Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Day Gate Is Better Than No Gate

*Some of you may have gotten a ‘draft’ version of this post a few days ago…sorry about that…this is the REAL/FULL version. Tuesday morning we were up bright and early…ok….so maybe not bright since it was 4:45 am and the sun doesn’t come until after 7:00 am! We followed Shawn to the location of the … Continue reading »

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Jammies, a Date & a Gate

Our first day here in the yard was very nice….we did nothing and we did it in our PJs!  Gotta take those kinda days when you can get ’em since we never know when we’ll be able to do it again as a gate could come at any time. Saturday came and we both got … Continue reading »

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The Wait Begins…..Again!

I was up about 7:00 am and Michael followed sometime around 8:00 am and he only got up then because someone was at the gate honking their horn!  I woke Michael up and he went out and let everyone (3 vehicles by this time) in and reminded them that we were no longer manning the … Continue reading »

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Too Good To Be True…

We had a nice, quiet weekend again….especially since we ‘closed’ at 7:00 pm.  Once 7 o’clock comes round Michael heads outside to lock the gate while I pull all the shades in the coach and unplug the bell and then we’re  in our own little world. We’ve heard a few trucks come and go ‘after … Continue reading »

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Things have changed dramatically since the rig moved out.  I had 187 vehicles on Tuesday and that number dropped 88 on Wednesday, 42 on Thursday and by Friday we were down to 33.  That number will likely drop even more over the weekend.     We confirmed with Junior (the big guy) that they would, … Continue reading »

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Working Hard or Hardly Working?

It was quite quiet over the weekend.  Just a couple of oil trucks, water trucks, the guagers and a couple of the rig guys going into town but that was about it.  Slow enough for Michael to sleep in bed every night. Monday morning traffic picked up considerably as the rig started moving out.  Along … Continue reading »

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Change of Plans!

If one thing is certain in the oil patch…it’s that NOTHING is certain.  We got a call from Shawn Thursday morning letting us know that we were needed Friday morning rather than Sunday morning. We didn’t have much to do to get ready just stowing the normal items really.  We did some of that on … Continue reading »

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No Bags Allowed

We’re hoping that this week we’ll get notified that the gate we’ve been working on is finally opening.  In the meantime…life goes on. I spent much of Monday morning firming up some travel plans for this spring and even made several reservations – Ft. Sam Houston, Canton Texas, Hot Springs Arkansas, Branson Missouri (rally), Wichita … Continue reading »

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Michael Strikes Again!

We had a nice, quiet New Years Eve and we were actually awake at midnight…which is quite unlike us! Hope y’all had an enjoyable time ringing in 2016. We ended up picking up a pizza from Little Caesars and enjoyed it while we watched 3 Redbox movies – Love & Mercy, Z for Zachariah & … Continue reading »

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