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Williston to Minot ND

Monday, January 9, 2012


Goal 2: stay warm, as the temperature drops to ~30 with
 the possibility of snow rain mix, and 11+ hours outside tomorrow. 
Goal 3:get blog theme music 

 Well I think today went real smoothly for the 7th day in a row. Today I'm would be right near ~70 hours worked. Mostly all training. Today was the Marathon Oil (who apparently had a fatal accident in ND yesterday), CPR, First aid, and "save a back" training day. When you mash all that into one day, people get kinda jittery, and wary. Yes other days went longer, however the lack of breaks, and many videos back to back made today seem like forever.

Marathon Oil training was pretty much a recap of all the PEC (Precision Engineering and Consultancy, I belive...) training. But yeah, whenever we are on a marathon rig, we have to have their training on top of all the other courses. So upon completing this additional 2-3 hour class we get a sticker so everyone stays happy. CPR was just a simple review, it looked like just about everyone had taken CPR/First aid at some point. Get and AED, call 911, 30 compressions, 2 breaths, grasp first glove, gently pull the glove away from the palm, and toward the fingers, turning the glove inside out. remove the second glove inside out, trapping the first glove inside...AED was pretty much the exact same as any other AED training that I have had previously; Allow AED to analyze heart; stop all movement. Near the end of all the classes every one was restless, and attention spans are only so long, even added with multiple coffees...The training got me all learned so now I can lift things, sit in good posture (I just sat up straighter, as you probs did too), and many other random general safety things.

 Other then that tomorrow we all seem to be looking forward to "SAF-T" training, 7a-7p on site safety work outside. I checked the weather and it looks like ~38 and rain/snow mix coming down... so it the first day we might get some push from the sky. They said "it ain,t real trainen if it ain't rainen". Yeah a warm shower tomorrow morning may be the warmest Ill be tomorrow. But I am not too worried about it. When dudes came up from Florida, and have no idea, I kinda have an advantage. The Grand Marais winter+Morris winter, probs isn't too far from up here.

 Well thanks for reading I hope every one had a pretty ok Monday, and as excited for Tuesday as I am.


  1. Sounds like an interesting experience. Love the fact that they have GOOD GOOD food. The training sounds intense but very important to get it all right. Like the beat of the music but didn't understand a word. How long before you get several days off?

  2. Let us know how today goes. Get some rest.