Monthly Archives: February 2014

It Finally Warmed Up!

I think winter may finally be over down here…I hope so anyway.  Here’s today’s temp & forecast.


We had a pretty good week.  Cameron rescued some puppies, that his neighbor had left outside in the freezing temps we had last week.  He brought them to work so we could meet them.  He’s keeping the little brown & white female and found homes for the two gray males.



Even little Lucy looks big next to these guys.


The bad news this week is that Cameron got released from our gate.  We kind of figured it would happen soon.  We’ve gone from 5 Drill Rigs down to one, and it should be finishing and moving out soon too.  Traffic has slowed to around 200 vehicles a day, and that isn’t enough to justify an extra Gate Guard.  So, we’re back to the normal Gate Guard schedule of 24/7.  It sure was nice having the extra help, through the heat of the summer, with all the traffic we had.

Today Mom took us all to Pleasanton to see the Mobile Vet that comes to Tractor Supply on the 3rd Saturday of each month.   Our Vet at Chaparral  refused to provide our Heartworm prescription to 1-800-PetMeds, because they want us to buy from them, at their marked up prices.  After the Annual shots and checkup at $210 each, we decided to save money and get new prescriptions and medication from the mobile vet.

This vet Penny Paws sets up all over Texas on Saturdays and we got Heartworm tests for $25 each and a year supply of medication for $35.  It was easy too…they set up in the parking lot, so we could just park and go one at a time to get our tests.  It only took about 10 minutes for test results.


We got to stop for a cheeseburger, to recover from the trauma of the blood test, then we came home and took a nap. 

HellFighter’s Kitchen catered dinner to our Drill Rig and dropped off plates for us.  They’re one of the best caterers in this area, and almost always take good care of the Gate Guards.  Fried fish, spicy boiled shrimp, boudin, dirty rice, green beans, salad, bread, and chocolate chip cookies.  All too spicy for us, but Mom & Dad sure enjoyed it.


So, as the sun sets over the Frac Pond…..


Wishing you all a Wonderful Weekend!