Friday, October 31, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 30 trick or treat



Thursday, October 30, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 67 Degrees, wind 4 ENE & gusting to 5, humidity 96% partly sunny morning to 89 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 36% sunny. A front came down thru Texas but stopped before coming thru our area. Resulting in is only getting a cloudy day.

Today is a work day, workover rig is moving in to the well pad. (Later) No Stop, wrong location, with sixteen vehicles on the well pad, (about forty minutes) move down the road a quarter of a mile. “Lucy pulled the ball off the tee just before I tried to Kick the ball”. “Halloween, Trick or Treat”, I get trick.

 I was getting excited with work and a regular vehicle stream that would be coming to the gate for a number of days and it was taken form us in the blink of an eye. The oil company man was the tenth vehicle in and he was on site only a few minutes and they were on the way out. When the work over rig was making the turn off the paved road, there was this clanging sound out on the road from parts of the rig falling on the pavement. The rig was only part way off the road and could not make the turn without backing and repositioning. That resulted in a backup of vehicles on the road. I had vehicles coming back out while more still wanted into the well pad. I was able to divert a couple of trucks down the road and finally getting them all headed in the correct direction. The first truck had printed direction for this site and the company man on his way out showed me his (same printed directions) corrected to, one quarter mile down the road.

More wildlife visiting today there were three two young ones and a young mother. the third one is behind the tree.


Wildlife on Busters left side







Thursday, October 30, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 27 - 29 Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 66 Degrees, wind 3 ESE & gusting to 4, humidity 94% mostly sunny morning to 91 Degrees, wind 7 NNW & gusting to 114 humidity 39% sunny.
The absolute minimum amount of activity here at the gate again today.

                                            Happy Halloween 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 66 Degrees, wind 3 NNW & gusting to 6, humidity 97% partly sunny morning to 88 Degrees, wind 5 NNE & gusting to 10 humidity 39 mostly cloudy.

Bonnie made her weekly trip to Pleasanton today to poke around the retail establishments. Quite around the gate.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 65 Degrees, wind 2 N & gusting to 4, humidity 90% mostly cloudy morning to 87 Degrees, wind 10 NNW & gusting to 10 humidity 36% mostly cloudy.


A little more activity today, the rancher was in the back clearing brush and burning it resulting in fire department seeing the smoke and investigating. That resulted in a verbal warning for not giving prior notice to the fire department of the burning, things are dry no significant rain since early September. 






Monday, October 27, 2014

Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, Oct 25 - 26

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 64 Degrees, wind 1 E, humidity 86% mostly sunny morning to 90 Degrees, wind 5 NNW & gusting to 7 humidity 39% sunny.

No Florida State football today as they are playing on Thursday night. Bonnie is getting good naps overnight as there are no tank trucks coming to the gate after one o’clock in the morning. This oil company also has a roving security vehicle that comes about once every five days. They come at any time of the day or night.

                                                            In Memory "Moma Sue"

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Busters Gate - Tilden, Texas, 64 Degrees, wind 2 ENE, humidity 93% partly sunny morning to 89 Degrees, wind 6 ESE & gusting to 7 humidity 32% sunny.

NFL football and NASCAR race from Martinsville Virginia “Junior” wins. Gate visits were at a Sunday minimum leaving plenty of time for race watching. We also had our normal turn away, wrong gate vehicles, only two turn-a-way vehicles today.





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.