Saturday, June 23, 2012

Oil & Gas - Fathers & Sons

Youngest Son's photo taken at the Ocean Star Offshore Energy museum in Galveston.
Commuter Husband started with Oil & Gas Company on April 23, 2012. Our Commuter Family began.

There were many reasons to choose this path. The primary being a great professional opportunity for Commuter Husband and returning to the duel income family model. We are diligent (paranoid even) in assessing how it is "all" working.

This week Commuter Husband received very good and very positive feedback that he is doing a great job - exceeding expectations. And Commuter Husband really likes his job and the people he works with daily. So Happy.

There is symmetry to Commuter Husband ending up in Oil & Gas Company in Houston Texas. Houston is also where Commuter Husband's Father retired from an Oil & Gas Company in the 1980s. Commuter Husband's Father was a geophysicist who literally worked around the world and whose family went with him. Commuter Husband lived in many places such as Peru and Libya (he was there when Gaddafi took over!)

Last weekend we spent a couple hours at the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center in Galveston. It is a museum about offshore rigs and drilling. Oldest Son and Youngest Son saw and learned exactly what their grandfather did as a geophysicist and the industry in which their father now works. Commuter Husband's Father passed away before I met Commuter Husband and long before his grandsons were born. I think Commuter Husband's Father would be proud and perhaps he is even smiling down on Commuter Husband.

Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center museum in Galveston, TX.
Commuter Husband explaining to Youngest Son.
Oldest Son checking out how the oil works it way through to the earth.

Youngest Son dressing up like Oil Rig Dude.


  1. Now this is a post I can somewhat relate to! LOL!

    I'm fron Calgary, Alberta, Canada.... Basically the hub for Oil and Gas in Canada.... Both my parents, most of my brothers, and friends all live, and breathe oil and gas. Hahaha. My Dad is a CA and Counself for Royal Dutch Shell, he has many employees in Houston and flies their often! My Mom works for another company Encana as a LandMan, and is a Manager of Contracts. They all LOVE their jobs... The benefits are amazing... !! Who knew there would be a museum, but makes sense!!!!! VERY cool!!

    I think your husbands father would be VERY proud :)

    1. Wow - that is quite the Oil & Gas pedigree! If you ever pass through Houston then hoping over to Galveston would be a good idea. They did a really good job covering all aspects of working in jobs that put an offshore oil rig in place and how is operates daily. Jobs both on and off the actual rig itself.

      Yes the benefits are welcome indeed - very, very, very welcome.

      Thanks for the kind words about Commuter Husband's Father :)

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