We ain’t doing this……..

Writing a blog for years is arduous business.  Life changes, priorities change and then there is no more blog.

In progress – Little House AC/DC electric center

Folks write blogs for beaucoup reasons.  Some want the notoriety ( Look at me! Look what I did!), some want to overshare because after all this is the era where Social Media rules.   Some want the extra cash that comes with displaying ads and belonging to an affiliate network.  Some just want an outlet for their thoughts.  Irregardless of the reason,  you don’t author a blog and then hope it goes unread.

I am going on six months here at the Secret Hideout and if I could figure out a way to  get perishables like meat and produce delivered here;  I would seldom leave.  I got sideboards on my plate and  it is still spilling over.  A garden, orchard, Little House construction and beekeeping are in progress.  I got chickens up on the near radar and the  South Texas Puckerbrush is a fading memory  – hopefully not revisited.  Progress is slow and methodical;  one old man trying to work smarter and not harder.

Little House cuarto de bano – sorta kinda

One of the themes recurring on a good portion of blogs is the Exit Pity Party.  In an effort to garner even more attention,  a blog author will announce his/her retirement and then the comments flood in from readers.  “Oh please don’t go! ,  I have been reading for years and will miss you bad!”  ad nauseum.   Predictably, the author relents and business continues as  usual.

Prepping the garden – go big or go home

Not this cat daddy.   Helping support the richest man in the  world via ever-reduced Amazon  affiliate advertising galls me,  my happiness is not tied to fawning attention from readers,  my privacy is ever more important because there is some bad shit afoot in this world and as mentioned   – my dance card is full.



It has been real; it has been fun,  but it is no longer real fun.  So that’s it ……….  Stick a fork in me;  I’m done.

Hasta la vista baby!


21 Replies to “We ain’t doing this……..”

    1. Ain’t that the truth Larry! Almost to the second I finished posting this, I got a call to hurry up to the main complex ASAP!!! My Bro fell off the roof of a cargo trailer and fractured his left leg in 3 places. So all plans are changing. His well being and recovery now trump all else.

  1. Thanks for thought-provoking posts, the laughs, the teachings of the mindset for being off grid, and mostly for sharing your thoughts with the world. I’ve learned a lot and am better for it. You will be missed but not forgotten.

  2. I will miss your witty smart ass postings SIR! I hope that me and mine are not too far behind your ride into the “next” sunset of retirement! Hasta Lavista Baby! Enjoy! Cheers, the Tee in Texas!

  3. Thanks Andy… Yours is one of the few blogs I’ve followed over the years because I felt that I could believe you! I’ll miss the witticisms and your quest for improving your situation with well thought out solutions.. I’ve made many purchases based on your recommendations and have never been sorry for it.. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.. You’ve paid your dues.. Peace..

  4. Agree to just about what everyone else said. God bless you and your family. Hope your brother gets well soon. You have been a blessing to me. Take care. Love to Vela.

  5. I will miss watching and reading on the cabin build-out. For anyone with a bit of common sense there would be lessons learned from someone doing it.
    Be well and hope it becomes a home you are comfortable with and lasts for years.

  6. Hope your brother is healing well Andy. I will send up smoke signals when we are in the South Texas to attract your attention.

    Guy and Sue Cobham

  7. Good luck, man! Life on the oil patch was some of the best reading on the Internet, no lie. There is absolutely a great book in that stuff. Be well!

  8. Good luck I just checked in after being off of internet for awhile. Had a little heart problem(4 Stents)— sad to see you go–but enjoyed your stories for many years. Thanks!!

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