We started gate guarding 40 days ago. The well is drilled. The drilling crew and all the others involved at this time have left, the last person leaving at 7:15 tonight. It took 4 days for move most of the equipment. As the housing units are gone, there are no people left here but us. Tomorrow morning trucks will come in to take the few remaining things out. They should be done by 9.
Where does this leave us? Most of Saturday and all day Sunday OFF!!!! On Monday the work out crew arrives. We were asked to stay for the 2 to 6 weeks they will be here. We were also told today that another well will be drilled on this site. It is expected to start in 2 to 4 weeks. We are hoping 2 as we receive quite a bump in pay when there are two separate crews and rigs coming and going at the same gate.
So tonight, Saturday and Sunday we will sleep like "normal" people. We asked, and are permitted, to leave the site on those days. And keep on getting paid. We will leave a sign on the locked gate with our numbers in case of emergency.
We are looking forward to this little bit of downtime and the opportunity for both of us to leave at the same time. So where will it be tomorrow..... Golden Corral? We might even get to go to church on Sunday.
Happy Easter or Passover friends!
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