Knock, Knock!

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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 there was a gate available if we wanted it.  He didn’t know a whole lot about it other than it was with StatOil (the company we just worked with), that it was just north or Runge, Texas (roughly the same area we were in before) and that he thought it was a rig that was finishing up and we might only be there through the rig down, which would most like be a short gig.  That’s ok…we’ll take it!  He also wasn’t sure if we’d be going out this afternoon or in the morning.

About 10:30 am he came back and let Michael know that we should be ready to go by 12:30 pm.  Not a problem.  We hadn’t unpacked much so getting the inside ready to go wouldn’t take much.  Michael had finally got the satellite dish running yesterday afternoon (don’tcha know!?) after trying for quite a while on Sunday and giving up.  So he took that down, fill our fresh water tank and emptied the gray & black tanks.

Our current set up - You can see the rig in the distance (at the back end of the coach) and the little house on the far right

Our current set up – You can see the rig in the distance (at the back end of the coach) and the little house on the far right

We arrived at the new gate just about 1:00 pm.  We are 3 miles north of Runge at the very end of county road 324 just off county road 323.  This is a gravel road but I think it’s pretty quiet other

A little bit of a close up of the rig.  It's quite foggy - I'll try for a better one tomorrow.

A little bit of a close up of the rig. It’s quite foggy – I’ll try for a better one tomorrow.

than the rig traffic.  We’ll probably only be here until Thursday or Friday as the rig is done drilling here and moving on.  The previous gate guards were here when we got here and before leaving they gave us the lowdown and we were off and running.  It was pretty steady right off the bat.  I guess they were have a ‘rig move’ meeting so there were several vehicles arriving for that.  So between logging vehicles and trying to get the inside of the coach situated I was busy.  Michael got the outside squared away and then laid down just before 4:00 pm to get some sleep so he was ready for the night shift.

We finally have critters!  Lets just hope they come and visit!

We finally have critters! Lets just hope they come and visit!

I was happy to see that we actually are in a field with cows in it!  When we got here they were quite a ways away….hoping that they come to visit.  The old gate guards said that they come by…so hopefully they won’t let me down.  There’s also a small house not far from us but we’re not sure if it’s inhabited or not.

It rained while we moved from the Karnes City yard to the new gate….so of course the front and back of the coach are yucky again.  Dang it!  LOL  I guess it gives Michael something to do!

 

5 Responses to Knock, Knock!

  1. rpward51

    Just curious, or nosy. Why did the previous gate guards bail when there’s only a few days left?
    –Bob

    • Kelly

      They didn’t bail…they follow the rig so they went ahead to the new site and will be there when the rig starts rolling in. They actually wanted to move tomorrow but the gate guard company has a big meeting and wasn’t able to move them tomorrow.

  2. Joe Lenz

    Enjoy your short stay…

    • Kelly

      We will Joe…although it might be a day longer than expected….it’s super windy and they can’t tear the rig down with this crazy wind!

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