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The Game's Afoot

December 2103 - A foggy morning in South Texas

“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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All Crazy; All the Time


Back in the the Oil Patch of South Texas and the scenery seldom changes. Seems like we never left ya know.  Any oil field gate guard with a few months in the saddle knows where I am coming from.

The absurdity of where we find ourselves on this day, today, in America  weighs on my mind.  The unraveling continues unabated and it seems there is nothing left that will slow it.  Being involved in the shale oil boom during the waning of our country is proving to be an insular experience.  We don’t see the homeless with their cardboard begs at

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Same as a Coke Can

Little Blue - Yamaha Ef200iS Inverter Generator

The big ass Suburban piled up for a trip to the trash trailer

I am getting a handle on some brain things during the wee hours of a mid December morning.  My old tired noggin’ does better when things are laid out in a simple linear fashion. Close as I can figure I am well into my fifth year of writing this blog;  come January Miss K and I will have three years of oil field gate guarding under our belts.  This all come up yesterday to start and got me to thinkin’.

We have a rig getting ready to rig

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Beatin' the South Texas Heat in an RV , Gate Guard Style- Part III

Miss K installing the InfraStop Double Bubble---so simple Tuco the Dog could almost do it if she had thumbs.

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

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