Passing the Time

One thing every Real Oilfield Wife (ROW) has in common is dealing with the absence of our husbands when they are gone on their work hitch. Some women hate every minute of it, other’s enjoy having time to themselves, but no matter how we feel we all have to get through it. We all have […]

Oilfield Camper Life: A Man’s Perspective

If you read my last post you will remember that I had been told that I had fractured my elbow. Thankfully, after two trips to the orthopedist they found that it was in fact not fractured. Unfortunately, it still hurts a great deal and I will soon be starting physical therapy to regain my range […]

What is a Roughneck?

“What is a roughneck?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question over the past 8 years. “My husband is a driller on an oil rig,” I reply. “Ohhhhhh …” Then, a blank stare. “Have you ever seen Armageddon?” I ask. “YEAH!” Lightbulb. Usually, I just leave it at that. Only those […]