Summer - posted on 10/16/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, our family is new to this industry. I have had a lot of questions!
We live in Northwest Washington state. My husband is doing his first shutdown at an oil refinery. We are trying to get him on more shutdowns across the country, where ever the work is.
Would you move the family too? He has this fantasy about us going to Texas, staying in the motel, for the length of the shutdown (like 30-50 days), save the $, then I get to pick Anywhereiwant, US to settle down, and he will travel to the next jobs. What do you gals think?
I think it sounds like hell, being a stay at home mom with a toddler stuck in a motel, (not to mention we are trying for another while hes near, which means probably morning sickness by that time) but I thought we could always go see the town...zoos, aquariums, see the sights. I know I could keep it positive, but it just doesnt sound right. We also have a minivan I financed this summer, and a giant black lab.
I am looking forward to paying down the bills. Its so nice that he's too tired to "handle" the finances, but thats another story :)
His perspective is, he wants us close, (we do too) wants to give us the opportunity for travel, he says we can get a room with a kitchen, and we both have been itching to get out of Dodge for a few years. (Sorry if im rambling, its late and ive been on here a while working on finding him work!)
We have already been seriously considering a cross country move. Do you think it would be possible to still receive per diem for a temp rental house, and we pay the difference?
So if he gets work down south, or in the midwest, and there seems to be more work in that area, does it sound logical for us to pack up and move? Im sitting here thinking back through American history, and there seems to be a pattern there...lol
Any input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for listening,