Thursday, February 11, 2016

Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Feb 6 -

Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Saturday, February 6, 2016
Morning 40 Degrees, Wind NNW 10 & gusting to 20 Mph, Humidity 42%, sunny.
Afternoon 51 Degrees, Wind W 9 & gusting to 17 Mph, Humidity 80%, .
Worked last night into today getting home to Buster about six in the morning. Went right to bed but only slept for three hours knowing I was to work again tonight I laid down again in the afternoon and was at the gate before five-thirty. We work six to six but, are asked to arrive a half hour early. Shift change for the workers inside is also taking place. It seems the person going off duty logs the workers going in and the guard coming on duty logs the workers going out the gate, or basically the ones you signed in the previous shift.

This was a slow night after the shift change traffic was done and the day person has a television here so something to watch passing the time. There were a few trucks spread out over the night but the morning in’s started just before four-thirty they woke me from a deep sleep as the gate was open and they came to the shack door waking me. The day person showed about five-twenty. While he was arriving and also checking in other arrivals the night company man come out to to the gate checking on me. This oil company is very safety minded and they were concerned for my safety. I am ok and made it home to Buster fine just later than I should have.

Iron Horse RV Ranch - Yorktown, TX - Sunday, February 7, 2016
Morning 36 Degrees, Wind SSE 3 & gusting to 4 Mph, Humidity 70%, sunny.
Afternoon 70 Degrees, Wind SSW 9 & gusting to 15 Mph, Humidity 30%, sunny.  
I got seven straight hours of sleep and feeling better tonight. My wife has a gate tonight on the way to Karnes City so we took a ride there to check the directions and get a daylight visual driving there. 
The same call for my wife’s gate told me to keep going to my gate until Monday night. That will make four consecutive days (night work) for me. 
Hot water tank isolation valve
While we were checking the directions to my wife’s gate Buster had a water issue. There is very high water pressure here in the park and I was not using a pressure regulator. There is a valve under the kitchen sink, that is the back of the water heater that failed. Water everywhere and draining outside Buster as I drove up. So we made due with no water tonight. We are working anyway. I turned off the supply outside even before going inside Buster. I will deal with it tomorrow. The valve is used only to isolate the water tank when not using hot water or putting the rig in storage. We do keep bottled water in gallon containers and another five gallon container. I refill these at the grocery store water dispensing machine whenever we go there. 

Glasses, lost right lens tonight no idea where or when this happened? I do not know when it dropped but the screw holding the lens in the frame was loose. Sitting in the shack I took my glasses off and there was no lens in the right side. 

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