Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

Seminar Day . . .

I was up a little earlier than normal this morning so I could be sure I had everything ready to go for my seminar, “Gate Guarding for Fun? and Profit”, that started at 11:30. Besides my laptop, power supply, and mouse, I had the handouts, gate guard sample logs, and FRC shirts and pants.


Jan and I headed over to the hall a little after 11, and while Jan gave out the handouts as people came into the seminar area, I got the laptop set up and connected to the video projector. I was a little worried about how visible the photos would be since the area was well lit and there was no way to turn the lights down or off. But it turned out fine.

By the time we got started, we had about a hundred people there, a pretty good turnout, especially since another seminar called “Beyond Workamping: Income on the Road”, was scheduled for the same time period as ours

Gate Guarding Class500

Our talk went pretty smoothly, and we had a lot of questions, usually a pretty good sign. I started off by telling them that things are pretty slow due to the downturn in oil prices, and now is probably not the best time to get started. But to keep an eye on oil prices.

If anyone who didn’t attend would like a copy of the handout, you can get one here.

Gate Guard Seminar Handout

Afterwards we headed back to the rig for a little bit. Later I talked to the guy on our right, and told him we would be leaving tomorrow afternoon. He has the small semi tractor that he uses to pull his 5th wheel parked between our rigs, and I probably can’t get out until he moves out. He said that wasn’t a problem because he was pulling it out this afternoon so his wife could take a driving lesson first thing tomorrow morning.

A little before 4pm Jan and I walked back over to the market hall to help Nick and Terry break down their booth since today is the last day for the vendors.I did buy my first thing here at the show, a spray bottle of special cleaner for our rig’s aluminum wheels. It’s acid-based and is supposed to get off the built-up corrosion and dirt.

We’ll see how it works.

Since we were on our own for supper tonight, Jan and I decided on Omar’s once again, especially since we didn’t used our free coupon last time. Once again our food was good, and even better, the free pie we got came with ice cream. Since we were full from our dinner, we got it to go.

Tomorrow afternoon we’re moving a couple of miles down the road to the Voyager RV Resort, where we’ll be for the next week until we head up to Apache Junction.

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Thought for the Day:

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy” — Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

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