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Hitch Itch Has Set In…Badly

I’m hoping this isn’t too soon to say….but…believe it or not…we have not seen hide nor hair of any mice the whole time we’ve been in the oil patch this go ’round.  While we were at the Yarborough ranch we were in a pasture but the area we were in was free of grass…maybe that … Continue reading »

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Rain…Not a Gate Guards Best Friend

Thursday 3/9 I get done with my shift at 2:00 pm.  About 2:15 pm it started sprinkling.  About 2:30 pm it started raining a bit harder.   About 2:35 pm it started thundering.  About 2:40 pm it started pouring, the power went out briefly and lightening happened.  I think someone up above was looking out … Continue reading »

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Gearing Up for the Frac

Michael did quite a bit of errand running last week trying to get things accomplished before the frac has it’s hold on us.  One of the things he did was take the coach tire that we had a flat on to a shop to see if it was repairable…it wasn’t.  So he left it there … Continue reading »

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Buenos Dias!

Michael’s day gate finally ended on Wednesday after 20 days….20 long days.  We started out fresh and strong but by the end we were both pretty pooped and really looking forward to the gate ending so that we could get some time together and some relaxation time…not to mention a little more sleep. We got … Continue reading »

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Travel Day: Cotulla, TX to San Antonio, TX

With our last vehicle of the day passing through the gate at 8:00 pm we retired to the bedroom shortly after…because we could!  We both read/surfed for a while but turned the light off about 9:00 pm. Since we only had a company man down on the pad we didn’t expect much traffic…and we didn’t … Continue reading »

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Winding Down….

We received our last load of casing on Friday morning.  (Casing is the pipe that goes down into the well and then the pipe that the oil flows up through goes down into the middle of the casing.)  Knowing that this was our last load of casing kind of put things into perspective!  Our time … 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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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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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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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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