After spending six years serving in the US Navy, he was recruited by a drilling company to serve an important roll on a deep water rig. He has served half of his years on this rig (they are gone 2-3 weeks at a time, then return for the same) for the last decade. Since Katrina we were constantly told that the oil prices would never drop very low again and that there was an extreme oil shortage and so forth. Now, my husband knew we had a lot longer time than that expressed by the media before we run out of oil, but we did believe that the gas prices seem to show no signs over ever plumeting again. We have tried to live wisely, but have grown accustomed to a lifestyle leaves us comfortable in a single breadwinner environment.
I am a stay at home mother who homeschools. My oldest just entered high school. There is no way that returning to work wouldn't severely impact their lives. We live in a rural area, that we chose because we weren't worried about school districts or employment opportunities. Now, in a few months, unless there is a miracle, my husband's rig doesn't have work (it is a contracted rig) and neither will he.
I am a believer in prayer, but I have never been the type to just sit down and chew my fingernails fretting. I guess, perhaps, being southern, I have a little more Scarlet (yes, as in O'hara) in me. No, I am not out to marry another man or steal Ashley away, but I will resourcefully rip some curtains down for a new dress if I must. So, it is time to buckle in for this wild ride and get ready for the overhaul!