Monday, September 8, 2008


My 18 year old packed up his bags and left to go work on the pipelines, hoping to make tons of money.

He did not want our opinion or our advice. He was just going to go, no matter what. We've never heard of the company he is working for.

Now, I am grateful for cell phones, for a change. It seems he has already passed his "B pressure welds", whatever that is. He sounds happy. Say a prayer for him.


Bror Erickson said...

At least he waited till he was 18. I left to make no money, and work on a ranch in Montana when I was 17.
Sounds like you have a good son. They have to make these choices, if they are going to grow up.

Brigitte said...

I guess there is a perspective.

Why do they have to grow up?

Bror Erickson said...

So they can get married and give you grandchildren.It's just the way it is.

Brigitte said...

Let's wait for the grandchildren a little while longer. And let's have them get married first.

He is making 2,200.00 per week, plus living allowance. He is working with a proper journeyman.

His neighborhood friend is with him and rooming with him. He was never academic but loved welding all through High School. So maybe it's not all catastrophic.

You just hear so much about these young pipeline welders and how they get drug addicted with all the money they make and monotonous life. We've had some in our clinic, too, asking for pain killers, but wanting no rotting tooth fixed.

Hear him sing under "music". He won't sing in church, but he will sing at the Winspear Center.