Gate Guarding on an electrical line right of way is a LOT different from gate guarding in the oil fields. In addition to the extra safety gear we are required to wear, i.e., vest, steel toe shoes, snake guards, hard hat, safety glasses, we have a LOT less traffic. The busiest day I have had so far has been logging in about 45 people and I have gone a week with no traffic at all. In addition, David has been working a gate about 8 miles away, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., sometimes daily, but lately with Sundays off.
Because so many drilling rigs are being stacked and so many people are being laid off, we are thankful to have had a steady job.