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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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A New DISH HD Setup

The old DISH 500 setup. Yeah that is a screwdriver in the mast.

‘Get your money’s worth’  is what I always say.  Drive all the good out of a vehicle, use a piece of equipment until it becomes more trouble than it is worth — that kinda thing.   When I first got ahold of the Old Girl, I picked up a DISH 500 dish and cheapo tripod to get satellite TV inside the  RV.  Since then, we have been in plenty of places and the setup has always worked.  I had to drill some holes in the feet so I

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My Last Nerve

These house batteries are getting on my last nerve. I was not exactly completely up to speed on all the intricacies of large AGM batteries and spent some time this weekend researching the proper care of AGM batteries in an RV application.

One battery compartment on the Old Girl

I have a pair of 250ah 8D AGM batteries which should give me enough juice for 24 hours of fairly heavy use when I am boondocking. I am not talking about running the microwave or A/C or coffee pot off the batteries. Just lights, furnace and a 1000w inverter

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