Monday, June 22, 2009

Oilfield Follies

ThatManILove is on a workover, out in the field. It’s been a doozie of a job, one little complication after another. At 5:15 p.m., he called me and told me he’d probably be leaving location and heading towards home in an hour. At 7:38 p.m., I sent him the following message:

"Hi. This is your wife.

This is your wife who's a little worried because you're not answering your phone.

This is your wife who remembers you telling her at 5:15pm that you would be heading home in an hour which was more than 2 hrs ago.

This is your wife who ACTUALLY (believe it!) Cooked Supper based on her husband's time table so eloquently described above.





The subsequent text message will be from your dogs. I suggest you communicate prior to that transmission. It could get ugly."

He's usually the best communicator. I knew he was on location, and I was a little worried that something serious had happened. He finally called me en route home from location at 9:02 pm - they had run into some problems. I told him of my concern, and he apologized. The dogs greeted him like a long lost friend, beating me to the back door - they are SUCH traitors and suckups.

ThatManILove loved supper, by the way - and my text message!


Anonymous said...

Great messages to you Man. Hope it put a smile on his face while having to work late. And ya, my dogs are suck-ups too. They get a pat on the head and a scritch behind the ears before I do every nite. :-)

The Blue Ridge Gal

Snooty Primadona said...

When will they ever get it through their thick heads that we need to know where they are at all times because... well... because we do! If we didn't love 'em, we wouldn't care.

Glad to hear you're not moving to PA. So now you can call me & we'll go to lunch again. Soon.

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL@the dogs being suckups and traitors!!!
Glad he made it home safe n sound!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

I hate when we have to worry. AND that the dogs beat us to the door!

Have a super Tuesday!

- Jennifer

larshannon said...

Loved this mostly because I swear the exact thing has happened at our house (only it was the kids and not the dogs who beat me to the door).

TexasRed said...

Glad he made it home safe -- even if he had to re-heat dinner and make-up for lost time with you!

Annie said...


Jeanne said...

Whe we first got married, I used to get freaked like that when Old Dog would go to the hardware or home improvement stores, because he'd be gone for HOURS. Once, I even called my sister and asked if she thought he was fooling around on me. She laughed and said, "No, I think he's at the hardware store looking at tools."

And he was.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Your man is lucky to have someone like you texting him.

Belle said...

I hate it when men do that. I now have my totally inconsiderate 22-year-old to deal with as well. They are just so clueless! We worry. That's our job.

Gretchen said...

I get those messages, too, but my return texts are generally not as pleasant. :)

Em said...

I think they do that every once in a while to keep us on our toes.

Damn them. And the suck up doggies too.

Vodka Mom said...

you totally crack me up.

"This is your dogs. They just arrested your wife for throwing out a perfectly good supper. COme quick."

Fragrant Liar said...

Text from the dogs: Sorry you couldn't join us. Dinner was delish. The dog house is yours tonight.

Anonymous said...

Glad all is well and, by the way, you'll love the larger paycheck from his overtime.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Brilliant idea. I'm going to have to remember this. It could come in handy.

i beati said...

funny but scary as well. Hard decision on that move..??sandy

Barrie said...

Belated happy Birthday to Younger Son. I have the BEST guac of MY LIFE at a restaurant on the Riverwalk of San Antonio!