Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Busters Gate - Garden City Texas - May 24

Busters Gate - Garden City Texas - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Morning 72 Degrees, Wind  variable & calm gusting to 3 Mph, Humidity 87%, partly sunny.
Afternoon 89 Degrees, Wind ENE 12 & gusting to 27 Mph, Humidity 41%, partly sunny.
The other gate guards got their notice of gate closing on Thursday and they will leave Friday. (They are waiting for a package.) Today I went into Big Spring to get some groceries and a prescription I transferred from a Walmart in Kenedy, Texas. There was some confusion and I needed the insurance card, then the computer went down. Our gate traffic is very low but they still keep coming. There is flow back shift change and liquids removal there is always someone else during the regular week. On the weekend the “someone else” never comes. These days with the slowdown in the oil well drilling and completion business weekend work is minimum at best.

My trip into town today is of note as Sunday there was “weather” late afternoon and evening. I think we missed the big blow. Two and a half miles east of Buster is where the weather went thru damaging power poles and wires, about a mile and a half wide. Buster was hit with “rocks” ice and rain nothing big enough to do any damage, the sound of that hitting Buster’s roof was not any fun to lessen to. The wind was enough to have us bring in the table slide out (Busters largest) as I thought the wind would rock us over. It was after ten that night before things settled down. That storm front moved from the northwest to south southeast. Monday’s activity was not as bad or as close to Buster, some more rain and ice.

The work over rig is gone and we just have a light work load of vehicle traffic.

Work over rig going down and flat bed truck in foreground

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