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Good morning, ladies! Real Oilfield Wives has been going strong for three months now, and I figure it’s time we get to know each other a bit more. I’ve put together a fun little questionnaire for all of us oilfield wives and girlfriends to answer! Leave your answers in the comments below. It’s all in good fun! Who knows, maybe you will find a few new friends!

Name:
Where are you from?
How long have you been with your husband?
How did you and your oilfield man meet?
Was it love at first sight?
Do you have kids?
How long has your man been working in the oil industry?
What does he do?
Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?
How many miles separate you when he is gone?
Do you have a career?
What are your hobbies?
Best thing about the oilfield life is  _________?
The worst thing about oilfield life is _________?
Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone?
Brag about your husband… go!
What are you most proud of in your life?
Do you have a website or blog?
Anything else you care to tell us?

I’ll start us off, so don’t leave me hanging here lonely, m’kay?

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Name:  Melissa
Where are you from? I’ve lived all over the place, but we now call Bismarck, ND home!
How long have you been with your husband? Married almost 13 years! Whoa, we’re old!
How did you and your oilfield man meet? I was working at a gas station in Dickinson, ND and he would come in and buy stuff just to see me, or at least that’s my story.  We had mutual friends and started “dating” at a party at a friend’s trailer house. Hah.
Was it love at first sight? For him, I’m sure. 🙂
Do you have kids? Five. He had our oldest before I met him, but I officially adopted him in 2012. He’s 16. We also have a 13-year-old girl, 9-year-old twin boys, and a foster baby girl who just turned one!
How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Over 12 years! He started a few months after we got married.
What does he do? He is a consultant. We have our own business.
Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Typically gone for 2 weeks and home for 2 weeks.
How many miles separate you when he is gone? Right now, I think it’s around 200.
Do you have a career? I’ve had many. I have job ADD. I am lucky enough to be able to stay home now though… I stay home with our foster baby, watch a friend’s boy one day a week, do the books for our business, and run three websites. Most of my evenings are spent running from dance to soccer to choir to football to basketball to volleyball…
What are your hobbies? Photography, traveling, reading, blogging, drinking mad amounts of coffee and dreaming of all the projects I’m never going to do on Pinterest.
Best thing about the oilfield life is  _________?  The money.
The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? The job insecurity, the job danger, and the fact that my husband is gone for half the year and the stress it has on him.
Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Hell no. Only if I’m going to workout and wear capris, which lately is NEVER.
Brag about your husband… go! He started at the very bottom as a worm and quickly worked his way up. He is damn good at what he does!
What are you most proud of in your life? Seeing how far we’ve come together and also knowing that we are raising some awesome children.
Do you have a website or blog? Only a million. Real Oilfield Wives, obviously. Also my personal blog. I am the Co-Founder of The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans and Shrinking Kitchen, too.
Anything else you care to tell us? You ladies are awesome. That is all.

Now it’s your turn! Can’t wait to read your answers!

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About melissa

Melissa is the Founder of ROW and has been an oilfield wife for 14 years. She has been married to a wonderful man forever and is mother to six amazing children (17,14, 10, 10 and 2 and a foster baby!). Melissa knows the struggles that come along with the oilfield life. When Melissa isn't helping her little girl battle her brain tumors (Love for Jazmine Joy), she loves to travel, laugh, tend to her chickens, and dream of sunshine and mountains.
melissa@shrinkingjeans.net

Comments

  1. Name: Nicole
    Where are you from? Northeastern Pennsylvania
    How long have you been with your husband? together 12 years, married 11 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? His brother was dating a girl I worked with and she introdced us.
    Was it love at first sight? yes.
    Do you have kids? 3 boys. Ages 9, 7, and 5
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? About 2 years I think
    What does he do? He did work for Halliburton on a fracking crew, but he left there so he could be home more, and now he is a truck driver. He’s been doing environmental though the last few months.
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He is usually home every night. Sometimes he’s gone a few days .
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? never the same.
    Do you have a career? I have been a SAHM for almost 10 years
    What are your hobbies? Baking, reading, spending time with my family, and shopping 🙂
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? the paychecks
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? the hours he works, and it being so dangerous
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? nope
    Brag about your husband… go! He’s an awesome dad and will do whatever it takes to provide for our family. He’s my best friend and I couldn’t imagine my life without him
    What are you most proud of in your life? My family
    Do you have a website or blog? no
    Anything else you care to tell us? I love this page. Even though my hubby is home most nights I still relate to so much other wives are saying. It hels ALOT knowig I’m not alone.

  2. Name: Marcee
    Where are you from? Choteau, Montana
    How long have you been with your husband? 12 years, married 11 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? Match.com. Funny I know, but it worked.
    Was it love at first sight? yes
    Do you have kids? A daughter age 19. My husband adopted her and gave her his last name after we were married. It was a very special day because it was finalized on Valentines Day, 2002.
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Almost 9 years
    What does he do? He is a directional driller
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He is gone anywhere from 1 to 3 months at a time.
    How many miles seperate you when he is gone? About 550.
    Do you have a career? Yep, I am proud to be a stay at home mom.
    What are your hobbies? I love gardening, photography and road trips. I take a lot of pride in my yard in the summertime.
    Best thing about the oilfield? The money and what it provides for our family.
    Worst thing about the oilfied? The time hubby is away from home, the danger of the job.
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Nope. I usually wait until the day he is coming home.
    Brag about your husband…. He is very good at what he does. He is a great provider and he never complains about doing it even though I know it is hard on him when he isn’t home for Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and some of our daughters school events.
    What are you most proud of in your life? Our daughter. She has down syndrome, but she carries a 3.5 gpa, has been a cheerleader for both football and basketball all through highschool and she is the light of our lives.
    Do you have a website or blog? No
    Anything else you care to tell us? Nope

  3. Name: Katie
    Where are you from? Arkansas
    How long have you been with your husband? 2 and 1/2 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? We met through the military.
    Was it love at first sight? Yes
    Do you have kids? We have 1 boy (4 months) together and he has 2 boys (3 and 5) from his previous marriage.
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 1 year today!
    What does he do? He is an Electronics TECH
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? My husband works 16 days on and 5 days off. It sucks!
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? It all depends. He started out working around Arkansas and coming home most nights. Now he works in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas.
    Do you have a career? I am currently in the military and I am a stay at home first time mommy!!
    What are your hobbies? I love singing, scrap booking taking pictures, running and playing with my munchkin.
    Best thing about the oilfield life is that I get to stay home with my son. I am not required to work.
    The worst thing about oilfield life is my husband is always gone.
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Yes!
    Brag about your husband… go! My husband is amazing. He hates his job most days only because he isnt home watching the baby grow up. He does everything in his power to make us happy and he does an amazing job!
    What are you most proud of in your life? My family.
    Do you have a website or blog? No
    Anything else you care to tell us?

