Tuesday, February 7, 2012
John Bribed Me
He promised bean and cheese tacos if I would go with him early this morning. I've been lax about going since he has a helper now. It was a lot like sardines in a can when we picked the helper up. He is a very large young man and John and I aren't skinny but we made it, Helper wasn't expecting to work today so he came out rubbing the sleep out of his eyes. He sleeps with his clothes on so he can get ready fast. Ha. The cows were at what we call the pear grounds waiting for their breakfast. Before we picked helper up we had our tacos in town and talked to a couple of women who were driving oil field trucks. They said they just moved here from Las Vegas. Our county has changed so much with the oil boom and so many new people have moved in. They have started on a new motel and one of the two new ones are already adding on 30 more rooms. They have started the new apartment complex in our neighborhood. We spotted three little trailer taco stands on the way to the ranch that are pulled behind a truck. They are hauling the Frac Techs to the drilling sites in large vans. We saw a large house for rent for 5,500 dollars a month. It can accomodate 17 people. It's great for the people making money but with it brings bad things too. We just had our first armed robbery. Not something to be proud of. Our little quiet town is turning big city.