Well, This is where I’m at, not too much to look at, just a lot of more of what’s behind the 5ver. I haven’t even seen any wildlife, other than a few birds. Could it be,because all it has done since I got here is RAIN. That doesn’t mean I don’t hear anything . There are a couple of large dogs that roam the property in the company of chickens and roosters, making all sorts of noise. Evidently they look for handouts from the workers.
To recap: Monday, I left Garner SP around 3 pm and headed south on US 83 to Carrizo Springs. It took about 2 hours, because I hand to wait 30 minutes or so for a pilot car to lead us through a construction zone with one lane traffic. I found my way to the Gate Guard Services (GGS) yard. I met Roger ( he is the one that finds the gates for guards) and Kevin (newly hired as a person that brings the water and diesel etc.) They got me hooked up to water and electric.
These pictures are right outside my door at the GGS lot. I think that’s a crow in the tree.
I didn’t bother to put the slides out. It was a good thing, because that night we had a really big storm, rain, lightening and thunder. “My Spot was a rockin’ and thankfully not rollin’. there was a funnel cloud spotted just East of Crystal City about 20 miles North. They were going to take me out to the gate on Tuesday, but didn’t because of the weather.
I met with Hunter who took me out to the gate. We ended up getting ort to the gate Wednesday around 10 am. They were supposed to lay down some caliche for the pad by 9 am, but hadn’t. We had already unhooked and leveled when he got there, so he put it down at the back and side of the rig. It is muddy now, but it is supposed to harden up once it gets wet.and then dries out. The rest is red, sandy and hard packed now. When it all dries it will be dusty and dirty with all the trucks barreling down these dirt roads.
Looking South Me in my vest Looking North
Hunter got me all hooked up to water and electric,and had to go back to the shop for some stuff that he needed. When he got back he finished hooking up the portable septic system. I was completely set up by around 4 pm. While he was gone, he also filled up one of my 3 gallon water bottles. While he was gone I started doing my job, getting the information from the drivers and opening and closing the gate. The last trucks were in and out by 10 pm. That was it, but not knowing if any others would be coming, I slept (sort of) in the recliner. I probably got 4 or 5 hours.
Then the rains came. It was a downpour. We had hail around 10:30 am. A few pickups came through and left. Then the company man came through to check on another gate that they are setting up. He was here less than an hour and said that there probably wouldn’t be any more activity today. There hasn’t. With all the rain, my warning bells and outside lights aren’t working. They will just have to dry out. That’s not going to happen for a while, as it has started to rain again.
It sure is muddy out there. I put down a tarp just inside the door. and a container outside to rinse my boots my off. It’s about 2” deep and the rain filled it and it didn’t take long.
I guess I’ll see what happens tomorrow. Once it stops raining it will be extremely busy. I think that I will see if I can get some better sleep tonight while I can.
Thanks for visiting
Susan and Angel