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A Surprise Visit While We Wait

Saturday 11/22 Slept til 7:45am ish….feels SO good to be able to do that! When we got up the fridge was sitting at 54 degrees and pretty much stayed that way all day. ¬†ūüôĀ ¬†Although….the freezer was working just fine. It rained a few times in the morning but nothing too bad. Debbie & Rod … Continue reading »

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Crazy Weather, Niagara Falls, And Cows

We’ve had a quiet couple of days‚Ķjust to our liking‚Ķalthough the weather hasn’t cooperated much. Sunday we had a high of 80ish but by late afternoon the temperature plummeted 30 or so degrees.¬† By the time we woke up Monday morning the temperature had continued its downward spiral to 30!¬† On top of the cold … Continue reading »

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Knock, Knock…

We got a heads up from a friend of ours that we might be getting a gate today. ¬†We hadn’t heard anything from Gate Guard Services by noon so we decided to head into town to get some groceries and have lunch together. About 5 minutes before we were going to leave there was a … Continue reading »

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Moonrise, Rig Down & Banana Bread

We had a beautiful moonrise last night. ¬†Michael and I missed seeing it but one of our gate guarding friends caught a beautiful picture of it. ¬†She was nice enough to let me share it with you! ¬†Thanks, Debbie! I enjoyed my time off yesterday but today it’s back to work! ¬†We’re going gradually get … Continue reading »

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Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just For Sweethearts

Hope your Valentine’s Day was as nice as mine! ¬†I stayed in bed until nearly 8:00 am and in my pajamas until after 9:00 am! ¬†Michael was up at 5:00 am but came back to bed about 6:30 and slept until 8:00 am. ¬†A very nice way to start the day. We don’t normally do … Continue reading »

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Show Me The Money!

Monday evening the rig broke down and someone had to come in to repair it. ¬†Since he didn’t have the necessary parts to fix it (transmission troubles) he slept on site and then left early in the morning to get the parts. ¬†Once he was back with the parts he was in and out in … Continue reading »

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Workover Well Underway

The last vehicle came in just before 10:00 pm last night (crew that are living on the pad) and the first this morning was in just after 5:30 am so Michael was able to sleep in bed with me and we had NO interruptions at all! ¬†Heavenly. ¬†Although Michael says he wakes up a lot…I’m … Continue reading »

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Workover Rig, BBQ And A Handy Guy

It’s been very quiet in our little corner of the oil patch the last few days. ¬†We’ve averaged just 75 vehicles a day since the workover rig came in, where we were averaging about 100 vehicles per day during wireline. ¬†No complaints here! ¬†We’re enjoying the semi-peace and will continue to since we get paid … Continue reading »

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Payday Woes

It seems that the wireline portion of the oil process is pretty quiet. ¬†We’ve averaged about 100 vehicles since the wireline process started….less than half of what we averaged during fracking. The weather continues to be crazy. ¬†Yesterday it misted all morning and then in the afternoon the sun came out and we had a … Continue reading »

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Sand Trucks & Nosy Neighbors

We started the day (ok…Michael ended his day) with a yummy breakfast of bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy. ¬†I cooked while Michael dealt with shift change (lovingly known as ‘the mad dash’). ¬†By the time (6:45ish) breakfast was ready things had calmed down substantially and we were able to enjoy dinner with just 1 interruption. … Continue reading »

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