Monthly Archives: October 2014

We Survived Another Frac!

Friday morning started out nice and quiet.  I only had 1 vehicle come in the first hour and forty-five minutes of my shift….if you don’t count the 2 vehicles that were looking for another site 3 more miles down the road. It was easy to see that the frac would be ending in a matter of … Continue reading »

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Nearing the End of the Frac

Tuesday  We had a crew change a couple of days ago and we could tell by the number of sand trucks we had checked in and waiting to unload.  The last crew did a good job of coordinating their sand deliveries and we never had over 10.  Now we’re back up to having 15+ and … Continue reading »

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Quiet Weekend and a Crazy Horse

The bullet format I used with the last post seemed to work well so I think I’ll continue that since I have a few days to cover. Saturday  We’ve found that weekends tend to be on the quieter side and this weekend was no exception.  We only had about 160 vehicles pass through the gate. … Continue reading »

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Getting Into A Routine

Our days have become routine.  Work 12 hours, eat, sleep, repeat.  We try to make the most of the time we get together (usually about 4 to 5 hours per day).  I’m a big baby and really miss sleeping with my husband…you kinda get used to it after almost 30 years, ya know? Here’s a … Continue reading »

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“Hi, Mom!”

Things have been going very well.  Traffic has been very manageable – averaging about 230 vehicles (in & out) over the weekend.  The busiest times of the day, of course, are shift change – 4:45 (am & pm) to about 6:15 (am & pm).  But since we’re starting to get familiar with the ‘regulars’ things … Continue reading »

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Aaannnddd We’re Fracing!!

Woohoo!  Thanks to my technical advisor (and last born son) the pictures are, once again, crisp and clear.  I went back and updated the last few posts that had funky pictures in them and they are now good to go. It sounds like the frac got underway about 7:00 or so last night.  I could … Continue reading »

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We’ve Been Boo’d!

**Pics still being temperamental….hopefully soon!  Sorry!! I was up at 2:30 am so I could be dressed and ready to relieve Michael at 3:00 am.  I expected to hear that the frac had started but was told that they were still waiting on one piece of equipment, a blender, to arrive before they could get underway. … Continue reading »

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So Much Better

Gradually starting our new schedule so I was up at 3:30 am and it was fairly quiet.  Michael stayed up until almost 4:30.  He took a shower and just kind of geared down before hitting the hay. I hadn’t eaten since 3:00 pm or so yesterday so the catered plate of food from Cotton was … Continue reading »

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Uncle, Uncle!!

***I have still not resolved the ‘blurry images’ issues but I didn’t find that if you click on the picture to view it it will be nice and clear for you.  I apologize for the inconvenience. Tuesday night was our last night to sleep together as we knew business was gonna pick up.  I was … Continue reading »

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The Vacation is Over….

Still having troubles with uploading pics to the blog so will post with no pics for now and when my ‘technical adviser’ has sometime and can see if he can figure out the issue I will add the pics.  I’ve figured out that if you ‘click’ on the picture to view it it is clear … Continue reading »

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