Monthly Archives: March 2016

Touring the Neighborhood, Celebrating & Repairs

After nearly 6 weeks here (1 day shy) I finally took a drive down the lease road!  I’d made Easter dinner and had a plate to give Dean, the 18-year-old gate guard on the other gate here.  So I figured it was a good time to check things out.  I rode over to the pad … Continue reading »

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A Man of Many Names

With the rig move (all 1/2 mile of it) in our rear view mirror things are pretty much back to normal.  Which is nice. The derrick was up and lit when I got up at 6:00 am on Sunday (3/21) and they were able to Spud in some time Sunday morning.  They’re following the same … Continue reading »

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Repairs, A New Friend, Rig Move, Gifts & A Crash

Monday GoRV was here to replace our bedroom air conditioner. They’d been out a couple of weeks ago on sort of a ‘wellness’ visit and noted a few issues that needed attention and then worked with our extended warranty company to get the approval to fix them. Our ac had been getting noisier and noisier … Continue reading »

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Killer Couple of Days

Tuesday/Wednesday is shift change day, with the crew that’s been here for the previous 2 weeks eager to get home and the crew that has been on days off for the past 2 weeks not quite so eager to get back to work.  As they leave they tell us they ‘hope’ to see us in … Continue reading »

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More Gates, Moe’s & Predictions

I was informed just before 7:00 am on Friday morning to expect 70-75 loads of caliche…ugh!  The loads were used on a new pad that was built to put a tank battery on.  We’ll be doing this all over again soon enough as they’ll be building another tank battery for the other set of wells … Continue reading »

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Workin’, Workin’, Workin’

We were pretty busy on Friday with 130 truck loads of caliche coming in on top of our regular traffic.  Thankfully we got a good nights sleep the night before with only 2 trucks coming in.  With all the dust the trucks kicked up we were very happy to see the water truck come by … Continue reading »

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