Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Do I even still belong?

Sometimes I forget that I'm an oilfield wife, until I read forums full of other ladies in the same position. When we moved to Houston last year, it was a huge change, both in where we lived and how we lived. It's been over a year since Husband has been out to a rig. It's funny how quickly you can stop being used to that routine. But now, I feel like I identify even less with the oilfield wives I come across online. They mention terms and acronyms that I don't understand at all. They talk about being able to drive to rig sites (something I never did, as husband never worked on land). Even job titles that I don't get. I'm no expert, Husband has only been in the industry 5 years, and before that, I knew nothing. I'm not one of those girls whose dad, grand dad, and great grand dad worked with oil. Add in that I'm not a republican, and ladies think I'm a traitor. Luckily, during this journey, I have come across other "unlikely oilfield wives" who I know I can turn to. I just hate feeling like I belong even less than before.

6 comments:

katsterisk said...

Those people who call you a traitor are stupid. We are AWESOME and anyone who says anything different is just enviouse because we have BROKEN THE FUCK OUT.

katsterisk said...

Also, I know how to spell envious, I PROMISE.

Casey said...

I've never driven out to a rig site, maybe taken my husband a soda to the shop, but I find it a bit crazy, non-trusting to want to be completely up to where your husband is and making sure he's at the rig? I do ask what town he's in, just b/c OK weather can go from blizzards to tornadoes in the same days at times! If he invited me to come see what he did, and it was okay with the company he was out for, i'd be interested. Or if he was on a 2-3 day job they weren't feeding him, I'd gladly drive hours to bring him food, that's about as good as it gets with me! lol I didn't even know there were terms or words to being an oilfield wife??? You're the only other wife I know to be liberal too! I do have a family full of people in the industry, and I don't know hardly anything about it! :)

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@Katsterisk, you're right, we are absolutely awesome! sometimes i need to be reminded of that lol. next week we are watching real world season 1 and you will see the original "break out". EPIC.

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

@casey, oh girl, there can be so much drama in the oilfield wife communities online, it's not even funny. will send you links!

Morgan said...

My hubby got mad at me last week because I forgot what city he was in... it's hard to keep track! I was alike "Oh how's St Louis?" and he was def in Wichita, KS. Oops. And I offered to bring him and the guys lunch the other day, not realizing they were like 2 hours away. Had to retract that offer :) Besides, who really wants to belong to this bunch?! Not exactly what I envisioned...