Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas

Friday, March 1, 2013 to Monday, March 4, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013
Sunset RV Park, Austin, TX 28 degrees and mostly sunny.

Just as Bonnie and I were going to leave headed for Cotulla, TX and the "yard" we got a telephone call telling us to head to Jourdanton, TX we have an assignment to guard a gate there. Buster got a drink of diesel fuel in San Antonio $4.069. Interstate thirty five down was extremely heavy traffic coming to a stop in some places must have been only volume because we saw nothing. In San Antonio we switched to I 37 south to Pleasanton then SR 97 west I called Brad for further direction and headed south on SR 16. Brad met us and Buster followed Brad to the gate.

Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - This assignment opened today, there has been gate guards on this location before and we are filling a new requirement. Our company supplied generator left Abilene at two in the afternoon and arrived at midnight. We used Busters generator for "house" power until then. The generator trailer has additional fuel tank for the generator, three hundred-fifty gallons of water for use in Buster and a light tower with four large outside lights on a crank-up tower for nighttime use (24 feet). I had went to bed and got up when the generator trailer arrived then tried to go back to sleep that was a job as the hour and a half of sleep took the edge off and tossed all the rest of the night. Bonnie stayed up and monitored the gate watching checking big tanker and pickup trucks in and out.

We have no Verizon service at the gate, no internet or Verizon telephone I am drove Silver Sally into Pleasanton, TX to get ATT GO Phone, telephone ATT (3 G) does work at the "Gate". We now have an ATT cell and will e-mail to family soon with the number.

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - I got up and had a quick breakfast and relieved Bonnie so she could get some sleep. Gate traffic tailed off after two o’clock into a slow evening.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - 52 degrees and mostly sunny all day into the seventies.

Waist (black) water tank (300 gallon capacity) was delivered, it will be emptied every two weeks. We had workers here all day late into the evening working one site. There are six sites inside the gate that are pumping or working tanker trucks pulling both days.

Monday, March 4, 2013
Fox Creek Gate Tilden, Texas - 52 degrees and mostly sunny all day to 85 degrees. Two sites were busy all day pickups coming and going. All different types of work trucks but no tanker trucks. We have all our needs covered with electric (generator) water (300) gallon tank and black water collection tank for Buster.

Today gate traffic picked-up and there were flurries of trucks in and out until after dark but no tanker trucks today.





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