Saturday, February 23, 2013

Our New Job!

The call came from the office around 11 am Friday to let us know there was a job available. Donna and Ron and we walked over to find out the details and decide who was going to take it. It was a short job, around 2 1/2 weeks mainly fracking (a process by which liquid is pumped in a cracked pipe forced between rocks to help extract oil.) 

Here's a picture of our parking pad with our 550 gal. water tank, generator and fuel, water pump and black water tank to the left (not shown). The well site is about 1/4 mile down this road to the left. All we do is walk out to the driver and record certain details, then let him drive in or out. It has been quiet so far with the last in at 9:30 last night and first in at 7:15 this morning. But Gary was up at four expecting early arrivals. The "company men" assured us that Monday it will be steady in and out with sand trucks and other huge rigs.

our entrance

truck checking out

Two important signs I printed that could save our lives, or least a nasty surprise!

Some of the rigs today were huge!

Right now we're averaging 15 trucks in and out per hour, so Gary is taking a nap while typing this and checking in and out.  It's another 77 degree, sunny day, with the breeze blowing the right way - away from us - so it's all good!


  1. Looking forward to hearing about your gate guarding adventure.

  2. Stay safe!
    I don't think I'd want to be anywhere that I needed a sign like that :)

  3. Congratulations on the job. Watch your step.

    David & Arlene H

  4. wow on the signs...but better to be safe than sorry I guess...sounds like a great job...