Talking Trash

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 042024
 

Like a lot of people in this part of rural Alabama, we have a burn barrel to get rid of cardboard and paper and such, but I would much rather do the world a favor and recycle anything I can. However, that’s a concept that seems to be foreign to Pickens County. Residents are required […]

Always Busy

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212024
 

Between getting the generator installed, repairing and upgrading the septic system, working on my new book, and everything else that life throws our way, it seems like we’re always busy. Terry has been eager to get back to weaving, and the last couple of days she has been working on getting her loom set up […]

The Drought Is Over

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 062024
 

Most of Alabama has been suffering from a severe drought for months now, but I’m pretty sure that’s over after the last two weeks. Between the heavy rains we got the last week of January and more rain on Sunday, with accumulations of two to three inches or more both times, and another storm that […]

January Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182024
 

Q. What are the sizes of Terry’s raised planter beds and do they have a bottom enclosed? A. They are 8 feet long and 2 feet wide, and they do not have a bottom. Q. After reading your blogs, I have decided you both work way too hard! I thought you were retired? Of course, […]

Late Night Flood

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 052023
 

A couple of nights ago Terry and I were awakened about 3 AM by a strange sound that was somewhere between a hissing and liquid. Our first thought was what had our dog gotten into. But Alli is not the kind of dog to get into mischief or tear up the garbage or things like […]

Well, Darn It!

 Posted by at 1:24 am  Nick's Blog
May 262023
 

Yesterday was an eventful day for us. Terry started the day by making us some mixed berries and half a bagel each for breakfast and then baked some delicious blueberry muffins. Just about the time they were ready to come out of the oven a very nice young lady named Jackie and her mother Lisa […]

Something New

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142022
 

I figured by now you’re probably tired of hearing about our adventures in Hurricane Ian and the aftermath. It’s kind of like old people talking about their medical issues. Nobody really cares, right? So today, let’s talk about something new. Namely, medical issues. Last week Terry had a CT scan at the Mayo Clinic in […]

A Beachy Kind Of Day

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282021
 

We had to go back to Best Buy in Daytona Beach yesterday to order something that we couldn’t figure out on their website. It’s always fun to wander around there and look at all the new tech toys, but there was nothing I really wanted or needed. I don’t know if there’s a big sporting […]

Dec 082020
 

Miss Terry has put a lot of her things on hold the last few weeks to help me get my new book, Big Lake Hoarder, out. She is my first editor and proofreader, and I would be ashamed to send the first draft of a manuscript to Judy and Roberta, my other proofreaders, until Terry […]

Nov 162020
 

Thursday and Friday night were wonderful for me, no backaches whatsoever, and I slept soundly. But as I was getting dressed Saturday morning, I bent over to put a sock on and was suddenly hit by the most excruciating pain I had felt in a long, long time. It felt like it did before my […]

Historic Deerfield

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 142020
 

Visitors to Historic Deerfield can step back into the early days of Colonial settlement and learn about life in a typical small New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts in the 18th century. From the Native Americans who lived on this land for 8,000 years to the first English settlers, the farmers, […]

Negative… Maybe

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 202020
 

Some readers have asked me if we received the results of our COVID-19 antibody tests, which we took last Thursday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Yes, we got the results two days later, and both of us tested negative for having the antibody. Well, maybe we did since when we were getting the tests, the […]

Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

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. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

Hobbies For RVers

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072019
 

More than once I have had people ask me what fulltime RVers do to occupy their time when not actually on the road traveling. So I dusted off a blog post from 2015 that covers some of the many hobbies we and other fulltimers found to keep ourselves busy and out of trouble. What do […]

It Was A Very Good Day

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232019
 

Terry wanted me to pass along her thanks to all of you who sent her birthday greetings through blog comments, emails, texts, and Facebook messages. You really helped make her day special. For the last week or two I kept asking her what she wanted to do for her birthday, and she said the thing […]

Jun 012019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said we would probably spend the day at home writing and weaving. That’s the way I saw it happening when I wrote that, but as it turned out I was lying through my tooth. Except for this blog I didn’t do any writing, Miss Terry did not do any weaving, and […]

Fat Guy In A Hot Place

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
May 312019
 

It’s been in the low to mid-90s for days now, and the humidity has kicked in to add to the discomfort. Florida is not a good place to be a fat man this time of year. But it has convinced me I need to change my ways and clean up my act, because obviously I […]

Mar 032019
 

The first time I met Miss Terry I was impressed not only with her beauty and her intelligence, but also the fact that she was an independent, capable woman who could do anything she set her mind to. In the 10 years or so that we were friends before we became a couple, and the […]

Mar 022019
 

Anyone who knows my wife or who has read the blog for very long is well aware that Miss Terry loves the fiber arts. Spinning, weaving, crocheting, or knitting, she’s never happier than when she has her hands on wool, silk, or any other fiber. So when readers told us about the Mora Valley Spinning […]

Sep 242018
 

Wow, I was really surprised by how much feedback I got from yesterday’s blog when I asked about readers’ experiences using Airbnb instead of staying in motels or hotels. Between blog comments, emails, and Facebook messages, over 30 of you responded, and everybody seemed to be very pleased with the places they have stayed using […]