Monthly Archives: April 2014

Harley, Casing, The VA, The DAV And a Fantasy

Yesterday morning our neighbors from across the road came by on a 4-wheeler.  They were in search of the dog, Harley, again.  They took a ride down the lease road to see if they could see him on the pad.  A few minutes later they were on their way back up the road…with Harley running … Continue reading »

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Riggin’ Up & Heatin’ Up

On Friday I drove into Floresville to pick up some groceries and was happy to see that the cactus’ were blooming!  Bright yellow or orange blooms peppered the sides of the roads.  They were so pretty I had to stop on the way home and snap a few pictures. The rig finally went up about … Continue reading »

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Crew Change And Fuse Change

So far this gate is a gem!  We got here 2 days ago and have only logged roughly 120 vehicles.  The company man told us not to worry about logging the big trucks that are bringing pieces of the rig in…so we haven’t been.  We just go to the door and wave to them as … Continue reading »

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Gate Closed, Great Weekend, New Gate!

Our gate closed at noon on Friday and we were on the road to San Antonio shortly after 1:00 pm.  We met our son, Zack, for an early dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack.  Michael and I had never been and were both very happy with our meals.  We both got platters:  His with fish & … Continue reading »

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Winding Down And Gearing Up!

Our day started off fairly busy with a caravan of green trucks coming in to help rig down the flow back crew.  They arrived before 7:30 am and left by noon.  They all came at the same time and all left at the same time…with 5 of the 7 trucks that have been living down … Continue reading »

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Dang….Another One Bites the Dust…Gate & Slide Awning

Monday’s weather was the pits!  When I got up about 6:00 am the air conditioning was running and it was super humid out.  However, that didn’t last long.  By late morning it was overcast and the temperature was dipping.  By mid-afternoon it had cooled down to the 50s and we turned the fireplace on to … Continue reading »

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Luncheons, A Light, A License & Lots Of Other Stuff

On Wednesday and Thursday, Michael and I went to luncheons in Yorktown at Aunt Di’s.  We had a nice turn out for the ladies, with 8 attending.  Unfortunately, many of us will be leaving within the next few weeks for the summer.   Then men had just 3 show up but it sounds like they … Continue reading »

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Preparing, Pipeline, More Planning

Our service guy, Kevin,  serviced the generator on Monday.  He tries to service the generator every 2 weeks.  I didn’t think it had been that long but it had….the last time he was here was March 24th!  Anyway, he also topped off our fuel and water and we should be good to go for the … Continue reading »

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Shhh…

We slept in until 7:00 am Saturday morning and boy did it feel good!  We had a nice leisurely morning surfing the internet, checking email and watching TV.  We didn’t end up having breakfast until 10:00 am…eggs, Opa’s and biscuits with home made kumquat marmalade a gift from, Hans, our safety guy. The workover crew … Continue reading »

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Next Phase Is Upon Us….Gobble, Gobble!

Gate guarding has become a pleasure!  LOL  We’ve been able to sleep together the last 4 nights, the last 2 with NO interruptions whatsoever!  Yesterday (Thursday) the last vehicle left at 5:19 pm and we didn’t see another vehicle until this morning at 6:40 am. When it’s quiet like that we take advantage and wander … Continue reading »

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