Consider the Lilies..: July 2016   

Jul 25, 2016


Clay will be home on Thursday, I'm not sure when exactly..  I'm ready for him to be home though..  He was only home for 2 weeks last hitch so it seems like he's been gone longer than he really has..
I know that he's ready to be home too; the other day when he called he actually complained (he never complains.. ever)..
He's getting tired of Angola..  They are considering him for a position in Canada right now and there is a possibility that he may still be needed in Russia..  But right now oil is not doing well..  People are being laid off by the thousands..  Schlumbeger laid off sixteen thousand workers last week..
Sixteen thousand!
I'm super grateful that Clay still has a job even though every time he calls I sorta brace myself expecting him to tell me that he will be laid off as well..  Right now though, the only jobs running in Angola are completions and that's his department, so they kinda have to keep him..
The oilfield is going to get much worse before it gets better (if it ever does) so I  Clay is considering  looking into other employment..
It'll be weird though..  He loves what he does (just not where he does it) but there isn't a whole lot of stability in the oilfield anymore..  It will most likely mean moving..  Darn it..
Our lease is up in a year, so he has that long to formulate a plan..
I know he's been thinking a lot about New Mexico and has been for about a year now..  
I just don't want to move away from Sky..  Finding work for a welder in New Mexico wouldn't be difficult at all but she's determined to stay in Omaha..
But like I said, he has a year to figure it all out..

Well this blog post turned out to be sort of a bummer huh?

Jul 7, 2016


It's Thursday already?  

Not much to report..  Clay has been at work for a week, so three more to go..  He has put in for two positions, one in Trinidad and one in Canada..  Canada is a live in, I'm not sure about  Trinidad..  Russia is still on the table too..  I know he will be happy to get out of Angola..
With oil doing so bad right now, we are just thankful that he has a job, even one in Angola!

I had lunch with a friend on Tuesday..  We went to Leadbelly's and I had the Razzle Dazzle pizza..  Grilled chicken, bacon, poblano peppers and raspberry jam instead of pizza sauce..  I know, it's sounds weird, but it's really yummy..  Lots of sugar though, bummer since I have cut sugar out of my diet; but if I'm going to leave my house and drive all the way downtown in super hot and way too humid weather, I'm going to make it worth my while!

I went to see Elaine's new house Tuesday evening..  Major improvement!  Her last house was horrible and in a not-so-nice part of town..  This one is pretty and clean, room enough for all of them, and in a much safer area..

Sky is doing well, although she isn't happy with her job at the moment..
 Because she can't do any work on the welding floor until the cast comes off, she has been moved to the front office and is filling in for the receptionist who just retired..
Let me tell you, she does NOT enjoy sitting at a desk answering phones all day..
Right now she refers to her job as "being a damn secretary"..
Not to put anyone down who is a receptionist, but this just isn't her thing..   
She sent me this picture from work the other day..  
She said she had spent the morning spinning in her chair..  Poor girl..
Boredom aside though, I'm glad she is working at the front desk for the month..  There is no air conditioning on the welding floor and its so hot right now..  So at least she's comfortable..
Her hand has been bothering her a lot lately..  The damaged nerves are starting to wake up and repair themselves..  She actually complained about it  a couple times and she's had to take a pain pill every day this week..
The doctor said it would probably hurt for three months or so..

I guess that's all for now..
Happy Thursday :)