A rig is down
Published 11/30/2012, The Jamestown Sun
A shrill ring invades the quiet of our bedroom. Just barely on the edge of sleep, I hear one side of a mumbled conversation, and then my husband says to me, “A rig is down.” A fairly common phrase from him, I know what it means. An oil rig engine needs a part. Rigs can’t run without engines, and just one hour down costs tens of thousands of dollars. Despite the seduction of sleep, he’ll go save the day like an oilfield superhero. I think of him like that at times like these.Word count: 724
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