A month's long adventure.
|Going fast on a jet.. boat?|
The economy in my area is floundering after a five year long smelter upgrade project was completed earlier in 2016. A proposed LNG pipeline has been on hold as well, after many were waiting with bated breath for a positive announcement. And so, workers and companies alike are in limbo. Waiting for a new project to fill it's place.
If you need to know anything about construction, know this: every day you work, you work yourself out of a job. It's the nature of the beast, and a harsh reality to face for some.
Going back to my original story; I went in for an interview on the Friday before the BVX and ended up being the selected candidate. The position itself is in my field, but the only catch was that it is a "camp" job.
|My room is actually in this photo - one |
of the top floor rooms ;)
Once receiving the phone call, I grasped at the opportunity firmly with both hands. There is the possibility of becoming a permanent fixture within this company and this long-distance job is the first major hurdle to proving myself.
At the beginning of my career, I was hesitant to becoming a traveler, mostly for the plain fact we have two dogs and the horses are in a self-care situation. Paying someone to come in and take care of all of our pets would cancel out quite a large chunk of change, but in this situation, the boyfriend is able to pick up the slack while I am gone. I am so grateful to have someone in my life who pushes me to try new things and embark on new adventures, all while he scoops poop and fills water troughs.
So after returning home from the BVX Sunday afternoon, we unpacked the trailer, started the laundry, and I began packing for my next adventure. Monday morning I hosed out the horse trailer (and parked it for the season), finished up packing, cleaning the house and cleaned up the horse's pasture.
Tuesday morning the boyfriend dropped me off at the boat launch, as this particular jobsite is only accessible via helicopter or boat. The opportunity itself is exciting, as I am literally working within the side of a mountain that was blasted out for the operations machinery over 50 years ago. The downside is that I get no cell reception, and the entire project is off grid which means there is quite a lack of stimulating activities.
|The Boyfriend snapped this as we pulled away.|
There aren't many workers here and as of today, I am the only female working on the project. There are no stores, walkways, or otherwise, and walking outside is considered taboo unless you have someone with you, as this place is filled with roaming grizzlies and black bears.
So for now, expect musings, filler posts, and a snapshot or two of the horses when I receive them. On another note - how do you do when you have to leave home? How do you keep busy?
I do promise that it isn't all bad - I appreciate and marvel at the beauty I know not everyone will get a chance to see, but I am also counting down the days until I return home.
Speaking of which - only 17 more to go.