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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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