With no idea when the water would recede and I could get back to work, I paid for a week at a campground. With nightly rates being very high in the oil patch, that was a bargain even if I didn’t stay a week. I ended up staying 4 nights which did come . . . → Read More: After the Flood
They say the second movie is never as good as the first. With floods, that just ain’t so! We got a really hard rain in on Sunday. It lasted much longer than the usual 2 minute Texas rain. When the ranch manager came by to let the horses loose and told me to . . . → Read More: Flood 2!
After 3 months of working 24/7 it was time for a break. I had several personal things to take care of, some bigger city shopping I needed to do, and I was starting to hear the bell even when it hadn’t rung. Eek! I needed to cool down too. Texas summers are brutal. . . . → Read More: How I Spent My Fall Vacation
There’s a critter I call Waldo here. He likes to visit me at the gate I am guarding. Can you find him in this picture? What kind of critter is he?
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It’s hot. It’s very hot! It’s only May but still it is hot. The snowbirds have abandoned Texas to head to cooler climates. I am very happy they have flown away and left behind more jobs for me and everyone else but staying and surviving this heat isn’t easy. After a few short . . . → Read More: Surviving the Texas Heat
Things move pretty fast and are unpredictable in the oil fields. One minute you are happily working away making money and the next thing you know, the company man drives through and says, “Oh by the way, you are released.”. End of job. Sometimes you get a day or two of notice but . . . → Read More: One Gate Ends, Another Begins
In need of a cheaper place to stay and wait on a job, I went down to Hondo, TX to the Escapees club Lonestar Corral RV Park. It is an excellent place to stay if you are a member. The sites are big and level. Mine included a clothesline. The residents and other . . . → Read More: Hondo, TX
The last time I was in San Antonio, I was a new recruit in Air Force basic training and not allowed off the base at Lackland. That was a verrry long time ago. With a free day over the weekend available, it was time to see what the big deal was. It was . . . → Read More: San Antonio, TX
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