This is our last night here in Lindeneau/Concrete/Westhoff/Smiley, Texas.
I’m writing this in the early hours of Monday morning. We’ve been subbing at a gate since the second week in November. We had a mini Thanksgiving vacation and then came back to the same rig. That ends today.
Scott (our FS) came by yesterday morning to tell Heidi that the gig is up and the regular gate guards will be here this morning. If you’ve been following Fork for a while, you know that we’ve had a few hitching up issues with the new 5th wheel. Heidi had developed a rather serious case of HUAD (hitching up anxiety disorder).
She woke me up at 4 yesterday afternoon so we could hitch up before dark. The last thing you want to be in this business is two women who can’t even handle their own RV! I donned my I Do All My Own Stunts shirt and I’m happy to report that it took us exactly 8 minutes! We’re all hitched up
with no place to go and ready to roll! We’re lilting to the left again tonight but at least Heidi can set her HUAD aside and get some sleep, if all the blood doesn’t rush to her head. 🙂
I will, of course, work tonight and stay up until tomorrow night and try to get back on a day schedule. Scott also said there’s no room in the
inn Gate Guard park in Gonzales so we’ll head out to an RV park until another gate opens up.
We want to stay with Jamie, which means, we may have to wait a while. You just never know in the business do you? I don’t know if we’ll have a good internet connection or not, so I’m not sure when I’ll write again.
They’re putting a pipe line in right across from our RV. It’s been interesting to watch. I thought I’d share some photos.
The guys start arriving around 5 a.m. I’ve slept through most of the action, but Heidi kindly took some pictures for me. I may not see it, but I feel it. It’s been a lot like living on a fault line. I keep dreaming of earthquakes. 🙂
Since I don’t have a lot fun facts about the pipe line, I’ll add a few Texas quotes.
Texas is neither southern nor western. Texas is Texas. ~ Senator William Blakley
No man in the wrong can stand up against a fellow that’s in the right an keeps on a-comin. ~ Texas Ranger Captain W. J. McDonald
Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called ‘walking” ~ George W Bush
They say California’s the big burrito; Texas is the big taco and Florida is the big tamale. ~ Dan Rather
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. ~ John Steinbeck
I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world, the best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. – Davey Crockett
Be talkin to y’all soon. ‘Til then, Happy Trails!