Apr 182022
 

As I said a while back, April has been a busy month of birthdays for us. Our-son-in law Kenny, daughter-in-law Geli, and daughter Tiffany all had birthdays this month, and now today is granddaughter Destiny’s fifteenth birthday. It’s amazing to me how fast this young lady has grown up and how beautiful, sweet, and intelligent […]

Apr 102022
 

During my small town newspaper publishing days I covered a lot of crimes and the follow-up when the perpetrators were arrested. Sometimes it was very hard to keep a straight face with the things I heard said in courtrooms. Here are a few examples. In Show Low, Arizona a young man was brought into court […]

Travel Talk

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 072022
 

COVID kept us close to home for the last couple of years, and even though we are not RVers anymore, we definitely have hitch itch. So Terry and I have been talking about making some trips this year. Besides, our accountant says that if we don’t get some more business deductions, we’re going to be […]

Jan 222022
 

Wow, it sure seems quiet around here now that our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny are back home in Arizona. As I said in yesterday’s blog, the girls flew out of Daytona Beach at 6:30 AM, which means they had to check in at the airport at 4:30. Since Terry and I seldom get to bed […]

A Paddling Day

 Posted by at 1:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212022
 

Yesterday was the last full day for our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny to be with us, and since it was one of the few nice days weather-wise while they have been here, we decided to introduce them to kayaking. You might think that people who live in Arizona don’t have enough water to go […]

Today’s The Day!

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122022
 

We’ve been looking forward to it for quite a while now and it’s finally here. Today is the day that my daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny arrive from our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona for a visit. Tiffany has been here a couple of times already, and we always have a great time with […]

Weaving Away

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092021
 

Now that Terry has finally gotten her Glimakra loom set up, she is weaving away on her latest project, a blanket for our son-in-law Kenny. Kenny is a big guy. I don’t know exactly how tall he is, but he has to duck his head when there’s a full moon outside. Terry said the finished […]

Lots Of Good News

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 242021
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, I got private messages or e-mails from at least half a dozen people who wanted to know how our first night on our new Denver Mattress went. When I laid down, I didn’t experience the almost immediate backache I have been getting, and when I rolled onto my left side to […]

Potpourri

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232021
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Sep 242020
 

If you were to believe popular fiction or current events, there is a lot of animosity between police and the press. Sometimes that animosity is well-earned on both sides, but at least in fiction, much of it is overblown. With my own background of having been around law enforcement, I always enjoyed a very good […]

23 Years Ago

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 112020
 

I know that today marks 19 years since the terrible 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation. We must never forget that terrible day, or to honor those who were lost. 9/11 memorials will be all over the media today, and rightly so. But I want take you back four more years further in the past […]

August Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 262020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, 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. We are new fulltimers and want to replace the two recliners in our […]

Aug 202020
 

I have written before about an area in northern Arizona called East of Snowflake that attracts all kinds of weird people. If you’re a burned-out hippie, a survivalist, a conspiracy theorist, or any other flavor of eccentric, you can buy land east of the small town of Snowflake for very little money and live happily […]

I’m Glad I Called

 Posted by at 12:52 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122020
 

I don’t know when you will see this blog, since when I logged on at 11:30 last night to get it ready to post, I got a message saying that WordPress was doing some kind of critical update and to try back later. I waited until just before midnight and got the same message. If […]

My Rotten Kids

 Posted by at 1:21 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242020
 

Every parent wants to raise children who become adults they can be proud of. Adults that they can look at and say to themselves with a smile of self-satisfaction, “Yeah, that’s my kid!” Unfortunately, I don’t do that. As much as it hurts me to admit it, I raised two rotten, selfish kids. My son […]

Six Thousand Words

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 122020
 

No, that wasn’t my output in my last writing marathon. Actually, I did 6,150 words on Sunday. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I am referring to the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And today, I am sharing some pictures of Miss Terry’s output, not mine. While I have […]

Feb 252020
 

I have always enjoyed driving and I usually do most of it when we are on a trip. But after this trip, I may never drive again. Back on February 8, I was getting tired when we were about 100 miles from Phoenix and Miss Terry took the wheel. She is an excellent driver, whether […]

Feb 232020
 

The hardest part of any visit with the people we love is saying goodbye. Especially as we get older and realize that any goodbye could be the last one. And so it was yesterday when it came time to leave our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. We were up and all packed and had […]

I Lied

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222020
 

You may remember that in yesterday’s blog I said I was over the worst of my cold. As it turns out, I lied. Even though I was very tired when I went to bed Thursday night, I just could not seem to get to sleep. My back was hurting and I could not get comfortable, […]