Daily Archives: September 28, 2014

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy’s . . .

412 DayTimeFirst off, Jan and I want to thank everyone for the many warm anniversary wishes. It means a lot that we’ve made so many friends along the way these last 7 years on the road. Thanks.

Following yesterday’s surprise visit, Brandi, Lowell, and Landon showed up about 11:45, bringing POUNDS of Rudy’s BBQ for our anniversary lunch.

Moist Brisket for Brandi, Lowell, and me, Lean Brisket for Jan (or as I like to call it, Dry and Chewy) and Hot Jalapeno Sausage for Lowell and me.

And of course you can’t have Rudy’s BBQ, without Rudy’s BBQ accessories, like Creamed Corn, Boiled New Potatoes, and BBQ Beans. All delicious as usual. And we’ve got so much left over that we can probably eat for another week or so on it.

You can never have too much Rudy’s.

After we got all our hugs in, the kids packed up and left around 1:30. It was really great of them to surprise us like this yesterday and today, and hopefully they’ll be able to come up again before we leave.

Landon and Lowell at rig

The other surprise Brandi left us with is that she told the gate guards up the road that it was our anniversary, and then they started telling the guys coming through their gate on to our gate. So all afternoon I had guys pulling up to our gate and wishing us a Happy Anniversary.


And I guess everyone also wanted to give us the day off for it too. Or at least give us a really slow day. In fact our slowest day so far

Only 43 vehicles came in today, a new record for us here. Very nice.

Of course there’s probably fracking in our future, so that count could jump 8 or 10 times. But maybe not. At least for us.

One of the Company Men said they usually don’t frack when they’ve got active drill rigs nearby. So one of our rigs is right next to the frack wells, with still another well to drill after they slide, and the rig in front of us is less than 1/2 a mile from the frack site with only 1 out of 3 holes completed. And then two more rigs another 1/4 mile up the road.

So I guess it’s possible that they won’t frack here until after we leave toward the end of November. And then again we might not be here anyway.

Jan said the Company Man also asked if we were planning to move with the rig. My thought was, well, we haven’t been asked yet.

We did that in 2012, following a Marathon/H&P rig around for 4 months, and it wasn’t bad. Especially since we got off for two or three days whenever the rig moved.

But we’ve got a really nice location here, and the next location may not be as nice. So we’ll have to wait and see.

At least until we’ve been asked.


Thought for the Day:

The act of observing disturbs the observed.


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