"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Monday, January 9, 2012

Calm before the storm

Sunday was another busy day with the big trucks passing in and out of our gate all day. Finally around 5:00pm they said they were making their final trip. Shortly afterwards the crew all came parading out the gate. Since the rig is being moth balled the crew is being scattered to other rigs to work. We sent them each away with a small treat and I think they were all a little sad to be leaving us. Funny how you can get to know some of them in just the few minutes you get to talk when they check in and out of the gate.
Rudee made a home made pizza for supper and we enjoyed a quiet evening watching TV and catching up on blogs. We did not have a single vehicle after 7pm and the only one left at the drill site was the company man.
Since it was such a quiet evening I decided to try and sleep in the big bed tonight hoping there would be no vehicles overnight. That turned out to be a pretty good decision and we both slept well.
I got up around 6am this morning and had a crew come in shortly afterwards to do some work on the pad preparing for the fracking crew.
The gate has been pretty slow so far today with a few caliche' trucks coming in. They are also moving the housing units out today and we have had a couple of trucks coming and going to get that accomplished.
The rain they were predicting has not materialized here. The radar shows rain around us but we have been lucky so far with just a few sprinkles.
We have not heard for sure when the parade of fracking equipment will arrive. On one hand we are enjoying the quiet but on the other hand the quicker they get here, the quicker that circus will be over with. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. What happens when your commitment is up? Will you continue as a gate guard, or do something different? I'm glad that you didn't have to deal with the "mud".