Today I woke and went down to get ice
smells beautiful out kinda like rain perhaps this storm will actually hit us
fresh cut grass I smell that too love that scent
then the texts and calls flood little by little
I think how my husband worded it is about appropriate today
A day in the Life of oil and gas is like being in a twister….
So for the past month we were told we are going to College Station TX
sweet I can handle that not far from home base of Austin
my family and friends in Houston and Galveston
costly due to it being oil and gas as well as college town
but hey we will make it work.
Kept getting calls okay you leave this day, no wait not yet, okay now, no wait
then it was quiet you start to settle back into routine
Ya know the calm before the storm feel…
yesterday get call okay be in Enid OK Thurs
of course a couple necessity things came up and we just drained our savings
and you want us to move right before payday…literally!
No problem we got this
I spend all afternoon researching hotels and all I find is
what use to be $29.95/night hotel is now $80/might and the price goes up from there
There is all of 10 house rentals yet over 200 real estate for sale listings
Housing market is tight most hotels and extended stays are packed so they are getting away with
jacking up costs even for a roach motel
but hey they have wifi, pool, breakfast and free parking
We see this all the time in many towns we end up in.
Today we have been all over Texas and Oklahoma though
Just today alone we have been told okay still going to Enid
wait for it….
Sorry be in Midland Thursday morning which means
pack and be on the road in the morning
so its going to start
sounding like freight train barreling thru the field in our room as I pack like a mad woman
oh but crap what about searching ya know for a place to sleep once we are there
And if you are familiar with Midland any at all you know that alone is a 3 mos chore
I swear the air pressure dropped and it felt like you’re on a plane coming in for a landing
its hubby saying are you ready for this
we are going to Post Texas…
where the hell is that…
is that even the true name of a town
you mean like fence post right….
okay well I guess its time to map it
oh but wait a few more minutes
no stay where you are
I think you are still going to Enid OK
not sure yet….
we will let you know!
So we are back to square…whatever number but don’t know when.
Sheesh when you know…concretely that is…
let us know…
thanks would save a few gray hairs
At least at this rate payday should arrive and go by leaving us a safety cushion again
for when the real move happens.
Todays been a bumpy ride like a roller coaster jerking back and forth
or a Twister going ever which direction