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Moving Day: Dilley, TX To San Antonio, TX

I forgot to mention the awesome ‘Welcome’ sign that Dora gifted us with when she came by for one last visit yesterday.  It’s hand painted by Dora, herself!  She mentioned putting it outside but I don’t know that I want it to get dirty and/or wet…might just have to find a place for it in … Continue reading »

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One Crew Moves Out….And Another Moves In

Saturday 2/25 The rig move continued but was very manageable.  A lot of trucks in and out but it’s the same trucks so once you get all of their information the first time you can use that information each time they return and not really have to stop them…just have them slow down so that … Continue reading »

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Finishing Up at One Gate…Moving on to the Next

We had a wonderfully quiet weekend!  Almost no ranch traffic to speak off since they were in San Antonio to buy/sell horses and rig traffic was nice and quiet like it normally is on a weekend. Michael got a few small projects out-of-the-way – checked the anode rod on the water heater…still in good shape, … Continue reading »

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It’s All in the Name

The rig crew completed drilling on the 2nd well on Sunday the 5th and then casing, cement, etc was completed on Tuesday.   I’m told that they started drilling again (3rd well) early Wednesday morning.  At this rate they should finish all 5 wells somewhere around the 23rd or so at which time we’ll be … Continue reading »

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Turkey Trot??

When I opened the gate for one of my regulars Friday morning there was a wild turkey waiting to come in too!  How cute!  I moved aside and expected him to just waddle on down the road.  But that’s not what happened.  He came right for me and cornered me in between the two gates. … Continue reading »

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Fix the Plug and the Dryer Breaks Down!

They’re drilling a total of 5 wells here.  First they drilled what they call ‘surface holes’ which I kinda like starter holes for each well.  They finished the last of the 5 surface holes (drilled, ran casing down the hole & cemented) on Thursday.  Now they’ll have to rig down, skid the rid over to … Continue reading »

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I Am Woman….Here Me Roar!

We’ve had a few things come up recently that needed some maintenance.  The first on that list was the handle on the screen door.  It cracked after repeated use and was in danger of just breaking right off…especially if we had to fight any sort of wind when trying to open the door. Michael purchased … Continue reading »

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Enchiladas, Pecan Pie & Pepperoni Pizza

My latest post for Heartland RVs is all about Gate Guarding and you can read it by clicking HERE. Friday 1/13 We had no traffic from midnight to 6:30 am.  Thank goodness…we were able to get some decent sleep! There are restrictions for oil field traffic (guagers, oil trucks, water trucks etc for the existing … Continue reading »

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Day Gate & Cold Spell

I’m still doing double-duty.  Blogging here on our personal blog and also for Heartland RVs.  My latest post for Heartland can be found HERE.  Our top 12 favorites restaurants from around the country are the subject of my most recent post.  If you’re ever in any of the areas listed…give some of our favorites a … Continue reading »

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Sit Down & They Will Come

You’ve heard the quote, “Build it and they will come”, from the movie Field of Dreams?  My motto here in the oil field is, “Sit down and they will come.”  It never fails.  I can be up doing chores around the house and no vehicles come…but the minute (and I’m not kidding!) I sit down…ding … Continue reading »

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