Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017
Mission San Juan, December 30, 2017

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wild turkey -- Sat., May 5

Cotulla, Texas:
Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

We have no concept of weekends or days off. The trucks keep a rollin' 24/7, although we DO have breaks for a couple of hours sometimes.

I CAN tell it's Saturday night...everyone was off site by 9:30 p.m. We'll see how many trucks come in tonight. (They like to camp here overnight and off-load first thing in the morning.)

This morning when Bob was on duty, he saw a wild turkey across the road and snapped a photo. Not a close up but it seems the best this little camera can do. He also got a blurry photo of a green bug which I am trying to identify. Katydid? He said it was as big as his fist. From what I've found online I do believe it was a katydid.

Wild turkey---looks like a hen.
Katydid (we think)
No lap top for me? Any laptop will do!
Bowie's favorite sleeping spot is in the chair next to me.
Today, the caterer left us about ten chicken-fried hamburger steaks. I had one for lunch and it was delicious, but I remarked to Bob that it was really salty. About 1/2 hour later, I got a full-on attack of vertigo. I think it was related to all the salt in the food I ate. After getting dizzy and sick, I felt much better and was able to take over my shift.

Bob made sure I was okay then drove to the Walmart in Pearsall 45 minutes away to buy some Croc-like shoes for us in case it rains. Today was around 90 and humid with no wind. It's a good thing our 5ers two air conditioners are work horses! We keep it between 72-79 in here. I could see thunderheads building up to the north, but so far there have not been any T-storms or rain.

It's now six hours after the vertigo attack and I'm fine. The gate has been quiet for the past 1-1/2 hours. I'm wondering if any trucks will show up tonight?!

I've made it about 1/5 of the way through "Mockingjay," the last book in "The Hunger Games" trilogy.

A Thought for the Day (taken from A.Word.A.Day):
"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." -Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)

It's 11:00 p.m., Travel Bug out.


  1. An orange tabby and a Siamese? We have been owned by both, but not at the same time.
    Hope the gate guarding works out well for you. We plan to do this in the near future.
    Here is a story about our orange owner, in his own words. http://thevillagesmith.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/by-a-whisker/

  2. I love Banshee's story.

    Yes, we are owned by an orange tabby and a lilac-point Siamese mix.

    Sunnie, our tabby, is so much fun. He's like a dog...enthusiastic, unconditionally loving, a goofball. Bowie, our Siamese, thinks he's a person. He tries to figure out stuff we do and then he wants to do it, i.e., open the door of our 5th wheel trailer, for one. He has figured out how to open the door. This is worrisome to us being we're in a pretty wild area here in south Texas with rattlesnakes, bobcats, cougars, javelina and who knows what else lurking out in the brush.

    We're keeping the doors and windows closed as much as possible.

    When are you thinking of gate guarding? Check out some of the blogs on the subject.


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