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Counting your chickens

Last night on the gate

One thing you learn early on about the South Texas oil patch is all plans are subject to change.  The plan was to work until 12/21 and then take 30 days off.  That time frame would have put me working 14 months 24/7 .  But the plan changed……   All oil companies have rules.  Some are more restrictive than others and some allow some latitude as far as strict enforcement.  There were two oil companies on this lease and one of them had a ‘No Pet’ policy.  Of course, I have never made it a secret

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Unabated Adventure

The more I follow this path; the more routine and mundane it seems to become.

The caliche dust gets so thick, you cannot see oncoming traffic unless their headlights are on.

Yet, when I tell of my escapades, the eyes of the listener widen in incredulity and disbelief. Could I be that far from the mainstream track? Maybe, I dunno and will not spend much time contemplating it.

My fill-in assignment for the guard on time off ended Monday and I requested a few days off to run errands and get caught up on the to-do list.  The time off

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And so it goes.........

Moon rise over the Puckerbrush

Doesn’t take long for Tuco the Dog and me to settle into a routine.  After the whirlwind departure from the main gate, we find this other gate suits our mettle much better.  I didn’t mind packing up my HEB bag sack with a few sandwiches, some smokes and some bottled water and reporting for a 12 hr shift at the guard shack.  I didn’t mind it but I didn’t care much for it either.   It smacked just a little too much of a daily grind to suit me.  Not even close to getting in my

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You are done Old Horse

Motorola Razr (styled RAZR, pronounced “razor”) is a series of mobile phones by Motorola, part of the 4LTR line. They were first developed in July 2003 and were released in the market in the third quarter of 2004. The V3 was the first and main phone of the series.

Motorola Razr v3 – mine

I am a fan of the Motorola Razr flip phone; I just am.   I think I got my first one in 2005 or thereabouts; so lets’ just call it 10 years.  At some point Motorola decided to move on and quit supporting the little phone.  The

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