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Untrammeled and At Large

Try doin’ this in Austin. Cops would be there before you fair got match to paper.

For those of you that ain’t guessed it yet………  Yes, I am at the Secret Hideout in Central Texas with My Bro. And yeah, we burn our paper garbage and such in the driveway if we feel like it.  That is all I will be saying about that.

My Bro packed up this morning to go tend to pressing business at home and that meant the contents of the ever-present-on-the-deck Yeti Tundra 45 Quart Cooler had to be divvied up. Talkin’ about long necks

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Along that Amazon Way

“Anything mechanical breaks eventually.”

Pan seared ribeyes from HEB along with a loaded baked potato – Now THAT is good eating!

I was lounging around late Friday night in my cotton flannel camo jammies and enjoying the total absence of late evening traffic on the gate when things went absolutely haywire.  Power out, crap blinking and beeping, the generator sounding all funky.  When Tuco the Dog runs under the dinette to hide it is serious.  I glanced at the remote pendant of the Progressive Industries EMSHW30C Surge Protector and it was showing offline @ 177 volts. 

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Is I Just Stoopid?

5 years ago this week; somewhere east of Jasper, TX. different life -different world

I am finishing up a blissful 30 hours of limited traffic while the frac crew nipples up for the last 3 holes.  During the next 18 hours, all the contractors and accessory folks necessary to run this frac will be back onsite and ready to rock and roll.  These fellas are fast and I commented on that to one of ’em the other day and he said they are doing a zipper frac. At any rate, I am ready for ’em after getting several hours of

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Sloppy Joes / Mac and Cheese

It is a curious wonder to me about the nature of folks.  I try my damnedest to steer clear of politics and religion here on the blog;  any one of ya’s that has been readin’ me for awhile knows I am of a decidedly conservative bent.  No big revelation there.  Every once in awhile My Other Bro Tittlemouse will drop in and visit for a bit and when it comes to politics, religion and the over all sorry state of general going’s on; you ain’t gonna shut him up…….. and so it was with my previous post.  Guarantee ya I

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