Preparations are underway at the Bartholomew yard for the drilling season in Guatemala. The new to us but used rig is being readied for shipment. A large tool box is being built to go behind the cab of the truck. It looks like a sleeper on an 18 wheeler, but it is very necessary for security. The rig is being checked from top to bottom and repaired as necessary. We are collecting tools and equipment for shipment in the container that will accompany the rig to Guatemala.
A generous supporter, Don Bean of Pacific Northwest Supply, has given us 1500 ft of #6 submersible wire for the wells and Tom Richardson of H2O Drilling has provided a welder for the rig. These generous men have helped us preserve the funds we have by their donations.
We have promised help from a few drillers who will be coming to Guatemala to help for a couple of weeks at a time and we look forward to what we can accomplish with their help and the blessings of God. It is our intension to drill at a hospital in Belize near the Guatemala border. They are desperate for good water and they can help defray the costs of a well. With the new rig being more road-worthy than the 1946 GMC 6×6, we can more easily travel to meet specific needs such as this.
We intend to ship the rig and the container in early December to be ready to drill in early January.