Tomatoes, Lemons & A Sidewalk

Posted by on December 9, 2016

Wednesday 12/7

Moved into position and settled for the duration

Moved into position and settled for the duration

Moving Day!  Ok…so we only moved 15 feet or so….but we still moved!  The ground was solid enough for us to safely get into a much better position.  The move was easy enough and fast enough that I didn’t put anything away…I just brought in the slides and Michael pulled forward.  We’re settled until the rig moves but that will be a while since they’re still working on the first of the three wells they’ll be drilling this go ’round on this lease.

Garden fresh produce

Garden fresh produce

The sales rep for the gate guard company we work for, Kelly, came in to visit with the Company man and when she came back she was very happy to report that everyone down on the rig was very happy that we were back.  Awesome-sauce!  It really feels good to get a little pat on the back every now and again.  She also gave us a small bag of tomatoes from her yard…Yum!

Peek-a-boo!

Peek-a-boo!

After dinner, I took a walk to the end of the road that our gate is located on…not much to see but I did come across some new friends. My new friends seemed as interested in me…as I did in them.  Just six cows…less is good.  That way we can get to know each other better!  I told them I’d try to come back again tomorrow.

Main gate for our ranch

Main gate for our ranch

The gate we’re sitting at is actually the secondary gate for this property.  The main gate is down the road just a little further (a little past my new friends) and has a very nice entrance gate but the drive to it isn’t very well maintained.  That probably explains why the land owner uses our gate if/when they come to the lease.

Thursday 12/8

Boy Howdy!  It got chilly in the oil patch!  Only a high of about 50 today….ok…some of you are going to tell me that’s not cold. But consider the wind into that mix…it’s cold!  Then having to chase after the gate that the wind blows around…not fun!

By the way…this gate requires that the gate be closed at all times, unless we are right outside to monitor.  The reason is that there are a supposedly a lot of deer on the property so the land owners installed a super tall fence to keep them inside and doesn’t want the gate left open so that they can escape.  We haven’t seen any deer yet and neither did the guards before us…so we shall see.

Mmmmm....yummy citrus!

Mmmmm….yummy citrus!

I got a little ‘sunshine’ on an otherwise dreary overcast day when one of my ‘gate-goers’ gave me a lemon from his yard.  He and his passenger told me that the next time they come to our gate they’ll bring more fruit as they have tangerines, oranges, lemons etc in their yards!

Friday 12/9

Finished up our Christmas shopping thanks to Amazon!  The unfortunate part of shopping via the internet is the kids end up having to wrap everything (most likely the girls…the boys will help if they know whats good for them 🙂  I miss wrapping gifts…it’s part of the whole holiday experience for me.

Peace pipe?

Peace pipe?

Michael’s bronchitis still hasn’t cleared up after having gone to the walk in clinic at the Audie Murphy VA so after calling and getting some advice he drove down to Laredo so that he could go to their VA walk in clinic.

They did a chest x-ray which was ok.  He was given a breathing treatment and sent home with a breathing treatment machine and more meds.  Let’s hope this time the treatment works and he can get to feeling better.

20161209_133528Randy, one of our Company men, brought 4 mud screens down and laid them out in front of the door so that if/when it rains we’ll be able to stay out of the mud a little bit.  He plans to bring 2 more to complete the walkway.  We really are blessed with the company men we have and it’s so nice to be appreciated!

Michael brought Chinese home from Laredo!  Some of the best stuff I’ve had in a LONG time…even after traveling 80 miles and being reheated.  If you’re ever in Laredo…check out Lin’s Chinese Buffet.

 

 

 

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