Friday, October 24, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 23 - 24 deer

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 72 Degrees, wind 3 NNW & gusting to 5, humidity 84% partly sunny morning to 87 Degrees, wind 3 N & gusting to 8 humidity 40 sunny.

Two days in a row post office in Tilden, wow. Bonnie has been getting more naps overnight thus she is awake more during the day. This is allowing me to have these trips into Tilden. Today we had burgers for lunch, and any trip to Tilden is a chance to dump garbage at the company yard.

i was setting in the passenger chair multitasking, watching the television and checking my eye lids for cracks, finding none (napping). then i looked out the window across Buster next to the computer desk, there was a young deer out there grazing. First one I have seen at this gate.



Friday, October 24, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 64 Degrees, wind 1 N & gusting to 2, humidity 97% partly sunny morning to 89 Degrees, wind 4 E & gusting to 7 humidity 36% sunny.

Pleasanton today for weekly grocery shopping, gasoline $ 2.729 a gallon. I saw diesel at $ 3.399 per gallon.

After lunch Bonnie is napping I am hearing the air or gas escaping and the noise stops. After a time it repeats, and again. Well every time just as I getup and try to investigate where it is coming from it stops. I turn off the television volume listen closely, can not figure out where it coming from air conditioner compressor, water, other system on Buster nothing. Then gate work interrupts we have incoming vehicle. I am getting ready to open the door and go into Buster when I hear the noise again, it is the gas compressor station across the street venting.




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 20 22

Monday, October 20, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 69 degrees, wind 8 E, humidity 84% partly sunny morning to 87 Degrees, wind 10 NNW, humidity 16% sunny.

This morning Bonnie is off to get her Flu shot at Walgreens in Pleasanton. She probably also visit some retail shops thus seeing what is happening in the world outside a gate environment. Nothing is happening here, just the gager and tank trucks coming and going from the gate. There is always the straggler that mis reads the directions or just does not read coming to deliver something. With no work projects underway and looking at the product to be delivered, I have been saying that there is no one in there to unload them. That seems to wake them onto reality that they are on the wrong gate. Then they want me to advise them as where the gate they need is located.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 68 Degrees, wind 3 NNW & gusting to 6, humidity 97% partly sunny morning to 87 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 36% sunny. Same old same old day.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 69 Degrees, wind 2 NNE & gusting to 6, humidity 97% partly sunny morning to 88 Degrees, wind 4 NNW & gusting to 8 humidity 42% sunny.

Bonnie is getting some naps these past few nights and is up more during the day. Today I went to the post office in Tilden to pickup a letter and dump our garbage. Is the return trip was a stop to pickup BBQ. It is not as good as our favorite place in Jourdanton but it is on the easy trip into Tilden.




Monday, October 20, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 18 - 19

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 72 Degrees, wind 4 NNE, humidity 97% mostly cloudy morning to 92 Degrees, wind 10 ESE and gusting to 16, humidity 26% sunny.

Football Saturday night, Notre Dame at Florida State in Tallahassee (#5 - #2) good game tonight. Went into Tilden this morning to the post office but before I left I did a sighting of our wells inside as I had not done that before.





Sunday, October 19, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 73 Degrees, wind 4 NE, humidity 91% partly sunny morning to 87 Degrees, wind 10 NE gusting to 18, humidity 56% sunny. 

NASCAR and NFL football Sunday not much going in or out thru the gate. On the road into the pads there was a walker on the road I have a picture to prove that. 





Friday, October 17, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 15 - 17

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 52 Degrees, wind 1 W, humidity 60% partly sunny morning to 87 Degrees, wind 5 NNW gusting to 11, humidity 17% sunny.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 57 Degrees, wind 6 SSE, humidity 71% sunny morning to 89 Degrees, wind 3 gusting to 11  SSW, humidity 16% sunny.

Gate Remote 

Just slow days here at our gate. Just daily well checkers coming and going. This is our gate, electrically controlled, remote operated. Each gate has it’s own actuator.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 61 Degrees, wind 3 NE, humidity 92% mostly sunny morning to 91 Degrees, wind 5 ESE gusting to 10, humidity 27% sunny.

