The Rain is Here

Started raining this morning and is continuing now. Looks like it will be here for a while. Right now, just rain, no wind-just steady rain.

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Hurricane Harvey

Well, Hurricane Harvey made landfall this evening in some familiar areas. Our first work camping gig was in Port Aransas. Farther North close to San Antonio is where we just left 2 months ago around Beeville, Kenedy, Whitsett areas. Now we are North of Houston in the Piney Woods and keeping a close eye on this storm.

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We moved our Motorhome to another parking space today. We were back in a great spot in the woods, but maybe not such a great spot in case of a lot of rain. The next few days are going to be crazy, watching the radar, and the sky.

Some of our crews on our work site left Friday and won’t be back until Wednesday or Thursday.

We really hope Harvey heads North away from the Houston area. More updates later.

Here Comes the Rain

We are 115 miles from the Gulf coast and Northeast of Houston, but they are predicting 7-12 inches of rain this weekend from the Tropical Storm headed towards the Texas coast. We are prepared, onboard water tank is full, plenty of fuel, generator is ready should we need power. Maybe something else???

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Yeah, Pontoons for the Motorhome!!

Lovebug Infestation

We have been invaded by Lovebugs. They are everywhere. The locals say it’s like this every year, but I have never seen this many bugs at one time. Literally thousands!!

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Pretty unique is they are “attached” to each other- hence the name Lovebug

 

lovebug-shack.jpg Went to the store and all vehicles are in parking lot were covered.

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FedEx Truck today. 

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 They don’t bite, in fact harmless, but annoying!!

Livingston Chiropractic

Hurt my shoulder doing something-not sure exactly what, but it has been painful now for over a month. I decided to give a Chiropractor in Livingston a try and have seen him for treatment for about 4-5 times now. It has slowly improved and hopefully I am on my way to being pain free.

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Things are going well here, we have a couple that were supposed to start on a Spring, Tx gate that has been delayed so they are helping us now with relief work. I’m not working nights anymore at the present time. By having some relief we have a lot more time together in the evenings and some weekends and that has been a nice change. It also allows us to both work days to give each other a break as needed.

Weather has been hot, but it’s August so not a surprise. Seems like it clouds up and rains about once every 10 days so not bad at all.

This job has been the best one so far and we hope we can stay here for a while. We both love the area and all the trees have been great. Our park is very nice and quiet with just about anything we need or want within 10-15 minutes away. Had a catfish dinner a few evening ago which was so good!!

We are planning on coming to Dallas in October. (more on that later.)

Grilling Bacon

We love bacon but usually don’t buy it because its just too expensive, and messy to cook inside. Finally fired the grill up between rain showers and found a great little store-McClains in Shepherd, Tx . This store, only 10 minutes away just celebrated their 109th birthday and had bacon on sale for $2.50 a pound so we bought about 3 lbs.

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It cooked up great and just added to a couple of eggs in the mornings. Made some good sandwiches also. These pictures make you hungry just looking at them!!

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Meat Candy

Rainy Weather

We have a lot of rain lately, and it’s raining now as I write this. More in this week’s forecast. Finally got another couple to provide us some relief.  They were supposed to work another gate in Spring Texas but it has been delayed so they just may stay with us for a while. No more nights for me.

 

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Yes, another rainbow. I have seen several since we have been in this location.
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Our work area.

Internet Access Solved!!

Being mobile has a few problems and one is internet access. When we are in a park there is usually wifi available but it is shared by everyone else in the park with you. It’s usually slow and not very reliable. I even made us a couple of boosters for the wifi which helped, but bottom line it was still a problem.

Searching for a long term solution that was affordable was difficult. Well I finally found something. Att has a device called the ZTE Mobley. It plugs into your vehicle OBD port and turns your car into a mobile hotspot using LTE network. Hook up to 5 devices and unlimited data for $20.00 a month.

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I found a Ac adapter on Amazon to plug into the wall so I don’t have to use it in a vehicle and it works great. We ended up buying 2 Mobley units for $99 each (no contract) and adapters for both. We keep one at work and one in the RV. Att says they may slow speeds down after 22 gb, but we are up to almost 200gb and haven’t noticed any slower speeds. It’s been fast enough to stream movies with no problems. So for $20 a month we have unlimited data to use anywhere we travel. Problem solved!!