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pipeliner’s goodbye

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I should have know better than to get my hopes up, this time of year in the basin usually means that its going to slow down, well with the price of oil dropping so low it all but died around this place, everyone I know has or is getting laid off. It’s so hard because that’s when all the stress hits. Thank the good lord above my husband didn’t skip a beat he was laid off one day and by noon the next was getting a plane ticket for the last frontier, Alaska! I am so happy for him its a big thing to be from the lower 48 and to have worked on a pipeline in Alaska they don’t mess around up there. I am however a little sad one because I wont see him for three or four solid weeks and two because I didn’t get to go with him! I love Alaska it’s the most beautiful place in the world!  I am so happy for him to have this experience and to have this notch in his belt! I love being a pipeliner’s wife there is never a dull moment, it does however always get harder every time he has to leave. That goodbye always kills me. Its bitter sweet kinda thing.

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The oil field wife

Its up and  at it at five a.m, making a lunch and sending him off to work, it’s paying the bills cleaning the house and hoping to get a text or a call from him just to say hi. It’s hoping he can find away to stay near home for work but knowing in your heart that chances are he’s going to have to leave again soon. It’s being strong in times when you know your going to be alone when he’s on the road. It’s waiting by the phone for his evening call to tell you goodnight and he loves you. It’s knowing how hard he has to work to keep my dream and his dream alive. It’s being strong enough to not break down and ball and beg him to just stay home one more day. It has its bad times but the good times are worth it when your a oil field wife.