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236 Days

The total number of days between Saturday, July 5th, 2014 and Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 is 236 days.

This is equal to 7 months and 21 days.

If you’re counting workdays or weekends, there are 168 weekdays and 68 weekend days.

236 days is equal to 33 weeks and 5 days.

The total time span from 2014-07-05 to 2015-02-25 is 5,664 hours.

This is equivalent to 339,840 minutes.

Tearing down the gate.

The call;  it wasn’t unexpected ya know. When all the rigs moved out of here end of August I remember thinking ‘If I can just make it to mid-September and get that paycheck,

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4 rigs to no rigs

Riggin’ down –H&P Flex 5

It is the ebb and flow of the Eagle Ford. There is most likely an accountant in Houston that knows the real skinny – like what day and month and year it is.  Them that wear the shiny shoes keep up with all manner of doings that matter little out this way. Out here it is the drilling.  They drill on Christmas and the 4th of July.  They drill if it is your birthday and you partied too hard the night before.  They don’t stop drilling if your grandma dies. We had 4 rigs

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Two Ways

I decided since we live so perilous close to the edge out here in the pucker brush that needful action is in order for 2014.   It is not just the blowdown winds, big hails or buzz tails as big as your arm and long as your leg we gotta worry about doin’ our gate guard thing.  King Obama could unleash the hounds of hell on us most any day as well .  I think it prudent to get the house in order much as it is possible and that means havin’ two ways to do most things.  Two ways to

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Nomads

I was running the traps yesterday and one of my regular stops is a blogger and accomplished writer that lives in Upstate New York.  He made the comment that none of the farmers in the area grow a garden any more.  That space has been taken up by swimming pools and multiple 4 wheelers in various states of run.  These farmers buy their groceries now right alongside the cubicle dwellers and insurance adjusters that live in The City.

Forest Oil rig near Balmorrhea, West Texas. 2-28-12

I just finished two thought provoking books — Locusts on the Horizon ($2.99) and

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