Saturday, December 22, 2012

Busy Day in Pleasanton

Got up early as it was my shopping day.  I drove to Gate Guard Services for our paycheck, picked up mail for Mossman’s, drove to Pleasanton and shopped at Walgreen’s (didn’t want to battle Wal-Mart on the Friday before Christmas).  Since Linda was moving to a new gate and wouldn’t meet me till later, I was on my own for lunch.  Linda doesn’t like Chinese food so I opted to go to Yummy’s Buffet.  Delicious!!!! They had homemade kimchee and a good selection of sushi.  Add to that some shrimp dishes and a bunch of veggies and I was full and happy. 

Later I met Linda at the laundromat and got caught up on what’s new with her and her new gate.  Being that we both work nights at our gates, we call each other in the middle of the night, like at 1:00 a.m., so I pretty much knew what was going on. 

After laundry I went to H.E.B. for groceries.  Why, oh, why don’t I remember I have a small refrigerator and limited storage???  After six years on the road you’d think I’d know how much I can buy that will fit inside our rig.  But it’s Christmas so I had to get “goodies” for the holidays, but where am I going to put it all? I buy a lot of veggies for me and have a chore finding places to put it all.


I surprised Jim with two lobster tails lunch tomorrow.  They had them on sale for $5 each and he so loves lobster.



I was bushed by the time I got finished at H.E.B. and by then it was 5 p.m. and I had a half hour drive home.  Oh, no, then I had to put all the laundry AND the groceries away.  I was dead after that and I still had nine hours of “work” to do.


How do you like the Santa hat I bought today?  It has a silver halo hanging over the words “nice” on the brim.  No, they didn’t have a “naughty” one that I should have bought!  The truck drivers got a kick out of it tonight.

Oh, I forgot to tell you Jim called me about noon and said the company supplied 15,000 watt generator took a dump. UGH… electricity.  So he had to get out our little 2000 Honda to run lights, etc.  It was 8:30 before they got us another generator.

Our catered meals have been pretty good.  Last night was pot roast. Lunch today was a huge half-pound burger.  Midnight dinner was sausage and brisket.  Jim is enjoying all the meaty meals.  I taste it but don’t eat it all.  I’m trying to be good.

I’m really blabbing a lot tonight.  Well, it is 1:55 a.m. and I’m trying to stay awake by keeping busy, but I best close out and publish this thing. 

Goodnight…..know for sure that you are loved.


  1. I remember those days, exhausting! The catered meals make things so much easier though, little to no cooking.

  2. I read all of your post and I see that you now seem to have good internet. Which Wilson antenna and amp did you finally end up with.

    We are gate guards near exit 77 off of interstate 35. My email is

  3. I love the hat! Very cute! Merry Christmas to you and Jim! Hope you can make the most out of the holiday out there at the gate and enjoy it! Hugs to you both!

  4. Love the hat Bobbie. Merry Christmas to you and Jim. Hugs to you both.


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