Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Endorsed Items

Our Top 10 products in use EVERY day while boondocking or gate guarding.


All ads other than Amazon have been removed. Thank you for using my Amazon links like the one above for your online shopping.



Spring Notes

Maintenance on Little Blue – the primary power source at the Secret Hideout

Spring is welcome here in South Texas. Renewal, new beginnings, anticipation of change; it is all good. This time last year I was just beginning what would turn out to be a 5 month long sabbatical at the Secret Hideout.  Sometimes your body and soul need a good recharge and you are not even aware of it.  That was the case last year.   Extraneous material goods were shed, my life was simplified and I got to spend good time with My Bro.   Wouldn’t change a minute of

Continue reading Spring Notes




The Sun of a Fall Day

Tuco the Dog takin’ in some fresh air

Best time of the year to be off down this way — from right about now until the first of the year. Little to no AC is required until mid afternoon if then.  Low traffic numbers and real gravel mean little dust and I am able to leave the  door open with a fan running.   Nice and simple.  A good life.

There is a right way and a wrong way to leave a gate when you are done guardin’.   I came in behind some folks once that had piled kitchen garbage in white

Continue reading The Sun of a Fall Day




You are done Old Horse

Motorola Razr (styled RAZR, pronounced “razor”) is a series of mobile phones by Motorola, part of the 4LTR line. They were first developed in July 2003 and were released in the market in the third quarter of 2004. The V3 was the first and main phone of the series.

Motorola Razr v3 – mine

I am a fan of the Motorola Razr flip phone; I just am.   I think I got my first one in 2005 or thereabouts; so lets’ just call it 10 years.  At some point Motorola decided to move on and quit supporting the little phone.  The

Continue reading You are done Old Horse



June Vignettes

At the Secret Hideout

Tuco the Dog and I have been at the Secret Hideout 104 days now.  The Monsoons of May have passed and My Bro headed out last week to finally get back to work.  You can’t push dirt if it’s mud ya know.  Worked out just ’bout right.  He graciously offered his generator which is the twin to my ailing Little Blue.  I made the 100 mile roundtrip to Waco to drop Little Blue off for repair.  The guy said it would be 2-3 weeks before they could even look at it  — and this at a

Continue reading June Vignettes

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...