Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Buster's Gate Asherton, TX - Mar 1 - 3

Buster's Gate Asherton, TX - Sunday, March 1, 2015
Morning 41 Degrees, Wind N 1, Humidity 100%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 50 Degrees, Humidity 85%, mostly cloudy.

Wet mud Sand trucks keep coming day and night. On this gate Bonnie has had the most work she has had counting all the previous gates we have had gate guarding.

Today was my first time to travel into Carrizo Springs, Texas about fourteen miles from the gate. There is a small Walmart and a new small H E B to shop for Groceries.

 There is trouble down the hole last night so the frak stopped and other equipment is brought in to go fishing for a lost "tool".

A "Pole truck" came in and the sand trucks slowed and stopped. These poles are like a crane for lifting when on site with a winch at the back of the cab. In the picture the truck on the left
NASCAR Atlanta, GA, watched this going to bed tonight, not enough time during the day.

A new month and I am already behind in blogging and still trying to catch up (today is our slowest day at this gate (Monday, March 9,)

"Pole Truck" on the left
Buster's Gate Asherton, TX - Monday, March 2, 2015
Morning 48 Degrees, Wind NE 5, Humidity 100%, cloudy.
Afternoon 52 Degrees, Wind N 5 Mph, Humidity 95%, misty rain

Turned into a slower day no sand trucks, but the shift changes morning and night with daily deliveries and other "gusts & lookers" come for a short time and leave. Just enough to keep a person hopping up every so often. The picture below, the tire tracks of the trailers getting closer with the mud. Dry i had the sign further out making the drivers swing out more to avoid us and Buster. I do not want to clean the wheel spray of the vehicles tires off Buster, dry days it is dust.

Buster's Gate Asherton, TX - Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Morning 46 Degrees, Wind ENE 4, Humidity 100%, mostly cloudy.
Afternoon 64 Degrees, Wind ESE 6 Mph, Humidity 52%, mostly cloudy. 

Only a small number of sand trucks but very busy overnight last night really busy making a mess of the road, slippery sloppy and the trucks are cutting the corner too close to Buster. We finally have the trucks making a wider track around Buster. The drivers are leery of doing that on the wet days as they are concerned about slipping and getting stuck and are trying to drive the center of the road. I am concerned about Bonnie, Buster and I being safe and uninjured and undamaged here at this gate as there is a turn at each end of Buster for the traffic going and coming from the well pad. The sign has been partly or totally run over at least six times. Coming in is more of a concern as they do better going out. We all know trucks make wide turns but the thought of getting stuck makes these drivers try to come close to us and Buster.

Some of the "locals" feeding around the gate area

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