Gate Guarding

Gate Guarding

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Business is picking up at our Gate in South Texas….

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Sunday was pretty slow around our gate. They are finishing up on one of the wells today and will start working on the other well in a day or two…

We were told by the Company man that we would be staying at this gate because they really like us…

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We set outside some, watched TV, and kind of relaxed. They started bringing in some equipment in the evening…but only a couple of trucks.

Monday started out early with some more equipment being brought in for the “Workover” on the other well. Stayed pretty steady all day. Mac made a trip in to Cuero looking for some connections for our Wide Band Directional Antenna and to the Grocery Store. No connectors, but he did get a few groceries.

Went to bed pretty early since we knew that Tuesday was going to be a busy day… rained all night…Mac was up at 1:30am with a truck wanting in the gate, and then again about 30 minutes later…so he just stayed up.

They have been delivering some heavy equipment all morning so far…and it’s been really gloomy and just misting outside.

About 10:45am it has started raining again pretty heavy….that’s gonna be fun checking these vehicles in and out in this rain….and I think I’m getting Bronchitis….ugghhh…..

I ran in to Cuero to WalMart. I needed new print cartridges for my printer. First time into town here so used the GPS to find my way. It took me right to WalMart. When I left Cuero and came back through Yorktown I stopped at Angelica’s and got some dinner for Mac & I. We had Crispy Tacos, Puffy Tacos, and Enchiladas. Also Rice & Beans….The food was all good except for the beans…not so much.

It rained off and on the rest of Tuesday and started raining again Tuesday night for most of the night. It was my shift so I was lucky that I didn’t have any vehicles to check in or out until about 6:00am. I went to bed, but couldn’t seem to really go to sleep. Just dozed.


Today we start our 7th day of being Gate Guards here in south Texas. It has rained all day today(Wednesday)….Mac has been really busy checking in and out vehicles in the rain…thank goodness for the digital recorder. It has come in very handy today.



I have tried to sleep off and on since I will be on duty tonight but I just can’t seem to unwind enough to relax…I have a terrible headache and maybe that is why sleep just won’t come to me.

Ohh, I need to let everyone know that the Wide Band Directional Antenna that we purchased needs to have a Female “F” connector on one end. There are several kinds but if you purchase one it needs to be:

Wilson Electronics 75 Ohm Wide Band - 700-2500 MHz Directional Antenna with F-Female Connector

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Click on the name above and it will take you to the link for the Antenna.

Otherwise the end connector will be different and you will need to find an adapter connector.

We also use a Sony Digital Recorder that we purchased at WalMart. It works great, but I wish that we would of bought one that was voice activated.

I have stocked up on yarn before we arrived here and should be able to get some crocheting done since we are pretty much tied to this place. Also, I can get some reading done on my Kindle Fire. I have lots of books downloaded to keep me busy for quite a while.

I will keep posting but it may not be daily..just depends on what it going on around here.

Have a great day everyone!!



Bobbie and Jim said...

Seems like you have all the necessary gadgets. We really used our digital recorder when it rained...loved that idea. I used ear plugs and that really seemed to help me relax enough to sleep.

What shift times are you using?

Sara said...

Let us know how the antenna does. How about pics on putting it all together.