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,