Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Seeing a Friend

Oh, what a wonderful time I had actually seeing my buddy, Linda Mossman last Sunday.  We both drove from our respective gate into Kenedy for lunch.  Luckily Pizza Hut wasn’t busy as we spent a good 2 hours there chatting.  Then we had to shop together at Walmart, of course.  It was so good to get off the ranch and talk to a female for a change.  There has been one female truck driver, but except for that I haven’t talked with a female in weeks.


I don’t take good self photos with my camera but at least it is a photo.


After I left Linda I stopped by and saw Rita and Jerry…I was storing up my female meetings.  I rely on them for answers to my many questions, which voice recorder did they buy, which phone and data booster did they have?  Rita and Jerry are such sweet people and so generous with information and advice.  We’ve been so fortunate to have met so many lasting friends from our time working at amazon.com

I didn’t get back to our gate until 6:30 p.m. Jim was such a doll to hold down the fort so long so I could visit with my female friends.  I’m going to make sure Jim gets away to visit Jim Mossman shortly.

Today I drove through Whitsett to the Gate Guard Services yard to pick up our monthly mail.  I was so excited to find I had full bars on my phone so I called one of our daughters, Beth, and talked with my BFF, Lory, who is battling cancer again. Luckily I brought along our laptop and was able to get 4 bars on my aircard so I surfed away!!!!! I forgot how fast the internet can be when you have a good signal.

Driving back I took this photo of “downtown” Whitsett which consists of a single stop light, a tiny post office, a church and a very small bar. 


Here’s the stop light and bar.




The road from Whitsett to the gate is getting pretty pitted with all the trucks driving on it all day and night.  Here are some of the large 3 and 4 foot potholes.

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Well, it’s 9:30 p.m. and the next batch of sand trucks are going to be leaving pretty soon, so I best close and go stand by the opened gate to log them out.  With this fracing operation going on I’m pretty busy all night long….keeps me from falling asleep at 3 a.m.

Remember, you are loved.


  1. It sounds like, and I am pretty sure it is, that the job is a pretty lonely and isolated one. I'm not too certain I could do it. You guys are too much!!!!

  2. Hey sweetie...is that a tan you've got there ? If you are in the sun a lot, pls wear sunscreen. I want to make sure your skin is protected. Love you !

  3. Nice pisture of you and Linda. Glad that you and Jim are doing so well there in Texas. Hugs from AZ, J&C

  4. Howdy B&J,
    So glad you got a gal fix, Bobbie.. No wonder the print for Whitsett is so small on the map!!!

  5. Yep...that would be HWY 99. That thing resembles a war zone.


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