Monthly Archives: February 2015

Talk to a Man About a Horse

A little known fact about me.  I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent my summers on a farm in northern Wisconsin.  My mom & stepdad lived on the farm and my stepdad helped the owners of that farm by helping with haying season, feed the cows etc.  My parents lived/worked there for what seemed … Continue reading »

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Wow!  I had the best nights sleep that I’ve had since we got there last night.  When I went to bed we didn’t have any sand trucks down on the pad or on the staging pad and I didn’t figure we’d get any for a little while since they’d filled up all the sand castles … Continue reading »

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Sad Day in the Oil Patch

We were shutdown from about 6:00 am until somewhere around 3:00 pm out of respect for a coiled tubing crew that were injured in an explosion working on another Marathon job. From what I am understanding a valve exploded and the 7 crew members were peppered with shrapnel. Several were life-flighted, while the others were transferred … Continue reading »

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Mud

The rain is finally completely over but in its path we’ve been left with a mud that is so sticky it will take a hold of you and not want to let go.  I try to stay in my little pea gravel world as much as possible and the guys are really good about making … Continue reading »

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Meet The Neighbors

I went to bed later than I’d have liked (about 6:30 pm) and then read for about 20 minutes or so before putting my book down.  Doesn’t take long and I’m out.  I slept better than I have been…not waking up until 1:19 am to check the time.  The last few nights it’s been every … Continue reading »

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Repeaters…

Shortly after I went to bed (about 6:30 pm) some of the various crews started arriving while the actual frac crew didn’t arrive until sometime around 9:00 pm It was pretty quiet for the first few hours of my shift.  Then the morning shift change came and it perked right up!  Once the shift change … Continue reading »

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Aha!

I was up at my new ‘normal’ time of 2:30 am.  Didn’t much want to get up…even after having gone to sleep at 6:30 pm…but I did.  Michael finished his shift at 3:00 am and went to bed shortly thereafter.  He didn’t have a single vehicle after 6:01 pm last night so he was able … Continue reading »

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Gravel Makes Me Happy

It was super foggy this morning….eerily so.  But when the sun came up the fog lifted and we had bright skies with a few clouds here and there.  I couldn’t help but take some pictures of the sun rising through the fog. Gradually getting into our new sleep routines.  I was up at 3:10 am … Continue reading »

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