Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate Apr 10- 11

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 62 degrees and cloudy to 80 degrees and mostly sunny.

Bonnie stayed up this morning and took a drive onto Dilly as she wanted some things from the dollar store. For me here at the gate it seem like salesmen day signing them in for a less than ten minute pitch to the company man and they are back out headed to pitch their company product or service at another job site. I had these sales people at the other gate, actually more of them and they were in longer, but the trip in and out was longer.

Friday, April 11, 2014
Dilly, Texas - Buster’s Gate 59 degrees and mostly sunny to 90 degrees and mostly sunny.

After staying up the longer the past few days Bonnie had a hard time getting to sleep this morning into afternoon. I did stay on shift longer allowing her to sleep later. I have been transferring diesel fuel into the generator some every day but not actually filling the tank, well that caught up to me this evening.

I did report that the fuel was getting low in the yellow tank earlier today and will get a delivery on Monday. Then the generator started to malfunction this evening, the engine was starving for fuel. I quickly went out and started transferring (gravity) from the yellow tank into the generator and we did continue to run and maintain electric power. There was eighty gallons remaining in the tank and transferred fifty gallons into the generator tank.  Now I do not know if there is enough until Monday.

Since we have been at this gate the generator they brought is larger than the one we had most of the time at the last gate. At the first gate we had a generator like this at first but when both 110 receptacles were bed it was replaced with a smaller unit and operated the remaining time with that unit and no problems. the larger unit also has a larger fuel tank. The slow gravity transfer was the reason for not filling the tank, the impression was filling a bottomless pit.

They will fill this area tomorrow


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