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Hot and Bothered

There are a few little things that I really look forward to.  One of them is relaxing while I enjoy an uninterrupted meal.  All of you oil field gate guards will know what I am talking about. The gate slows down, you finally get to go inside the RV for a few minutes, you just set down to eat that sandwich and then DING! DING!   Enough to make you crazy!

Light tower, generator, fuel dump

About noon on Saturday, we had just finished a round of 100 rock trucks that had started the previous day.  Everybody knows keeping those rock

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Mildly Interesting Crap

Dirt bath for a roadrunner

What do you do if it doesn’t rain and you need a  bath? If you are our Resident Roadrunner and Official Gate Guard Mascot it is no problemo!  Just find a spot of soft,  fluffy dirt  and go to town.

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FoxNews is reporting that an obese woman’s body fat caused an Austrian crematorium to burn down.  Wonder if the insurance covered that?

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Remember my post  about taking control of your gate?  We are building some road/new pads here and had about 100 loads of rock delivered yesterday.  

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The Best Laid Plans….

Left Terlingua with time to spare and babied the Old Girl up through Ft Stockton and McCamey and Rankin in this ungodly heat. We pulled into San Angelo a few hours before dark right on time…. Miss K wanted another shot at that HEB grocery store. I am not a good shopper so I took the opportunity to do a once around of the rig.

Age plays hell on equipment. Even if the miles are low the days and months and years will take their toll. Insulation on wires becomes brittle, belts crack, seals deteriorate and hoses

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Broke a Nail - Hate It When That Happens

Miss K woke up late morning yesterday after I was already in the more inside than outside mode. I like to sit outside during the cool of a morning to alleviate to some teeny degree of the cabin fever and boredom that go hand in hand with the oil field gate guard job.  I think we are at 25 straight days of temps over 100 here in North Texas. As I write this at 4:13am, the outside temp is 87 degrees.  So the more inside time starts a little earlier each day. Tuco the Dog, being the above average

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