Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pace Bend RV Park Spicewood, TX Nov - 21 - 22

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Friday, November 21, 2014
Morning 65 Degrees, wind 3 NE humidity 99%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 71 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 86%, mostly cloudy rain showers.

This flair at the compressor facility across the road has been burning more the past few days, and the picture does not due it justice in color and shape. The higher flame is accompanied by excessive noise so you know it is burning.

The replacement gate guards came about five this afternoon just to see and chat. They will be back six-thirty in the morning.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Morning 70 Degrees, wind 7 NNE humidity 90%, mostly cloudy with off and on showers.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 98%, cloudy with rain showers, some heavy.

The replacement gate guards arrived on time while we were finishing our packing up stowing of our things. The left rear jack did not come up as expected and took some thought before quickly stowing. It was stuck to the ground so I started the enfine to build up air pressure which inflates the air bag suspension. The left rear still did not come up after breaking free from the ground. I got out my trusty stick to add additional force to raise the jack with no movement, more thinking. Ok shut off the engine to stop the noise, noise from the horn that sounds when a jack is not stowed correctly in place for driving. Thinking ends, when I started the engine to build air pressure, the jack system power was lost, driver did not select retract again.  As soon as I pressed the stow button the jack came up and stowed correctly.  I pulled up in the driveway sothey could get their rig in place, Bonnie had moved Tan Jan out of the way must have left the key on and would not restart without jump.  We departed the gate before eight this morning headed first to Pilot in Tilden for diesel fuel for Buster, $ 3.329 a gallon today.

An easy 173 mile trip north on TX 16 to I 35 to US 281 to TX71 east to Spicewood. But there was a lot of rain as we drove north, a lot of wheel spray reducing viability and I reduced speed accordingly. There was a real heavy shower as we turned east on TX 71 but slowed as we arrived at the re park. More rain as I disconnected Tan Jan from Buster and backed into the site. 

Pace Bend RV Park Spicewood, TX
Afternoon 64 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 98%, cloudy with rain showers, some every heavy.








Friday, November 21, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Nov 18 - 20

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas -  Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Morning 35 Degrees, wind 2 NE humidity 67%,  partly cloudy.
Afternoon 58 Degrees, wind 6 SE humidity 22%, mostly sunny.

This week I am chasing a package of mail that is according to the post office tracking site in the downtown post office in Austin, TX. Ok maybe the wrong zip code was used (78702 - 78072) but no one is checking the town, it does not even start with the same letter, (Austin - Tilden)?

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Morning 37 Degrees, wind 3 NNE humidity 79%, mostly sunny. 
Afternoon 70 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 7 humidity 43%, sunny.
Sunset Thursday evening
That mail is still there in Austin, they do not answer the telephone. What are you going to do if they will not talk to you send them a letter? 

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Thursday, November 20, 2014
Morning 52 Degrees, wind 2 NNW humidity 90%, cloudy wet drizzle.
Afternoon 72 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 8 humidity 86%, mostly cloudy.

Went to Pleasanton for a quick shopping trip just a few things to hold us into next week, as we travel north on Saturday. The trip was interesting as it was partly cloudy leaving the gate and a full rain in Jourdanton and light rain in Pleasanton. Not much use washing Tan Jan with the rain. The return trip I was on dry roads about eight miles from Buster. Today I started the pickup and put away for our traveling starting on Saturday, morning I hope. We do not have a report time for our replacements.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas Nov 13 - 15

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Thursday, November 13, 2014
Morning 37 Degrees, wind 7 NNW gusting to 13 humidity 40%, mostly cloudy.          
Afternoon 80 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 36%, sunny.

The gate traffic slowed down to the regular low number of gate enters and exits.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Friday, November 14, 2014
Morning 38 Degrees, wind 7 NNW gusting to 9 humidity 38%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 51 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 7 humidity 46%,  partly cloudy.

Pleasanton shopping day finding gasoline at $ 2.589 today. Our vehicle traffic thru the gate has returned to the normal lower levels.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Morning 43 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 9 humidity 97%, cloudy and fog
Afternoon 51 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 96%, mostly cloudy/

Florida State went to Miami, Florida tonight to play the Miami Hurricanes, win number twenty six in a row for Florida State. It was well into the fourth quarter before scoring the winning touchdown (30 - 26). The gate had a slow Saturday.





Thursday, November 13, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas Nov 11 & 12

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Morning 62 Degrees, wind 3 NE humidity 98%, cloudy foggy morning.
Afternoon 67 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 47%, cloudy.

