We were cleaning the Masterbuilt Smoker today, which caused me to reflect upon the fact that I bought it mostly based upon my friend Andy's recommendation. Then I realized that that is true of a lot of things that we have purchased and acquired in the oil patch. Hell; we wouldn't even have the job we have if it weren't for him. It is so weird when you meet someone that shares the same thoughts and ideas and even weirder when you realize that you both have walked similar paths in life. When the proverbial defecation hit the circular ventilator, Andy was in the forefront and got us through a very difficult time. (the engine had burnt up in our beloved class A DP, which we no longer own) And, I am not the only one that Andy has assisted in joining our little community in the oil patch. He maintains a forum http://myoldrv.com/forums/index.php and website http://www.myoldrv.com/ . Between those two sites you can find just about anything you need to know about the oilfield gate guard business and toss in your opinion while you're at it. If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then I am guilty. I have this blog that I write and I have endeavored to emulate Andy by helping others as best I can. I've said it before and I know Andy knows that I am grateful for his unbiased opinions and advice. But; here's a tip of the hat to the old curmudgeon.