Friday, November 18, 2011

service call...

Pulled the forms off yesterdays pour and got prepped for more pavers.  Suddenly got a hankerin' for the Friday Fish Special at the Big Bend Motor Inn Cafe.  Hooked up with the good neighbor and headed south for lunch.  We got tied up with other business while in Study Butte and I was there long enough to run into the payphone master - my new best friend David.  He had just finished his rounds in the area and came out to TFL to check out my payphone.  He gave it his best try to hack in but it's a way outdated model.  Next trip down in a couple of weeks and he's bringing me a new phone to install in the booth.  Only in Terlingua.  65,73,33,0,B

10 comments:

Rita B. said...

You had a successful day all the way around. Hope that fish was good. I miss those wonderful fish fries we had growing up.

Brenda said...

That reminds me of when my husband and I moved into a farm house well out of town. I could not seem to find the phone number of the local electric coop. Finally, someone told me that you don't call the electric coop -- you call Lokey. Turned out that Lokey lived down the road.

Larry G said...

I must have missed the part about the pay phone.

why is it there at the field lab?

BBC said...

Pay phone? Haven't used one for more years than I remember. Don't have a land line either. Bought a pay per minute cell phone at Radio Shack and had my land line number transferred to it.

The minute fee is high, 25 cents a minute but I don't use a phone much and I have to buy 25 bucks worth of minutes every 90 days to keep it active and not lose my old land line number but the minutes you don't use build up.

That works out to about $8.50 a month for a phone you can carry around in your pocket and being as I have almost a hundred bucks of credit built up one of these days I'll call someone just to bullshit with them for a while.

No I won't, I'm not into bullshitting on phones, they are just a tool to me.

David said...

Thanks John, that's the first time in memory I've been called a master at anything other than "BS".
We'll be seeing you soon
David

2 Dogs said...

Yep John installed that pay phone some time ago in the hopes of making a few bucks with it. It is the only pay phone for miles around.

It didn't pan out. The problem he ran into was he didn't think about the fact that cows and donkeys don't have pockets and therefore no place to carry coins.

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frann said...

I wish I had been in Study Butte last night..I heard things were interesting!

Allen Hare said...

It's great that, even in your remoteness, you have a community to be a part of. Hope you had fun in "town".
Looking forward to the news that the pay phone works. Hope you'll publish the number. You might have to install an answering machine on it, though. I bet many would love to call and chat with you for a while. That would surely interrupt your work.