Sunday, January 13, 2013


The rain has stopped, the ground has dried, the mud has disappeared.  Jim and I have shook out the rugs, bathed the dogs paws, sprayed off outside carpets to get all the mud out of everything.  Changes….


The tubing has been completed on one of the pads and the companies involved in that left over the last few days.  It’s been kind of hard because you develop small relationships with these men that you see and talk to two to four times a day.  It’s sad to see them go. Changes….


Leo, the man who got me the bear hat, mentioned he liked my green, buttoned hat and asked for one without the button.  This is the hat I came up with.




Here’s Leo with his hat. A hat pattern changed….




The bleak, gray sunsets have given way to some beautiful sunsets.  This was yesterday’s sunset.


Nice change……

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  1. All smiles with the new hat and a beautiful sunset. You can look forward to some warming temperatures later this week. Thanks for writing.

  2. Beautiful sunset ! Aww,I know you are making those guy's days with your interactions. His hat looks great. Hugs to you both.

  3. I'm so happy to hear that your weather has improved. I know it is still cold but at least it is not muddy.

    The hats look great! Good Job!

  4. Vicky & Terry webbJanuary 14, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    I'm reading it so keep writing. We are headed to Q tomorrow and will miss seeing you there. It has been very cold here and at Q so not looking forward to leaving our electric heater which keeps the rig from freezing. Woke up to frozen water pipes this morning as well as yesterday. Not to happy with the weather, but it ain't any better in Seattle. Hugs to both of you. vicky & terry webb

  5. Hi Bobbie!
    I so enjoy your blog! thanks for sharing your life on the road. Will you be moving on soon?
    Beautiful sunset!
    you are loved!

    1. Peg - no, I don't think we will be moving from this gate before we leave the area the end of February. We like it here.

  6. Hello Chapman's
    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. I like reading about your day to day lives and where you go, what you see and do. Your blog is one of 10 I try and read everyday. Keep on gaurding and kniting. Bobbie, you do such good work!!! Im from Glen Burnie,Md. Colleen Mauler

    1. Welcome to Chappy Trails, Colleen. I really do appreciate your making comments on our blog. Sometimes you wonder if anyone is reading it. Thank you for your kind encourages me to blog more often.

  7. Carolyn and Roy TroutJanuary 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Hey lady,,,,,we are over in West Texas working at a resort, going to be trying to get a gate in Late April......

  8. Love the hat. Wish I could up-load my pictures so you could see what I have been making. BTW Did you see the lights in the sky? Oil field workers near Cotulla, Tx said they saw a UFO.

    1. So what have you been making? We haven't seen any UFOs but I did read about the one in Cotulla.


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