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Spaghetti Bowl

Updated: Apr 20, 2018

"You come to take pictures of the spaghetti bowl?"

That's how I was greeted today when I headed over to the fab shop to take my usual run of photos. I had no idea what guy I don't know was talking about, so I played it cool and was just like "ha, yeah." A knowing exchange between colleagues. I hope he thinks I'm cool.

A minute later, it occurred to me that he might have been talking about the mess of hoses all around our trailer. And when I got back to my desk, Google seemed to validate that line of thinking. But, the thing is, it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. In fact, here are the two worst "spaghetti bowl" looks I could find.

I think one of the benefits of going over there every other day is being in tune to subtleties like that. An extra part where there wasn't one before. A little bit of welding done. The tools laid out that give some clue as to where things are headed. This blog will eventually talk about other things again, I promise, but for the time being, I'm enjoying giving obsessive attention to one thing.

There is one detail that I can't post: an annual vehicle inspection report at the front of the trailer. It did pass inspection (keep in mind that none of these modifications that we're tracking have a ton to do with whether the thing is roadworthy), but even more interesting was the organization listed as the operator - an organization in New Mexico. I would not have guessed New Mexico, but I guess it is right next to west Texas and contains part of the Permian Basin.

Closest to the door...

Have a great weekend!

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