Monthly Archives: November 2015

I’ll Fly Away….

What an awesome weekend we had!  So very nice and quiet.  Both of the company guys were gone most of the weekend which meant no traffic in to see them and since they come and go quite a bit we didn’t’ have any of that either. Traffic was so light that we got caught up … Continue reading »

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Arrr Me Matey, Swab the Deck….errr…Well!

Tuesday 11/17 Busy day for us!  At one point we had 15 vehicles/21 people on site!  We had a crew of guys here to pressure wash the separators, another crew here with a swabbing unit, oil trucks, water trucks, a forklift picking up odds and ends around the pad, a little bobcat flitting here and … Continue reading »

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A Dilley of a Day!

We’ve learned that each of the oil companies do things differently as we’ve worked with about 6 different oil companies since we started gate guarding in January 2014.  Most of the company men we’ve dealt with work 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off.  But here it seems that the ‘big guy’ that lives here … Continue reading »

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That Darn Bell!

Yesterday was the bell day from hell!  We’ve never really had any problem with the exit bell not going off but the entrance bell has periodically not worked.  Yesterday, that darn entrance bell was about to give me fits.  A good portion of the day it just didn’t work at all….and periodically worked. Poor Michael … Continue reading »

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Settling In

We are settling into our little slice of the oil patch.  It’s a bit unsettling not knowing how long they’ll need us here but we are hoping (and praying) for the best and enjoying the income while it’s flowing. We got rain both Friday and Saturday.  Nothing terrible….just enough to knock down the dust and … Continue reading »

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Well That Was a Surprise!

Just before noon today we got a knock on the door and it was our neighbor, Len.  He’d gotten a phone call from Sean, the supervisor over in the Carrizo Springs area, and he was looking for someone to take a gate.  Len couldn’t take it because his sub won’t travel that far and they … Continue reading »

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Low Fuel Prices Means Out of Work Gate Guards

Monday 11/2 Michael spent a little time this morning cleaning underneath the overhang and the front cap of the coach.  Both areas get dirty when we travel.  The under part of the overhang collects road dirt/mud from the back tires of the truck and the front cap gets the splatter of bugs. Our neighbor, Mary, … Continue reading »

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Moving Day: San Antonio, TX To Whitsett, TX

Not having far to travel today, just 65 miles, we were in no hurry.  I got up about 7:30 am and Michael followed shortly thereafter. We relaxed in our recliners – checking emails, Facebooking and catching up on blogs while munching on our breakfast sandwiches, bananas and grapes. About 10:00 am we started to stir … Continue reading »

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The Martian, The Smoke Shack, May’s and RAIN

Our last few days here at Ft. Sam went by much too fast. Thursday morning Michael decided we needed to go to a movie.  He checked the listing at our favorite theater, the Alamo Drafthouse and found that The Martian was playing at 4:30 pm. He also decided that he had a hankering for some … Continue reading »

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