  4. Name: Jennifer
    Where are you from? Born and raised in Indiana, lived in Orlando for 8 years and now living in Glendive, MT
    How long have you been with your husband? 2 years, married for 7 months
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? Match.com
    Was it love at first sight? I would like to think so
    Do you have kids? a 9 yr old girl
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 9 yrs or so?
    What does he do? Fracturing supervisor
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Home most nights
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Usually just a couple hours drive
    Do you have a career? About to start my business with Origami Owl 🙂
    What are your hobbies? Volunteering in the school, church and community
    Best thing about the oilfield life is: having a steady reliable income, getting to travel from time to time
    The worst thing about oilfield life is: not having a steady schedule, plans changing at the last minute
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? nope lol
    Brag about your husband: my husband is incredibly kind and patient. I don’t know how he works the long hours and drives home to be with us nearly every day but he does it for me and I’m very grateful for that.
    What are you most proud of in your life? Good question…that’s getting pretty deep lol.
    Do you have a website or blog? No
    Anything else you care to tell us? Nah

  5. Name: Roxanne
    Where are you from? Born and raised in SW Mississippi. After 40 years, moved to Warren, TX, which is home now. However, Carrizo Springs is our home away from home for the past year and a half due to husband’s work.
    How long have you been with your husband? 6 1/2 years, married a year in April.
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? He was working in my hometown in Mississippi and each of us had just went thru a nasty divorce.
    Was it love at first sight? Yes
    Do you have kids? I have a 20 yr old son and a 22 yr old son in Jax, Mississippi and a 15 yr old step son in Warren, TX
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 20+ years
    What does he do? Now he is a service tech, hooking up housing on the rig sites for companies.
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Yes, most of the time unless he has to go help out of another shop.
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? up to 300, depending on what yard he has to help out.
    Do you have a career? no
    What are your hobbies? reading
    Best thing about the oilfield life is ___money______?
    The worst thing about oilfield life is ___time off______?
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? it’s a hit and miss 🙂
    Brag about your husband… go! He is the most adorable, lovable, snuggly, respectful, respectable, hard working man I have ever met!
    What are you most proud of in your life? my boys
    Do you have a website or blog?no
    Anything else you care to tell us? Anybody in Carrizo Springs, hit me up. Maybe we can go to Eagle Pass or something one day. Since there’s not much to do around Carrizo!!

    roxannesmith1@gmail.com

  6. Name: Amanda Allen
    Where are you from? Foss, OK
    How long have you been with your husband? 3 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? POF- online dating
    Was it love at first sight? Nope, I was ready to run lol
    Do you have kids? Yes I have 3
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 12
    What does he do? Derricks
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He use to come home every night but stays at the bunk house now
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Depends on where they move the rig
    Do you have a career? Stay at home mom
    What are your hobbies? Coffee with the girls, playing with the kids
    Best thing about the oilfield life is __Blah_______?
    The worst thing about oilfield life is __double blah!_______?
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Nope!
    Brag about your husband… go! He works hard and has raised my kids as is own. He always tells me that if he can’t take care of us, he’s not being a man.
    What are you most proud of in your life? Besides my children, that he has the same mindset I do. Nobody can stop us.
    Do you have a website or blog?Nope
    Anything else you care to tell us? Have a great day!

  7. Name: Tonia.
    Where are you from? Oklahoma
    How long have you been with your husband? Together 3 1/2 married for 2 1/2.
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? He came in to eat at the restaurant I worked at. When I saw him walking up to the door I knew there was something about him. I gave that table to another waitress but I had her get his number from him. We’ve been together since!!
    Was is it love at first sight? Not quite but almost, he told me he loved me about 2 weeks later.
    Do you have kids? I have a nine year old Colton from a previous marriage. We have a 21 month old Bentley together. And we will be trying again soon for number 3!
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 2 years in July.
    What does he do? Mwd hand, and will be training for directional Driller with in the next year.
    Does he come home every night or is he gone days or weeks at a time? He works 35 to 40 days and home 5 to 7 days.
    How may miles separate you when he is gone? Fortunately he only works about 100 or so miles away so we get to see him at least 1 night a week while he is working.
    Do you have a career? I’m a stay at home mom.
    What are your hobbies? I love to crochet.
    Best thing about the oilfield? Money.
    Worst thing about the oilfield? not having my husband home.
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Lol no He’s lucky if I shave em when He’s home during the cold months.
    Brag about your husband…. He is handsome, honest, trustworthy, loving, caring. He has the biggest heart and would do anything for anyone. I got very lucky when he walked into my life. I’m truly blessed!!
    What are you most proud of in your life? Our children!
    Do you have a website or blog? No.
    Anything else you would like to tell us? Happy to have found row. 🙂

  8. Name: Heather Osborne

    Where are you from? Casper Wyoming

    How long have you been with your husband? Together 12 yrs married 10 yrs.

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? High School job.

    Was it love at first sight? Nope, he had to convince me 😉

    Do you have kids? 2 boys 6 and 7.

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 2 yrs

    What does he do? SSIT(supervisor in training) for Halliburton.

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?
    I am lucky enough to get to see him most days but he still travels occasionally.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Sites are usually 50-100 miles out.

    Do you have a career? Full time stay at home mom.

    What are your hobbies? Cooking, hunting, fishing, camping, crocheting and reading.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _The pay check ___:) .

    The worst thing about oilfield life is __How hard my guy has to work and all of the experiences with the boys.

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Why would I? LOL

    Brag about your husband… go! My husband is the hardest working man I have ever known. I know I could not handle the insane work hours, the even worse weather and the lack of sleep. Not to mention the politics. At any time that he comes home and is lucky enough to catch the boys at home at the same time he sits down and connects with each of them. On his week off he is so amazing! He helps the the kids, cooking, cleaning and still makes time to spend with me on a date night. I could not be luckier.

    What are you most proud of in your life? My family.

    Do you have a website or blog? Nope

    Anything else you care to tell us?
    I think the hardest thing about being an oil field wife/mom is parenting by myself most of the time. I also find it hard to bring daddy into our schedule and make sure he feels like a valued family member on his week off when the other three weeks a month are scheduled and structured without him.

  9. Name:
    Amanda

    Where are you from?
    Originally Dickinson, ND. At the moment, I
    live In Fargo, but drive back and forth to Grand Forks ND daily.

    How long have you been with
    your husband?
    3.5 years

    How did you and your oilfield
    man meet?
    I was a manager at a bar, he was a singer in a band, I booked them to play.

    Was it love at first sight?
    He claims it was for him :). Probably pretty close.

