"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Groundhog Day .... the movie

Ding dong, hut two three four
up and out the door
write the name on the board
hut two three four.

Being a gate guard is a lot like the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. He repeats the same day (groundhog day) over and over. That is where we are at right now. We have the exact same vehicles coming and going at pretty much the exact same time everyday. The excitement the illegal aliens caused the other day wore off pretty quickly and the monotony is starting to drive me nuts. :-)

A few days ago a caterer came in and cooked for the crew. Normally they include the gate guards when they cook and sure enough, when they were leaving for the day, they gave us a couple of left over steaks.  There were no side dishes and it was well after meal time but that's OK. We ended up freezing one of the steaks and shared the other one later in the week for supper.

The weather has cooled down the last few nights with lows dropping into the upper 30's. Brrrrr! I broke out my stocking cap to keep my ears warm on those late night, or is it early morning, trips out the door.
We have also been running the furnace occasionally to keep the rig warmed up. Our electric heaters work pretty well but when it gets really cool we like to run the furnace. You might remember we had to have the furnace worked on in January when it wouldn't fire up. The technician replaced the circuit board and it has been working great since, knock on wood.

We are starting to plan our trip North and are both looking forward to the change. We are missing our family and friends and look forward to seeing them all again before heading on our next work camping adventure. I'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, boy, is that ever a good analogy for gate guarding: Groundhog's Day. Good job on your blog.