When we started our blog over two years ago, our goal was to post around four times a week, with occasional posts of fun or unusual photos, or reblogging things we read elsewhere and thought worth promoting. We also ask (beg) friends to WRITE DOWN those interesting stories and life adventures, because we know if they are interesting to us, they will be interesting to you. Oke’s adventures in Papua New Guinea, for example, are always extremely popular, months after they are originally posted.
Sometimes life conspires against your plans. Kitty, for example, is dealing with some medical issues that have kept her pretty much house bound for several months, and sleepy. I’m doing well, thank you, but my job as the engineering and technical director of a natural gas/CO2 processing company has gotten crazy lately. I’ve gone from overseeing a new plant installation every year or two, to doing two now (one which is the largest we can possibly build). We’re about to formalize negotiations on two more within the next 10 days, which means I’ll start the rounds of working with contractors and engineering firms to start designs, coordinating with the land, environmental permits, construction companies, procurement, design, safety, process, operators, training, lions and tigers and bears OH MY.
My current two projects are located in fairly remote parts of far west Texas – the kind of places that you’ll find me writing about in my “Crappy Places to be From” series: far from towns with an airport or a grocery store that gets deliveries more frequently than once a week, often without any non-church entertainment, sit-down restaurants, or native English speakers. The two upcoming projects are in the northern midwest, places that require me to buy gloves and wear hats (a hardship for us southern clime girls) or that have mosquitos as the state bird.
We don’t expect anyone to cry over not getting a notice from us delivered several times a week! I’m SURE that you will want to know the history of the isolated burgs I’ll be traveling to, and we won’t let you down.
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