Monthly Archives: February 2015

Drawer Rebuild, Jokesters & Cold

We store our pots and pans in the drawer under the refrigerator…they fit great.  Unfortunately they were a little too heavy for the thin drawer base.  Michael being Michael decided it was time to ‘rebuild’ the drawer using a sturdier board for the bottom.  The last time he was in San Antonio he purchased the … Continue reading »

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Plugging Along…

Monday 2/23 Very windy night and into the day so windy that Michael brought the slides on the main floor in to protect the slide awnings from being damaged.  It was even windy enough for work to be halted on wireline (fracing continued) for a while until the wind calmed down some.  On top of … Continue reading »

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Pigs, Geese, an Oopsie…But No New Babies

Thursday 2/19 Thursday was a fairly quiet day with not much going on…pretty much just the usual sand trucks and frac crew guys. The big highlight of the day was when a couple of VERY small crews did some work on the pipeline right in front of the coach.  They were ‘running a pig’ down … Continue reading »

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Reservations, Luncheon & More Appointments

Tuesday 2/17 I spent the morning working on solidifying some reservations for this summer, which felt good.  We’ll be in Goshen, Indiana from roughly June 7th until July 5th.  We’ll be there for the Heartland rally and also to get some work done on the coach. On the way to Goshen we’ll spend 3 days … Continue reading »

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Hotness, Small Repair, Chili/Chilly

Sunday 2/15 It was a fairly quiet day with not much other than sand trucks and shift change traffic to worry about…although we still had a little over 180 vehicles pass by…which is kind of on the high side for a weekend. I usually eat the prior evenings catered meal for lunch the following day. … Continue reading »

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King Kong, a Headache & Valentines

Friday 2/13 When I got up this morning at 3:30 am I found that we were still shut down but they were trying their best to get things going again.  Michael had 7 vehicles come in and most of those were flowback trucks hauling out flowback being pulled from the well in hopes of getting … Continue reading »

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Guess Who’s Expecting??

Michael had 3 VA appointments in San Antonio this afternoon.  The first was at 1:30 and it’s about an hour and a half drive from her to the northwest side of the city where the clinics are all located. The first appointment was just a blood pressure check and didn’t take long at all.  The … Continue reading »

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Down Time

Both Wednesday morning and this morning started out foggy but Wednesday morning the fog hung around until daylight.  I made sure to remind all the guys coming off shift to take a little extra time getting home so that they actually got home. Tuesday evenings dinner delivery:  Ribeye, grilled shrimp skewer, rice & brocoli & … Continue reading »

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Leif Erikson

I could tell that traffic had increased some yesterday (Monday) versus the weekend but when I checked my actual numbers (I keep a daily count of the vehicles) it was quite apparent.  Saturday and Sunday we averaged 168 vehicles while yesterday we had our highest day so far on this gate – 208.  That’s still … Continue reading »

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Sunrises, Cows & Sand Trucks

I don’t think I will ever get tired of the sunrises and sunsets here…hope you don’t either cuz I can’t help but share! Easy to tell that the weekend is over as we had several ‘construction’ crews come in to work on various projects….the biggest of which was tying the new wells into the pipeline. … Continue reading »

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