Friday, October 25, 2013

“The Gate” Batesville, Texas Oct 22 23

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"The Gate" Batesville, Texas 64 degrees and partly cloudy to 78 degrees and mostly sunny.

The regular in’s and out’s were down today but the belly dump trucks were here bringing in dirt and rock to a new pad site. The quantity and rate was lower then the last pad build and then I had a bulldozer being transported in on a lowboy trailer, the driver said "the dozer on site broke down". Well that answers the slow rate of belly dump trucks today. One of the crude oil tank trucks broke down on the road coming down to Buster a mechanic came in a pickup truck and got him going after a half an hour. With the second bulldozer on site the belly dump trucks started coming again, so we ended the day with about fifty trucks plus the regular traffic. Bonnie had to drive to Cotulla for a drug test today.
Belly dump truck
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"The Gate" Batesville, Texas 53 degrees and partly sunny to 82 degrees and mostly sunny.

It was my turn for the drug test today. We both went early and came back to work for me and to sleep for Bonnie. She took the short end of this both days as she had to stay up longer both days as she was minding the gate while I was away today, a busy day with the caliche belly dump trucks bringing in the dirt and rock for the pad base. The only good part is night traffic is low at this gate.


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