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Shangri-La?

NO Princess Palace on station. Spring 2017, McMullen County, Texas

17 days straight of 100+ degree temps before a little front broke it and we got a teacup full of rain. No matter and not surprising,  I have survived worse. It has been 6 weeks since I made a trip to the grocery store – or any store for that matter.  The dry pantry is holding up good and the baby Danby Chest Freezer  is still givin’ up goodies like the package of pulled pork I took out of there last night. When it was in the microwave it smelled just

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Good to Go

Danby chest freezer defrosted and empty

I was sittin’ around last Tuesday evening when I got a text from Marciegirl.   “I am off tomorrow.  Do you still need me to fill in while you go to town?”   Pshaw!!  Is a 50lb baby fat?!?

In reality, I had given up on a supply run for the week and when you are running close to the edge like I was; you best double down.  That very day she texted me I had just received two full Amazon Prime Pantry boxes.  Prime Pantry is a great way to go for dry goods and

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Facing the Music

“For those who still believe what happens over there does not affect us over here….”

On Chattanooga………  Catastrophic happenings  of the world might be held out arm’s length until some event hits home and it becomes up close and personal in less than the single beat of your heart. Folks are just funny about that.

And so it went this week when I got an email from BFF Cait “Have you got the news on?”  Well, nope.  Haven’t even got the TV on or the cell turned on.  I am at the Hideout fer chrissakes.   So I fired up the DISH

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Dispatches from the Secret Hideout

Big Ass Suburban and Princess Palace on the launch pad

If you haven’t had a day off in 6 months,  what do you do when you finally get some relief?  Most folks do the 9-5 Monday till Friday and look forward to an occasional extra day off when there is a holiday.  It don’t work that way in the Oil Patch.  We have been on 24/7 since the Trek East back around Thanksgiving; Christmas Day, MLK Day, Easter Sunday  — all the same same from where we were sittin’ and it takes its’ toll.

It seemed things just lined up right

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