Morning 77 Degrees, Wind E variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 90%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 101 Degrees, Wind SSE at 6 to 14 Mph, Humidity 34%, sunny.
Another day of “Frak” tanks being brought in to the new well site. We had our first cattle show tonight in a long time. Since the night I had to get them away from the cone that holds our sending unit alerting us there is a vehicle coming out.
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Sunday, August 7, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind E variable, calm to 3 Mph, Humidity 90%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 100 Degrees, Wind SE at 6 to 11 Mph, Humidity 40%, sunny.
A day of rest for the gate people. We do get the pumper or gauger every day so he was our only gate opening today. I went to Rio Grand City for our groceries this week as usual. My wife was up early enough for my three and a half hour journey and shopping.
|At the site there is a nineteen tanks manifolded together|
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Monday, August 8, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind S variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 91%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 103 Degrees, Wind SSW at 8 to 13 Mph, Humidity 34%, sunny/Scattered Clouds.
With the frak tanks on the well site it is now time to start filling them up. This will be a multi day job a the liquid will be water and a chemical. There will be more chemical and then water all mixed together. Pipeline work continues and we also had some water trucks tonight for my wife to let and out the gate.
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Morning 80 Degrees, Wind S at 3 to 8 Mph, Humidity 89%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 103 Degrees, Wind S at 5 to 10 Mph, Humidity 37%, sun & Scattered Clouds.
Another existing well needs a valve replaced and today is the day for that job to get done. The pipeline job for the new well needs to cross the road so the road traffic will be limited today. That work will stop water trucks this morning because of the road work. What does all that mean for my day here at the gate will slow.
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Morning 79 Degrees, Wind SE at 1 to 4 Mph, Humidity 90%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 103 Degrees, Wind SW at 4 to 13 Mph, Humidity 37%, sunny.
Easy day with pipeline work only today. Late today I was told the water trucks will run all weekend. Did not ask about night trucks or not they run over night. So far only Monday did we have overnight trucks for my wife’s shift. But she is there ready everyday.
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Thursday, August 11, 2016
Morning 79 Degrees, Wind SE at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 88%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 105 Degrees, Wind ESE at 3 to 11 Mph, Humidity 32%, Scattered Clouds & sunny.
Pipeline crew is getting smaller and the water trucks are running again today. The trucks today are hauling water with chemical and it is a longer trip from Alice, Texas where each truck only makes two trips each, or in our world less gate openings.
|Water / Chemical trailer|
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Friday, August 12, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind SE at 3 to 7 Mph, Humidity 87%, mostly sunny.
Afternoon 105 Degrees, Wind ESE at 5 to 8 Mph, Humidity 28%, sunny.
Pipeline workers were here a little more than half a day but the water trucks were only hauling water (no chemical) thus they were loading closer making more trips for each truck.
Today on my computer I was able to follow our grand daughter playing softball in South Carolina. A website, Game Changer where it is scored on the field and can be followed real time on the computer or smart phone.
Busters Gate Jim Hogg County TX - Saturday, August 13, 2016
Morning 78 Degrees, Wind N variable, calm to 1 Mph, Humidity 92%, overcast.
Afternoon 102 Degrees, Wind ENE at 1 to 7 Mph, Humidity 37%, mostly cloudy.
Another water truck day hauling only water. There was a drop deck trailer truck that hauled out a bulldozer but the water trucks kept me hopping. Today our first cattle show in about a week as we were talking and I happened to glance out the window by the computer there were five cows out there to Buster’s left front, and they are not usually up front there eating. The cattle usually come down the road working the shoulders grazing for grass. Then go on up past Buster’s right side following the gas pipeline and they did that tonight also but they did not continue and sneak thru but after coming close to the right front the cattle back up and went around the back of Buster and followed the road to the pipeline grass area.
Thought for the Day:
Life always offers a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.