Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 232022
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, 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. Do you sometimes dream about your characters? And if you […]

Jul 062022
 

We were up earlier than usual yesterday because Terry had an appointment at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, about 90 miles north of us. It being the day after the Independence Day holiday, we thought there might be a lot of traffic on Interstate 95, so we left a half-hour earlier than we normally do. […]

Sunday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 032022
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, 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 purchased our first travel trailer in December and have […]

Better Late Than Never

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292022
 

Well, it took longer than expected, but I woke up to a message yesterday morning that the printed edition of The Hard Years, the fourth book in my Tinder Street family saga, is now available on Amazon. Better late than never, right? Meanwhile, I sent four more chapters of Pucker Factor, my next John Lee Quarrels […]

Jun 282022
 

No, not those kinds of plumbing problems! I’m not that old yet. But you might want to check back with me next week, just to be sure things are still working okay. I’m talking about plumbing problems with our fifty year old house. As I said in a blog post a couple of weeks ago, […]

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 […]

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 Birthday Geli

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142022
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our beautiful, talented, highly accomplished, and all-around amazing daughter-in-law Geli a happy birthday. This wonderful lady means so much to us and we love her with all of our hearts. I wish we could be there to share the day with you, Geli, but know […]

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 […]

Apr 012022
 

When I woke up yesterday mornin, my lower back was really hurting me, so after having a light breakfast and whining and moaning for a while, I went out to the garage and hung on my Teeter inversion table for a few minutes. It’s amazing what that thing can do for me! When I got […]

Terry Tries VR!

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 312022
 

When I ordered my Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, Terry thought it was probably interesting but seemed content to let me experiment with VR and tell her about it. She tried on the headset the first day I received it, but I didn’t know enough about the controls to show her how to accomplish anything […]

Mar 302022
 

They say that the two happiest days of a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. They also say that BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand because there is no question about it, boat ownership can be both joyful and frustrating at the same time, and […]

It’s A New World

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292022
 

I already know that I’m an old fart, but sometimes that message is driven home in ways that I don’t expect. I’ve shared stories with you before about my days in the car sales business, and while that only lasted a year or so, I learned an awful lot about not only the industry but […]

Mar 122022
 

I received a message the other day from my dear friend Donna McNicol, author of both the excellent Klondike and C’Mon Inn mystery series, along with other great books and stories, telling me that she and her handsome husband Stu are getting off of a cruise ship at Port Canaveral this morning and would be […]

Past The Halfway Point

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082022
 

Yesterday was another day spent working on my new Tinder Street book, The Hard Years. I know some of you are probably tired of hearing about it by now, but that’s what’s taking up most of my time these days. I started the day by making corrections to several chapters that Roberta had sent me […]

Sam Agrees With Me

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052022
 

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I said that Terry and I had watched the highly acclaimed movie The Power Of The Dog and felt it was a waste of our time. Quite a few people agreed with me, although some others said that it couldn’t have won that many nominations and […]

Mar 032022
 

I spent yesterday working on The Hard Years, the fourth book in my Tinder Street family saga, and the title of today’s blog says it all. Today’s chapters included real-life events from the gang wars in Toledo, Ohio in the early 1930s, the life of a soldier between the two world wars, which could sometimes […]

Mar 022022
 

Yesterday started with my favorite breakfast, Terry’s absolutely delicious homemade overnight yeasted browned butter waffles. What a treat! I was never a fan of waffles until the first time she made these for me not long after we were married. Of course, before that, my exposure to waffles was Eggos, which is no comparison at […]

Feb 272022
 

If I had to describe our decorating style, I guess I would call it eclectic. Someone once told me that’s a fancy word for totally unorganized, but we like it. And whatever you want to call it, we do like the way our house looks. It’s a combination of beach and nautical themes mixed in […]

I Found More Hours

 Posted by at 12:54 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242022
 

In yesterday’s blog, I wrote that there are just not enough hours in a day to do all of the things I need to get accomplished. But at least for yesterday, I found more hours. As I said in that blog, I had an eye appointment at the VA Medical Clinic in Daytona Beach yesterday […]