Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hang'n out at the dump

Boy howdy, where ya all been? Ain't seen ya in a while. I were sit'n out there on "da porch" sip'n a cup expect'n to have a few visitors, but nobody showed up. Still too cold huh?

Old Billy Bob ain't been do'n a damn thing. Just sit'n around. But that don't mean me mind has quit work'n. I rekon most old folks have times like this. At least most I've known have. Why I remember a time when I lived on the boat I decided I was gonna be a hermit and talk to nobody for a month. Not even go to the Island Cafe for my afternoon BS session and coffee. Locked the hatch on the boat and disconnected the phone. I was in hog heaven. Or so I thought.

I was sit'n round think'n back on my life and I guess I've been a loner most of it. Did things by myself. Stayed away from crowds. Did that up till just a few years ago. That's a long time ya know. Then one day, while sit'n on "da porch" sip'n a cup and think'n, I figgered something was missing in my life. I went to a RV'ers GTG. That's a get together with folks ya ain't never met. Then I went to another the next year. Met a bunch of fine folks and started mingling with the crowd. That's how I started coming to the slabs for the winter. This is my 3rd year ya know. Even went out of my way to visit a few internet friends. Some went out of their way to meet old Billy Bob. Life is good.

But lately, I've been down in the dumps. No, not look'n for aluminum cans. Just hang'n out. Old uncle Ben has been try'n his damnest to to pull me out of this slump and get me back "on the road again". Poor old guy don't know who he's mess'n with does he? Don't give up Ben. It ain't like I done forgot everyone....I'm just in a slump.

Did I ever tell ya bout the time.....this has to do with tires.....I was on my way from San Antonio to Port Aransas to see the "chickibabies" on the beach. It was a Sunday morning when I loaded up "Alice" (my first motorhome) and headed south. Had a full tank of petro and not a care in the world. And then it happened. KA BOOOM....what the hell was that??? I pull off the interstate (I-37) and go look at the tires. Holy shit, I done blowed one all to hell. It was a back tire, so I still had one with air in it still on the ground. Now what ya gonna do Billy Bob. There's a truck stop just up the road a piece...go get it changed. Well, when I got there, driv'n 25 mile a hour, I finally get there and everything was closed what had to do with fix'n tires. Well shoot!!! On down the road a piece there's another truck stop. Everything was closed. By the time I found a place to change the old eat up busted tire I had done drove almost 70 miles....and then the damn spare was a different size. The moral of this story is NEVER go anywhere on a Sunday....everything is closed. Oh...and good tires too.

Been hav'n internet problems again. Seem like every time I get on line and get all excited with what I'm do'n, the damn thing loses signal. Just like that....poooof, it's gone. Ya don't rekon Verizon is get'n their signal from Houghes Net do ya??? But I can't complain too much. When I was a kid I didn't have a signal at all.

Well, I'm out of here. Enjoyed the visit. See ya next time.


  1. Alright ya geezer, ya know not all can be like a billy bob and sit around and do nothin. ya makin me feel bad that I couldnt get to the slabs this year, I really miss it!

    Im in Florida and there aint no slabs here , unless u talk about some of the dried up sun worshipers ya see walking around.

    I am getting close to going out to the TEXAS place and I know u keep saying u need to find a place to call home but seriously I bet you would have a blast out there picking on the likes of TFFNGUY and OLE JUAN WELLS. Think about it, Texas!

  2. Yea Billy Bob, like Nick said. I think I will be out there sometime in the near future. Remember last year, I got to meet you and see that big old riverboat. You either got to get moving or start another project. Get out of that dump. . .

  3. I leave this windy wet hot mess in Rockport in the morning and thats about two weeks late in my book. Terlingua area is the target. Should be there in 3-4 days. Waiting on you.

  4. Gittin good advice there BB, IF you listen to it.. like I said before, quit feeling sorry for yourself, pull in the slide,lift the jacks, fire up that thing and head out!!!

    Just aim it and when you git tired, pull over and eat and take a nap.

  5. BillyBob...we are gittin there as fast as we can!

    We are in NM now.. gonna see some holes in the ground (Carlsbad) and then some sandy beaches with no water (White Sands) ... but we are gittin there... I promise... we are gittin there!

    Old fart next to us reminds me of you, he is sitting here in his motorhome with both tires off his tag axle and looks like the back compartment door ripped off from a blowout. Not sure if someone is bringing him new tires today or what. Was too windy to talk to him yesterday to find out the story.