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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 no customary amenities. We are dependent on our nurse trailer with its’ generator, septic and water setup.  Without that,  our sojourn on the gate would be plenty less livable.  Many of

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Writin' and Readin'

Sameness.

If you are going to wade into one of these gate guard jobs in Texas you need to prep yourself for a major lifestyle change.  Everybody I know that is doing this comes up with a schedule that suits them.  Miss K and I work 12 on/12 off.  Shift change is at 3am  / 3pm.   Miss K gets up around 11am or 12 noon and spends the hours before she goes on shift visiting or running errands in town like groceries, mail and laundry.  At 3am, she is ready for bed and usually heads that way within 30 minutes.   When

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Being Out of Touch - Big Bend, TX

Miles and Miles of Texas

Another story from the recent Terlingua, West Texas RV road trip……

I don’t spend the majority of my time in populated areas.  Just hasn’t worked out that way which suits me just fine.  When I got the Suburban a few years ago, one of the things I wanted to do was improve cell phone coverage in remote areas.  Not so much because I love to yap on the phone all the time but more for safety in case I broke down in  a remote area and for a way for people to reach me in a

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WTF? The Wilson Electronics 801245 SOHO Amp Fails Again!

With a title like this, you would expect a rant against Wilson Electronics. Not the case today folks, read on to find out the circumstances.

My one year old Wilson Amp failed and Wilson  replaced it quickly.  3 weeks ago, the Wilson Electronics 801245 SOHO Cellular Amplifier sent as a replacement failed as well — after less than a week in service.  It got very hot and then all the status lights went out and it would not power up.  WTF right?  Another call to Wilson Electronics Tech  Support in St. George, UT was in order.  I was getting way

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