    Do you have kids?
    Nope

    How long has your man been
    working in the oil industry?
    1.5 years

    What does he do?
    Flowtester/pumper

    Does he come home every night
    or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?
    Weeks at a time

    How many miles separate you
    when he is gone?
    About 350

    Do you have a career?
    Working on a law degree, so hopefully in a couple years.

    What are your hobbies?
    Hahahaha,if you count hours and hours of homework a night a hobby, than that’s it.

    Best thing about the oilfield
    life is _________?
    The freedom it allows me to go to school and focus on my studies without having to work or worry about money.

    The worst thing about oilfield
    life is _________?
    Everything that seems to go wrong when M. is at work.

    Do you shave your legs on a
    regular basis when he is gone?
    I don’t even shave them on a regular basis when he’s home.

    Brag about your husband… go!
    He is an amazing singer, (and I thought that before we started dating), also he is just an all around good dude. He puts up with my stressed out, crabby self, and I can’t even put up with myself sometimes. 🙂

    What are you most proud of in
    your life?
    Following through with my education. I have a bachelor’s of science
    in Criminal Justice, a pysch minor, now working on the J.D.

    Do you have a website or
    blog?

    Anything else you care to
    tell us?

  10. BillieJo here I am almost 31; I’m from and currently live in South Dakota. In my life I am most proud my family. Our children may drive me crazy at times but they are all beautiful, talented, smart, funny, loving, caring, friendly, helpful, and make my world go round. I have jumped on the Pintrest wagon and love it! I also have a blog on Tumblr where I am beginning to post my photography. No matter the road I try to go down in life my heart always leads me back to my reflective love, photography. I have many venues for my photography now that I have a smart phone such as Instagram, Flickr, and PicsArt. I am loyal to family and friends and if you find a place in my heart you will always have a home there.

    My fiancé and I have been together for 6 years March 29. We meet when he came to visit one of his sons. After trying again with the mama and it not working out 6 months later we started talking as friends and decided we could both use some help in different ways and decided to do so. After a few more months I told him I needed to know we were going so where eventually and that one day I wanted to have more children and be married again. He told me for there to be more and something to grow there had to be something to start with. His next hitch he told me he loved me and that whole week each time he said it I would say I loved something else and he would tell me I didn’t have to say it back; he just wanted me to know he did. When he came home from his hitch when he said I love you and was about to tell me I didn’t have to say it I said I love you too, just wanted you here in front of me when I said it back. Months before I had a thought and a feeling that one day I would be with him, we would end up in love, and make each other the happiest we had been. We have our daughter who is almost 9. No one can say she is not his because he has known her since she was 2 and loved her since she was 3. She has called him dad, on her own, since 9 month after we got together. We have two boys together who look like mini me’s to him. The oldest just turned 3 and the youngest will be 1 in February. We also have 3 boys and 3 girls who live with their mom’s.

    My fiancé has been in the oilfield in one way or another since he was 17 and grew up seeing his uncles working on rigs. He started working on rigs himself 7 years ago. He has been the worm, the chain hand, motorman, been up in the derricks when needed, and even got to check out the drillers job. He loves the oilfield it is his dream job and the floor and motors are where he feels at home on the rig. He loves getting his work out by trippin’ and making his tongs bite. Or being the one who makes sure the motors are running their best because he knows without them the rig can’t run. I am so proud of him with the pride, devotion, and love he has for his job. It is a bonus to me that he also gets to support his family and give us a good life while he does it. At the moment he works for Cyclone Drilling in Wyoming as a Chain hand. He works 14/14 with an extra day devoted to driving to the rig and another back home to us. The miles vary depending on the location of his rig; on average from the little town near where they drill right now to our town we live in we are 470 miles and 7 hours apart from each other.

    My primary job is being a full time mom and caring for our home. I have begun to focus my extra time on my passion and dream of Photography on the Landscaping side. I have picked up on doing different kinds of crafts, I love to read, I go to a women’s church group on Wednesday’s, and enjoy cooking. Especially enjoy cooking when he is home. Nature and music are my ways of finding my center.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is my roughneck is doing what he loves and is able to provide for his family while he does it. The worst thing about the oilfield life is I have to share half our life together with his iron mistress and pray she will not take his life from us. I am a Northern Girl at heart and shaving my legs during winter has never been high on my list unless someone would be touching them. When he is home they see a razor almost
    every day. He fits right in with all the older guys of the oilfield with their
    old school ways. I can’t see him as anything but a roughneck. We both have
    stickers on the back window. Mine says Roughnecks girlfriend and proud of it; with a rig in the middle. His is a guy throwing chain; below it says Roughneck kinda like a redneck only tougher. He is the type of guy who doesn’t think twice about helping someone on the side of the road or spreading the blessings God has given him to others who are struggling. He acts rough and tough and has had his day of loving to fight but inside he is a big teddy bear. He isn’t the best at romantics but he finds ways to show his love for me the best her can. There is no part of him I don’t love or feel some sort of good emotion from. Even in his flaws I can find a man trying to become his best and have to love him for that. He makes me proud to be the roughneck girl beside him.

  11. Name: Brandi
    L

    Where are you
    from? Minot, ND though
    my heart is still in Colorado Springs, CO!

    How long have
    you been with your husband? 19 years (Married 15!)

    How did you
    and your oilfield man meet? I was in high school still and he was a freshman in college. We had
    mutual friends, and they all worked together at KFC… To this day, I cannot
    eat fried chicken – LOL!

    Was it love at
    first sight? Of course!

    Do you have
    kids? Our Daughter is
    10, our oldest son is 9 and our youngest son is 8 months.

    How long has
    your man been working in the oil industry? 2 1/2 years

    What does he
    do? Recently
    promoted to Lead E-tech

    Does he come
    home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Until recently, his schedule was 14/7, though they worked close enough to
    home that I could see him every day – even if just a few minutes! Since
    his promotion he is almost working normal hours and we love it!!

    How many miles
    separate you when he is gone? I think the farthest was about 300 miles
    from home – they had to stay in MT for a week and that was miserable!

    Do you have a
    career? Several – Wife,
    Mom, Doctor, Taxi… the list goes on and on! But I do have a day job too J

    What are your
    hobbies? Scrapbooking and Photography

    Best thing
    about the oilfield life is _________? We didn’t have to live paycheck to paycheck and we could actually save
    money and pay off bills at the same time.

    The worst
    thing about oilfield life is _________? Not being able to see my husband very often when he is in the field.
    His schedule ended up being that when he was on “nights” the
    kids would not see him for two weeks straight.

    Do you shave
    your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? No, gotta keep warm somehow!

