Monthly Archives: February 2014

Eek! There’s A Mouse In The House

Last night as we were watching TV I glimpsed a dark flash on the floor in front of the fireplace.  When I took a better look I saw the hind leg of a mouse disappear behind the grandbabies toy box!  Needless to say I stayed in my recliner with my feet up while I sent … Continue reading »

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Whoa! Busy Day!

Woohoo!  It’s payday and our checking was finally direct deposited today!  No more driving 60+ miles round trip to pick it up!  Ok…I’ll calm down now. Michael’s night was steady with various shifts ending and the guys going out the gate until about 1:00 am.  It was fairly quiet until 5:00 am when business got … Continue reading »

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Cold, Windy & Rainy…Blech!

From 1:30 pm yesterday until midnight it was busier than we’ve seen it in about 3 weeks!  Whew….I guess I was out of practice since I was pooped by the time I went to bed!  It was steady all day today with trucks coming in to ‘washout’ (whatever that is), hauling out ‘mineral oil’ (not … Continue reading »

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Knock, Knock!

Another day to sleep in….Yeah!  We slept until almost 8:00 am and wandered out to the living room to relax in our recliners, watch some TV and surf the internet.  It’s amazing how this once mundane things have become a luxury! About 10:15 Kevin, our service, knocked on the door to let us know that … Continue reading »

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Men’s Luncheon

Ahhhh!  What a wonderful nights sleep we got!  No bells ringing and we slept until almost 9:00 am!  It’s been quite a while since we’ve slept uninterrupted all night long. I set up a luncheon for the gate guarding men in our area for today.  Michael met 3 other men for lunch at Aunt Di’s … Continue reading »

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Ahhh….Freedom!

We were both up by 5:30 this morning.  The flow of vehicles coming in to continue rigging down started at 7:00 am.  It was surprisingly busier than I expected.  There were 4 HUGE tanks to come out yet, the company man’s trailer, the trash trailer, 2 sewer trucks,  and some smaller equipment that made its … Continue reading »

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Last Day On Our First Gate

We had one oil truck come in last night about 9:30 pm and leave about 11:30 pm.  Other than that…no traffic after 6:44 pm!  Woohoo!  Michael was up and ready when our day flow testers arrived at 5:30 am.  We were told that they rigged down all night long and that their 3 lab trailers … Continue reading »

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Got Notified Today…

I told Michael to sleep in this morning while I got up at 5:00 for the morning ‘rush’….ha…rush…that’s funny!  Anyway…he slept til 9:00 am which I’m sure was a nice treat.  I kind of enjoyed the quiet time too. The supervisor of our flowback company came in this morning and brought donuts for us…which was … Continue reading »

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Burn, Baby, Burn!

It continues to be slow for us here in the oil patch.  No complaining from us though.  While it’s slow it affords us the luxury of sleeping together, which is very nice.  Tuesday night we had one vehicle come through about 4:oo am and last night our last vehicle went through the gate at 7:24 … Continue reading »

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Scrub A Dub Dub

It’s been pretty quiet since the workover rig left on Sunday.  We had two small crews here during the workover.  The workover crew consisted of 5 guys.  Then we also had the flow testing crew – a day crew of 6 guys and a night crew of 6 guys.  Now we just have the flow … Continue reading »

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