Orion convection smoker, and there was no question that it was going to be a […]