    Brag about
    your husband… go! He is working in
    such a field that is so demanding, but he does it for us. I just wish
    there was more we could do for him!

    What are you
    most proud of in your life? Our children! Each of our children are so different and keep us on
    our toes. They are so much joy to have around (you know, when they aren’t
    fighting – lol!). I love that the older two want to help with the baby
    and the baby has taught us all how to relax and enjoy the little things again.

    Do you have a
    website or blog? No, to addicted
    to Farmville2!

    Anything else
    you care to tell us? Have a total FB
    and Zynga addiction! Do they have therapy
    for that?

  12. Nicholya C says:

    Name: Nicholya Crockett

    Where are you from? Idaho

    How long have you been with your husband? We’ve been married almost 5 years and together for 8 years.

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? We met through friends in high school.

    Was it love at first sight? For me it was! I knew I was going to marry him the first night I met him. He was kind of shy so he took some time to officially ask me out but we’ve been together ever since.

    Do you have kids? Yes, we have two amazing boys; Jackson is 3 and Remington is 6 months.

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? He is actually starting next week. I needed a website to come to for a little bit of advice and support and this seems to fit the bill!

    What does he do? He will be driving a water truck and oil trucks in North Dakota

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He will be gone for three weeks and home for one.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? 766 miles

    Do you have a career? I am working at an Orthopedic Clinic as an office assistant. I plan on quitting and being a stay at home mom and full time college student once we get some bills paid off, hopefully this fall sometime.

    What are your hobbies? I love scrap booking and reading and anything that involves spending time with my family.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? The income

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? My husband is just leaving for the first time next week, but I’m pretty sure it will be really hard being away from him for weeks at a time.

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? I probably won’t :/

    Brag about your husband… go! He is an amazing father. He loves to play with his boys and always lets us all know that he loves us.

    What are you most proud of in your life? I’m most proud of being a mom. It really is the most rewarding job in the world!

    Do you have a website or blog? http://davidandnicholya.blogspot.com

    Anything else you care to tell us?

  13. Name: Cassie
    Where are you from? Originally from Hinsdale, MT. We bought a house a couple of months ago in Makoti, ND.
    How long have you been with your husband? almost 7 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? When I was in college in Dickinson, ND
    Was it love at first sight? lol no, I wasn’t interested in a relationship and he wouldnt give up..
    Do you have kids? a 4 year old and soon to be 2 year old twins, all girls
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 6 years
    What does he do? field supervisor for Plains
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? comes home every night
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? 110 miles or less
    Do you have a career? stay home mom, plus I am a Pure Romance consultant and a Damsel in Defense rep.
    What are your hobbies? hang out with my kids, I do bead work, read
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? I can stay at home with my kids
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? the long hours
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? lol no
    Brag about your husband… go! He’s an all around good guy, who takes care of his family. Can’t ask for better!
    What are you most proud of in your life? my kids
    Do you have a website or blog? just my Pure Romance and Damsel websites.
    Anything else you care to tell us? Thank you for your page!! It’s nice to know I’m not alone.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Name: stephanie
    Where from: st.cloud mn (me originally Sauk centre mn and hubby from Albany mn)
    How long have u been with your husband? 13 years total, 5 married
    How did u and your oilfield man meet? His cousin thought we would be perfect together so she brought me to a party at his dorm room. She was right!
    Was it love at first sight? Weirdly not for me, but for him. Although as soon as I saw him a voice in my head said I was going to marry him someday. We didn’t see each other for a year after that first night but then the next time we met, we started emailing back and forth for 3 months, saw each other a 3rd time and were inseparable.
    Do u have kids? No, been trying for 5 years…the oilfield schedule doesn’t help
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 1 1/2 years
    What does he do? He does fracing.
    Does he come home every night or gone for weeks at a time? Works 15 on and 6 off. Although due to the schedule of the Amtrak, he is only home for 5
    How many miles separate you when he’s gone? 560
    Do you have a career? Sadly yes. Started out in collections when I was 18 and due to medical issues, had to stay for the medical insurance. When I got to a point I could change professions, I was making to much to make worth losing all my vacation time and pay. I work in systems now so it’s not so bad…not calling to harass people anymore. Plus I get to work from home when the hubby is home so it works
    What are your hobbies? Reading, watching movies, cross stitching, fishing, and traveling
    Best thing about the oilfield life? The money
    Worst thing about the oilfield life? Being separated from my husband
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he’s gone? Didn’t use to, but due to a few recent trips to the er, I have started to
    Brag about your husband…go! He does anything and everything to make me happy. I couldn’t ask for anyone better
    What are you most proud of in your life? I’m 33 and a cancer survivor…my husband is 34 and survived a stroke at 27. We know we can survive anything. We also live by the motto, live like you’ll die tomorrow and dream as if you’ll live forever. You never know when your last day on earth is so always say I love u and mean it.
    Do you have a website or blog? No…only Facebook
    Anything else you can tell us? Not really. It’s nice to read all the stories and comments from everyone. It helps to relate with others and know you aren’t the only one who goes through this. It took me a year to really adjust to the lifestyle. I still don’t sleep we’ll when the hubby is gone, but I try to remind myself it could always be worse. I have a new respect for army wives. At least my husband is only 600 miles away and comes home every 2 weeks.

  15. Name: Katelyn
    Where are you from? Punxsy, Pa
    How long have you been with your husband? Fiance, for 3 yrs
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? His ex gf and I were best friends and while the connection btwn them disinegrated (sp?), ours grew 🙂 (Bad, I know!)
    Was it love at first sight? Most definitely!
    Do you have kids? 1, a daughter who is 10 1/2 months
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Since I was 3 months pregnant lol.
    What does he do? Currently a Floor Hand, workin on becoming a DerrickHand
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? 14 days on, 7 home
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? The closest he’s worked was 4 hrs away 🙁
    Do you have a career? Stay at home mommy 🙂
    What are your hobbies? Reading
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? Honestly, the money and being able to brag lol
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? Him being gone so much and the dangers
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? HAHAHA! No lol. Not unless I have to lol
    Brag about your husband… go! He is an amazing father and Fiance. He is literally giving his life up for us to be able to have a better life 🙂
    What are you most proud of in your life? Our daughter 🙂
    Do you have a website or blog? No
    Anything else you care to tell us? I love oilfield wife sites and getting to know other women in my position 🙂

  16. Name:
    Judy Wigginton

    Where are you from?
    Grew up in Pocatello Idaho currently in Evanston Wyoming

    How long have you been with your husband?
    5 years

    How did you and your oilfield man meet?
    Through our mom’s 🙂 Long story but our mom’s set us up.

