Another Gate Almost Complete

The gate we are presently working is coming to an end.

Bringing in the Frack Tanks

Soon the rig will come down and we will move on to the next one, until then the gate activity will slow down. We have maybe 6-7 days left here.


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Going to be a lot of nothing….that’s ok

Wildflowers in Kenedy Park.

We visited a city park in Kenedy. Wow, it was loaded with wildflowers. It was a great find with very nice walking paths all through the park.


Bluebonnets with some yellow flowers mixed in.
This was a bridge that was moved here when it was no longer needed.
The cactus were loaded with buds.
Even a working windmill.
The wind was really blowing this day creating waves of the taller native grass.
Beautiful gazebo with a waterfall and small pond.
What a great park, we were impressed!!

Gate Guarding First 3 days

Just finished our temporary relief Gate Guarding gig. I worked the night shift and Laurie worked the day shift. We were pretty close to town, only about 2-3 miles from Karnes City. As you can tell we were not out in the middle of nowhere as several homes were around our rig.

Guard Shack
Our work location and all the comforts of home!!
Oil Rig
Sunset in the Eagle Ford area. Our oil rig can be seen between the trees on the left.

This will be something totally different than any jobs we have done in the past and will be a great way to make good money in a short period of time.

New Work Gig

We arrived in the Eagle Ford Shale area March 1st. Our new work gig will be Gate Guards for the oil companies in this area. We both attended a Marathon Oil orientation on the 3rd and we have a Gate here in the Karnes County to work relief for the couple presently there on Monday for about 3 days. As we understand things are picking up in the area and should be plenty of gates to work this year.


We spent the first night at the Walmart parking lot and moved the next day to our RV park. Our RV park is very nice. It is out of town about a mile or 2 and very quiet. We have Full hookups, cable with HBO, wifi, and free laundry. Been rainy and cool the last few days.

Kenedy is a small town less than 4k people with a local Walmart and HEB grocery. This is a big change for us since we had to drive an hour for a Walmart before. HEB is a welcome change as well as we like to shop there.

More on our work coming up…