Monthly Archives: March 2014

Half A Century!

On Tuesday Michael celebrated his 50th birthday!  I pulled ‘guard’ duty from 5:00 am until 7:00 pm so that Michael enjoyed the majority of the day off.  I grilled ribeyes for dinner and we enjoyed them with few interruptions. Wednesday I met with five other female gate guards for lunch in Yorktown.  We met at … Continue reading »

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A New Day Brings A New Gate

We crawled out of bed at 8:00 am and Kevin was at our door about 8:03 am!  (I was still going potty!)  He knew we’d like a gate with StatOil and one opened up and he offered it to us!  We told him we’d be ready in an hour…we were ready in about 45 minutes. … Continue reading »

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Enjoying Our Time Off

Michael’s mouth is feeling really good.  He was pretty uncomfortable after the numbness wore off on Friday but we were able to manage it with over the counter pain meds.  He followed doctors orders and stuck with a liquid/soft diet the first 24 hours and even didn’t complain about no soda….a pretty tough task for … Continue reading »

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Another One Bites The Dust!

In the middle of the night a heard a ‘SNAP’ and new that we’d caught mouse number 2.  Sure enough when we got up the trap that Michael placed close to where we’d caught one yesterday morning contained a dead rodent.  Michael disposed of the little beast and now we’re down to 2 snappy traps. … Continue reading »

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Wrapping Up Another Gate

I got up at 5:30 am so that Michael could sleep in this morning.  Since it wasn’t busy last night he slept in bed but didn’t get to bed until late as he was waiting for someone to come back from town. When I got up I was immediately welcomed by the sight of a … Continue reading »

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Explosive Paperweights!

From the reports we’ve gotten from the guys passing through the gate, coil tubing is complete.  We’ve already had several companies pull their equipment out but we still have several more to go. So we’re not sure if we’ll be leaving tomorrow or Friday.  I was told by the field supervisor that the company man … Continue reading »

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Crazy Weather, Niagara Falls, And Cows

We’ve had a quiet couple of days…just to our liking…although the weather hasn’t cooperated much. Sunday we had a high of 80ish but by late afternoon the temperature plummeted 30 or so degrees.  By the time we woke up Monday morning the temperature had continued its downward spiral to 30!  On top of the cold … Continue reading »

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Knock, Knock…

We got a heads up from a friend of ours that we might be getting a gate today.  We hadn’t heard anything from Gate Guard Services by noon so we decided to head into town to get some groceries and have lunch together. About 5 minutes before we were going to leave there was a … Continue reading »

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