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The larder is gettin' thin

Flood watch in My Small World

I was mentally prepared for the South Texas August Heat Blast.  I really was.  What choice was there since there is no snivelin’ in the Oil Patch?  August rolled up and sure ’nuff the temps were a hunnert degrees every day.  Along about the middle of the month there was a week in there that it topped 105 every day.  But then something happened…………

That same storm system that drowned Louisiana stopped off here first and we got about 3″ of rain out of the deal.  Something about those low pressure systems spinnin’ done from

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The Game's Afoot

“That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!” 

— King Henry V by William Shakespeare

December 2013 – A foggy morning in South Texas

59 years old in a coupla weeks folks and I was talking to BFF Cait a few days back.  She is still at Osan AFB, South Korea

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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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Brush Country Santa

When you fall off down here into the South Texas Brush country to be an oil field gate guard the world as you know it changes. Stay down here long enough and you will be amazed when you venture back into the real world that everyone is not driving a white Ford F250 Super Duty.

I reckon me and Miss K have been down here and doin’ it long enough to offer up some advice about what kinda goods you might be needing to A) Survive and B) Make life a tad easier.  It ain’t rocket science but you may very well

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