Friday, June 11, 2010
A Message From Captain John~Big Oil Spill Update
I scored a great gig yesterday in the oil field. Fantastic pay, great boat, 12 hour shift from 12:00am-12:00pm is my slot (It's cooler at night). This boat transports containers from the dock to the oil rigs, and looks alot like the one above. The Bumpkin is writing all this as I drive to the dock. They say 14 on, 7 off, but they have already asked me about hitching for 28/7. By the time you read this, I'll be well under way, heading 30 miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama to the red (it's blue on the map below) zone. Now we are going to know the real deal. Can you believe we forgot the camera? I'll be pulling in and out of port, every few days to drop off and pick up, may not get to leave the boat, but I can call the Bumpkin from the cell, and keep all of you posted, she'll run the camera to me first thing too.
Are you following me on Twitter, this is about to get good over there? I'll get all the other Captains to start feeding me information too! The truth is going to have a hard time staying hidden, with your Captain there first hand.
I have left a list of Sunday Jams (these are important), and I'll be feeding the information to My Bumpkin, who will keep everybody updated.
Let's get our bearings straight, so you know where I am.
Don't forget now I gave you a big island map on Sunday, Click Here to go back to it!
The oil is taking over Petit Bois island as we speak, and the word at the dock is that the leak is gushing worse than ever, but there's lot of media around so that should be broadcasting soon.
Please ya'll keep me in your prayers and thoughts while I am out there. The Bumpkin too, it'll be a little rough on her, but I think I got most everything covered with a few friends, and of course she'll be busy shopping with all the money, I'm leaving with $20, what am I gonna buy, and where? (The Bumpkin is excited about this part, Mamma wants a new car, without a payment book.)
Alright, I'm outta here, heading where? DUE SOUTH YA"LL DUE SOUTH! I'm actually gonna miss you guys, I'm sending my thoughts right back to ya!
Ya'll take care,
Over and Out,
Note from the Bumpkin, when he started to board the boat last night, he said, Captain John requesting permission to come aboard, there were a few cheers. They said they needed him bad. Captains are needing a few breathers right now, literally a day or two not to have to breathe the oil. This looks like it could be a really great thing for us, keep your fingers crossed. Thank goodness he's on the water, he was about to drive me crazy.
The papers say we will be inundated over the weekend with the oil, and I am glad he missed this:
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