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Saturday, April 04, 2009 

Muleshoe, TX. 35 miles. Grass. Very windy.

Our last day in Texas. Wind gusts today to 50 miles an hour. It’s time for the tale of the generator. The day before Culpepper & Merriweather left winterquarters in Hugo, OK the show’s generator threw a rod. Ended up renting a smaller generator (about 25KW) from a company in OK and started shopping for a new generator. A week ago a surplus generator purchased from United Rentals arrived. Expensive, but low hours. From the first it didn’t work, and we’ve continued to use the rental for the past eight days. Two trips to United Rental shops, and three visits from generator techs, and today the 50KW generator is finally up and running as it should be. Now to figure out how to return the rental 500 miles to OK.

Tomorrow, New Mexico.