Sooooo Loooonnng Site A1H
Tuesday. Well it is finally going to happen. I just spoke to Roger, my supervisor. They will be bringing out a couple to put in the site that I am in, although, I don’t know if it will be this morning or this afternoon. Whenever it happens, I’m ready. All I have to do is pull in the slides and hook up.
Feels weird when “things” are put away, kind of like at and RV Show.
Yesterday, when the sun was low in sky and it was cooler, I cleaned the patio rug, both sides, folded it up and put it away. I made sure that the empty water bottles are in the truck, so that I can run to the HEB in Carrizo Springs before I man the new gate. I have plenty of dry or canned food but the refrigerator is getting a bit bare. I need to stock up on some dairy products and fresh fruit ( I have frozen and dried ) and vegetables. At least where I will be, won’t be as far (not by much, though, about 20 miles closer) for my sister to go when she comes with my mail if I need her to go to the store for me.
I brought Sally and Bob up to date on what I was doing on their new gate. (It is actually the first time for them as well. It will definitely be “Baptism by Fire” for them as well as it was for me.) It won’t be as hard on them, because there are two of them and they have each other for relief. I think that they will do well. They are an older couple and have a big 5ver like me. I gave them my cell number if they have any questions.
Hello New Site,,, Wells, E3H, C1H and C4H
It ended up being just about dark before I got to the new gate. For anyone interested, it is located on Texas FM 468 about half way between the TX 85 and Cotulla. the closest town would be Cotulla, but Carrizo Springs is larger and has most of the major chains, small WalMart and HEB for groceries and there is also some where to refill my water bottles.
Since David and his family were in the process of packing and had not yet moved their TT, I just parked without unhitching (I should have) to spend the night. I put my BR slide out and went to bed. It was sooo nice to be in my bed and get some sleep, about 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep. David is the one that is part of the support staff for all their GGs.and is so very much behind. They are understaffed and work worse hours than what I had. (Salaried , not Hourly). I wouldn’t want their job for any amount of $$$. They just hired more people, but still have to train them. Anyway he didn’t get home until 3:30 am, so I had to wait. Meanwhile his wife, Cassandra (who has been doing this gate solo), went over how they want the logs made out and finished her packing. I watched the gate while she took their son to school. When David finally got up he got their TT ready for the road and moved it out. He would be back to set it all up.
I was ready to move “My Spot” into the pace and uh oh, I couldn’t start the truck. With not unhitching I had drained the batteries. Cassandra tried to jump it but theirs is a 3/4 ton and mine is a 1 ton.(not enough power, so now we had to wait until David came back with 1 ton work truck. We waited and waited, so I finally called Coach Net and they would send someone out from Carrizo Springs. David showed up first and got it started and I cancelled Coach Net. Once I moved into the space, we got all the hook ups connected, David went on to set up a couple of more sites.(another long day for him) The only reason I’ve gone into so much detail is to explain why I have been a bit frustrated with this gig. The people here are great, but there really is a need fore gate guards and the support staff. It is not for everyone, but it is a way to make some $$$ in a short period of time and it is something that you can come back to if you need to replenish that cushion that we all would like to have.
One good thing is that I have lined up someone to relive me when I HAVE to go into town. David’s cousin Crystal came over to work the gate for me so that I could go into Carrizo Springs. I went to WalMart, HEB and filled up my water bottles. I also got some Heavy Duty water hoses to replace the one that split last week. It was a good thing because while I was gone, it split again. Crystal had already fixed it by the time I got back. Now that I am here and it is beginning to look like home again, I feel so much better. Last night, after the last truck came out and the Safety Guy came in (he stays over night –12 hour shift), I waited a little while and then hoping that no one else would come, I took that long awaited shower. It felt soooo good!!! I wasn’t sure how the rest of the night would go, so I slept in the recliner, I think that I will try the bed tonight. I just have to be prepared to get up to open the gate. Oh BTW, it is automated, I just have to push a button. That is so nice.
I am a morning person and I really like facing the East. I leave the door open and turn the A/C up to 80*, that when it kicks on I know that it is time to close the door. The other good part is that I have shade from the rig in the afternoon, don’t need the awning and can sit outside until the bugs take over. So for all of you out there that have had concerns for my situation out here, first thank you for those concerns and it is so much better now. I just need to readjust to this new gate and do it their way.
new kinds of wild flowers
Thanks for visiting
Susan and Angel