    Was it love at first sight?
    I think so, but we were both in denial for so long

    Do you have kids?
    Yes, 1

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry?
    6 Years

    What does he do?
    Currently Flow Testing

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?
    Gone for 28 days home for 13

    How many miles separate you when he is gone?
    806 or so

    Do you have a career?
    Substitute Teacher working towards my Teaching Certificate

    What are your hobbies?
    uh… makeup , photography

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________?
    The Paycheck

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________?
    not family friendly

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone?
    Nope

    Brag about your husband… go!
    He is an amazing human being, patient, loving, fun, playful, a wonderful father, a fantastic husband and everyone that meets him loves him.
    What are you most proud of in your life?

    Do you have a website or blog?
    confessionsofanoilfieldwife.blogspot.com

    Anything else you care to tell us?
    I’m crazy and wierd and a bit of a geek 🙂

  17. Name: Wendy W.
    Where are you from? Glendive, MT

    How long have you been with your husband? 25 years!!

    How did you and you r oilfiled man meet? We went to school together. We actually disliked each other in school!

    Was it love a first sight? umm..no..see above comment! lol

    Do you have kids? 2. Daughter, 19 and son, 12

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Over 25 years. All for the same company!

    What does he do? He is Equipment Manager in the Rocky Mountain Division

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He travels frequently. Far and near. No rhyme or reason to his schedule…there isn’t one!

    How many miles seperate you when he gone? Varies every day

    Do you have a career? I am Program Director for a Children’s Group Home. 23 plus years.

    What are you hobbies? I love to bake! And, unfortunately…eat it!, reading is my escape, and of course, shopping!!

    Best thing about the oilfield? It’s been a wonderful career for my hubby. Don’t get me wrong… we’ve been through the stacked rigs, no work..

    The worst thing about the oilfield? Can’t plan a darn thing! Unpredictable.

    Do you shave your legs on a regulat basis when he is gone? Yeppers! You know how mom’s always say, wear clean underwear in case you get into an accident? I feel the same way about hairy legs!

    Brag about your husband..go! He is a hard working man for sure! In 25 years, he has only used 2 sick days!! Best hubby and father a woman could get. Very generous! How many men purposely take their trucks on trips, so the wife can “fill up the back” while shopping!

    Do you have a website or blog? Nope

    Anything else you care to tell us? I love to talk!! all.the.time. I have opinoins and not afraid to voice them. Sometimes I have a potty mouth. (i’m working on that) 🙂

  18. Name: Tracy
    Where are you from? Mesa Arizona, Currently in Bend Oregon
    How long have you been with your husband? 8 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? Bowling 🙂
    Was it love at first sight? No, it took 3 months just to actually go on a date
    Do you have kids? 5 ~ 23, 21, 16, 12, & 3 I have his 3 kids from a previous marriage and then my 2 girls.
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 15+ years
    What does he do? Consultant
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? 2 weeks in Williston ND, and 2 weeks here in Oregon
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? at least 1200
    Do you have a career? I did, I was a property manager in Williston ND, and resigned a week before my youngest was born.
    What are your hobbies? I like to sell Scentsy, Pink Zebra, and coordinate an oilfield wives group in Central Oregon, <~ just started and trying to get it going..
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _Money__?
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _The time my husband is away, the stress, the single parenting part, and the idea it could all end tomorrow because nothing is secure in this field_?
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? no LOL
    Brag about your husband… go! He is the best friend I never had, he puts up with more then I ever could, strong, loving, giving, and honorable. I <3 you babe…
    What are you most proud of in your life? My children.
    Do you have a website or blog? yes ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Central-Oregon-Oilfield-Wives/507496439294592
    Anything else you care to tell us? I love my fellow oilfield sisters!

  19. Name: Niki
    Where are you from? Montana
    How long have you been with your husband? 4 years together, 1.5 years married
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? My best friend and his best friend are married to each other. They tried setting us up for years. It finally worked. 🙂
    Was it love at first sight? Nope. Definitely a love that grew over time!
    Do you have kids? Our first one is in the oven…due in 5 short weeks!
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? A year in March
    What does he do? Rigger for a wireline company
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Gone for 3 weeks, home for 1
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? 400-ish
    Do you have a career? Ha….technically yes. Been a Graphic Designer for years, but it has been put on hold due to a particularly rough pregnancy. Will start up again once she’s out and we’re settled in!
    What are your hobbies? Cooking, travelling, wine drinking……
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? Seems to be the general consensus but the paychecks certainly are nice.
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? Schedule, unpredictability, long hours for the husband. 🙁
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Ha no, even if I could reach them it would only happen occasionally.
    Brag about your husband… go! I could write a book about him! I feel so blessed to have found such an incredible man. Hardworking, honest, sensitive…more than I ever thought I deserved. I’ve never met anyone willing to sacrifice so much of himself just to better us and our family. He’s not bad to look at either!
    What are you most proud of in your life? Honestly? Our marriage. We’ve worked so hard for what we have, beat the odds in so many ways and fought for each other when times got tough. Are we perfect? No. Do we fight? Yes. But right now I can honestly say that our marriage gets better ever day, and to me, that is something to be proud of.
    Do you have a website or blog? Not currently.
    Anything else you care to tell us? As soon as baby girl arrives, I will be in the process of relocating to Dickinson, ND so that she gets to be around daddy more! Would love to connect with ND wives and mamas once we arrive!

  20. Name:………………………………………Colleen Kincaid
    Where are you from?……………………Chanute, Kansas
    How long have you been with your husband?……………..9 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet?……………….Mutual Friend
    Was it love at first sight?………………………..No
    Do you have kids?…………………………Yes, 3 girls; 7, 4, 1
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry?…………..8 years
    What does he do?…………………………………..Driller on hydraulic single
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?………………………………14 day stretches
    How many miles separate you when he is gone?……………….700
    Do you have a career?……………………..No, but I am in college
    What are your hobbies?…………………..going to the gym, horseback riding
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________?……………the money
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________?………….the time apart (mostly because of the kids)
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone?……..no, I don’t do it regularly when he is home lol
    Brag about your husband… go!……….He is hardworking, a wonderful dad, he gives me the chance to go to school and stay home with the kids.
    What are you most proud of in your life?……That I have gone back to school in my mid 20’s with three little kids at home.
    Do you have a website or blog?…………no
    Anything else you care to tell us?

  21. Name: Katie Mitchell

    Where are you from? That’s a complicated question; I grew up an Army brat!

    How long have you been with your husband? Nine years. Married for five.

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? He was an overconfident young GI who bought Sour Patch Kids and a large Sprite from me, at the movie theater where I worked, my senior year of high school. He spent the rest of that night refilling his drink. Not sure how much of that movie he actually watched.

    Was it love at first sight? More like lust at first sight. We were just kids, really. Haha.

