The Lay Of The Land

Posted by on January 31, 2014
I took this picture while standing on the lease road across from our lease road.  You can see highway 239 in the middle.  This also shows the trees in front and in back of the coach as the lease road going past our coach.

I took this picture while standing on the lease road across from our lease road. You can see highway 239 in the middle. This also shows the trees in front and in back of the coach as the lease road going past our coach.

Yesterday was a slower day all together…for me during the day it was rather quiet and for Michael last night was dead!  Not complaining!  Our last vehicle came through the gate at 7:36 pm and the first this morning came in at 5:15.  It was almost unheard of that we were able to eat dinner without any interruptions and we watched a 2 hour American Idol episode with no interruptions!  A little slice of heaven.  Michael took advantage of the quiet and slept in our bed from 10:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

One of our friends, John, is interested in the lay of the land where we’re located so I’ve taken a few pictures and hope that they help a bit.  We are located on highway 239 about 4 or 5 miles south east of Kenedy.  If you take highway 72 out of Kenedy and turn right onto 239 we’ll be about a mile down on the left.  Our coach is about 100 feet from the highway.  The coach is located right on the lease road

This is taken in front of our coach looking at the wheat field across highway 239.  You can see 'my' tree on the horizon on the right

This is taken in front of our coach looking at the wheat field across highway 239. You can see ‘my’ tree on the horizon on the right

(the ‘lease’ is the land that the oil company is leasing the oil rights to) so we step right out our front door, walk about 6 feet and can greet the vehicles coming and going.  Straight down the lease road about 3/4 of a mile is where the pad with the 3 wells on it is located.

Directly across highway 239 from our lease road is another lease road that goes to a well on that property.  The owner of the land has rented out her fields to a farmer that has planted wheat but she retains the oil rights to the property.  It’s in this field that the tree that has me so enamored makes it’s home.

On our side of highway 239 we have a small grove of tree behind and in front of the coach (on the other side of the lease road).  The

Texas oilfield worker food

Texas oilfield worker food

trees are pretty barren but I can see green buds starting to pop up all over them…wonder how long it will be before they’re green with leaves?  Will we still be here or won’t we??

About 9:15 this morning a guy drove in hauling a trailer with one of those big Texas sized grills on it.  He was here to make lunch for the guys and said that if there was anything left he’d be sure to

I don't think he's content unless he's putzing

I don’t think he’s content unless he’s putzing

drop a couple of plates off on the way out. True to his word as he left about 3:15 pm he dropped of a plate of ribeyes, potatoes & stuffed jalapenos.  I made a salad to go with dinner and we were set!  It was very good and almost identical to the dinner we made last night!  Not complainin’…we’ll take whatever we get.

Tidying up around the place

Tidying up around the place

It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day!  It was 64 by 10:30…blue skies with puffy clouds.  Since Michael slept last night he took some time to putz around outside.  He cleaned up the ‘lifeline trailers’ – coiling up hoses, throwing away old oil cans etc.  He also gathered up a bunch of dead tree limbs and piled them away from the coach…trying to encourage snakes to go there rather than near the coach.  I can only pray that that theory works!

 

2 Responses to The Lay Of The Land

  1. John

    Thanks for the detailed “lay of the land” it helps to place things as you go farther on this adventure.

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