Dec 312022
 

So what do you do when you are 70 years old, own your house in Florida free and clear, and have almost no debt? If you are myself and Terry, you buy another home in Alabama and move there! I’ll be honest with you, when we bought our place here on the Intracoastal Waterway, we […]

Keep Checking

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242022
 

As I write this, Big Lake Drunk is not live on Amazon yet, but keep checking because it will be sometime today, just in time for your Christmas reading pleasure. Thank you to Miss Terry, Roberta, and Judy, for all of your hard work in editing and proofreading and getting it ready to go. I […]

Nov 022022
 

My dad used to always tell me that you should try to learn something new every day, and he said you know that you have really accomplished something in life when you reach the age that your children can teach you something new. I guess I’m there, because while we were visiting my son Travis […]

Will We Get Hit?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242022
 

Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane […]

Mar 272021
 

After going to the Preston Law Firm in New Smyrna Beach to pick up the binder with all of the documents for our family trust, Terry and I went to Ruthy’s Kozy Kitchen for brunch. This is one of those local places that the tourists never find, and locals like it that way. Nothing fancy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 192019
 

I appreciate everybody indulging me for the last week while I re-posted old blogs so I could spend time with my kids while they were here visiting from out of state. Now they’re gone and I’m back, and I’ve got a lot to share with you. In fact, it will take me a few days […]

Homeward Bound

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 172019
 

We spent five days in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli, touring the area for blog fodder and introducing people at libraries and stores to my books. But all good things must come to an end, and before we knew it was time to head home to Florida. We left Wednesday […]

Jun 152019
 

It had been way too long since we had seen my son Travis and his pretty wife Geli, so we decided a road trip was in order to remedy that situation. What the heck, any road trip anywhere is always fun, right? On Thursday, the 6th, I had an appointment with the doctor in Deland, […]

Jun 142019
 

Right now I feel like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, clicking my heels together and saying “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” We just got home from a week-long trip to see my son Travis and his pretty wife Geli in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It was a fun and busy week, […]

A Reprieve For Steve

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 122018
 

Well, I had hoped that by now Steve the computer would be a piece of gutted history collecting dust on a shelf in the garage, or better yet on its way to a recycling place or wherever condemned computers go when they die. But Steve’s going to get a reprieve, at least for a little […]

More Time Traveling

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202017
 

In yesterday’s blog we did some time traveling as I told you about some of the things we did while we were in Alabama visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli as we were waiting out Hurricane Irma. Today I’ll catch you up on the rest of it, and on our trip home. Anybody […]

Time Traveling

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192017
 

In yesterday’s blog I told you about coming home to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, spending time in our Winnebago motorhome while we waited for the power to be restored, and showed you some photos of the damage in our little subdivision here on the Intercoastal Waterway in central Florida. Today we’re going to do […]

Reluctant Evacuees

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 072017
 

Nobody really knows where Hurricane Irma is headed, but things aren’t looking good for Florida. As of last night they said there is a very good chance it would come up the east coastline, which puts us right in its path. We had planned on leaving Saturday to go up to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for my […]

We Are Home!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202017
 

Thank you all for your prayers and concern in the last few weeks. It was a very rough trip in many ways. My daughter Tiffany is home and doing well after having a defibulator implanted. She coded twice and the nurses told us they were sure they were going to lose her, but they got […]

Déjà Vu

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 182017
 

Terry and I had a sense of déjà vu as we drove through Shreveport and Bossier City and then on across Louisiana. Didn’t we just take this route in our Winnebago motorhome a month earlier when we returned home from our aborted trip out west? Oh yeah, I remember it well! Anytime I drive Interstate […]

A Week Or So

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
May 302017
 

It was great having my son Travis and his wife Geli here for a few days visiting us. We had a wonderful time showing them around the area and just hanging out here at the house spending time together. They left yesterday morning, headed back to their home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and we look forward […]

Only One More Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 242017
 

Terry and I are getting excited because in only one more day, we have company coming. And not just any company, but my son Travis and his beautiful wife Geli. They are leaving their home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this afternoon and plan to drive south to somewhere around Tallahassee, Florida before they stop for the […]

It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102016
 

We have really enjoyed our week here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my son Travis and his wife Geli. We’ve got his hydroponic garden set up, the seeds have been planted, and it’s ready to go. We have shared a lot of love and laughter in the past few days, and it’s been fun. But now […]