And So It Goes

And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose – Billy Joel

Most of the guys are gone now.

We’ve been with the same oil company since January.

Once again it’s time for goodbyes.

This time, not just to this rig, Lantern 17, but to the company.

They’re stacking for a while and then will likely return to the un-gate guarded sections of Louisiana.

As I’ve said repeatedly here at Fork , we couldn’t have had a nicer group to work with.

We’ve been with a few of the guys, like Kevin, our mud engineer, from the start. Kevin has graced us with his warmth and humor and several delicious dinners. That man can cook!

We’ve been blessed to work with great company men. We’ve been with Dale from day one, and Kenneth until the last couple of months.

Kenneth and Dale

We’ve had an interesting year. I’ll take a stab at a recap a little later.  Today and tomorrow, we’ll pass out the pumpkin bars Heidi made and say one last round of goodbyes.

We always seem to get attached. But it’s time to move on to new adventures – hopefully.  We’ll make our way to the yard (parking lot) Wednesday afternoon and wait for the next call.

Since we’ve followed Lantern all year, we’ve always gone to the next site a day or two ahead of them. It’s so strange to see everything going out instead of coming in.

Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past, but don’t close the book – just turn the page.

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.  ~Ivy Baker Priest

And so it is, on to a new fork in the road. Who knows – the world is round! Look out! We may soon be your new neighbors!