My husband works on the pipeline any other pipelines wives in this community??

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Jason/Charmagne - posted on 03/05/2010

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My husband works on the oil rig in Mexico. He is gone month on month off. But on the month he is home he is also in the airforce. We have 3 kids, Not much time left for us between the oilfield and the airforce. I hate how much time the oilfield takes from us but love the paycheck that comes in.

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Kristal - posted on 07/07/2014

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I've been a pipeliners wife for 13 years
He's gone for months at a time and home for a week

Angel - posted on 04/20/2014

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Pipeline is unpredictable I have been a pipeliner a wife for 7 years the visits get shorter and the time home gets more and more spread out

Laketta - posted on 03/28/2014

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My husband is a pipeliner my son is one and im a stay at home mom but im fustrated and my hormones are ridiculous he will be gone 3 months what do I do my attitude towards him is horrible

Blue_horses_1338 - posted on 03/06/2014

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I was wondering the same things. We have a 3 year old and a 3 month old. I know it's not time to start school yet but I'm trying to get ideas in advance...

Rachel - posted on 12/02/2013

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My husband just recently took a job pipelining. I have a daughter who is 12 and one on the way. We would like to travel with him. Here is my question for traveling families. What do you do with school age children? I was told we may move every 4-6 months or 3 years. It just depends on the job. I am wondering what the majority does. Do you make them switch schools every time you move? Do you homeschool? If so, do you find this challenging? Any advice regarding this is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2013

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I am trying to start a group for pipeline wives on facebook. I like how groups are set up. Its easier to communicate. If you wanna join the group its https://www.facebook.com/groups/305667312886905/

Its rather small right now, but I really hope it grows. I think itd be a great way to vent our frusterations and share our journey as wives. :)

Wandering - posted on 11/01/2012

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My husband is currently working the pipeline. We've been traveling with him as a family unit and are enjoying it immensely! The work has been pretty spotty this past year, but we're hoping things will start freeing up soon and there will be more work, more options, higher wages and more travel! There was a gap between his last job in Meeker, CO last fall until now. We spent approximately 8 months searching/waiting for a job to open up. He's currently employed with a company, but the work is on a smaller scale than what he desires. While not ideal, we've managed. We wish everyone here a prosperous season!!!!

Kelsey - posted on 10/10/2012

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My husband is currently in GeorgeWest Tx......wont be home for a good while but luckily we only live a couple hours from there so my 10 month old and I load up and go to him...its tough but its definitely the sacrifice we make to live this lifestyle!! I wouldnt have it any other way!!

Michelle Rhinehart - posted on 04/09/2012

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My husband also works pipeline. I am SOO ready for him to be home after 3 months of being 1500 miles away...

Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2010

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My husband is a Pipeline Welder with his own rig and needs a job desperately!!! The dust is thick on the rig!
He is willing to go anywhere. It just seems that the Union has all the jobs that come available. He was invited to test but now they are not booking any tests at this time!Crazy!
We have applied all over, Antartica,Iraq,Saudi and even Offshore.
Any Ideas?
Thanks for listening.

Jessica - posted on 03/24/2010

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My husband was on a pipeline in Meeker CO then got a transfer to Grand Forks, ND..

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My husband does pipeline inspection. We had baby in Dec 2008 and he left in April and was gone until Sept. It's hard with them gone. Took us a while to re-adjust to having daddy home.

Caroline - posted on 11/02/2009

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My husband is a rig welder in Alberta on the pipeline but do to the slow down is working in Edmonton. Can't wait until things pick up, but can complain he's working. So many are not and call us up to buy their rigs. feel so bad. I just pray for us all, that things turn around soon.

Liz - posted on 10/23/2009

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My husband is a rig welder working out of Sidney, MT right now but a lot of the pipelines he has worked on are actually in ND. Our home is 8hrs away, so don't see him much. Thinking of moving over there since the outlook for work in that area looks good.

Kathy - posted on 10/23/2009

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Mine too! but he's currently laid off AND laid Up! While laid off he had an unfortunate basketball accident and is having surgery to repair a torn achilles tendon and some other ligaments in his leg....now there is no hope of him going back on the road for another 3-4 months.....guess i'll be getting a second J O B! Oh well ya gotta love em!

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