Tough Times in the Oilfields
While most of the country is rejoicing over the lower prices at the gas pumps, the families that make a living in the oilfields are feeling a little differently. This article came out today. Helmerich & Payne (H&P) is the company that drilled the site we’re on now.
Many of our Gate Guard friends are out of work. A lot of them are waiting at nearby RV parks, and paying lot rent, because the gate guard companies that have waiting yards are mostly full. Some have given up and left Texas. Our gate will probably close soon…Flowback finished a couple days ago. Traffic the last few days has just been mostly clean up and equipment moving out.
There’s a cold front blowing in…again. We’ve already hit our high of 51 for the day and temp is dropping now. Of course, the worst part of the week is when the rain comes. It’s never fun being a Gate Guard in the rain, especially when you have to walk through mud to open and close the gate for every truck.
We had heard predictions of a colder, wetter winter this year, and so far it’s proving true. We’re supposed to get down to 28 tonight, and you can really feel that when you’re living in a RV. We don’t like cold weather, especially Lucy. Sometimes, when it’s windy we’re glad she’s on a leash, or she might blow away.
Mostly we stay inside. Hannah on the couch
and Lucy running around playing ball or trying to find some trouble to get into.
We’ll keep you updated on the developments here.