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All Star List

An oldie picture from back in the day when we could have alcohol and firearms onboard the Old Girl — and the Belmont is today so it seems fittin'. I wrote many a post sippin' on some Blanton's

I was out and about early this AM doin’ RVing type stuff while it was cool. It is not hardly 8am yet down here in the South Texas Brush Country and the temp is already 84 degrees. Time to retreat inside to the coolness and pass the time until end of shift.

Just for the hell of it, I pulled up the ten

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Terlingua Reprise - The Heart of the Desert

Miss K woke me up in the pre-dawn hours getting out of bed. ‘Where are you going?’ ‘To put on some more clothes. It is COLD!’ She was right, no argument there at all. During the night the Old Girl had cooled to an uncomfortable level. Nothing for it but for me to get up and get some heat going. I had not expected it to get so cool overnight but then the Midland weatherman routinely got the forecast down here wrong. His prediction of lows in the 40’s had missed the mark and then some. Low humidity, a cloudless

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Wrapping Up a Week....

Odds and ends to tidy up a week….

Fine dining- Iraan,TX

10 days in out here in Pecos County, TX and we are settling in to what does look to be a ‘good’ assignment for an oil field gate guard.  ‘Good’ being relative, of course. Something happens when you travel west of I-35.  The land opens up, the towns grow fewer.  Distances are trebled and quadrupled for the simplest of errands.  I am reminded of a story about a West Texas rancher from back in the ’50’s that drove a Cadillac instead of a pick up.  It was the only thing

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A Tired Subject - Generators Again

I am so tired of messin’ with generators I didn’t even want to write about it – yet again!

Unfortunately, I cannot afford to do that.   Generators are boondocking lifeblood out here in the oil fields.  Even though the Company maintains our 12kw Perkins diesel at a high level, all mechanical things will eventually fail.  This one has let me down on more than one occasion and it will do so again. Remember, when you are talking about basic survival, two is one, one is none.  I have to have a reliable back up generator.

Almost there- The Generac NP66 slides

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