    Do you have kids? A beautiful daughter, Maile. 19 months.

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Almost seven years. Well, the drilling industry. He worked in geothermal until 2011.

    What does he do? He’s the driller on an oil rig, currently located just outside of Williston, ND.

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Two weeks on / two weeks off.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? 700

    Do you have a career? I sure do … I’m raising our daughter!

    What are your hobbies? Blogging, reading, hiking, Instagram (it counts!), traveling, gardening …

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? My hubby works in a job he loves.

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? His time away, of course. Missed holidays, birthdays, anniversaries …

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Yes. Maybe I let them go a day or two longer than I normally would, but I don’t know how all you ladies don’t shave! Doesn’t that ish ITCH?

    Brag about your husband… go! Tim started working in this industry almost immediately after getting out of the Army. He is a hard worker, and always has been. He hasn’t ever let the oilfield make him stupid (you all know what I mean). He may work away from us, but his heart is at home, and he makes sure that we know it and he SHOWS it.

    What are you most proud of in your life? Our family. We live our lives with intention, and I believe it shows. We’re not perfect, by any means, but we work hard for what we care about — and that’s each other.

    Do you have a website or blog? I sure do! I’m a new contributor here at ROW. You can also find me over at our family lifestyle blog, Standpipe and Sprinkles (http://spipeandsprinkles.blogspot.com), on Instagram (http://instagram.com/mrskittymitch), and on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mrskittymitch). Oh, and on Pinterest, too, if you really want … (http://pinterest.com/mrskittymitch).

    Anything else you care to tell us? I’m just thrilled to be a part of this community!

  22. -Name: Jorgette
    -Where are you from? Originally Florida but after 2 long years of only seeing my husband a handful of times we have made the move to Pennsylvania.
    -How long have you been with your husband? Together 10 years, married 4 years.
    -How did you and your oilfield man meet? We were very young, he raced motocross and so did my brothers.
    -Was it love at first sight? Definitely not, I was trying to hook my best friend up with him.. and then I fell inlove… oops
    -Do you have kids? So far we have 1 son, Korbin who is 5 Months old
    -How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 2 years
    -What does he do? Runs casing
    -Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He is on call so the days that he is “in town” in works in the shop. When a rig is ready for them they go where ever they are needed anywhere from 1-7 days or longer. It all depends on how the rig is running and if there are any delays.
    -How many miles separate you when he is gone? Depends on what rig he is called to, mostly he is in Ohio or West Virginia.
    -Do you have a career? I am a licensed Florida Real Estate agent, which I can not do here in PA, but I am a stay at home mom and its the best!
    -What are your hobbies? Spending time with my son, Digital scrap booking, recently I have been making home made baby food.. that’s been fun. I like to work out when I get my behind in gear to do so! My passion is horses, I’ve been riding my whole life.. with life as crazy as it is, its been a while!
    -Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? The money that allows me to stay at home with my son and see all the new things he does every day!
    -The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? My husband missing out on my pregnancy (lucky him lol), missing the first months of our sons life, lonely nights and no cell phone signal on the rigs! lol
    -Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? NOPE lmao.. I recently joked about the downside to living with my husband again is having to shave my legs! I don’t feel so alone now! lol
    -Brag about your husband… go! He is the most amazing man I have ever met. I have yet to meet another person who is as driven and hard working as him. He always puts our son and I first and hardly ever complains! He is undoubtedly the best second best thing that has ever happened to me… Our son has taken the first spot!
    -What are you most proud of in your life? The family we have created
    -Do you have a website or blog? No just facebook, https://www.facebook.com/jorgettedesane
    -Anything else you care to tell us? I am very glad I found this website and I hope to connect with other oilfield wives and mommas!

  23. Name: Amber Cummings
    Where are you from? Mandan, ND
    How long have you been with your husband? We have been together for almost 6 yrs, married for almost 3.
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? tee-hee…we met in a bar in San Diego…
    Was it love at first sight? Kinda, definitely lust at first sight
    Do you have kids? I have 3, 1 with my hubby
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 5 years
    What does he do? Derrickman
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? 7/7
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? 242
    Do you have a career? Raising children…
    What are your hobbies? Poker, random iPad games, I get artsy every once in a while, procrastinating on household chores.
    Best thing about the oilfield life is we learn to never take anything or anyone for granted
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? how tired it makes my man,
    Do 1you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? I don’t even shave on a regular basis when he’s home!
    Brag about your husband… go! He is an amazing man who puts himself on the line everyday for the wants and needs of our family and who treats my older 2 children like his own.
    What are you most proud of in your life? Definitely my family
    Do you have a website or blog? Nope, not creative or witty enough for that
    Anything else you care to tell us? You all rock!

  24. Name: Twyla Dawn
    Where are you from? Sexsmith Alberta Canada…currently living on the Island of Cyprus
    How long have you been with your husband? 10 years together, 8 years married
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? we literally bumped into each other carrying groceries out of the grocery store…he was sweet enough to leave his on the ground, and pick mine up for me…then told me I was the kind of woman he wanted to marry, but said right away “my luck a woman like you is already married?”
    Was it love at first sight? YES!! he told me he was going to marry me within the first hour of our first date
    Do you have kids? not together, but we have 3 children between us, all are grown up and on thier own…2 sons, both in the patch back in Canada, and 1 daughter…our shining joy, who is in her 3rd year of areospace engineering.
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? for 20 plus years
    What does he do? we have our own HSE consulting company
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? he is usually gone for 4 weeks at a time, but bonus deal is he gets 4+ weeks off after that
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? THOUSANDS!!! he works overseas offshore usually
    Do you have a career? nope, and I love it that way…I am CEO of our household!
    What are your hobbies? photography, painting, and mosaics
    Best thing about the oilfield life is ? makes our life like a permenant honeymoon…when I miss him like mad, he’s on his way home, when he is driving batty, he’s on his way to work!…and of course the international offshore $$$$$ (makes life a bit easy)
    The worst thing about oilfield life is? the people who think because we have an oilfield life, we have life easy!
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Yes, I wished I didnt have to, but we live in perpetual summer, so shorts are a daily thing…must shave legs!
    Brag about your husband… go! He is the sweetest kindest hardest working man, and even after he has been gone for weeks at a time as soon as he is back home, and its HIS days off, he spends them giving me days off and doing everything from cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and will even wash my hair when I take a bath (its the little things that mean the most to me)
    What are you most proud of in your life? all the world travels and cultures we have been able to experience with our children, it has made them grow ten folds by seeing how other cultures live and has made them such accepting individuals of every race, color, or religion.
    Do you have a website or blog?nope…facebook is as far as my computer skills go!
    Anything else you care to tell us? My name Twyla Dawn is because I was born between twilight and dawn…Yes, my parents are hippies lol..I have been blessed with an incredible gift of meeting my husband after years and years of thinking all men were there to physically abuse you…meeting my husband, has changed my views on everything relationship based…there are good men out there, that want to build you up, not beat you down!

