Hotness, Small Repair, Chili/Chilly

Posted by on February 16, 2015

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.

Holy Hot Jalapenos!!

Holy Hot Jalapenos!!

I usually eat the prior evenings catered meal for lunch the following day.  Today was grilled half a chicken carrots and a couple of jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped with bacon.  Being a Wisconsin girl jalapenos are not something I was brought up on but have recently begun to enjoy…especially when they’re prepared this way.  But, WOW….these things were HOT!  I tried a bite of one and then the other thinking maybe it was just that particular pepper…nope they were both hotter than heck!  Later when Michael got up he told me he experienced the same thing and only ate part of one of his as well.  Whew!

Mama giving her baby a bath

Mama giving her baby a bath

The lady cows (and the 3 babies) hung out across the way from us for quite a while today.  They just laid down and napped….until the rain came and ran ’em off.  I examined all of the adults (17 mamas) in search of the 2 that are expecting any day and couldn’t figure out which they were….they all looked like they coulda been pregnant to me!  Anyway….no new babies yet.

2 counter sunk screws on each chair back/leg

2 counter sunk screws on each chair back/leg

One of our dining table chairs has been trying to come a part so Michael got to work and got ’em both fixed up.  The chair back and hind legs are one piece and that piece is connected to the seat frame, which is a compartment in which we store our medicines.  Where the problem lied was that the chair back/legs was starting to pull away from the seat frame.  Michael drilled 2 holes going through the back legs into the seat frame on each of the 2 legs.  Then he place a nice long screw into each of the 4 holes to hold the legs in place and sturdy the chair.  He placed wooden caps over the holes to make a nice clean finish.  <3 My hand guy! <3

Romance in the oil patch

Romance in the oil patch

To end my day we enjoyed a nice candlelit dinner for two about 3:00 pm.  We enjoyed chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes with cheese & jalapenos, corn & bread…all delivered right to our door by the caterers.  We didn’t even have ONE interruption as we enjoyed our time together.  Ahhh

Monday 2/16

Michael saw a picture of a pot of chili on Facebook yesterday and said that it looked really good.  I happened to have all the ingredients on hand so I told him that I’d make a pot today.  So by 7:00 am this morning I had a pot of chili simmering on the stove top.  Home cookin’ just sounded really, really good.

Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew & pineapple

Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew & pineapple

Last nights food delivery – chicken, beef & sausage, tortillas, rice, beans, pico and guacamole.  It made for a very tasty lunch at 9:30 am!  Along with the fajitas the caterer dropped of 2 LARGE containers of fresh fruit….I enjoyed some of that with my toast for breakfast.

We were expecting rain bother yesterday and today.  Yesterday morning I got a little bit of very fine mist and then in the early afternoon a very light rain that didn’t last long but was enough to take care of the dust from the road.

This morning just before 10:00 am the temperature dropped 20 degrees (70 to 50) in the drop of a hat, the wind started howling and it got dark enough for me to have to turn the lights in the coach back on.  I was prepared for lots of rain but all we got was a little mist again.  The wind stayed around and the temperature dropped down to about 46 before it started rise a bit mid afternoon.  Brrr….had to go get a sweater and socks on!

The frac seems to be going slower than it was before…judging by how frequently and how many sand trucks are coming in.  I’m wondering if they’re not going ‘full steam’ ahead but just taking it slow and steady due to how many issues they’ve had.  Works for me.

It’s a good thing I put that pot of chili on as the caterer didn’t leave meals for us.  This particular delivery driver has done this several times, but he’s the only one that has ever done it….strange.

 

 

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