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Terlingua Reprise - Hasta la vez próxima

Entrance to the Green Brute's summer home - Much more effective than a simple 'Trespassers will be shot' sign don't you think?

Red Bluff in the evening light

‘Why don’t we just stay?‘   was what Miss K said that morning.  I paused ;  I didn’t want to head east into the South Texas Brush Country any more than she did.   I was wishing it was September instead of almost-April.  I could entertain the thought of staying here north of Terlingua with a dwindling bank account if it was cool enough to survive without AC and the growling of a diesel generator to feed it day after day.  I repressed the irresponsible urge and said ‘One day baby, one day we will.’

It

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Gypsying Our Way South

I guess I had the Terlingua Time syndrome when they came and picked up our support trailer Thursday afternoon.  I had no urge to pack up and high tail it out of our familiar patch of caliche on the ranch west of Muenster that had been our home for 9 months and 2 weeks.  What was a little boondocking going to hurt?  We had promised our manager at least a week to find another spot for us before we moved south and sitting here was as good as any.  Besides, I had stuff I wanted to do.

There was an EOG

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A Tired Subject - Generators Again

I am so tired of messin’ with generators I didn’t even want to write about it – yet again!

Unfortunately, I cannot afford to do that.   Generators are boondocking lifeblood out here in the oil fields.  Even though the Company maintains our 12kw Perkins diesel at a high level, all mechanical things will eventually fail.  This one has let me down on more than one occasion and it will do so again. Remember, when you are talking about basic survival, two is one, one is none.  I have to have a reliable back up generator.

Almost there- The Generac NP66

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Saddling Up

Where does the time go?  7 days a week X 12 hours per day = 84 hours.   I should have plenty of time to get all the piddling things on my to-do list accomplished.  It really doesn’t work out that way though.  The first 5 hours of my shift which begins at 3am are in total darkness.    Starting about 7am and running for the next 2 hours, the gate is pretty danged busy so I am constantly in and out of the RV.  One good thing about all this time spent inside the RV is getting caught up.  Plenty of

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