Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Life with a gate

Sunset RV Park
Fairview, OK

Yikes, 10 days since last post!

Thursday we moved northwest about 60 miles
from Okarche to Fairview.
We're finding all these small Oklahoma towns
are quite nice, with few amenities.
Fuel prices are low, which is nice,
and there are usually small grocery stores that meet our needs.

RV parks are typically set up for the oil workers,
so they're not easy to find.
We called the local chamber of commerce to find 
the two in the area.
We chose this one because it had gravel pads
with grass in between.

George and I have a gate all to ourselves this time,
so the money is a lot better.
We started on Saturday morning at 5 am.
George works the midnight to noon shift,
and I come in to relieve him at noon to midnight.
Not much togetherness!
Our off time is spent catching enough sleep,
packing lunch & dinner (or breakfast!),
and catching up on recorded TV shows.

There was not much going on the first few days,
as they bring equipment in and get set up.
Unfortunately we had severe storms
on Saturday night and Sunday,
which makes for a muddy mess!

Even one of the semi trucks got stuck!
Thankfully a local came and towed him out.

No flip flops on!

The well pad sits in the middle of farmer's fields,
so the scenery is nice.

We'll be working this well for a couple weeks I'm sure,
it's slow going at the moment.

Time to get ready to go relieve George!


  1. You two have become "Gate Guard" pros. Judy and I work our first day tomorrow.

  2. Work eat sleep repeat! Working 12 hour shifts can be tiresome for sure. 10 days between posts are not bad at all, it's when it becomes months that I start to worry ;)

  3. Wow 12 hour shifts. Uggg! I think I'd split them into 8 and 4 and 8 and 4. When I cut back to part time in my working life I did 4 8 hour days then 3 and then 2 10 hour days. Even 10 hours was a lot. I was really ready to go home after about 6 hours. LOL!! Boy those farmers are going to have a mess in their fields when the work is finished.

  4. Best of luck with this gate. Hope you make LOTS of money.

  5. Let those bucks come rolling in! Lots of long hours but the result will look good in your bank account. Hope the mud stays outside your fiver! :c)