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Finite Lives

Close but no cigar…….

Just plain ol’ facts…..

We are all gonna die. Anything mechanical will eventually fail.

I don’t feel like discussing that first statement this morning because I am feeling particularly froggy on this first week of Fall. But now that second one– yeah, we gotta talk about it.

As oil field gate guards, 99.5 per cent of us are stuck out somewhere on a caliche dust road with little or

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Such As It Is........A Fabric Of Life Post.

“It’s dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” — Voltaire

Been quite a week out here at the ol’ Ranch and I don’t necessarily mean that in a good way. The isolation of gate guarding in the oil patch is good for my sanity being as how I ain’t much of a social butterfly to begin with and getting less so everyday. Miss Kathy seems to get by with her Kindle, iPhone and

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Otherwise Occupied

Easy enough with the sad anniversary we marked for the 11th time this week to spin off into a political tirade. Libya, Egypt, Iran and Yemen all at the forefront of the World news this morning but we aren’t going to make that the subject of today’s blog entry.

Rig rises above the early morning mist

One week today at the new gate. After you have been doing this for awhile a new

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Headed North!

It has been an interesting year so far…….

The first of the year saw us up north in the Barnett Shale. Luckily, we got out of there before things got slow. Then it was out to Far West Texas for a stint in the Permian. I sure did like it out around Ft Stockton and Balmorrhea.

But you have to go where the work is, so in April we came back east for some work

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