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No More Tippy Toilet!

So…we’ve had a ‘tippy toilet’ for  a couple of months.  Pretty much since we had our tanks cleaned while we were at the rally in Elkhart.  After the guy finished we noticed that the toilet was ‘popped’ up off the floor a bit.  Michael was able to ‘pop’ it back into place but it’s been … Continue reading »

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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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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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…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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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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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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Total Depth & Time to Move

Monday 1/9 Happy 95th Heavenly Birthday to my dad, Robert Evans! Michael was back at the Ironwood gate again today.  They didn’t work Sunday because they needed Slick line to come in and they couldn’t make it until today.  He ended up being released about 5:45 pm getting him home before 7:00 pm with was … Continue reading »

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