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Glad To See This Year End!

December 22nd, 2011 at 04:51 pm

I'm glad this year is ending and I'm looking forward to the coming year being much better all around.
This year has been both a financial disaster and a personal disaster. I was married and divorced, my shortest marriage yet the most costly and dragged out divorce I've ever experienced, never want to go through all that mess again!!

I'm still working as a gate-guard in the oil fileds and all is going very well as far as that is concerned. I've been on this gate since April and it looks like I'll be here a couple/few more months at least. I always worry that there won't be another gate for me when this job ends but there doesn't seem to be a shortage of jobs in this field. It's just first come first serve and until the snow birds (out of state retirees) leave around April the openings for gates get filled extremely fast. After that they are begging for help and can hardly keep the gates manned. So hopefully this gate can last that long, they have several jobs and wells still to be drilled so as long as they don't decide to delay them all will be good and I will have a steady income for awhile.

I'm hoping I can stick to my goals and budget this coming year and I don't make any more stupid decisions or mistakes. If I can do that I should be just fine!

7 Responses to “Glad To See This Year End!”

  1. Shiela Says:

    Great financial goals. Good luck.

  2. baselle Says:

    We've all had years like that - my thirties was like that. Best of luck in 2012, and tell us some gate guarding stories!

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    I've been wondering about you, I'm so glad to see you write a new post! I'm sorry to hear that 2011 was not a good year, I hope 2012 is better.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I worked in the oil and gas business as an engineering tech asst for a few years. Even so, I'm not sure what your job is - it sounds interesting though!!

    I too look forward to a better financial and personal year in 2012.

  5. ccraw Says:

    Thanks for all the well wishes, I appreciate them! Of course I've also had many blessings as well, it always could have been worse!
    FrugalTexan- My job is to oversee who comes onto to the property and make sure whoever is not supposed to be here such as the media and sight-seers aren't able to get to the rig sites or on the land etc. I'm required to be licensed through the state of Texas as a security guard. (non commissioned) All in all it's an easy job and can be really enjoyable, to me anyway.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks for explaining it. Smile It sounds like a good job.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Wow, you haven't posted in a very long time. Nice to see you doing so again.

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