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 



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 6 - 7 survey & birthday

Monday, October 6, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 74 Degrees wind 4 E 91% humidity partly cloudy morning to 94 Degrees wind 7 SE 36% humidity sunny. Just when I thought the weather was going fall like “It back, Summer”, hot today with lower winds.

Bonnie got some retail time going to Pleasanton. The H E B is doing an expansion project and this is making the parking lot congested and it is not a pleasant driving experience.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 75 Degrees wind 4 E 87% humidity partly sunny morning with lite fog to 95 Degrees wind 5 SE 33 humidity sunny. A heavy dew this morning with a lower humidity. A day like yesterday “summer hot” and the weather men are forecasting this for the foreseeable future.

Yesterday a survey crew was coming east and stopped for the day at our driveway, today they continued east charting the location of berried pipes. That is my new excitement here at the gate.


Today is my niece’s birthday, Happy Birthday Kari and tomorrow October 8, is her mothers, my sister Alice’s birthday, Happy birthday Alice.


Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 4 - 5

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 60 Degrees wind 6 NE 75% humidity mostly sunny morning to 87 Degrees wind 12 SSE 39 % humidity sunny.

Settling in for a slow work weekend but there is football today Florida State hosting Wake Forest NASCAR this week is in Kansas. Plenty of television time for me during these slow vehicle traffic days

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 65 Degrees wind 5 SSE 90% humidity mostly sunny morning to 90 Degrees wind 12 gusting to 17 SSE 41% humidity sunny.

Today was football and NASCAR from Kansas but there were a few vehicles coming and going thru the “gate” a real exciting weekend.

There is a well site further down and across the paved road from our gate and another well site further east, that has a “frac” in progress. These sites are sending a “gager” person to our wells to check our well pressures several times a day (four or five on the busy days). These vehicles are my biggest traffic thru the gate. Today I have noticed the sand trucks passing our gate headed to the gates where the frac’s are taking place. I never counted them but passing our gate going in to the frac gates the trucks are noticeable but when unloaded if I am not watching (kind of over my left shoulder) I never see or hear them leaving, this is a dead end street. As far as is know there are three frac’s going on further down our paved road.