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It Rings Hollow

The To Do list of Friday past:

Transfer fuel from one of four 50 gallon drums to the generator Fill the on board water tank with potable water Dump the grey tank Take down the Gadsden flag flying from the rear ladder of the Old Girl Replace it with the Stars and Stripes. It is Veteran’s Day

On Election Day, we were 60 days in to this assignment in the Cotulla area. As Gate Guard

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No Bar Too Far

Double Cat Bone Zune Moment this morning…….

You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones from the Let It Bleed cd ca. 1969 For What Its’ Worth by Buffalo Springfield from their debut cd somewhere around late ’67 or early 1968

 

Yep, that is Stephen Stills in the hat before he really was Stephen-Stills-as-we-know-him. Even a shot of Neil Young later in the video before they even would let him

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Stocking Up

Miss Kathy and I have enjoyed having UPS and FedEx delivery at this gate. We have taken full advantage to say the least.

One of the areas where we were seriously lacking was a decent medical emergency kit. We were bare minimum in the medicine cabinet. A few gauze pads, some surgical tape and every day band aids was just about it. Both of us agreed this was just plain damned silly since we spent

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The Fabric of Life - Post Paucity

Another Saturday morning in South Texas Brush Country. Unremarked and quickly lost in the whirl of over 100 sunrises Tuco the Dog and I have watched from the same window looking at the same mesquite tree. Sanity conservation and silly habits ensue during long and interminable oil field gate guard assignments like this one. It is the week end, marking a change of wardrobe from Wranglers and long sleeves to shorts and t shirts. The

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