Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We have a Gate!!!!

Jamie came by 8 a.m. and told us we had a gate and needed to be there in an hour and it takes 30 minutes to get there.  We were ready to head out at 8:26 a.m.  We were here 8 days from the time our paperwork was approved before we got our first gate. 

We are about 10 miles outside of Whitsett.  Very busy gate.  Received about 30 minutes of information from the previous gate guards and they left; the husband needs knee surgery bad - really had trouble walking around.

So it was baptism by fire as we were working the gate within a few minutes of arriving while Jim and the husband moved rigs out and us in.  Jim did the setting up of our rig while the service guy hooked us up to the generator, water and sewer and I stood and worked the gate.  Oh, yes, this is an actual gate that has to be opened and closed each time a vehicle approaches either coming in or going out. It’s a big 12-15 foot gate.  Luckily it swings open easily, but it is about 20-25 feet from our rig so there will be a lot of sitting outside and walking involved.  Either that our a lot of in and out  the rig and up and down stairs.  We’ll get in shape.

Our Verizon internet and phone signal is very poor. I have to drive a few miles closer to town to get anything.  Sooooo, our blog posts and facebook posts will be sporadic at best.  I’ll keep up as best I can, but this is a very busy gate with a lot going on, so we’ll see how it goes. 

Remember, you are loved.


  1. How long will you be there? Can you send GPS coordinates....in case we get nearby???

  2. Wow! You'll definitely get in shape on this one, however it doesn't sound like it will be a tough on you body and feet like Amazon was. Make sure your taking you joint supplements. Sounds like you will be spending a lot of time outdoors when the weather is nice. Did you have to purchase lights and such? I have been reading different gate guards sites and it sound like the extra shade tent is a good idea. Be sure and take lots of pictures, gotta have pictures! LOL We sure do miss you guys. Stay safe and have fun.

  3. Congrats on getting a gate! Sending hugs and wishes for a good gate season! J&C

  4. We don't have to supply anything...Gate Guard Services provides everything from vests, lights, bells, hookups, etc. They are a top notch company to work with...very supportive and appreciative. Definitely NOT as hard as working for amazon. Here we only walk up and down stairs and to the gate, but no lifting, stooping, carrying and I can sit down whenever I want.


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