Thursday, November 30, 2023


In case things go wrong tomorrow...
thanks for following along with The Field Lab journey.

Monday, November 27, 2023

on countdown


Heading to Lubbock Wednesday.
Go under the knife Friday.
To be continued....

Sunday, November 26, 2023


Psalms 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 

Friday, November 24, 2023

So here's the scoop - for now.

They found a small malignant tumor on the tail of my pancreas.  
No evidence (so far) that it has metastasized.
I am scheduled for surgery back in Lubbock on December 1.

Thursday, November 23, 2023


Thankful for the time I've had...and the time that's left.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Sunday, November 19, 2023

search me

Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  

Saturday, November 18, 2023

lake road

photo taken Wednesday by a neighbor...

Friday, November 17, 2023

Back in the big bend...but

Still too muddy to make it all the way home - 
so camped at my friend's highway house north of TFL.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Monday, November 13, 2023


54,62,55, .79",B

Sunday, November 12, 2023

enter into peace

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. 

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Landed in Lubbock...

Hotel Wi-Fi has gotten a lot faster than it used to be...
48,57,49, .03",B

Friday, November 10, 2023

better safe than sorry...

Turns out there probably wasn't enough rain over the past couple of days to swamp me in for a Sunday departure but I'm glad I didn't take the chance.  Been quite comfortable where I have been encamped just off the highway and now I am planning to head to Lubbock tomorrow.  Will be staying within blocks of the doctor's office and the hospital.  49,57,50, .10",B

Thursday, November 9, 2023

too smart...

57,74,60, .13",B

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Farewell party...

As I left ahead of the rain due tonight...

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Just My Luck

Of course, there just has to be some rain in the immediate forecast that could throw a wrench in my departure plans.  
I AM NOT going to hike out in the mud again - so if the forecast holds, I will leave tomorrow night and stay at a friend's easily accessible highway property until I head to Lubbock on Sunday.  Good thing I have a neighbor who will tend to Ben while I am away.

Monday, November 6, 2023

Home again...

but on the road again next week for more tests...

Sunday, November 5, 2023


 Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. 

Friday, November 3, 2023


day 2

Thursday, November 2, 2023

unplanned trip

Hopefully just an overnight stay...

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

a sunset...