You all have heard how dusty and dirty it can be here in the oilfields of Texas, well I am trying a little experiment. Does it make a difference where I park my truck? Before I left Saturday, I had to rinse it off in order to even see out of the windshield. Maybe if I park it facing away from the road and let the 5ver block the wind, it won’t be so bad. We’ll see.
It has been a little bit busier today with 8 count ‘em, 8 oil tankers (correction, make that 9 and he may be back too) and 1 water tanker so far and he says he’ll be back.
This morning it was overcast and stayed cooler a lot longer, so I stayed outside and fixed this planter. That planter doesn’t weigh much and gets blown over in the wind, so I anchored it with a stake and rocks, I hope that works. I brought the camera out and took pictures of my favorite subject, Angel.
There’s that Roadrunner again (on the far left side). I got up and tried to see where he went, but he disappeared into the brush. That’s as close as it gets. That road is where the tankers go. It doesn’t look like it’s very far until you see the perspective of how small that tanker looks, and in the 2nd picture, it’s not even at the top of the hill. You can also see how much dust and dirt gets stirred up and then the wind brings it down the road.
Another part of the job is to fill out a log with drivers’ names, their truck license #’s and times in and out. I would wait until I went back inside to get the time, but while in SA, I found this clock on a chain, which I clipped to my clipboard and then taped it so it doesn’t move around. It works for me. That grey thing on the bottom is the gate clicker. I am sooooo lucky to have this gate. When the trucks leave, most of the time, I don’t even get out of the coach.
View from my door.
The wind picked up a little bit and this fellow decided to rest awhile. He must have been
this was zoomed in all the way
tired, because he was still there for nearly a half hour. He let me get quite close. I took several pictures, each one closer and closer. This was the closest, and he was still there for another ten minutes after I took it.
this one zoomed in only a little
Isn’t he a handsome fellow? I think this may become a painting!
Hope that everyone’s Tuesday was great, mine was.
Thanks for visiting
Susan and Angel