The fog burned off late morning and I could see the cold front coming south (dark cloud bank) as predicted by the weather talkers. Between trips out to let in vehicles late morning the temperature dropped enough for me to have a jacket on the next time out.

For this Gate it was an above average day of pickup trucks and oil tankers with the first oil tankers coming early at five o’clock. By early afternoon the traffic slowed down to the usual slow afternoon.

I have planning to do for our trip to Austin thanksgiving week and setting for our senior fur kids while our daughters family visits other family.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Morning 45 Degrees, wind 9 NNW  & gusting to 17  humidity 90%, partly cloudy.
Afternoon 53 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 46%, partly cloudy.

Another above average day of gate traffic so I guess it is turning out to be a busy week for Bonnie and I. 

Tomorrow is our granddaughter’s birthday, Happy Birthday Ariana

                             


Ariana & Bonnie


                               






Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Nov 8 - 10

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Saturday, November 8, 2014
Morning 49 Degrees, wind 4 WSW humidity 94%, sunny.
Afternoon 80 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 36%, sunny.

Football Saturday night, Florida State, wins their twenty-fifth straight game, the last three games were sloppy wins but still are counted as wins.




Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Sunday, November 9, 2014
Morning 52 Degrees, wind 4 NNE humidity 90%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 76 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 40%, sunny.

NASCAR and Football Sunday this will keep me busy. NASCAR from Phoenix AZ today with only one more NASCAR weekend this year.



Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Monday, November 10, 2014
Morning 52 Degrees, wind 3 NE humidity 94%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 80 Degrees, wind 8 SSE & gusting to 12 humidity 44%, partly sunny.

Drug screen I got called for a random drug screen this morning. I only had to report to Tilden five miles from our gate. The company has an office there where a sample take was present. 

We are making plans to take some time off from our gate.  We will leave here the weekend before Thanksgiving and return after Thanksgiving weekend.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and a big thank you to our veterans for your service to our country.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, TX - Nov 5 - 7

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas   Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Afternoon high 69 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 18 humidity 95% cloudy rain showers on into the night. For our low volume gate a above average day of gaste traffic.

Yesterday Bonnie took her day into Pleasanton, checking the retail establishments, a few things stuck to her fingers coming home with her.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Thursday, November 6, 2014
Morning 60 Degrees, wind 4 N humidity 100% cloudy
Afternoon 60 Degrees, wind 4 NNW & gusting to 13 humidity 99% rain.
Our rain is the small light showers off and on with constant puddles standing along the dirt road
leading into the well sites. I went into Tilden to dump our garbage.

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas - Friday, November 7, 2014
Morning  58 Degrees, wind 8 NNE humidity 97% Cloudy morning 
Afternoon 80 Degrees, wind 8 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 90% mostly cloudy. Still some showers 

I went onto Pleasanton for the heavy shopping and found our debit card was blocked because I had used it in a Home Depot. Another one has been issued. This means I need to have our mail sent with the new card. 

I did not get a picture, but we had a single cow (white, brown spotted) come to dine on the grass/weeds next to the dirt road. He was just beyond the fence post in the left side of the picture.







Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Nov 5 - birthday

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 61 Degrees, wind 9 NE humidity 93% partly rain this morning.

                                           Happy Birthday Carole                                                  


                   

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 61 Degrees, wind 9 NE humidity 93% partly rain this morning.

Today is our daughter Carole’s birthday,    

                              Happy Birthday Carole


Sunday, November 2, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 54 Degrees, wind 4 NNE humidity 97% mostly cloudy morning to 80 Degrees, wind 12 NE & gusting to 21 humidity 36% sunny.

NASCAR Texas, and after the race a hockey game broke out. There was bumping on the track in the next to the last restart resulting in a tire going down. This was the spark to the “hockey game” that broke out after the race.

Monday, November 3, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 68 Degrees, wind 3 NE humidity 77% partly cloudy morning to 80 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 12 humidity 38% cloudy.

We had a little gate activity today with our usual trucks for oil and water and the regular turn always, that did not go far enough down the road to the correct well site. One parts delivery pickup truck was three miles short of his delivery point.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 72 Degrees, wind 3 E humidity 85% partly sunny morning to 80 Degrees, wind 6 ESE & gusting to 14 humidity 55% sunny. The weather talker are forecasting a big rain event tonight into tomorrow.

Some more of the usual gate imposters, not getting the correct directions or not reading the directions. Mostly watching the elections today.