Sunday, December 8, 2013

"The Gate" Batesville, Texas Dec 6 & 7

Friday, December 6, 2013

"The Gate" Batesville, Texas 39 degrees and mostly cloudy wet to 45 degrees and mostly sunny. This is a biting cold, everything is wet but it has not rained, and almost fog.

Water tank truck going in
Not as many pickup trucks today and the tank trucks made it a point to arrive before eight-thirty as to not be involved with the pickup trucks waiting for nine AM start so there was not juggling of trucks this morning. The site leader had his morning meeting out there before the nine o’clock start. All of these workers were out before four o’clock and our day slowed down then. We will also have a slow weekend as the work on that pad is off for the weekend.

Pickup trucks lining up

Saturday, December 7, 2013

"The Gate" Batesville, Texas 34 degrees and cloudy to 38 degrees and mostly cloudy. Just a cold dark day

A continuation from last Sunday, my train of though just stopped. In the middle of February Bonnie and I left Florida (506 miles) headed for Texas to do gate guarding and along this trip we stopped in Alabama at the Escapees Rainbow Plantation and were able to have lunch one day with three other couples who are members at The Ranch in Lakewood New Mexico, a very nice visit with ranch friends. We continued our trip to Fort Worth, Texas (667 miles for Buster from Alabama) and took a test there for Non-Commissioned Security Officer.

After sunset
From there we headed south and while still traveling south to San Antonio we received a call to go and meet the gate guard coordinator for immediate gate assignment. Our first gate for three and three quarters months (350 miles for Buster to the gate) was in Mc Mullen County eight miles north of Tilden, Texas. More of our year next post.

Bonnie had a good sleep during the day today so she could watch Florida State Seminoles defeat Duke University for the ACC title and also end the season ranked number one for the BCS bowl.

It seems like the crude oil flows slower in this cold weather as today we got only half of our normal minimum number of crude oil tanked trucks hauling out oil.


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