To My Sweetie . . .

Happy Anniversary!

Today, Saturday, is our 46th wedding anniversary. And we plan on having a lot more of them, too. We are really enjoying the RV lifestyle and plan on keeping on keeping on as long as we can.

We’ve got a replacement gate guard coming in for the day on Monday. She’ll work the gate from 1pm to 11pm while Jan and I spend the day in San Antonio, movie, dinner, shopping, etc. Jan’s really looking forward to it since this will be her first time leaving the gate since we got here five weeks ago.

We’ll probably do it again around the end of October for Jan’s birthday. At that point we’ll only have about 3 weeks left until we head back to Houston on the 24th of November so that will probably be it.

Luckily for us there are people here who do nothing but replacement gate guarding. And they stay pretty booked up. In fact we were originally planning to take off today, our actual anniversary date, but couldn’t find a guard with an opening. They not only have to be licensed, but they have to be licensed with Gate Guard Services, also. So it does narrow the field a bit.

Today was our slowest day so far. We only had 46 vehicles through the gate. Supposedly they have finished the “coiled tubing” phase, and won’t start the next phase, “flow back” until Monday. And even that probably won’t be that busy.

“Flow back” is where they actually start to put the well into production, i.e. starting to get crude oil out of the well.

We ended up having a good bit of rain this evening. A squall line moved through about 8:30 and drenched things pretty good. And there’s a 30% chance for more tomorrow. Oh boy!

Yesterday when I got groceries at the Wal-Mart in Pleasanton, I also picked up a 12’ x 20’ tarp to close end the back of our canopy once the temperatures start to drop. We have a couple of electric heaters that we’ll use out here and the tarp will help keep the wind out and the heat in.

I hope.


Thought for the Day:

Things have not always been as they are, and they will not always be as they are now.



9 Responses

  1. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO Both of you…Jan, I can’t believe you haven’t been away from the gate in all this time….Enjoy tomorrow….46 Years …Awsome…We’re at 41….

  2. the happiest of anniversaries to you both have a wonderful time. Joan

  3. Belated Happy Anniversary to both of you.

  4. Congratulations on #46. You guys are a good example to others. About the weather. Seems like just a few weeks ago you were sweating under the Texas sun. Now you are planning for cooler temps. The circle of life continues.

  5. Happy Anniversary to you & Jan!! Have a wonderful time in San Antonio on Monday!! You deserve it after being on the Gate with no time off…..

  6. Happy Anniversary. Your date in San Antonio sounds just what you deserve.

  7. Happy Anniversary a day late. Hope you have a fantastic time celebrating tomorrow.

  8. I’ve been following you guys for a few years, but I never realized we share the same anniversary date! We were married on 9-28-1968, so you have 1 on us. We went out to a nice dinner after a few geocaches. We’re grounded currently being care givers for Linda’s 86 year old mother who having some problems. Hopefully we’ll be able to get back on the road someday. We hope you had a great celebration!

    Linda & John Huber

  9. Happy anniversary! (Sorry I’m a little late.)

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