Monday, April 13, 2015

Buster’s Gate Asherton, TX - Apr 11 - 12

Buster’s Gate Asherton, TX - Saturday, April 11, 2015
Morning 65 Degrees, Wind E 8 & gusting to 11 Mph, Humidity 90%, overcast morning with misty rain. Afternoon 76 Degrees, Wind ENE 10 Mph, Humidity 93%, mostly cloudy.

We had a slow day with contaminated water trucks coming and going all day and night (picking up). There were some other pickup trucks checking on the flow back workers on site and supplying water and diesel fuel. The misty rain stopped late morning and only heavy black clouds came near dark staying to our east and north.

Buster’s Gate Asherton, TX - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Morning 57 Degrees, Wind E 2 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 90%, and overcast.
Afternoon 82 Degrees, Wind SE 9 & gusting to 17 Mph, Humidity 74%, partly sunny. With the sun breaking thru the overcast has driven out temperature up above the forecasted high of the day. This evening there are thunder showers in our area with possible Mud for tomorrow morning.

We had some rain over night but not after I was up and on duty. The road was only lightly muddy and was drying. We Bonnie was willing to stay up for a while so I spent time trying to get the water out of the washing machine, without drenching the floor. I first tried to drain the water directly out the drain hose by taking it out of the stand pipe sneaking between the machine and the wall and out the front. That got me about a half ounce of water. Then I remembered a panel on the lower front removes, but I had to remove screws in a piece of wood that “locks” the machine in the compartment. With that out a quick panel removal was done with the aid of a putty knife giving me access to the lint trap.

Now to do this without getting everything soaked with water. I found I could not pull the machine forward but was able to tip up the front. With that I got some rope tilted up the front and got the rope around both front leveling pads. With the rope I was able to lift and pull the machine forward bringing the lint trap slightly outside the compartment. The black lint trap unscrews, but I first got some aluminum foil rolled up the edge of one end and got that underneath the machine where the lint trap is located. Then with a plastic container to catch the water I was able to unscrew the lint trap some and get water to flow down the foil and into the container. Took five, three-quarters full containers to empty the drum of wet clothes. I would close the lint trap and remove the container to empty it. Many runs, no spills to empty all the water.

Now remove the lint trap completely, and found a small amount of lint and a mouse. It is a regular problem we have experienced out here in the fields. This is not the first one we have taken out of our rigs systems. In January of 2014 we had a noise in our heater blower the mouse was caught in the blower. Washing machine is now working fine.

This is the cone that was knocked over this afternoon
We had cow come a grazing along the road behind Buster in the afternoon and just before dark. In the afternoon I did not get any pictures and the cows were up close with one on the road going to the gate. The others were at the edge of the road and around the cone, knocking it over. Seeing that I went out to close the gates, which ended up causing them to depart the area with hast, and I left the gates open. We were told to keep the cows on the same side of the gates, meaning they are not allowed to pass thru the gates. This evening there was a larger group and there were more than the picture captured

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like rattlesnake country to me. Be careful!