Most of the oil rigs we work on are located on small 2 lane Farm to Market roads. Some are in better shape than others, but all have a lot of truck traffic and they drive fast. The gate we are on now is at the bottom of a hill in both directions. I saw this yesterday, this truck driver passes his destination and decides to turn around in the middle of the road.
We are up in DFW area now for my oldest son’s wedding. We arrived on Tuesday and the wedding is Saturday evening. Decided to stay in Hotels instead of driving the motorhome. Been a little strange doing that. Got to visit some friends, and last night went to the Texas Ranger game. We got our money’s worth since it went into extra innings tied at 0-0. My daughter went with us and had a great time. After almost 4 hours, and 13 innings the Rangers won.
We are settling in our gate now. Started out having to use paper logs….yes pen and paper, can you believe that!! We finally have an ipad, which makes it so much easier and faster. Most days are pretty slow, but we have had others that are super busy and the day just flies by. On those slow days you have to find something to do. I brought my camera and found some great subjects to shoot. All photos are my own.
So there it is…. some of what I do while not actually working. Yes, we have a 12 hour shift, but you average just working just 2-3 hours at the most. So it allows some down time to pursue other interests. Not a bad gig, I like it.