  25. Name:
    Lindsay
    Where are you from?

    Idaho but will be relocating to Williston, ND this year

    How long have you been with your husband?
    4.5 years Married 4 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet?

    I went to a bbq at my friends fiances brothers house. he was friends with the brother and just happened to be there. We didn’t talk at all the whole time but the next day my friend gave him my number.

    Was it love at first sight?
    lol not for me. I had just broken off an engagement.

    Do you have kids?
    2. our son just turned 2 and our daughter is almost 5 months old.

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry?

    a year and a half

    What does he do?

    He is a parts room manager

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?

    currently gone 2 weeks home 1. when we move he will be home every night

    How many miles separate you when he is gone?
    630

    Do you have a career?
    No, I have a degree in criminal justice. but for now I am a SAHM

    What are your hobbies?
    Reading, baking

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________?
    the money

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________?
    the distance and the hubby missing important dates

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone?
    ha no

    Brag about your husband… go!
    He is such and amazing father and hard worker. He works his ass off so our family can have whatwe want and need.

    What are you most proud of in your life?
    Our children and getting my college degree while going through 3 pregnancies, 1 miscarriage, and the birth of our son.

    Do you have a website or blog?
    No, I hate writing and could never keep a blog going

    Anything else you care to tell us?

    I’m just hoping to make some friends and have some other adults to talk to

  26. April Mackey says:

    Name:
    April

    Where are you from?
    Roosevelt, UT

    How long have you been with your husband?
    11 yrs. next month/married 5 yrs. in June

    How did you and your oilfield man meet?
    Our mom’s were actually best friends when they were growing up, so we sort of grew up together.

    Was it love at first sight?
    It was at 10 yrs. old, only we didn’t know it at the time
    .
    Do you have kids?
    We have 2 boys & 1 boy from his previous marriage.

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry?
    About 3-4 yrs.

    What does he do?
    He has been on work-over rigs, and now he is a Roustabout.

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time?
    He is usually home really late at night.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone?
    About 100-300 or so.

    Do you have a career?
    I am going to school online for Web-Design.

    What are your hobbies?
    Talking to our Lab/Rottie mix, and our Boxer. Talking to my computer, taking care of the boys & house, talking on the phone, & doing schoolwork. I shop way to much.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________?
    The money

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________?
    Spending so little time with my husband.

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone?
    Always, I hate having hair on my legs.

    Brag about your husband… go!
    He is 6’4″ tall, he has beautiful blue eyes, he is the sweetest guy I know, he is a very hard worker and works very long hours, he puts his family first, he doesn’t let the oilfield workers lifestyle go to his head (cheating, drugs, alcohol, ect), his family is the most important thing to him.

    What are you most proud of in your life?
    Having 2 beautiful little boys that look just like their daddy, & having the worlds most loving husband.

    Do you have a website or blog?
    No

    Anything else you care to tell us?

    We have worked very hard at keeping our marriage and family very strong, especially with this lifestyle. Our kids have been raised since very young with daddy being gone at work 90% of the time. We make the most of our family time when we can get him for a day or so.

  27. Name: Summer Slaght
    Where are you from? I have lived all over the United States but currently reside in Missoula, MT
    How long have you been with your husband? 10 years married 7 years
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? Through a mutual friend at a bar!
    Was it love at first sight? No , but he caught my eye 😉
    Do you have kids? 3 boys (6, 3 and 18 months)
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 1 year
    What does he do? Directional Driller for Halliburton Sperry
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? There is no set schedule…he has been gone 16 days, 35 days and currently looking at 45 days with usually 10ish days home.
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? roughly 790 miles
    Do you have a career? I stay home with my boys while working from home with my Dermatology business.
    What are your hobbies? Crossfit
    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? The money (not going to lie)
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? Not having the hubby home every night
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Yeah, no.
    Brag about your husband… go! My husband was not brought up in the Oil Fields. He is formerly a math teacher with his Master’s Degree. He walked on with Halliburton with no former oil field experience as a Directional Driller.
    What are you most proud of in your life? My marriage and kids. The trials that my husband and I have been able to over come together.
    Do you have a website or blog? No blog but website http://www.summer.myrandf.com
    Anything else you care to tell us? Our youngest has developmental delays we found out after my husband started working in the oil fields so that has been difficult having to do it all on my own.

  28. Name: Shanda

    Where are you from? New Mexico

    How long have you been with your husband? 13 years

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? At a Country & Western Bar

    Was it love at first sight? Not at first but then he grew on me

    Do you have kids? Currently working on it LOL!

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 13 years

    What does he do? He is a Consultant

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He is home every night unless he has to go to school out of town.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Depends on where they send him but it is usually about 800 miles.

    Do you have a career? Yes I am a Infant Teacher in Childcare Center

    What are your hobbies? Scrapbooking, sewing, and volunteering for
    Special Olympics

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? The money

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? The uncertainty of the oil field

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? I have to since my hubby is home every night.

    Brag about your husband… go! He is a hard worker and provides for us. He
    has stuck by my side throughout my kidney dialysis and kidney transplant even though we had just met each other. He has kept me happy and loves me
    unconditionally. He has made me a really proud wife.

    What are you most proud of in your life? Finding my hubby and being given a second chance at life with my kidney transplant

    Do you have a website or blog? Just Facebook and Pintrest (I am addicted to pintrest)

    Anything else you care to tell us? I come from an oil field family. My dad is also a consultant and my sister works for Halliburton and my brother works in Williston ND right now. So I guess you can say OILFIELD is in my blood. Thank you for this wonderful site.

  29. Name:Bridgett

    Where are you from? Florence, MS

    How long have you been with your husband? We started dating October 2004, but were married June 2008.

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? We went to high school together. He was the captain of the football team and class clown, and I was the quiet one sitting at the front of the class. 🙂

    Was it love at first sight? Ha! No, but he was definitely interesting.

    Do you have kids? Nathan (6) and Gabriel (3)

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Going on three years

    What does he do? He started as a roughneck, went to assistant crane op, and is now a crane op.

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? He is gone for 21 days at a time normally. Occasionally, something will keep him longer. When they were building his rig in Singapore, he had to go to Singapore while they finished it and ride it to the Gulf. He was gone for four months… It had to be the longest four months of my life!

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Usually, he is in the Gulf. However, he has worked in Singapore, Africa, Mauritius… I feel like he has traveled the world for his job.

