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Lookin' out my front door....

Vela Von is digging it……..

The Little House ain’t been around long but a routine is already being established.  Routines are comforting. I drug up an old red plastic chair that has been sun bleached to a dusty pink and it sits in the corner of the 6′ porch. Every evening about dusk we grab a coupla cold beers and head for the front  porch.  The beers go in two mis-matched coozies and I set ’em on the porch railing and I rear back in that cheap chair and get comfy.  Vela Von alternates between doin’ dog stuff out in

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Lifestyle Headache

My Bro wins the fight with a West TX buzztail.  Exemplary trigger protocol on an old school S&W 5906.

Well in to the summer down here in the puckerbrush even though the calendar says we are a coupla weeks shy;  several days already  over 100 with oppressive humidity.  That equals energy in the atmosphere and that means severe thunderstorms.  Had one blow through here a week or so ago from the northwest with 80mph wind, quarter size hail and an inch of rain in 15 minutes.

I don’t fret the storms blowin’ in from that direction because they hit the NO

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Decision Time

The Land of Routinely Spectacular Sunsets

When the traffic slows at the gate and the heat comes in spades, the sameness of this gate guarding job can be overwhelming.  The guy delivers my generator fuel, I get some potable-ish water from the other guy and yet another shows up to pump out my septic.  Same guys doing the same thing on the same schedule for the last 3 years.  So one of my big challenges is filling up 16 hours of every day without going batshit crazy.

The highlight this week was my favorite Ranch Lady sending me some fresh yellow

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The Puckerbrush Irregular - Vol. 4-17

Brush Country Cowboy

At 4:14am this morning, the driveway alarm jangled me out of a deep sleep.  Vela Von and I snapped to and peeped out the window ’cause you just don’t rush out the door helter skelter at that hour if you are smart.  I could make out a vehicle with no lights slowly inching closer to my dark gate.  The motion detector light triggered and illuminated a non-oilpatch flavor older Dodge pickup with a mismatched right front fender.  As soon as the floodlight hit it, the headlights came on and the driver reversed back on to the highway

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