Thursday, April 02, 2015

A friendly fellow of my acquaintance is hired as an oil field worker – more precisely, as a maintenance man in a stripper well plot of three wells.

These wells are inter connected by piping that carry the oil from the fairly widely separated holding tanks and pumps. In addition, the electrical motors that power the wells are wired and interconnected.

The point being, the large area is interlaced with yards and yards of plastic piping and plastic coated wiring.

The land owner, in this season of spring burning, burnt the acreage the oil plot is on and the fire got away. It burnt all the plastic piping, and the plastic coated wiring. There was leakage of oil from holding tanks and a great general mess.

Due to the recent economic up tick in the oil business the nearest piping for oil wells and new wiring was greater than a hundred miles away. When the friendly fellow made his way to the business it was found that there was no pipe nor wire there and he was forced to drive another hundred and fifty miles outbound to find his needs.

Well. That is one problem with range fires.

Then there are the people kind of things. From the local paper:

Former Student Teacher Arrested On Sex Charges

Kourtnie A. Sanchez, 25, of xxxxxxx, was arrested on six counts Monday Night.

Sanchez was a student teacher at XXXXXX Elementary School . . .

She was the basket ball coach.

Not to be up staged, the boys and men got into a fisti-cuff that resulted in a stabbing. The younger man trespassed on an older mans property and when the older man tried to evict the younger by force the younger protected himself by stabbing the older.

I love  country living . I admit, however, I didn’t suspect a lawless Wild West attitude in such a well settled area.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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