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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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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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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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
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