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Let me tell ya folks, nothing but fun and games and high livin’ down in the South Texas Pucker Brush aboard the Princess Palace. 6:10am on a Sunday morning and it is 86 degrees outside and the single AC unit has run most of the night. The weather forecast for the next 7 days is all too familiar for August – Clear, no chance of rain, highs 100+ every day.
An illegal gulps down some cold water outside the Princess Palace
This single AC dealio is playing hell with us. Even though it is a 15k btu unit it is still
Continue reading Beatin’ the South Texas Heat in an RV , Gate Guard Style- Part III
Squinty–Miss K’s pet
We moved again this past Friday–maybe a mile or so to the second gate on this 3500 acre ranch. That is what we have been doing for the past 11 months. They were getting ready to build a new pad at our former location so the Bosses sent another gate guard couple in to set there for 2 weeks. We moved to the longer assignment where they are going to drill 2 new holes. Miss K had to say goodbye for a few months to her pet armadillo Squinty. Don’t ask me how she acquired a pet
Continue reading Adios Squinty!
Big Brown and Miss K mano a mano
One of the joys of actually being at an oil field gate guard location with an established street address is UPS and FedEx delivery right to the door of your recreational vehicle. UPS usually does a pretty danged good job in rural South Texas. FedEx tries really hard but they bumble and fumble around so bad sometimes it makes me wonder. I guess FedEx is easily confused.
Now just let me say right now that I only use UPS and FedEx when I run up against the dreaded “This item cannot be delivered
Continue reading Higher Expectations
Easy enough with the sad anniversary we marked for the 11th time this week to spin off into a political tirade. Libya, Egypt, Iran and Yemen all at the forefront of the World news this morning but we aren’t going to make that the subject of today’s blog entry.
Rig rises above the early morning mist
One week today at the new gate. After you have been doing this for awhile a new assignment isn’t really new. All the past assignments merge into this one with a singular sameness. It is the same dusty road leading up to the same Ranch
Continue reading Otherwise Occupied