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Terlingua Reprise - Cowboy Coffee

Headed south out of Balmorhea on Highway 17 was a fine place to be on a Friday afternoon in March. Neither Miss Kathy or I had ever been down that route through the Davis Mountains and on through Ft Davis to Alpine. Miss K seemed to enjoy it but then any combination of desert + mountains makes her smile. I think both of us would have liked to explore Ft Davis a bit more but

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Living Off the Grid as an Oilfield Gate Guard

The company supplied service trailer

There was a nice dew overnight so that means the dust will lay down for a few hours this morning, That is a good thing.

It is a welcome relief to be sucking up someone else’s resources for a change. When Miss Kathy and I were checking out the oil field gate guard possibilities, I always looked real hard at any pictures of their service trailer and septic

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Long Distance Lovin'

The twins

Wednesday was a road trip day. I bought another military cargo trailer in Hooks, TX which is hard by Texarkana — 2 hours and 40 minutes away. The first trailer was sold on eBay for some some good coin and I am just waiting on the ‘Dude’ to pick it up next week. Hell, it is paid for and I am not paying rent for it to sit here. Seems this

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Back on the Grid

Just a recap here to start. I have been at the new jobsite near Calvert,TX for 52 days. No electricity or water for that entire time period. My Generac 6.6 kw propane generator has run 210 hours. I have been in boondocking situations before like at Cranfills Gap.

The electricity inches closer

The difference here at Calvert was we thought electricity would be available within 2 weeks of our arrival. Well, that

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