    Do you have a career? I do! Most of the oilfield wives I know don’t work, but I am a recruiter by day and student, mommy, daddy and everything in between by night.

    What are your hobbies? Just having fun with the boys.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _he is happy with where he is in life and knows he can do for the boys without worrying financially (give them a life he may not have necessarily had_?

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _the day he leaves never seems to get any easier and the worry about all that could happen out there could really drive a wife crazy if she thought about it enough_?

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? Ha! I shamefully say, “No.”

    Brag about your husband… go! He is an awesome dad. He loves his children unconditionally. He works harder than most any man I know. He is a good leader to his crew and does everything to the best of his ability. He loves his family (no matter what they may say or do) and forgives like no one I have ever seen. He has not been home for a Thanksgiving, Christmas or most any other holiday for three years and we generally have to have the boys’ birthday parties a month before or after their actual birthday, but he stays positive about it and keeps reassuring us that it will be okay and that his turn will come to be home. He may drive me crazy like no one I’ve ever known. He may act like he does not have any idea of what the word “clean” means, but all in all he’s a good man and I’ve lucky to have him!

    What are you most proud of in your life? I am proud of where we are as a family. We have gone through a lot of trials (as most people have), but we have held on and really made a nice life together.

    Do you have a website or blog? I started a blog a long time ago. I had this great idea to blog about the everyday craziness of children, but I cannot even remember how to get to it. I think it was called Everyday Absurdities?

    Anything else you care to tell us? Don’t think so! It’s just nice to know you’re not alone in this oilfield life! 🙂

  30. Name: Kathleen Hutson

    Where are you from? West Monroe, Louisiana

    How long have you been with your husband? not quiet my hubby yet.. working on it tho.. March 29, 2014

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? we met on meetme. lol

    Was it love at first sight? oh yes

    Do you have kids? he has a 6 yr old boy and i have a 3 yr old girl. once we tie the knot we plan on making one together!! oh and we have a doberman and flying squirrel. 🙂

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? five years.

    What does he do? derrick man

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? 14 on / 14 off

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? he is 13 hours away from home 🙁

    Do you have a career? i am a student on top of mommy duties

    What are your hobbies? hunting, fishing, camping

    Best thing about the oilfield life is _________? learning that the distance brings you together and learning to work together even when he is gone.

    The worst thing about oilfield life is _________? him being gone is the hardest part.

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? haha.

    Brag about your husband… go! he is an awesome, hard working, sexy, honest, supportive, loving man. he works his butt off to provide for me and the kids. he is the best dad i have ever seen. can not wait to make him mine officially!

    What are you most proud of in your life? my mistakes. if i hadnt have made them i would be where im at today.

    Do you have a website or blog? FB: katie hutson

  31. Name: Alyssa

    Where are you from? Yuma, Colorado

    How long have you been with your husband? 11 years; married for 10 years

    How did you and your oilfield man meet? We met while performing a shadow cast theater production.

    Was it love at first sight? If you believe in love at first sight yes; but it was more like shock that he could fall for me.

    Do you have kids? 5 Kids together. Riley age 10; Hayden age 8; Isis age 6; Shaylee age 4; Willow age 2. (making due with the time off hehe)

    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? Started out on a frac crew in 2002, then started working the rigs in 2005

    What does he do? Right now he is working motors in North Dakota. He was a driller for 5 years, until he went up north.

    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? (Wait, there’s oilfield jobs where they come home every night?!) He schedule for the past year has been 10/10, he’s getting ready to go to 14/14. But for 7 yrs he worked 10 and 5. Let me tell you 5 days home is not enough.

    How many miles separate you when he is gone? Between 600 and 650 miles.

    Do you have a career? I am a Mommy, 24/7 hardest job most will ever know.

    What are your hobbies? Hobbies…… Hmmm. I play on facebook, and have found myself playing video games (either xbox or online computer). I clean and like to turn the music up and dance. I spend time with the kiddos and make time for their after school activities.

    Best thing about the oilfield life is : I won’t lie, sometimes the break while he is at work is needed, not many could do it but it keeps us from being constantly in each others face which can cause drama in some families. Also I can’t lie the money is good too. My favorite thing honestly is the family time we plan out for his days off that we all spend together.

    The worst thing about oilfield life is : I can’t lie here either, even though its a welcome break the time he is on hitch sucks. When you need him he is not there. Sometimes when you want held and can’t be or comforting words and there aren’t any. But by far the worst thing is having to explain our life choices to those who will never get it.

    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? I actually do. I hate the feeling of the hair growing back in, especially during the summer. Luckily for me I only need to shave like every week and a half during the winter… So I can shave before he gets home and after he leaves..

    Brag about your husband… go! : I envy him very much. He gets to go and work and do a job he loves. The oilfield runs in his blood. All his uncles are in a part of the patch, as with quite a few of is cousins. He has been on a frac crew and worked in the rocky mountains, He has worked every position on a rig. He has impressed every company man and pusher that has ever seen him do his job. He has had rig crews fight over which crew he should be on. A few crews are now asking for their very own Mark. He loves his family and we love him. We don’t do without and to make sure of that after we lost our house in a fire a few years back, he built himself a camper to sleep in to save money for us instead of getting a motel room.

    What are you most proud of in your life? I am most proud of him. His sacrifices and his love of the patch. I am also very proud of my children and the fact that they are learning valuable lessons from their Daddy.

    Do you have a website or blog? I have a Blog, But I have to admit until recently I never really had time to take and just release anything or write… Now that I have found more ways to make this time I will be writing on it more.

    Anything else you care to tell us? Not at this time

  32. Claudia Mejia
    Where are you from? San Angelo,Tx
    How long have you been with your husband? 6 yrs
    How did you and your oilfield man meet? Tractor Supply Store
    Was it love at first sight? Most Definitely!
    Do you have kids? (2) 4 yr old girl, 4 month old boy
    How long has your man been working in the oil industry? 5 yrs
    What does he do? A-line specialist
    Does he come home every night or is he gone for days or weeks at a time? Comes home on most night, is on call every day and usually gets calle back late at night.
    How many miles separate you when he is gone? About 200 miles
    Do you have a career? Surgical Tech but currently stay at home mom
    What are your hobbies? Baking
    Best thing about the oilfield life is  ____the pay_____?
    The worst thing about oilfield life is _____the time spent away from each other____?
    Do you shave your legs on a regular basis when he is gone? No
    Brag about your husband… go! My husband is a very intelligent man and going up the ladder so quickly because of this, he’s such a hard worker, I ask God to bless him in his job and all those nights he gets called back out and has to sleep I his truck.
    What are you most proud of in your life? Our beautiful kids
    Do you have a website or blog?no
    Anything else you care to tell us? I am so eager to meet and greet!

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