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

Sunday, March 16, 2014

heads down and pluggin' along

They finished drilling the second oil well here and the rig was torn down in the middle of last week. They pulled out with the final piece of the rig on Thursday afternoon and we had a fairly quiet Friday. I even got the chance to sleep in the bed Friday night rather then cat napping on the couch. :-)

We started hearing about a Frac crew coming in and setting up Saturday and sure enough they started rolling in! So much for being slow because veteren gate guards know that when there is a frac crew on site you are going to be busy, busy! We ended up with almost 400 vehicles logged in and out by midnight Saturday! The only thing good about a frac is the food. The crew has their meals catered and sure enough the caterer showed up late Saturday and set up their trailers near the pad. They told us they would bring meals out to us too and sure enough they showed up at our door early Sunday afternoon with these


There are 2 hamburgers, 2 coney dogs, fried cheese sticks, fried jalapeno poppers and a huge pile of boiled Crawfish. That's a lot of food!

Last week as the drilling process was ending and traffic was slow at our gate I drove over to Crystal City, Texas to get my drivers licensed transferred from South Dakota. The BMV was located in the Courthouse and was not busy at all when I arrived. The two nice ladies behind the counter looked over all my paperwork, tested my eyesight, took my money and gave me a brand new ..... piece of paper? They explained that Texas mails your drivers license to your address in two weeks and the paper copy is a temporary one until it arrives. On the way back to the rig I stopped at a repair shop and had the state mandated vehicle inspection done on the Dakota. Rudee went the following day to get her license so now all we have to do is get the inspections done on the motor home and motorcycle and our move to Texas will be complete.
We are anxiously counting  down the days until we can "blow this hole" and get our lives back to normal. Whatever that is! We can see a ray of sunshine on the horizon


I'll keep you posted.

9 comments:

  1. Welcome to Texas, your new home!

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    1. Thanks! Happy to call Texas my home now!

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  2. that is a lot of good lookin' grub for sure. We chickened out last fall on the GG Gig, heard things were very slow. Glad to see that is not the case for you guys however I bet you are ready for a slower pace!! Already planning to roll? Where to? It is a bit early to go north just yet??

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    1. we're just wanting outta here Wayne! LOL
      I have proposed a plan to Rudee to head just a little North to San Antonio where we can enjoy some time together walking and holding hands on the riverwalk. She seemed to like the idea. :-)

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  3. The food looks amazing! We have our plans made to leave here Cotulla gate on May 15th, head to Hondo, have the rig washed n waxed, clean the carpets, get Davids med appts taken care of then head north to PA for summer/fall with family.

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  4. Great looking food! Hope you two get to that Riverwalk hand holding soon... :)

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  5. Great looking food. Hope you two get around to that Riverwalk hand holding soon! :)

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  6. What made you decide to become Texans?

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    1. Texas, like SD and Florida, has no state income tax so that is a big reason full time RVers choose one of these three. We originally changed our domicile state from Indiana to SD but this year we could not get a health insurance plan that would work outside of SD on the ACA Exchange. The insurance companies in SD said our mail service address did not meet their rules as proof of residency. We changed to Texas since we work in the state most winters and BCBS of Texas has no qualms of insuring full time RVers. We both have a long time before medicare so this was the best option for us.

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