Saturday, November 21, 2009

Life on an Oil Rig

Life on an oil rig is a little far from glamorous, but we sure are proud of Nate for persevering with the challenges of life far from civilization. When Nate is on the oil rig, he is about 100 miles from his base in Reynosa, MX. He is with a small team of guys who all live in a crowded trailer 24-hours a day. They are working on taking fairly tedious measurements of land conditions that would be indicators of an oil crop. It is long work, the desert kicks up a lot of sand and dust into the air, and there is no transportation to escape at night for a relaxing dinner or concert. Nate never quite knows when his work will be done and so life on the oil rig is very challenging.