I Am Here

I Am Here
Williston to Minot ND

Sunday, January 8, 2012

English grammar

Goal one; Spell, and use English grammar, correctly; if only to appease the multiple requests from my fellow oil comrades. here goes;

First day with the steel-toe boots, hard hat, and red cover-alls. Yeah it was a good day of working outside, and getting a little sweat going. A great change from the classrooms and Power Point presentations we've been getting non-stop for the past 6 days. I still feel like I'm spinning. There are endless places to explore and speed up the pace of life. No mater your reason for being here....
I have just walked back from the man camp sauna. Not the same with no cool lake to jump in. However it was a sauna, in the middle Williston ND, an oil boom, and 700 miles from the winter sauna on the Dominion Isle. So in other words; it was great to sit, sweat, and have some solitude. It seems that every place is crowed here. Very few quiet places to sit, reflect, and catch your breath. There has been a never ending stream of info (however relevant or not) that we have been getting streamed to us via HR, word of mouth, and our instructors.  And I know that it is only going to get ten times crazier, working 80-90 hours a week, as to this weeks, 59.
Sweeping, and picking up trash today. Sunday our first optional first day off. I figured I had little else to do. I came here to work, so why refuse a learning experience, and  pull chance to pull another 10 hours?
 We arrived there and the grounds guy who we worked with, knew about the jobs, we all we were going to do. This dudes nick name would be definitively bubba, but its not PC for nicknames. however "Bubba" defiantly had some non-PC things to say... But yeah he told us common pitfalls, all about the opportunities, and about the web site. He also shared his aspirations to work in the employee relations. He talked to us about the actual rubber/road dynamics of safety, and how safety is above all else. No matter what color your hat ( new employees have green hats) if you see something unsafe it is your responsibility to enforce the "stop work" policy. 
Well its getting late... I better catch some rack. 

also... I ask the lady every day, if she has stamps, shes all out, always. So those looking for that ND postage stamp, will have to wait until I get to the Post Office.

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