Feb 242023
 

Yesterday was a busy day for us and we got a lot accomplished. I know because my credit card started crying by the end of the day. And I also realized I must be old. We started the day at Gordo Tire Center, where I had them repair the tire from our cargo trailer that […]

Home At Last!

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 122023
 

It was still raining when we woke up yesterday morning and the weather map showed that most of Alabama was socked in, and it wasn’t going to change anytime soon. We took advantage of the free breakfast at the Hampton Inn in Dothan and then set out on the last leg of our trip home. […]

It’s About Time

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 292023
 

I believe that Terry and I are finally starting to recover from the colds that laid us low for over a week. It’s certainly about time, because feeling sick and miserable while trying to get unpacked and settled into our new home has been no fun at all. We still have some congestion and do […]

Going Orange

 Posted by at 8:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242023
 

Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama and the school’s formidable Crimson Tide football team. You can’t drive two blocks anywhere around here without seeing the slogan “Roll Tide” emblazoned on billboards, stores, cars, and clothing. When we moved here, my pal DC Stultz sent me a couple of Roll Tide decals for […]

Jan 042023
 

Yesterday we closed on our new house and acreage in Alabama as we start a new chapter in our lives. As I wrote a few days ago in my blog post Making A Big Change, we bought a house out in the country on almost eight acres, a half hour west of Tuscaloosa. It is […]

Back Home

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 092022
 

We left our son and daughter-in-law’s house Wednesday a little after 11 AM and headed home to Florida. We didn’t get far before we ran into a delay as we were leaving Tuscaloosa. Just as we got onto US Highway 82, we found traffic at a standstill because a fire department ambulance had T-boned a […]

Dec 072022
 

No, I’m not talking about the holiday special at the local buffet, I am actually talking about three different things. Stay with me, this will make sense eventually. Whenever we are in this area, we make it a point to eat at Mr. Chen’s Chinese restaurant in Tuscaloosa, where the food and service are all […]

We Are Home

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 292022
 

We are home after spending a week with our son Travis and his wife Geli at their home in Alabama. Tonight I will give you a quick overview of our trip, but I will tell you about some of the things we did while we were there over the next few days. On Tuesday, the […]

An Unexpected Bonus

 Posted by at 1:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 142022
 

Several weeks ago, our son Travis called to ask us if we knew any place where he could get a couple of 55-gallon metal drums for one of his many projects around his place up in Alabama. He said they were hard to find around Tuscaloosa, and since they only have a compact car, getting […]