The dream went something like this.
"Dino. Dino. DINO!!!! It's me Santa. I have a job for you. I want you to go someplace secret in Texas and spread some Christmas cheer to some Texans." Santa said.
"But Santa, I am in Texas." I said.
"You are. You must be in a super secret undisclosed location then. Anyways, get back on point. Go see one of my helpers and spread Christmas joy to all, Santa out."
"Lisa, wake up. I just had the strangest dream and why does my mouth taste like candy canes?"
So we found Santas helpers. They run the "Polar Express" in northern Texas.
|Mike and Robin at the Pelican. Ignore the picture above their heads.|
What can we do in the meantime?
"There are some big crowds that form so what we are going to do first is build a queue line management system for crowd control." Mike said.
"What!? Those are some pretty fancy words for a rope line." I said.
And build it we did. It started with metal that needed to be welded together.
|The queue line management system for crowd control taking shape.|
I was grinding so much that my hand was going numb. So numb that I almost couldn't hold my beer. The key word being almost. Once done they then needed to be painted and then bolted together.
"Dino, Dino, DINO! It's Santa again."
"I have got to get a chinstrap for my tinfoil hat."
"I want you to replace a sewer line. The old one was crushed." Santa said.
"How is that spreading Christmas cheer?" I said.
"You will see. Santa out."
I have never been a technician in the arts of sewage management butt (pun intended) I was willing to give it a try. Mike rented a miniature backhoe and we started tearing up the yard. First thing we accomplished was to break the water line. Just to make it more interesting.
|Notice how I am correctly leaning onto the shovel.|
Now it looks like a union job. One worker with 3 supervisors. We finally got the new line installed and repaired the water line. We can finally empty our pooper. Good call Santa!
It has not all been work. Mike and Robin have taken us out a couple of times and showed us around their town.They took us to a local watering hole called P2. Not sure what that stands for but there is an area were you can park your vehicle and the waitress's will come to your car and serve you alcohol.
Those trucks under that overhang are enjoying adult beverages right inside their cars. Awesome! We also went to the Lazy Dog Saloon. A very local bar. The owner was a friend of Mike and Robin's. He was giving us shots. Like the Crowndog and Snicker. That was fun.
They even had a working cigarette machine. I haven't seen one of those since my childhood.
So we have been busy working and having some fun. Lisa has even spent time taking Moose for some walks.
Our water tank has been ordered and hopefully enroute. In the day and age of 2 day shipping why would it take so long?
What's next for us? Only Santa knows.