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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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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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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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Workin’, Workin’, Workin’

We were pretty busy on Friday with 130 truck loads of caliche coming in on top of our regular traffic.  Thankfully we got a good nights sleep the night before with only 2 trucks coming in.  With all the dust the trucks kicked up we were very happy to see the water truck come by … 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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It Never Hurts to Ask

The rig has been in the process of moving in since we arrived here on Monday but the majority of it came on Wednesday and Thursday – with each of those days having over 200 vehicles come in and go out. We aren’t using a tablet here to log the vehicles….we’re back to log sheets which … Continue reading »

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A Place to Call Home

We were told that we needed to leave at 7:00 am so that we could be to the gate by 8:00 am so we were up at 6:00 am as we didn’t have much to do in order to pull out.  Michael just needed to take down and stow the satellite dish, unhook the power … Continue reading »

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There’s No Place Like Home

Monday morning we slept in until almost 9:15 and were lounging in our recliners when we got a call from Shawn just after 9:30.  We were needed to fill in for a fellow gate guard who’d mom had fallen and hit her head and wasn’t doing well. We made quick work of packing food, clothes, … Continue reading »

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Too Good To Be True…

We had a nice, quiet weekend again….especially since we ‘closed’ at 7:00 pm.  Once 7 o’clock comes round Michael heads outside to lock the gate while I pull all the shades in the coach and unplug the bell and then we’re  in our own little world. We’ve heard a few trucks come and go ‘after … Continue reading »

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Working Hard or Hardly Working?

It was quite quiet over the weekend.  Just a couple of oil trucks, water trucks, the guagers and a couple of the rig guys going into town but that was about it.  Slow enough for Michael to sleep in bed every night. Monday morning traffic picked up considerably as the rig started moving out.  Along … Continue reading »

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