Saturday, May 30, 2009

The job that Husband is working on doesn't require him to go offshore, he can do it remotely from the office. He's loving this very much, even though it's 12 hours a day. It's not great, he comes home, we hang out for a couple of hours, then it's time to go to sleep. But he's happy to sleep in his own bed, and I'm happy he gets to as well.

So the other day I tried to venture back into the world of oilfield wife message boards. Big mistake. As I'm sure most of you have noticed, gas prices have gone up. Drilling has slowed down significantly since the start of the economic crisis. Luckily for us, this doesn't mean a lack of work for Husband, but for a lot of other families, it does. I get it, higher gas prices means more drilling, and more drilling means job security for the oilfield wives I come across. But I'm sorry, I can't wish that the price at the pump gets higher and higher like they do. They want it back up to $3.50. They are practically gleeful at the thought of other people having to struggle to pay these prices. I feel like such an outcast in this world. I won't even mention to them that I voted for Obama, they are likely to show up on my doorstep, drag me out, and burn me at the stake. Obama is a liberal, but he's no fool, he's not going to screw with one of the few industries that didn't need a bailout. Not right now at least.

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