This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Monday, May 31, 2010
John and I attended the annual fish fry for veterans at the Cook Baptist Church today. It is the third time for us at this event. The food is delicious and many of our friends were there. The man in the white tee shirt in the first picture played football with John at Louisiana Tech when they were both 17 years old. That was a lot more than 10 years ago!
On my plate is catfish, hush puppies, slaw, french fries, and a slice of fresh onion. Sure was good!
A choir sang for us.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I have seen many homes and many people. Some people really have beautiful places to live in this area. There are lovely houses and tracts of lovely houses out in the middle of the woods.
There is some detective work required. I can enter an address in the parish assessor web site and get a picture of the home and the owners name and address. I have looked up phone numbers and called people. It seems intrusive but I guess it is no worse then knocking on front doors. This sort of thing is not done until three or more notices have been left at the address.
I have seen reports that the 2020 census will use email and electronics.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
This is a gas well just off Pea Ridge Road. I have been watching preparations for a frac job for a week or two. A frac job is the pumping of a sand/special fluid mix into a production formation at very high pressure. This procedure creates many deep cracks into the formation that increases the productivity of the well. The red trailers are filled with sand. There are three large mixing/pumping units on the well site. When I drove by yesterday two dozen men were getting their final marching orders for a frac job. I believe that I can remember the first frac job ever in the 1950s. It is standard practice now, especially in the tight gas formations in this area.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
the Census. I found one scratching his back. I believe that these are quarter horses but I am not sure. Theodore Roosevelt said that there is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. I believe it.