My Pleasanton trip today included a Flu Shot at Walgreens along with our normal stops at Walmart and HEB food shopping. Last year we got our shots together in late September and had no Flu or Colds all winter. Bonnie will get hers on her next trip into 
Pleasanton. But, I did learn in January of this year I am allergic to mountain cedar tree pollen. I had sneezes fifteen in a row, that was hard on the ribs along with the runny nose when mountain cedar tree pollen went medium to high levels. I am taking a generic form allergy medication (HEB brand) and that is working for me. 





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 13 - 14

Monday, October 13, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 72 Degrees wind 6 SE 81% humidity cloudy morning to 87 Degrees wind 12 gusting to 21 W 22% humidity sunny.

Bonnie went to Pleasanton this morning to have her hair trimmed, a little me time for her getting her hair done. I was on duty with oil tankers and “gager” today and not much else.
Buster's sewer, electric and water connection

We have switched to well water from the pallet water tank supplied from the gate guard company. So this site we have “grid electric power” no generator running outside Buster for power, Buster is connected to a regular septic system, and now well water. Remote electric control gate opener (and closing) 4 bars 4G Verizon telephone service, no six mile dirt road, right next to a paved road, cannot get any better gate.

Sunrise 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 53 Degrees, wind 4 WSW, humidity 64% partly sunny morning to 86 Degrees, wind 10 NNW, humidity 16% sunny. With the wind coming around now from th west and north the humidity is coming down. 

We had some early activity today but no real action to speak of during the past day.


Sunset


Monday, October 13, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 11 - 12

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 6 gusting to 12 SSE 84% humidity partly cloudy morning to 90 Degrees wind 12 gusting 17 to N 39 % humidity mostly sunny.

 There was a squall line that came thru about noontime with more gusting wind and rain “drops”. Across the road a lot of dust blowing mixed into the rain but the rain was not measurable, just a little wet for a short time.

NASCAR tonight from Charlotte, NC I cannot stay up and watch but I will DVR it for
tomorrow’s viewing.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 68 degrees wind 3 N 79% humidity cloudy overcast  morning to 91 Degrees wind 1 NNE 49 % humidity mostly sunny. Bonnie had some rain drops overnight, no measurable amount. The below seventy degrees was a nice morning.

With me not being well on Friday and still in recovery yesterday today was my trip into Pleasanton for our weekly shopping. I went a little too early as some (Dollar Store) did not open until ten on Sunday. Even the Murphy gasoline station at Walmart was late opening, but there was a great price on gasoline $ 2.899 a gallon. HEB reconstruction has moved into a new phase as the second “New” entrance is now open. The new produce, deli and meat cases have been located at this (east) end. There are some disruption in other departments during the transition to a larger store. 

The real show was after the NASCAR race last night with drivers banging cars and with drivers scuffling between the car haulers after the race. There will be a lot of talking about that coming to Talladega next Sunday. I watched the DVR today and was lucky enough to have the extra time option on and caught some of that in the recording. 

This is what a quite gate looks like, gates closed

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 8 - 10 sick

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 6 ESE 81 % humidity mostly cloudy morning to 91 Degrees wind 12 SSE 39 % humidity mostly sunny.

I was thinking about yesterdays birthday post and my other sisters birthday last month that Bonnie and I had a great summer being able to visit with them both before returning to Texas.


Sunset
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 10 with gusting to 15 SE 87 % humidity partly cloudy morning to 94 Degrees wind 9 gusting to 15 SSE 49% humidity mostly sunny.

Another slow day

Friday, October 10, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 10 SSE 87% humidity mostly sunny morning to 98 Degrees wind 8 and gusting to 17 SE 44% humidity mostly sunny.

Last night was not a fun night for me. I had a bad stomach feeling and was up every hour and even the dry heaves three times so that when it was time to get up I almost could not. Bonnie was a trooper and let me sleep one more time, and it was the longest sleep period of the night.

When I did get up I did not take anything to eat until much later in the morning. It was a tough day but I made it thru until Bonnie awoke, my lower ribs aching all day. There were more vehicles to respond to coming and going but nothing like what other gate guards are seeing. I spoke to a ranch friend Jean S finding out she is west of Tilden six miles (in Texas, real close). I did have some leftovers for dinner (beef & noodles) and got more liquids during the day. I also was in bed early.


Prickly pear bush