Monday, October 21, 2013

Fracking Wasn't All That Bad!

We have been here 4 weeks and in one way the time seemed to drag but in another way it’s hard to believe we have been here a month. 

The fracking is over and it wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be.  They staged the trucks across the street and brought them over as they needed them.  One of the reasons for this was they didn’t have room for them down by the wells.  When they called for them, they would bring them over about 6 at a time and  they would have someone waiting to direct them in so we weren’t overwhelmed.   They have  a pond down from the well so we also don't have the water trucks, which gave us less trucks.  All in all, it went pretty well. 
This was last year, they were fracking across
the road from us.  Their were trucks everywhere.
This is across the road from us here, this was the
staging area.  When they were done fracking they
closed this gate.  It was nice having neighbors for
a while.

At night it was like a little city with all the lights
When it's busy I just sit outside waiting for the next truck.  Otherwise
we have 2 steps in the motor home, the 2 outside and off the skids. 
Ed said it's like having a stair stepper.
When of the nice things about fracking is they cater in the meals.  They do it twice a day, once for the morning crew and than the evening crew.  So for almost 3 weeks, I have not done any cooking.  (Ed says you mean you cook, that's mean).  Plus they really pile on the food so I was able to put some in baggies and freeze it.  That’s what Ed is going to be eating for the next couple of weeks.  These pictures are esp. for Lacy,  Ed thought he would get a kick out of them.
We had chicken a lot, but they also
put brats with this one.

Ed asked for extra gravy, so they gave
him a whole cup full.

This is Ed's creation, I don't know if he ate it
all or not.  Their is rice and meat under
that gravy.

They always had some type of vegetable and
potatoes.  They also had a side salad.  More food
than you could eat.

It looks like we had a lot of gravy, but they did have other things.
We had meat loaf, spaghetti, barbeque ribs plus other things.  We
even had steak and shrimp one night.   

During our time here Ed thinks he saw a UFO.  So he has taken pictures of it.  I will let you be the judge.

I thought these were interesting, but Ed says
it is like this because he didn't hold
the camera still.

I thought the colors were amazing.

He says he sees these every night.  He usually saw
2, but one night he saw 3 of them.  He said the
catering girls, our diesel fuel guy and some of
the guys in the field saw them.  So it wasn't
just him.
 Here is another thing Ed wanted me to show you.  This was at another gate and it was done by a road runner.    The guards there said they had went through several hoses because the road runner’s wouldn’t leave them alone.  I guess they thought it was a snake
This was a rode runner from last year.  They are fast so it's
hard to get their picture.
Hose before the road runner
 The hose after the road runner.
We wondered if it wasn't because of the

 All the fracking crew and equipment left on Friday (18th) and the next crew came in the next day.  They are doing something called coil tubing now.   We had 2 really busy days and now today everything is slow and quite.  It’s a nice change.  We were told we would probably be here another month and then who knows where we will go.  We sort of like this area so hope we find a gate near here. 
This was a pretty sunset over the camp.
See the one little bird at the top of the tree.  I just
liked the picture.
This is the oil field trash can. 

Things are going pretty well and best of all we don't have the mice this year.  We had one the other night and haven't seen him since.  Ed said maybe the Decon got him.  I don't care as long as he stays away. 

Happy Trails.   Ed and Lyn

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