Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 29 cows

Monday, September 29, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 71 Degrees wind 1 N 84% humidity partly cloudy morning to 84 Degrees wind 9 SSE 29 % humidity mostly cloudy and clearing at sundown.


We are still at our gate, and there were visitors next door. This is the firest we have seen the cows since the first Saturday evening.


Cows grazing the neighboring ranch

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 28

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 66 Degrees wind 4 N 93 % humidity partly sunny morning to 86 degrees wind 12 NNE 29 % humidity mostly sunny. We could use a lot more days like today we these temperatures and dry. There is a lot of drying needed after more than a half inch of rain on Saturday. A tanker driver said it was soft and not soupy in at the pads. That is good for loading out oil. 

Busy Sunday with football and NASCAR over in Dover, Delaware, yes there are a few vehicles coming and going here at the gate during the commercials, I wish, but I have a DVR.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas Sept 27 Irene

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 72 Degrees wind 8 NE 91 % humidity cloudy morning to 73 Degrees wind 12 NE 99 % humidity rainy afternoon. So the rain yesterday and this morning we are still seeing rain west of us and hoping it stay’s west, it did not. It is my sister Irene's birthday (today 28)


                                             


                                       

                                                             Irene

Florida State (#1) at North Carolina State (56 - 41) both undefeated in football and Bonnie is a big Florida State fan. We had two vehicles at the gate before the rain, slow drenching rain, plenty of puddles everywhere. There were even rivers on the side of the dirt road (long continuous puddles).



Between morning and afternoon rains

Long Puddles 



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 26

Friday, September 26, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 68 Degrees wind 4 gusting to 8 NNW 78 % humidity partly cloudy morning to 87 Degrees wind 19 & gusting to 30 MPH, SE 99% humidity rain. After lunch the days weather turned with wind and rain moving in from two directions east and southwest. This is not a mud gate ok the driveway is dirt but low traffic does make a difference.


Separation of  wires After adjustment
I got a picture on my telephone of the wires crossing the road after the electric company came and adjusted the slack in the power line that touched the ground wire during our storm on Saturday. I feel like that will not happen again. One of my concerns was if there were petroleum vapors and electric wires sparking....

Bonnie was up early and I went to Pleasanton in the rain for our weeks shopping trip.




Friday, September 26, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, John



                                         

                                                         John 


                                       

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 69 Degrees wind 6 E 75% humidity partly cloudy morning to 92 Degrees wind 12 SSE 29 % humidity mostly sunny. The temperatures have moderated to the comfortable range with the mornings seeing sixties for the first time two days in a row since we are back here in Texas at the gate’s. There was a rain shower move thru early evening.

Slow Day


        True!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 24

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 68 Degrees wind 6 ENE 61% humidity partly cloudy morning to 85 Degrees wind 12 SSE 29 % humidity mostly sunny.

A slow morning compared to yesterday only one truck to re-direct from our gate to another. I do not know where these other gates are, and I do not have the need to know, just not here the drivers need is not my concern here at this gate. The paved road is not a thru street as it does dead end.

The electric company came this morning as the two man crew with a bucket lift truck, one half hour on site and one wire tightened and clearance between wires made a great improvement. It seams there was a loose crimp that had slipped over time until we had contact during the wind storm Saturday afternoon. When the electric company came I had my first vehicle of the day just in front of the electric crew. No pictures as my camera is giving me problems with the lens focusing.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Sept 23

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 2 E 79% humidity mostly sunny morning to 93 Degrees wind 12 SSE 29 % humidity mostly sunny.

Here it is nine-thirty in the morning and I have turned away three vehicles to other gates on the paved road. One was a flatbed truck with a load of pipe, supposed to be 3.5 miles down the road. I looked at the page of documents, no directions, then his phone, 3.5 miles, I told him further down. He called the destination and I talked with the person yes 3.5 miles from the highway. I helped him backout of the driveway (quickest way) to turnaround and head one and a half miles further to his destination. The other pickup trucks one needed to go in either direction, back west and further east. A lot of work for a slow morning.

Sunset and the camera does not capture it like a persons eye