Monthly Archives: February 2016

There Goes The Awning!

We had a windy day on Tuesday…not super windy…only mid 20s but windy enough for our 5 year old awning to get ripped.  We only had it out a couple of feet but that was enough.  We’ve already notified our son, Zack, that he’ll be helping his Dad replace it this summer.  🙂 Early Tuesday … Continue reading »

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Mexican BBQ & Tamales

We were asked to cover the 2nd gate on this lease for the weekend so that the guy that works it could go home and do a few things but we turned him down…for a couple of reasons.  First, we really don’t ever want to sleep in someone else’s trailer again.  Second, we value our … Continue reading »

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It Never Hurts to Ask

The rig has been in the process of moving in since we arrived here on Monday but the majority of it came on Wednesday and Thursday – with each of those days having over 200 vehicles come in and go out. We aren’t using a tablet here to log the vehicles….we’re back to log sheets which … Continue reading »

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A Place to Call Home

We were told that we needed to leave at 7:00 am so that we could be to the gate by 8:00 am so we were up at 6:00 am as we didn’t have much to do in order to pull out.  Michael just needed to take down and stow the satellite dish, unhook the power … Continue reading »

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Yet Another Day Gate

We stayed home Sunday & Monday and just laid low as Michael’s back was out, again.  It’s quite frustrating because there isn’t really anything that spurs it…it just comes and goes as it pleases.  He relied on rest, muscle relaxers and his TENS unit to help him recover and by Wednesday he was feeling considerably … Continue reading »

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Another Day, Another Day Gate

Shawn called on Wednesday afternoon to tell us he had another day gate for us with the same oil company (Hat Creek) as our last day gate.  Once again the hours are basically 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Michael got together with Shawn and looked at Google maps to find out where we needed to … Continue reading »

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There’s No Place Like Home

Monday morning we slept in until almost 9:15 and were lounging in our recliners when we got a call from Shawn just after 9:30.  We were needed to fill in for a fellow gate guard who’d mom had fallen and hit her head and wasn’t doing well. We made quick work of packing food, clothes, … Continue reading »

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