Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

OKAY , #1 son -You were right about that.

When #1 and #2 sons told me they would both vote for Obama , I tried to talk them out of it. At that time they said something that made more sense than anything else I have heard. See if you agree!

#1 - Dad, I would vote Republican but for one thing. I feel that if we had spent $10 billion a month on border security and on alternative fuels, we would already have a solution for the energy crisis. Border security would help with terrorists-Who would number a lot less if we had never invaded Iraq. We have effectively forced countries to unite against us that have been at war for centuries.

Now I have friends with children in this war, and I support them. All of them!! I hope that they do their duty and get home safe. But I can't help but think , I would rather them all be home. NOW!
Son , I hope that our new President can get us out of this war--maybe if he does--it won't be another Vietnam. Obama -make Iraq use their own money and young men to fight this war.
They have billions in surplus-use it. Get our boys and girls home! We will use the military as border security-and put the money to use on that car that runs on air. or water. or helium. or better yet sand---that way we can still import it from the middle east. Shipping won't suffer!
Thanks for your time,


Okay -lets preface this post by bringing you all up to speed. The company I work for in the Permian Basin has been purchased by a huge foreign company---The Jones. Now the Jones have not ever been in West Texas or even the oilfield per say.
The VP of our company has been named VP of the new company-so he is in effect our old boss' new boss. He and I had a discussion about some of the changes coming down the pike as of this buyout. This was last Thursday!! He then left for Romania with his new boss for a week.

Tuesday, I get an email from him asking for my concerns in writing-survey form--top 5 concerns. I am thinking -Wow -this guy really is good with a puter for an old man. This is a top notch form survey he has forwarded me. Signed with his name and even has a picture of him.
Should have been my first warning.

I missed it. I shamelessly continued where our meeting last week had left off........pulled no punches........explained how the new company had already dropped the for a couple more bottom line figure for staying with the new my hopes and dreams for the future.........and a little constructive criticism for our new sister company ICD. Then spell checked it all and pushed SEND.....

As soon as it finished sending a return receipt from corporate hit my box. OH SHAT SHAT SHAT. Corporate???? Why was this from VP then? Oh shat , I need to get my resume up to date!!! This is gonna stink a little.

Thursday Morning --I get an email from VP's boss - The President of Our New Company--He curtly thanked me for my input. Informed me that he was in Romania-but would contact me personally when he returned to the States. Okay........resume is now up to date......reason for leaving last employer-----------Hair trigger Send Button!!!

Sunday -check email-There it is --VP's response to my email.
He starts by informing me that both he and his boss read my TOP FIVE REASONS FOR CHANGING CAREERS the day that I sent it. It was one of the first emails they got in Romania.
He thanked me and told me that I was the only respondent at our company...(Shat-am I the only dumbedass country boy or what) and that my concerns were shared by both he and his boss. He explained that both he and the prez request my presence in Chicago Illinois the week after Thanksgiving.
Shat! Better than I hoped! Shat!! Or is it??? Shat!!! Shat!!! Oh well, I was looking for a job when I found this one----only the price of oil was at $50 going up when I hired on and now it is $50 on the down slide side.
Sis---I may be looking , but I will know more when VP gets back. He is fairly easy to read. I hope.
Thanks for your time

Friday, November 21, 2008

Okay, Okay I guess I will post then!!!

Wow, big Sis added a little sidebar to my blog. I can now tell that ya'll have been stopping by to read the same old posts. I have been shamed!!!! Sorry! I will try to post more regularly and maybe yall will get some worth out of the wordiness that is Me.

I will post pictures of the implosion later today! And then I'll make something up if I have nothing to post.

Thanks for your time

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Midland Building Implosion

Wow- that was too cool for us!!! We took advantage of the Hilton's proximity to the implosion yesterday. They were renting rooms (nice rooms) for $99. Not with a view of the implosion mind you, those were around $250. We went over Friday nite and went to bed. Alarm at 7 am - up and bundled up against the cold. 35F --cold for us West Texans. Went to the elevator and made our way toward the front of the Hotel Hilton. Along the way -Coffee. Out the front door and there we were!!!! Front row center ! 20 minute wait--saw Skeet Foster from Sterling City.
Mayor Wes Perry announced the 3 minute warning......1 minute siren.....10,9, 8,7,6,5,4,3, 2,1.....Boom -Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom.......nothing........boomboomboombooomboomboomboomboomboomboom. There she goes.....15 seconds from start Boom to on the ground. WAAAAAAY CoooooL! Back in the Hilton before the dust gets us .........Breakfast buffet.....Free......Back to the room and out before 9 am.
Thank you city of Midland, Hilton(great idea),Wes Perry, A & R Demolitions, Discovery Channel ( look for the Fiberod Cap and Nick's Bright Orange Head Cap) and the 15 to 20 thousand people who attended! It was a first for me and my Family, I hope you and yours got to see it also!!!
Thanks for your time