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 warm up the coach. The fireplace stayed on for much of the day and through the night.
Along with the chilly temps came wind…lots of it…again! Ugh. The first big gust came out of nowhere and ripped our off-door side slide awning. Double ugh. I usually close the slides as soon as the wind picks up but this just came out of nowhere and I didn’t get it in in time. Needless to say the slide stayed in all day as it gusted between 40 and 45 all day into the evening. I guess we’ll have one more thing for Heartland to work on when we’re there this summer. Triple ugh!
Traffic has been on the slower side (for us anyway) – averaging about 90 vehicles per day during the week and 1/2 that on the weekends. Even with that small amount of traffic our gate was taken out again yesterday! Can you believe it?? That’s 3 times in the 5.5 weeks we’ve been here. This time there was probably the least damage done but we ended up with 3 safety guys (1 from each of the different ‘divisions’ of the oil company) and 4 or 5 other guys coming to check it out and assess for repairs. The gate is only 16 feet wide and quite close to the main road so for some drivers it’s a kind of hard to navigate. With all of the big trucks and equipment that come and go…being wider would certainly have been a plus.
Late this afternoon I got a text from our company man letting us know that they would ‘probably’ be done with our services by midday Thursday. We were already trying to get things stowed and cleaned up as we expected to the gate to close this weekend so we should have no problem being ready to move come Thursday. Now just to see if Thursday is accurate or not.
The pipeline guys have been antsy to dig a trench across the road that leads to the ‘C’ pad for several weeks now. This evening they finally ‘dug in’. We have several pick ups down on the ‘C’ pad and wondered how they were going to get out but we found that there was a ‘path’ that they could drive on to go around…however, no big truck would be able to navigate it…so we’re pretty certain we don’t have to worry about any oil or water flow back trucks coming in tonight! Woohoo! A night of uninterrupted sleep!
This morning we got an email (via this blog) from a gentleman from Camping World’s internet marketing department inquiring about us putting a link to their site on our blog. We found that kind of interesting and are researching and getting advice from different sources before moving forward. So there’s a possibility that in the future you may see a link/ad for Camping World on the blog…if you do and need to purchase supplies…click on it!