Friday, July 17, 2009

Sandy Has A Job-Yes A Real Job

Sandy said I'm going to find a job. Guess what she did and has been working most of this week.
She is working for a large mowing company that presently mowing about 800 miles of a petroleum pipe line right a way.
She is assigned to one of the three mowing crews as a RTV driver and carsonite post marker. Her job is to mark the gas pipe line with these fiberglass post that shows the pipe line and have a phone number sticker on it in case of emergencies. She up every morning at 5am and doesn't return until usually 7pm. They are mowing a line that stretches from Longview to Corsicana, TX.
She drives an enclosed Kubota diesel RTV1100 series vehicle that has an A/C, AM/FM radio that carries the cooler, carsonite posts and follows the two mowing tractors each with a 15ft bat wing brush hog.
Her RTV looks like the one to the far right.
She uses a Rigid SR20 pipe line finder like this.
Once the SR20 does its job she with the help of another worker drive the fiberglass corsonite post into the ground with a special driver, This post being fiberglass is tough and flexible. Once driven into the ground its just about impossible to pull it out of the ground.

She tells me the area they are in is just beautiful. She sees a lot of ranches with cattle and horses
like shown here. You can barley make out the two mowers in the far background.

I had my visit Monday with the dermatology office at VA in Shreveport and the dermatologist proceed to remove four bower cells she found on my arms and cheeks with liquid nitrogen. The growths on the old nose turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. These will require removal by a surgeon which I don't know exactly when. Suppose to receive a notification by mail. Who knows I might end up with a MJ nose. So, friends stay out of the sun the best you can and use that sun blocker lotion.
Yea! we are getting rain as I write this post. We have been in a mini-drought here in Northeast Texas. We had strong winds and my guess we have had 2-3 inches of rain so far. Yes, rain makes grass grow and maybe Sandy's job will extend beyond end of September. Right now our plans are to still do Canton First Monday as Sandy is off on the weekends. I'll set up the booth and work it Thursday and Friday. Imagine me selling ladies purse inserts. (heehee)
Until next time....MtnAire Travlers

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