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UN-Roughing It

A nice Sunday morning in May here at the Secret Hideout — Mother’s Day 2015.  Weather radio just squawked.  Tornado watch her for next 12 hours.  It is Texas in the Spring.  It is what it is.

Meerschaum Carved Pipe from Turkey

BFF Cait gifted me something;  a new pipe this week.  Her husband is in Turkey and that is where the meerschaum comes from.   It is a real smoker.  I dig it.

Been here at the Secret Hideout for 60 days now without the benefit of electricity from the Grid.  I guess that would be daunting to some??  I just treat

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Untrammeled and At Large

Try doin’ this in Austin. Cops would be there before you fair got match to paper.

For those of you that ain’t guessed it yet………  Yes, I am at the Secret Hideout in Central Texas with My Bro. And yeah, we burn our paper garbage and such in the driveway if we feel like it.  That is all I will be saying about that.

My Bro packed up this morning to go tend to pressing business at home and that meant the contents of the ever-present-on-the-deck Yeti Tundra 45 Quart Cooler had to be divvied up. Talkin’ about long necks

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Along that Amazon Way

“Anything mechanical breaks eventually.”

Pan seared ribeyes from HEB along with a loaded baked potato – Now THAT is good eating!

I was lounging around late Friday night in my cotton flannel camo jammies and enjoying the total absence of late evening traffic on the gate when things went absolutely haywire.  Power out, crap blinking and beeping, the generator sounding all funky.  When Tuco the Dog runs under the dinette to hide it is serious.  I glanced at the remote pendant of the Progressive Industries EMSHW30C Surge Protector and it was showing offline @ 177 volts. 

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Extended run fuel tank for Yamaha EF2000IS generator

No Princess Palace on station. 11/01/2014

I guess quite a few folks who visit here prefer my DIY posts over the ones where I explain the meaning of  life, solve all the problems of the world or tell you how to be the world’s greatest lover.  Go figure!  So for those of you who like tales of living in the South Texas puckerbrush as an oilfield gate guard;  this are one.  These prove tedious to me what with all the links and such.  Many of the links track back to Amazon (you know what to do) as it is a

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