Thursday, May 31, 2012

With a Little Help From a Friend

Don’t you just love opening packages? I did today, especially since it was supposed to help lower my frustration level when it comes to an internet signal. FedEx delivered it right on time directly to the gate where I am guarding.

The package and it’s contents.

Installation was simple,except for attaching to the the ladder on the 5th wheel. I don’t do ladders,at least not that one. I knew that I kept that 10’ PVC pipe for something, I almost left it in CA. When I replaced my water hose last week I kept those long twist ties and the worked great for attaching the pole to the ladder, although I could only reach so high, Frank the Safety Guy that came in the morning would be leaving soon, so when he came to the gate, I asked if he would attach the top for me. He did and also had some zip ties too. Thank You, Frank So far I seem to getting a better signal, I hope that I have it pointing in the right direction. I’m getting 5 bars with the E, although earlier I did get a 3G on my phone. It has been windy, I will have to go out and see if it is still pointing towards Cotulla.

As far as activity on the gate, Not much has changed, although I have seen some roadrunners and cottontails running across the road fairly close. Roadrunners are good, they eat snakes, at least that’s what I’m told. The company man came back a second time today to turn on the 2 wells that were turned off, because of the fracking that was going on nearby. So there will probably be a bit more tanker traffic once they start producing again.

In addition to watching more movies and their commentaries I started painting again.

Before I forget, I want to thank everyone for their concern for my safety and all of your suggestions. I will be considering them all. I am even considering getting a shotgun, although I will need to check with the company man to see if they have any restrictions regarding weapons. The light is beginning to fade, so I’ll close for now.

Having to copy/paste into Blogger with no pics again. Unable to post from Live Writer

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Susan and Angel


  1. Sure hope your antenna works for you. Jim put our up on the top of the rig in Apache Junction and it still didn't do any good. Personally, I think AJ is just cursed when it comes to Verizon.

  2. Boy, you jumped right on getting that booster. Sure hope it helps you out. We had a couple of thunderstorms today but didn't get much rain. Don't know if they made it down your way or not. Glad to hear you are painting.

  3. If you do consider a firearm, the one thing that might be a hurdle is the fact that you are not a Texas resident. (I'm guessing you have your residency someplace besides Texas?) Glad you have a better Internet signal!

    1. I am a resident of TX. I am checking with th e company man to see if guns are allowed at the gate.

    2. I'm pretty sure mom changed her residency to Texas before she left CA.

  4. My Wilson amplifier and trucker's antenna have worked great for me.