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Some days you’re the bug…

Some days you’re the windshield…

I was finally on my way,  just easing along, taking my time and being easy on the equipment.  I had 3 good sized towns to negotiate with my 53 foot rig and I was being super, super cautious.

Several trips across Hwy 190 between Jasper and College Station have resulted in a practiced routine.  I have my special pit stops.    I stop at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Store to buy cigarettes, next stop is Bubba’s just east of Huntsville.  Bubba’s is close to a job we did two years ago and was my beer store for that job.

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The Temperatures Drop in SE Texas

Friday was a raw day outside. The high temp of the day was suppoosed to be 34 degrees and the wind was ripping out of the north at a steady 10-15mph.  I took advantage of the frozen ground to get out and do some prep work for the upcoming cold temperatures before the sun turned it all to mud again.  I had several things to get done on both the recreational vehicle (aka Old Girl aka Fish Bus) and the equipment on site.

First order of business was to fire up all the diesels and let them run for awhile.  Most

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Surviving the Arctic Blast

Among the reasons I was anxious to return to my recreational vehicle after the holiday break was the upcoming frigid weather.  We are expecting temps  in the low teens the next few nights here just north of Newton,TX.

A frosty January morning in East Texas

Back in the day, I drove an 18 wheeler for many years.  Never was there a more naive country boy, let me tell ya!  One of the things I learned was the difference in the weather up North.  Being from the Southern United States, winter weather was something I had never dealt with previously.   Somewhere

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Running South – 1/5/2010

I left the job site north of Newton,TX  on November 30th last year.  It was a 285 mile trip home to the sticks and bricks in South Dallas.  During our normal winter layoffs I usually check the job site to make sure the equipment and the RVs are OK.   This location was just too danged far way for me to make a quick day trip and check things out.  My brother did the  task this go round in the Cessna 182.  Sure did make it  easier!

Eventually it was time to head south and return to the boondocking lifestyle.

Watching the

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