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…And We’re Fracin’!

Monday 3/6 After Michael’s busy Sunday night dealing with sand truck after sand truck my morning started off pretty quiet….that is until nineteen vehicles arrived at the same time about 8:00 am.  Fifteen of those were big frac trucks (pumps and such), 2 were supervisors in pick ups and 2 were vans that transport the … Continue reading »

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That Was a Quick Trip!

First thing Friday morning we got a call from Shawn letting us know that there was a big possibility that we’d be moving back to the Shiner Ranch.  It seems that Lew, the Ranch Manager at the Shiner Ranch, had taken a ‘shine’ to us and was not happy that we left.  He pretty much … Continue reading »

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Mysterious Honker Revealed!

Michael is still working the same day gate he started on Thursday 1/26.  He didn’t have to work on Sunday and took off on Thursday so that I could go to the grocery store, he could do a few errands and we could get a little extra sleep in. He starts at 7:00 am and … Continue reading »

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Happy New Year!

Friday 12/30 The rig crew were back to drilling sometime in the late afternoon.  Which means if all goes as planned we should be moving to a new location right on highway 85, east of Dilley, in about 10 days to 2 weeks.  We’re hearing that they’ll be drilling 5 wells there so we should … Continue reading »

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Tomatoes, Lemons & A Sidewalk

Wednesday 12/7 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 … Continue reading »

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Got a Gate…

We got a call from Shawn at 7:20 Monday morning letting us know that he need us on a day gate immediately.  It just so happens that the gate was one that we worked January for a couple of weeks (out of our coach) and then in March Michael worked there a couple of times … Continue reading »

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It’s a Wrap!

Thursday was apparently ‘Rig Washing Day’ as we had 4 different companies with a total of 5 different guys here to wash the rig.  Even with all of those various crews in to wash we still had 2 companies with a crew each come in on Friday to do some more heavy-duty cleaning.  Since the … Continue reading »

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys…Whatcha Gonna Do?

Around 6:00 pm on Tuesday night I heard a loud noise and looked out the living room window to see a huge puff of dust at the entrance to our gate.  An SUV had flown down the road and onto lease road, threw on its brakes and started turning around and there was a sheriff’s … Continue reading »

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No More Couch Surfing!

Normally the water we’re supplied with lasts us 2 weeks.  We had watered delivered on Monday 3/28 and when Michael checked it on Wednesday 3/30 we were down to 100 gallons…from 550 gallons!  We have no idea what happened as we didn’t do anything out of the ordinary…we each taken a shower and had done … Continue reading »

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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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